Selfie Stick: silly, but worth it

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 No tags Permalink 0

A few weeks ago, I caved. I did it. I gave in and purchased… a selfie stick.

While I knew that using the device would make me feel exceptionally self-conscious, I still wanted the picture opportunities it offered. Also, I decided that if anyone gave me any guff (yes, guff) then I could just explain it away by saying, “I’m a blogger.” (And, so far, that has actually seemed like a reasonable explanation to the detractors)

My first selfie-stick experience was at a small Belmont party. While people groaned and gave me a hard time, they also wanted to be a part of the pictures.

Belmont Party Selfie Stick

The hostess, who just happens to be a travel blogger over at Travel or Elsewhere, was the most supportive. Knowing that she was just a week away from her next jaunt (Ireland), she was thinking about picking one up, herself. Whether out of the goodness of my heart, or to not be the only one in our circle with a selfie stick, I dropped one off for her a few days later. She’s been using it nonstop for Facebook photos, and they’re all great.

Travel or Elsewhere Selfie Stick Ireland

Without the selfie stick, she wouldn’t be able to get herself, her mother AND the beautiful backgrounds. Totally worth it.

Then I went to Asheville, North Carolina for a wedding. For several days, the selfie stick remained hidden in our room. However, on the day of the wedding, out it came. Its first appearance was on the Bride’s bus. Instant hit.

Bride's Bus Selfie Stick

It came out again on the dance floor…

Dance Floor Selfie Stick

And then on the way home.

Party Bus Selfie Stick

A few days later it was perfect for a photo at Salsas with the Groom’s family.

Dinner at Salsa's Selfie Stick

I’ve heard a few complaints about selfie sticks being tricky to use, but the one I purchased, and passed around, is very easy to use. Everyone was able to figure it out, and let’s be honest, a lot of those people had consumed large amounts of alcohol. I found the wireless (bluetooth) Tzumi selfie stick at a local Marshalls for just $16.99. (A wired version was also available, at Marshalls, for $9.99)

Yes, you look a little silly using it, but the photos are worth it.

Blue Ridge Mountains Selfie Stick

Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina


  • Alana
    June 24, 2015

    Wow they really do allow you to take better pictures! My husband always makes fun of our photo collection because it’s almost all selfies with the exact same pose and hardly any background. Lol. I might have to cave too…

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      June 25, 2015

      Doooo it, Alana! Your husband will probably still make fun of you – this time for owning and using a selfie stick – but he will appreciate the improved photos!

  • Stephanie Smallsen
    June 25, 2015

    I got one too! Well I won one on twitter. I haven’t used it in awhile but its totally coming with us to Hawaii!

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