October Scopers Challenge
Confession time…I am officially obsessed with Periscope! Remember a month ago when I was so scared to try broadcasting live that I decided to do a month-long challenge to make myself get over the fear? Well now I’m over my fear…and I’m obsessed with scoping! The opportunity to connect with so many fabulous #SeptemberScopers has been amazing and it’s in a way you just can’t do via written word. There is something about being able to engage in real time that makes the connections seem deeper and more genuine. During the last month I have learned a LOT about scoping so I wanted to share a few of the tips I’ve learned…
-Have a purpose for your scope…even if the purpose is just to tell a funny story, have a reason for hitting the “Start Broadcast” button
-Engage, engage, engage…I think if you’re going to use social media then you need to be social and Periscope is no exception! Comment, give hearts, connect off Periscope, just engage with each other!
-Introduce yourself in the beginning and at the end in case viewers missed your introduction
-Ask for what you want during your broadcast…it’s okay to ask people to comment about particular topics, or give hearts if they like your tips or share with their followers…if someone is new they might not know what to do, so it’s okay to ask!
-Have fun…the more enjoying doing the broadcasts, the more others will enjoy watching them!
Since Lauren, of Working Mom Magic, and I had so much fun doing SeptemberScopers we are doing #OctoberScopers next…yay!!!
Tweet: Join @jmdenouden and @workingmommagic for #OctoberScopers …a daily #periscope challenge! http://ctt.ec/91d5p+
There are a few ways you can connect with other #OctoberScopers…
- The Facebook group! Join us over on Facebook to share your handle, replays and ask all of your scoping questions!
- Explore the #OctoberScopers hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to connect with other people participating…it truly is a fabulous group!
- Find me on Periscope so we can watch each other’s broadcasts!
Will you be joining us? What do you think about Periscope?
My days are so busy that I just don’t have the time it takes to watch vlogs of any kind. Rarely. The page is a quicker way for me to get the content I need. Still, your advice is good.
I am still a bit scared of using Periscope. I used it with some friends one night, but still struggle with how to use it in relation to my blog. Thanks for the tips and for some topic suggestions for October. I think I am going to take the plunge and try it again!
xx, Emily from Something Gold, Something Blue
I actually did a scope today about how/why bloggers, brands, and businesses need to be on Periscope so you can definitely check that out for ideas! You can find the replay here… https://www.periscope.tv/jmdenouden Also, we’d love to have you join the OctoberScopers FB group as it is a great way to connect with other people learning about Periscope and offer support to each other!
Terri Ramsey Beavers
I’m not on Periscope but if I ever have the time to join and participate, I’ll add you on there. I do want to take the time to check it out more and learn more about it.
I never thought I would love Periscope! The first week of SeptemberScopers I was really out of my comfort zone. It has been so nice figuring out how to use it along with others. Looking forward to continuing through October!!
So glad to hear you’ve enjoyed it!
ohh, I am so going to join in at least some of the days so I can get into Periscope!!
I just read about this in someone else’s post today, too! I am so excited! I have a Periscope account but haven’t done a video yet. It is intimidating. :/ I may give it a try, though!
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
Ok I’ve been living under a rock since I am a periscope dummy but your post has made me really intrigued!! I’m going to check out the Facebook group! Thanks!!
I would highly recommend checking out Periscope and the FB group…it is such a great community and especially if you are just getting started with Periscope they are sooo supportive!!!
I have been wanting to jump on & do a scope but haven’t yet. Something about putting makeup on & getting dressed . . .LOL, just kidding but I watch them right now but getting a plan together to start doing them – can’t wait.
The great thing about Periscope is you don’t have to be all dolled up!!
Ok, look for me. I’m going to start doing it when I travel (spoiler alert: coming up this week). I think it’s really important as a travel blogger to get the video going so I’m on it!
I enjoy periscope – though I mostly talk to a itty bitty audience :S I have had fun watching a few of your broadcasts.
I haven’t really checked this out yet. I went on once had no idea what was going on and got off. I really am not sure about periscope for myself!
I would definitely encourage you to join the FB group and get a feel for Periscope…with the community, it is WAY easier!!
Periscope doesn’t really fit my blog, but the challenge is a great idea for those looking to get there numbers up
I have found Periscope to be a great way to build community regardless of the niche of a blogger, brand or business
This is seriously such a cute idea! I’ve been wanting to do something like this for quite sometime but never get around to it!
I’m super new to Periscope but this sounds like so much fun! October is shaping up to be super busy, but I might just have to give this a try 🙂
We’d love to have you join us even if it’s only for some of the scopes!
I am not on periscope but well done for overcoming your fear and discovering how much you really enjoy scoping. Good luck with next months.
this sounds like so much fun, I am to shy periscpoe, maybe one day.
Pam @ Hodge Podge Moments
Excited to be joining in! I’m going to have to switch a few around due to travel (I think a tutorial in an airport could be problematic…). I’m looking forward to pushing myself further this month! The few I did in September were fun!
So glad you’ll be joining us for more of the scopes this month!!!
Such great advice; thank you!!!
Bonnie @ Living a Fit and Full Life
I haven’t even looked into Periscope. I’ve heard a lot about it though.
Thanks for sharing this.