It’s a summer camp ritual: sitting around a bonfire while each person shares their “highs” and “lows” for the day, cheering on your peers for the ups and sighing in sympathy with the downs. It’s one way to make a bond at the end of a busy day and spark genuine group conversation.
Now picture that kind of sharing, except digital. No bonfire or summer camp required. And you can do it with your family, with kids who’ve gone away to college, or with grandparents who live in another state.
That’s the idea behind the new app and website High Low Glitter. Download it for your smartphone or make an account online and create a network with up to seven people. Use family members, friends, or anyone you’d like to share your day with. The platform even allows multiple networks, for example one for friends and one for family.
Then post the best part of your day (your “high”), the worst part (your “low”), and a fun, unexpected moment (your “glitter”). Everybody in your network gets the post, and you get email updates when anyone else has shared something new.
High Low Glitter networks are small – seven people maximum – to keep things as intimate as possible. In fact, the platform’s whole purpose seems to be mimicking those spontaneous, real-life “How was your day?” moments.
Except, says High Low Glitter creator (and mom to two daughters) Stephanie Ross, sharing this way can be even better than in real life. Or it at least makes a good supplement to face-to-face, phone, and email conversations (especially if you’re trying to communicate with teenagers). Ross has gotten in on meaningful moments from her daughters’ days that she never would have heard about otherwise, just by asking, “HLG?”