This week has been a long week for my wife and I. We’re directing our church’s Vacation Bible School so we’re a little on the crazy, stressed, and pooped side. After a long day of VBS shopping, church decoration, and a WONDERFUL phone chat with a lovely friend (shoutout to @leighannwrappin), we found ourselves in bed, relaxed, comfortable, and in the dark.
Then I remembered something….
I HADN’T DONE MY NIGHT TIME UNWIND PERISCOPE!!
Then Harley said something crazy. She said “Why don’t you just scope in the dark?” Now mind you, this breaks just about EVERY professional video rule. You know all the make sure you have great lighting rules…yeah out the window! But I did it. I started up a broadcast!
You want to know something? It was one of the more fun broadcasts I’ve had in a while. One, some people didn’t know I was married. (My bad Harley) Two, people were joking about the fact that they were getting to experience being in the bed with me! 😛 Three, it was just really down to earth and personal. I greatly enjoyed it.
I learned something about Periscope by doing that broadcast. A cool thing about Periscope. You ready?
On #Periscope, it’s OKAY to experiment. In fact, it’s FUN! Take a moment to tweet that out below:
Apart from some of my Afternoon Answers Q&A scopes, the one last night had the best engagement. AND IT WAS DARK! You couldn’t see anything!
While I don’t recommend you scope completely in the dark, I would encourage you to at least experiment with different things on Periscope. Don’t just do the same things over and over again. Don’t be a talking head. Add some personality, a bit of you, to your scopes.
I’ve been reading a book by Ryan Hanley (@ryanhanley_com) called Content Warfare, where he says to find things you’re passionate about, and things your audience is passionate about, then mesh them together to create unique, stand-out type content! This is so easy to do on Periscope.
I see people simply scoping about their business ALL THE TIME. While this is okay, I still haven’t grown to know, like, and trust you. However, if you scope about your business, but also what your passionate about outside of business, I grow a deeper connection with you, and will buy from you. Get it?
I would love to hear your comments about this in the comments section below. Do you agree or disagree? Comment or tweet to me @blakec432