About two weeks ago I mentioned I am on Periscope and asked you to follow me.
You may have wondered “What is Periscope?”
Before we get into “what is periscope”, let me tell you “why”
I am on Periscope because I think it’s a great way to encourage one another “face-to-face”. Sometimes we get stuck in a rut – the days are long, the desks and sinks overflowing, the deadlines loom large and the last thing on our minds is our husbands.
In such moments we need a quick “pick me up” to remind us why we said “I do”
I want to drop by your day, 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) starting next week. I’ll be broadcasting live at 11am EST. (I want to see how it goes before committing to a longer period of time!)
I will be addressing some of the questions I receive from you, questions I’ve received about my book (like, is it really okay to put boundaries within marriage?). We might look at whats on the blog for the week, your incoming questions and anything else that comes up.
I hope you join me (my handle is @nginaotiende)
Now, what is Periscope?
Periscope is a live video broadcast , which allows viewers to chat with live broadcasters by typing in questions or comments and giving hearts (via taps on the lower right side of the screen). You get Periscope by downloading the free App to your android or iPhone.
You have the option of watching the broadcast LIVE but if you are unable to watch, the replays are available for 24 hours on the App.
If you want to ask questions or get involved in the discussion or “like” the broadcasts (via tapping on your screen to give hearts) you’d need to watch it live. But you can give hearts on both the live shows and the replays.
How Does Periscope Work?
To access broadcasts, first download the free app from your App store!
A couple of things to note:
1. The app uses data – so unless you’re connected to wifi or have an unlimited data plan, be careful how much you use it!
2. When you first open the app, click the button that looks like little people, then click the little magnifying glass on the top left, and you’ll be able to search for my name (Ngina Otiende) and follow me. That way my periscopes will show up in your feed.
3. To watch the broadcasts (known as scopes), click on the button that looks like a little TV. Any live broadcasts will show up at the top and the old ones will be underneath. Just click on the one you want to watch.
4. Don’t push the red button at the bottom right of the screen (big red circle) unless you want to do your own broadcast! (If you do accidentally hit it, don’t worry. It won’t start broadcasting until you hit the “Broadcast now” button, and even then, it won’t show your face until you click the screen twice.)
5. The app is in its early stages, so sometimes you might lose the connection when you’re watching a live broadcast. Usually it will come back in again in a few seconds. If it doesn’t, just click on the little X to leave the broadcast and then come back in again. Hopefully the app will get better as time progresses!
(Thanks to Barb Raveling for letting me borrow the explanation!)
I’ll be broadcasting live for the next two weeks, at 11am EST on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
To get a feel of what you’ll be getting, please watch my first scope here. (Promise, I’ll be better next time!)
You can also watch the live broadcast on your computer by going to periscope.tv/nginaotiende. But you will not be able to comment, or follow and “like” the broadcast. To comment, follow and generally engage with me, you have to download the App and watch on your phone. If you cannot watch me You can watch old replays of my old shows on Katch.me/nginaotiende.
Again here’s how to connect on Periscope
# 1 – Download the Periscope app on your phone for iPhone or Android
# 2 – Sync it with your Twitter account, if you have one.
# 3 – Open the Periscope app and click the people icon on the screen
# 4 – Click the magnifying glass on the top left to search and type in “nginaotiende”
# 5 – Follow me!
Hope to see you there! Again my Scope handle @nginaotiende. You can watch my first scope here
If you have any topics you’d like me to cover, or questions to answer, leave a comment below or comment on the scopes!