You don’t need a crystal ball to find out that I’m not a Youtube sensation, videos were never my thing, not because I didn’t like being in front of the camera. I love it! But the whole editing, planning, 6-8 hours to days, just to have a video out, just was too much for me! There are resources out there to make it easier for video makers so it can take some of the tension of gathering everything together and editing, for instance, they can download royalty free music that can add to their video without them trawling music sites for hours to find the perfect sound, but I guess I’m still impatient!
This is because, after all the efforts you have put into making the video, if it doesn’t perform well on the platform, it would feel so overwhelming and a complete waste of time. Well, I know that you cannot hit a million views with just one video, popularity comes with consistency, and sometimes with enlisting the help of marketing firms similar to Sociallyin, but all this was too much for me to do.
Instead, I preferred to spend my time nurturing my other platforms like Instagram where I can connect with my community after sharing my thoughts on a picture!
Well, Periscope changed that! I got rid of the fear of not putting out that perfect video and yet, being able to connect with people live and share my thoughts and ideas there, it’s just genius!
It also came together with perfect timing after I met Monica from NYCTechMommy and she introduced me to #SeptemberScopers group. A group of bloggers who were all following a prompt a day and supporting each other!
I immediately felt at home and joined them, not knowing how wonderful this journey would be!
Only two weeks later, I have made friends in the group, I have felt the strongest support for my scopes and my blog posts and I feel extremely lucky to be a part of the community!
They are launching a new challenge, if you wish to join, just use the hashtag #OctoberScopers and join us!
Also join the Facebook group: Scopers Support to connect with everybody on a daily basis!
I truly believe Periscope is the future of blogging, I already see tutorials and “blog posts” in a video form shared there! It’s a new way to connect with your community live and have their input as you are sharing your story!
I have three tips for you, who have not started or for you who don’t know why you should scope:
- Just get started, get rid of the fear, start sharing and the more you do, the more you will feel comfortable with it.
- Use your Periscope Channel to showcase content on your blog, use it to bring people to check it out.
- Build a community there, give people a reason to tune in, when you’re live! Plan your content.
As you may or may not know, Scopes are only available for replay on Periscope for 24 hours – after that they (Periscope) delete the video. Many people are using the #katch in order to have the katch.me website capture their scope and make it available for much longer. But this sends your followers to another website away from yours, so it’s not the optimal solution.
Some Scopers grab the video recorded on their phone and then upload it to Youtube to make it available for their followers. This is a much better solution for me as you can have more followers added to your Youtube channel! But it involves time while you wait for your video to upload and then create the info for the video on Youtube.
My husband introduced a new WordPress plugin to me and added it to my blog. It automates the process of capturing your scope and uploading it to Youtube for you! You may have seen some of my Scopes here on my blog. This plugin did that for me! The plugin is called WPScope and you can read about it here: http://jvz2.com/c/73297/176462 (That’s his affiliate link if you’d like to show him some love – he’ll make a few dollars if you buy it.)
My husband followed the videos that they make available for setting up the plugin (after you purchase it) and has some tips that he can offer you if you’d like to use the plugin for your own scopes. Stay tuned as I’ll announce when he will be Scoping about this!
Want to see my latest video on this topic? Here it is!
I can’t wait to continue my journey on Periscope, I am having so much fun!!! I can’t wait to do my scope today! Well, as usual, give us a Trendy Shout, let me know if you are using Periscope or if you just join and watch scopes!