It’s Not a Periscope: Introduction


I’ve been thinking about periscopes. It seems to be the latest thing. Loads of people are making them. They head over to Twitter and announce they’ll be speaking live at a certain hour. Hopefully, a few viewers tune in at the right time. The presenter starts chatting and sharing…

I’ve tuned into a periscope once or twice. I’ve watched and I’ve wondered whether I should periscope too. But there’s a big reason why doing this is difficult: I don’t have a smartphone or a tablet with a good quality camera.

The other afternoon, while walking the dog, I had an idea, and as soon as I got home, of course, I had to share it with my girls.

“Hey girls, I can’t make periscopes, but I could make it’s-not-a-periscopes!” I explained my idea and then said, “I’m going to give it a go.”

And this morning, that’s what I did. Sophie helped me film my first episode. She followed me around our home while I chatted with my imaginary viewers. I saw hearts exploding across my camera’s screen (lots of them!) and I even said hello to a few people. Unfortunately, I couldn’t see any questions to answer.

Later, I showed my it’s-not-a-periscope to my daughters. “What do you think, girls? Is it okay?”

“It’s fine, Mum, but do you think your it’s-not-a-periscope is actually a vlog?”

Well, it could be, I suppose. Perhaps you’d like to watch and find out. Will you accept my invitation to see a little bit of my home? Will you join me for my very first it’s-not-a-periscope?



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    I would enjoy seeing the bush and village you talk about in blogs just to get a visual. I live in the United States so we find it interesting to see visually other places people live especially when we follow their blogs.

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      Yes, we could show you our beautiful bush and village. Thank you so much for your suggestion!

      Did you see my video 'Do You Know What's at the End of Our Road?'? We made it a couple of years ago. It was one of my first videos. It shows my girls in the bush where we run. The video is backed with a music track so no one speaks, but the scenery is beautiful. Maybe it's time to make another video in the same location, but next time I will tell everyone about the bush and why we like it so much. Yes, I shall make an it's-not-a-periscope there!

      Thank you so much for stopping by!

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