As my blog hiatus continues, I've been finding other ways to get my social media fix…and Steller has quickly become my new favorite app for creative social networking and photo-sharing. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it's a "storytelling" app. Like Instagram, you can share your photos, but unlike Instagram, your photos don't become "one-hit wonders". You create your "story" using a group of photographs, and arrange it in a "book' format, into which you can also add video and text. Your stories get saved in "collections" of your choosing. To see what I mean, check out my Summer Adventures collection.
I just love how creative you can get with this app! It makes so much more sense for me to tell my travel stories via Steller. To see influential bloggers using this app to share their stories is pretty inspiring too. While I love the advantage it offers to adventure-bloggers, I also love how all different types of bloggers/makers are using it to share recipes, showcase their photography skills, show off their style, sell their products, or even tell a story about a group of fellow creatives.
If you're like me, and downloaded this app months ago, but have yet to try it out…now's the time to do it. Last week Steller announced some big updates, including the ability to add hashtags within a story and in the comment section. It's easier than ever to search and connect with other users, so why not start connecting? I'd love to read your stories. You know where I'll be.