When new social media trends pop up, I tend to ignore them. I feel pretty secure focusing on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, as well as my Email List to deliver everything you need from me.
…and then Periscope stepped into my life.
Freebs, it's my latest obsession – for good reason!
I'm going to keep this brief but here are 3 reasons why you should DOWNLOAD periscope (free), and FOLLOW me on it:
- It's free. You have nothing to lose.
- It allows me to broadcast LIVE from my phone to yours, any time, any where. You set your notifications (important) and your phone will pleasantly bleep, letting you know I'm live. Watch if you can, or ignore it and go back and watch the recorded video later. The videos stay on Periscope for 24 hours I believe, then I will upload them to YouTube (if they are pertinent enough, anyway).
- It's so interactive! They have a fabulous chat feature so you can ask me questions LIVE while I'm broadcasting! If you don't have questions to ask, you can just touch the screen and hearts pop up, which show me you like what you are seeing – which is really helpful. I recently gave a home tour (see it on YouTube if you missed it!) and was able to answer your questions and take room requests LIVE during my broadcast. It was as if we were texting or something, I loved it!
The other night I was doing my dishes, turned on periscope, and I had a nice intimate Q&A session with 300 of you! I answered questions about our move, our house, parenting, my dirty dishes (ha!), and more. It was the coolest.
I would love to chat with YOU, so download Periscope and follow @funcheaporfree so we can get to know each other better! I plan to use it more frequently, especially with our potential move and new house.
“See” you there!