Earlier this week a friend of mine wrote about Periscope on her blog and while I loved her post, it made me so nervous because as much as I’ve wanted to jump on the Periscope bandwagon, I am ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED! What if nobody watches my scopes? What if three people watch and they all think I’m ridiculous? What if I look like a complete and utter fool? And so I did what I often do when I need to work on something…I jump in like 150%! I thought, “What if I would commit to scoping every day in September to make myself get over the fear?” Lauren and I got to talking…
…And #SeptemberScopers was born!
In a nutshell….we’re going to scope every day in September and we want you to join us! To make things easy for you, we even came up with suggested topics for every day of the month…although you can feel free to use your own!
Here’s what you can do…
*Invite others to join you for this challenge…the more people who participate the more fun we’ll have! You can tweet about it, post it on Instagram, make a scope, share it on your blog…just feel free to invite others!
Tweet: Join @jmdenouden & @WorkingMomMagic for #SeptemberScopers …a daily #periscope challenge! http://bit.ly/1LxIz0Q
*Scope every day (or as often as you can) and make sure you include the hashtag #SeptemberScopers somewhere in the title of your Periscope post (and be sure to share it to Twitter!)
*Watch other #SeptemberScopers posts…comment if they are live, share them on Twitter, give them hearts and just support, support, support each other!
*If you want to learn more about Periscope you can check out one of my earlier posts and this great roundup from The Fit Cookie
Let’s connect on Periscope…
Y’all, I am sooo excited for this challenge! I can’t wait to interact with all of you, meet new people, and not only get over my fear of scoping but become a confident scoper! And because I think it’s going to be so awesome I teamed up with a few bloggers who are helping promote this challenge…so you’ll definitely want to connect with them on Periscope!
Lauren at Working Mom Magic, Periscope: @workingmommagic
Lisa at Goofball Mommy, Periscope:@goofballmommy
Laci at Sequins in the South, Periscope:@sequinsinthesouth
Phyllis at Verified Mom, Periscope: @verifiedmom
Jeannine at At Home with the O’Neils, Periscope:@jeannine_oneil
Bev at Linkouture, Periscope: @linkouture
Denise at STL Motherhood, Periscope: @StlMotherhood
So, who’s joining me for #SeptemberScopers?!?
This is AWESOME. I am scared to start periscope. I don’t want to just started it, realize I don’t have the time for it and then just drop it. I want to give it the dedication I have towards my 203482041093 other social media profiles. Social media is exhausting. So. So. So. Exhausting.
Also I wanted to share this but can’t find your share buttons. I see your connect ones, but not the share ones. Can you direct me to them?
I think so much of blogging is trending towards video platforms (youtube, periscope, etc) so my thinking is I would like to get a handle on it now while it’s still something newer and hopefully catch on before everyone is doing it! Thanks so much for sharing…there is a tweet you can share in the text of the post and you can share any of the images on pinterest…thank you again! And we’d love to have you join us, even if it’s not for the whole challenge!
Deb- It's me, debcb!
Okay, I have to be honest. I haven ‘t tried Periscope yet. I’ve been lurking and honestly, I just don’t get it. I’ll have to give it another look.
This challenge is a great chance to try it out!
Great topics! I still don’t have the nerves to try out video of myself… Sigh. can’t wait to see some of yours though:)
I have 12 scopes so far and am totally addicted to watching other people scope. A band kid, from when I was a band mom 4 years ago, was ‘drunk scoping’ from his porch – when I finally typed “Hey Josh, this is AJ’s mom.” He freaked out, the rest of the kids on the porch freaked out and they BLOCKED me! LOL – Like anything else there are great scopes, clever, entertaining and educational and there are stupid drunken scopes with everything in between – just Dive In! I love your challenge! Look for me – @CarlynKB (NotCarolyn) and I will follow your scopes too. My very first one soem guy came on there and was like “OMG, how OLD are you!” and made me think twice – but I did not let him stop me – there is room for every kind of person on Periscope. This week I met a guy in NYC who said he was suicidal from loneliness. He started scoping and says it saved his life. He rides his bike all over the city to the wee hours very night, it’s brilliant. Go for it! Have no fear!
