Should You Use A Selfie Stick?



I’m going to come clean. I used to DESPISE selfie sticks. I thought people who used them were just too touristy. I didn’t want to be “one of THOSE people.” Maybe I was just too hipster for a selfie stick. Then I actually got one, and I LOVE IT! Perhaps I should have went with my usual motto of don’t knock it until you try it because I’m now a selfie stick master.

In fact, I use my selfie stick quite frequently, particularly being a travel blogger. The truth is, you can get some pretty amazing angles with selfie sticks that you can’t get with a regular camera and they really help to prop your camera up when you’re alone.

But Bobbi, what if I’m not a travel blogger and just want to use it for fun?! Well, I’d STILL recommend you get one. If it makes you happy and it’s fun for you, then by all means, GO FOR IT!

Look at the video I took of Las Vegas below.  I would never have been able to get that with a regular camera!  Oh, and don’t forget to keep on strolling for my selfie stick tips!

Or this video of hiking in Arizona below…

I’ve become a believer!  So if you’re in doubt, I can tell you that you should give it a whirl. Just make sure you adhere to proper selfie stick etiquette and don’t be dweeb about it. They’ve already been banned at Disneyland because of those fools! If you abide by my no-nonsense selfie stick tips, I’m sure you’ll be fine!

  1. Don’t jam your selfie stick in people’s faces when in a crowded area
  2. Don’t use your selfie stick as a weapon (well unless you’re in danger)
  3. Don’t use the selfie stick unless you really need it
  4. DO try and make sure your actual selfie stick is out of the picture if possible
  5. DO use your selfie stick when in a group and nobody’s arms are long enough!
  6. DO use the selfie stick for an amazing birds eye view!


Do you use a selfie stick? Why or why not?


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6 thoughts on “Should You Use A Selfie Stick?

  1. Tonya

    I too have been debating this mostly because when I visit some locations, they are banned (and for good reason, crowded Disney) but some people are just obnoxious with them. However I can see some really good reasons to use it too. I think I’m going to have to break down and get one!

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