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How (Not) To Get TikTok Famous In Seven Days

TikTok is the musical app that has taken the internet by storm in the past year and a half since its creation. It is widely enjoyed by all ages, from little kids, to teenagers, to even senior citizens.  The app is accessible and makes it easy to create and watch videos, making the app a […]

TikTok is the musical app that has taken the internet by storm in the past year and a half since its creation. It is widely enjoyed by all ages, from little kids, to teenagers, to even senior citizens.  The app is accessible and makes it easy to create and watch videos, making the app a popular choice for entertainment by many Christian Brothers students. 

Many find the 15 to 60 second videos funny, interesting or even inspirational. There are a wide variety of people on TikTok, ranging from comedians to VSCO girls to E-boys. A creator can make their own video using a song or “sound” made by other users or even create their own.

“I enjoy TikTok because it has short videos that I think are really funny and interesting,” Skylar Rapp (‘21) says.

Some would say the most enticing feature of the app is to easily get famous or go viral. It has been proven time and again that pretty much anything on TikTok can become famous. A video of a cute dog or cat? Golden. Psychology facts? Strong chance. A chaotic video of your craziest friend? Probably will become famous too.

But as Skylar says, it’s not super easy to get TikTok famous.

“Of course I want to be TikTok famous! But the most likes I have on a video is like 20. It’s kinda difficult.”

So I decided to make some of my own TikToks and see how difficult it really is to be TikTok famous. However, I could only do it in seven days, putting my creativity and production skills to the real test. 

Over the course of seven days, I made seven TikToks in an effort to become TikTok famous. In each one, I felt I displayed my sense of humor appropriately and in a likeable fashion. I also made sure to use a wide variety of sounds in order to make diverse and interesting content. 

Fast-forward seven days, and I did not get Tik Tok famous. Shocking, right?! How could someone as charming and beautiful as yours sincerely not get famous in a week? Kidding, of course. However, I still felt disappointed as I had high hopes for this experiment, yet my endeavors failed to come to fruition. 

My useless campaign left me miserably wondering, “Why did I fail?” Maybe I’m not quite the comedian I thought I was. Or maybe I should’ve looked better in the videos. I wondered if maybe I didn’t use the right hashtags. I chalked up my feelings of regret and not enoughness to my amateur ability to use the app.

What made me feel even worse is that one of my friends only started a TikTok account two days after I started my campaign, yet she has hugely surpassed me in likes and followers. I guess sometimes life isn’t fair. 

This article gave the whole Talon staff some Tik Tok inspo, so now you can follow us @talon_tiktok.

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