With a smile from Carlyn, OttTheSideWalk in Tampa, FL – 🙂
Okay, I’m now following you on Periscope! And so excited you’re doing this challenge with us! And what a hilarious story lol!! And way to not be discouraged by someone commenting on your age!
YES!!! I am so so excited do to this!!
Pam @ Hodge Podge Moments
This might be the push I need. A little scared, but I can do this…right?
So glad you’ll be joining us! And I’m totally scared…even more reason to do it!
Lisa @ RunWiki
I love this ideas!! I really enjoy Periscope and am having so much fun making them and watching them! I think this challenge is a great way to commit to being there everyday. I have to think about it over the weekend before I commit, but I might join you! I will definitely spread the word– let me know what you need.
Even if you can only join us a few of the days, we’d love to have you! And feel free to pin it, tweet it, share it with other bloggers you know!
Such a great idea! There’s safety in numbers! haha I’ve wanted to try it too but had the same reservations that you listed in your post. But this is such a great idea–get practice with other newbies and JUST DO IT!
Michelle @ Sunshine and Hurricanes.com
I haven’t totally embraced Periscope yet, even though I have an account…the thought of one more social media responsibility overwhelms me!
This sounds exciting. I’m staying tuned.
This is a great idea. I’ve been hearing so much about it lately and I’ve wanted to try it too but don’t know where to start. This will help me now!
Yay! I hope you’re able to join us!!!
Deb- It's me, debcb!
I’m terrified to try Periscope. Terrified. I just need to get over it.
That’s why we’re doing this challenge…because it scares me so I need to just get over it!!!
Bonnie @ Living a Fit and Full Life
I keep hearing about Periscope. I need to check it out.
We’d love to have you check it out and even if you only join us for a little bit of the challenge
I’m in. I enjoyed your introduction!
Yay, so glad you’re joining us!!!
So I’m jumping into this a day late, but I am TOTALLY on board! I’ve wanted to start using Periscope more, but had no idea where to start or what to talk about! SO EXCITED!!
Nancy Johnson Horn
Thank you to you and Lauren. I had seen this going around and I decided to give it a try. I wrote a post and did a YouTube Video featuring my Scope for day 2. So. Much. Fun. Ihttp://www.themamamaven.com/2015/09/03/septemberscopers-behind-the-scenes-video/
So glad you’re joining us for this challenge!!!
Jen @ pretty little grub
This is such a great idea. I was so excited about periscope but did one scope and just fell away from it. These prompts will be so helpful!
Yay!! So happy to hear that…I hope you’re able to jump back on the Periscope train!
We just discovered this challenge yesterday and my YouTube co-host and I are going to start participating! We are just now finally starting to get in to Periscope and it’s fun! Thanks for the prompts and the challenge. We’re @meganandwendy on Periscope 🙂
So glad y’all will be joining us! I just followed you on Periscope and can’t wait to “meet” you while scoping!!
I watched you earlier today and LOVED your scope! In fact, I ended up doing a scope today just because of this challenge. Lol, it was totally awkward but thats okay! Tomorrow will be better, right? Right. 😉
Thanks for starting this!
Kelli @ Hungry Hobby
You are AWESOME, this idea is AWESOME! I”m in 8 days late but I’m in! Let’s do this! It’s just like we tell the newbies at work, you just need reps talking to people before it just becomes second nature! Periscope reps that’s what we all need!
So glad you’re joining us! This challenge has been AWESOME!!!
Becky @ Disney in your Day
I’m a little bit late but I just did my first periscope for this challenge! Better late than never, and I’ve got to get the hang of this periscope thing!
It’ll slowly get easier!!!