I love writing this blog.
I love putting words on a page and connecting and sharing my heart and reading your comments and sometimes laughing and sometimes crying and sometimes sighing.
Why do I feel like I just wrote a vintage country song?
Hello Kenny Rodgers.
But sometimes I wish I could leap through the blog and clink my coffee glass with you or create a project together and you could hear me giggle or see me roll my eyes at myself (which may or may not happen all the time).
And now I think I might have kind of found a way.
I found this new social media at the Haven conference.
I know. I get it. I understand. I can literally feel you rolling your eyes through the screen at me. You don’t have time for another social media.
The best part? I can use it for us. I can post the videos here and you can see them even if you don’t have the app on your phone.
It’s called Periscope. You can read more about it….here. You can add it to your i-phone or android. It’s different from all the other social media because the video is real time. And you can talk to the person while they are taking the video and leave them hearts and ask them questions and I can talk back to them over the video. So it’s almost like they are there with you.
Like we are all hanging out together.
Okay….so here’s the link to the video we created yesterday about our refrigerator controversy.
Get your coffee ready if you need a giggle today.
It’s just me and my butler’s pantry some friends and a discussion on what should go on the fridge.
Click here to see the video.edited to add: If you are having issues seeing the video. Here’s some tips from an awesome reader, Mimi. 1. Try a different browser (she used Chrome). 2. Even though it says it ended 13 hours ago, you can still play it as long as you see the play arrow to click on (she had to wait a bit for this to show up).
Did you watch it?
Wasn’t it amazing? Wasn’t it like we were just hanging out together and greeting the dog and wondering what should go on the refrigerator.
Here’s a few important Periscope notes:
1. My voice. Yikes. I just spent three days laughing and jumping and giggling and talking and talking and talking. And now I sound like I work in a saloon on an old western.
2. People added those hearts on the screen by double tapping it when the video was going on.
3. You can only add the comments on the left side of the screen when the actual video is going on.
4. Didn’t Bonzai steal the show?
5. The video only stays live for 24 hours. So we only have 12 hours left today to watch. But no worries. I’m posting another one today.
It’s going to be about things that make you go hmmmm.
Extra giggles included. 🙂
PS If you want to join in and follow along, you just download the app to your phone and you can find me under @Thistlewoodfarm.
If not….no worries. I’ll still be here every day. Writing and laughing and wearing red lipstick…..
….and lifting my coffee cup to you.
PS I just posted some fun ideas for decorating with vintage over at the Lamps Plus blog today. You can check it out….here.