Why We Love TikTok & Giveaway

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 05.08.20
Why We Love TikTok & Giveaway
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TikTok has taken off this year.  In the last few weeks with most people staying home, more and more people are making TikTok videos and watching TikTok videos than ever before.

What makes TikTok so much fun? Read on for more info to help you get started on TikTok - plus, enter our giveaway for a chance to win $50 to order takeout or delivery, so you have something delicious to munch on while scrolling TikTok.

What is TikTok? 

It's a social network app for sharing short, user-generated videos. Popular content includes comedy, dance, and lip-synching videos. Heart-warming content, beauty videos and pet content also tends to go viral. 

Your TikTok homepage will show you popular videos that you can like or comment on, and you can use the discover tab to find trending hashtags or search for specific users or hashtags. TikTok learns what types of videos you like over time, so your homepage gets more and more personalized for you. 

What makes TikTok special? Blogger Amiyrah Martin says "It's a fun outlet where you don't have to curate everything, if you don't want to. Authenticity and genuine excitement for the platform is encouraged and rewarded, which is a nice change to what we are used to on social media."

TikTok and Kids 

Martin has a fantastic blog post here with recommendations on how to safely use TikTok with kids, including some suggested influencers and hashtags to follow.  

Ready to start posting?

Getting started is easy! Just tap the " + " button at the bottom of the app, choose the length of the video you want to film, and press the red circle to begin recording. From there, you can add music, text, filters, and more before you post. 

AudreyMcClelland, whose TikTok account features easy and cute hairstyles for kids, just reached over 1 million likes on her videos. Her advice on creating TikToks: "My tip for someone new on TikTok is to be consistent. Consistency is the key here. Create videos that excite you and make you happy, but stick with it!"

Here are a few of our favorite TikTok videos:

 
@audreymcclelland

Quick braid style 🥰 ##hair ##hairstyle ##hairtutorial ##hairstyles ##braidtutorial ##braids ##fyp ##foryou ##hairchallenge ##easyhairstyle ##funhair ##momlife

♬ original sound - curtisroach

Choose your quarantine mom character (@brittalivengood)

The Rock's daughter doesn't know Daddy is Maui (@TheRock)

Dad perfects the renegade dance challenge (@ninerschnitzel)
 
@robbyandpenny

She was getting sassy at the end. ##foryoupage

♬ original sound - robbyandpenny

Enter the Giveaway

Tell us more about your experience with TikTok for a chance to win $50 to order takeout or delivery from a local restaurant or a $50 gift card for GrubHub, Seamless, UberEats or DoorDash - your choice!

TikTok Giveaway {Draft}

*One lucky contestant will be chosen at random to receive a $50 gift card to the local take-out restaurant of their choice, provided they accept phone or online gift card orders or a $50 gift card to the food delivery service of their choice (Seamless, GrubHub, DoorDash, UberEats). Giveaway is open through May 25, 2020 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

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  • Loen210 By Loen210
    05.21.20  

    I am so new to this, but I hear everyone talking about it. Sounds like so much fun!

  • EbonyEyes By EbonyEyes
    05.20.20  

    I've seen a lot have cool life hack and challenge videos through Instagram but haven't started an account yet. 

  • miswede54 By miswede54
    05.19.20  

    It seems fun but I haven't seen that many videos to have afav. I saw the Rock and his duaghter that was cute.

  • starfire123 By starfire123
    05.19.20  

    My personal favorite is the black lab complaining about his people being  stuck at home now- hysterical !

  • eview1 By eview1
    05.13.20  

    I am not on TikTok because I have an old cell phone. The videos I have seen were on television and my favorites are the late night tv hosts- Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel. 

  • tsmith4 By tsmith4
    05.11.20  

    The dog one and the kid dancing were really good

  • tvgirl68 By tvgirl68
    05.11.20  

    I love some of the comedy videos that have been posted. We all need a good laugh during this stressful time. 

  • peter26 By peter26
    05.11.20  

    I don't see a need for TikTok.

  • Jenny391 By Jenny391
    05.11.20  

    I don't useTik Tok.  Do not even know what it is!

  • rainbowtrafficlights By rainbowtrafficlights
    05.11.20  

    I use TikTok to continue my dancing! I am on the Exec Committee for my dance club at college, but since I've been home, I had not been dancing much. But on TikTok there are new dance challenges and tutorials every day that I come across! I'm obsessed now! What's better than the dancing are all the cute animal videos that I CANNOT get enough of!

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