Apr 30, 2020

Lovin' Life 30/4/2020: TikTok.

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I'm officially part of the cliche. 

February 2020 - 'what is TikTok?
March 2020 - 'I'm too old for TikTok..'
April 2020 - 'Tiktok looks like fun, I'll get it just to watch...'

It was only a matter of time before us #fortysomething #mums discovered these addictive and dare I say it .... boppy ... short-form mobile videos.

I didn't know what to expect when I pressed that cyan and magenta musical note for the first time.  Would I be assaulted by a slew of teenagers being drunk and disorderly to the beat of music that hurt my ears?  Would I immediately feel too old and underdressed to even be watching?  Would I 'know' the music?  Would I 'get' the music?'

I've been pleasantly surprised. 

Yes, there are a whole slew of teenagers dancing with a natural cool, grace and energy that I will never in a million years achieve but they are also fun and positive teenagers.  The kind who get their parents to join them dancing - and applaud said parents for their moves.  The kind who include their parents in their pranks.  My favourite are the 'Who is most likely to...' quizzes where parents are nominated as being the most likely to be strict / tricked / be generous with money....

Too old and underdressed?  That's where I was pleasantly surprised.  Toktok takes you as you are.  Track pants, uniforms, your Sunday best.  Whatever.  It manages to be a platform that embraces everyone who needs a laugh or a dance.

The music.  It's eclectic, it's infectious and covers a wide range of genres and decades.

For me, TikTok has proven to be fun way to unwind and have a bit of a dance and a laugh in the process.  I'm not game enough to upload my own TikToks. 

Do you TikTok?


  1. My 22 year old is constantly showing me snippets. Some of them are hilarious.

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun. I tried a new dance cardio program on YouTube and enjoyed it. #lovin'lifelinky

  3. I haven't tiktok-ed and probably won't (I still don't even do Instagram!) I waste soooo much time online so try really hard not to add any extra distractions (although I love the ones I see that pop up on Facebook or PopSugar). Great that they're giving you a smile :)

  4. I actually still don't really know what it is I must confess. I've seen short videos but assumed it's a bit like Instagram or FB videos you make yourself?

  5. I haven't ticked or tocked - just seen the few that get shared where I already am online!

  6. I haven't entered that world. Not sure I need another distraction to allow me to waste even more time as I'm trying to be more disciplined on a slew of others. My husband might even divorce me!! Have enjoyed a few clips though I've seen elsewhere.


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