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Your Periscope Questions Answered

October 2, 2015

Your periscope Questions Answered by Stephanie from Mommyzoid

After my blog post a few weeks ago titled “Periscope Will Change The Way You Blog“, I received a bunch of emails and comments from readers asking some really great questions! I want to address those here and add a few tips I’ve learned over the last few weeks.

If you’re on Periscope and need some followers, leave your username in the comments and then go follow each other! Make sure to add me: @mommyzoid

Can ‘scoping too often hurt your brand? MOST DEFINITELY. I follow a few bloggers that when I see the alert pop up on my phone that says they are live, I drop what I’m doing and watch them. But there are others that when I see their name pop up I think, “AGAIN!?”. If you aren’t ‘scoping every other hour it becomes more special for your viewers to see you. They want to engage with you and interact with you live rather than catch you on the replay.

How can I save my videos so they don’t disappear after 24 hours? What makes Periscope unique is the ability to broadcast live and be candid. You can capture some really wonderful live interactions with viewers, too! But when you want your footage to last longer than 24 hours, what’s a blogger to do! Head to Katch.me and link your Periscope account by signing in with the Twitter account associated with your account. Katch.me will capture all those wonderful ‘scopes and keep them all in one spot where you can re-watch them, download and even embed them into your blog! In the Periscope app you also have the option to save your ‘scopes to your phone. That’s going to start taking up a lot of space though so I use the Katch.me solution instead.

What’s the best time to ‘scope? I began with broadcasts in the AM because that’s when I had the most free time, (plus I was all dressed and my hair and makeup was done for work!) but where I am on the east coast and in EST time, not many people are up and able to watch live so there wasn’t much interaction with viewers. Once I started doing them at night I noticed that there were triple the amount of viewers, more hearts and people were engaging and asking questions. You need to play around with the time and see what works for you!

What do I talk about? There’s a fabulous group on Periscope called #October Scopers which was started by Julie from Girl On The Move & Lauren from Working Mom Magic who all scope using the #OctoberScopers hashtag. Each day there is a different prompt which can help you come up with an idea of something to talk about and get those creative juices flowing. It’s a great opportunity to meet other Periscopers and start increasing those ever important hearts! <3

October Scopers on Periscope #OctoberScopers

If I could give just one piece of advice it would be this: from a branding perspective make your user name the title of your brand or company. Then in the section for your name make it your name @ your blog name. Here’s a screen capture of my Periscope profile page so you can see what I mean:

Profile page from Periscope

Comment below with any questions you want answered! This may just need to become a regular thing. Periscope is constantly evolving as it expands and grows

Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

PS: I’ll be sharing this post on these fab blogs!

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  • I have been reading a lot of other blogs talk about this Periscope. It look very neat, but I can’t get myself to do youtube yet so this maybe something I do in a few years.

  • amber mccain

    I so need to jump on the Periscope train!

    Thanks for linking up with us at the Best of the Blogosphere!

  • I need to get going with Periscope too – I have followed you though! This was a very helpful post – thank you for bringing it to the Hearth and Soul Hop. I’ve pinned and will tweet both of your Periscope posts :-)

  • I am a Periscope newbie! I hope we can connect, I at @haleysvintage. I have done 3 broadcasts and been terrified each time, but I think it will get easier.

  • Rebecca

    This is such great information. I’ve seen more of Periscope and wondered how it worked althrough I’ve not made the “jump” yet. I especially wanted to know how to save videos so this was a great help !!! Thanks for the informative post.

  • Kimberly Elliott

    I love watching some of the great people on Periscope but admit, I haven’t figured out how to work it into my brand. I’ve finally come up with a few ideas and may try my first one next week. Thanks for these great tips. I would hate to go to all the work and fear of doing a live broadcast and then lose it or make it hurt. Hopefully I’ll get the guts up to do it and make it great!

  • Leigh Powell Hines

    I just got on periscope and I adore it. I will be sure to follow you. Leigh. Thanks for linking up.

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  • Fantastic tips! I am still so lost on the Periscope thing, so this was a helpful resource. :)

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  • Sherry Thecharmofhome

    Thanks for the informative post. I haven’t tried this yet. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  • Kirsten

    Thank you for the tips. You are so right about timing. It really is everything! I keep intending to do October Scopers, but life gets in the way! Maybe this week will be the week. Thanks for the helpful info.

  • Thanks Stephanie for the tips. I’d like to know how you deal w/ trolls? It seems that recently it’s much much worse. Completely throws me off my game and rattles me. I’ve been scared to get back on since two recent experiences.

  • lapesoetan

    Thanks for this post, Stephanie. I’m on Periscope too. My handle there is @lapesoetan My niche is love and relationships and I’m looking forward to interacting with more people on Periscope :-)