30 Day Apologetics Challenge: Day 16

Do an Apologetics Periscope

One of the reasons it is a great time to be an apologist is the multitude of social media outlets that can be used. You can post messages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and many more. An exciting addition to social media is Periscope.

Periscope is focused on live streaming video. With just your smart phone, you can get your message to people you never would have imagined. Periscope is connected to Twitter and it is on Twitter that the announcement and link to your Periscope appears.

Unlike other media that expects polished videos, the point of Periscope is for it to be rough and real. You just start your feed and start talking. The video stays online for 24 hours and then it is gone, although you can keep it on your phone if you wish.

If you are interested in doing this, here are some tips.

  • When you sign up for Periscope, take some time to follow people with similar interests. Announce that you are on Periscope on other social media sites so people can follow you.
  • Some of the people who watch you will be followers, others might hear about you on Twitter or find you on the Periscope geographical map.
  • It will take a number of Periscopes to build up a following. Do a number of Periscopes before you are ready to do your main presentation.
  • When you do it, just be yourself. If you may a mistake, just go with it. It is okay.
  • Practice and practice. If you do a major mistake, you can always turn off the replay so others will not see it.
  • Mention your website or another apologetics website so people can find more information.

My challenge to you is to do an apologetics-related Periscope. It may be on an apologetic topic or it could be your testimony. Just do it. If you plan on accepting this challenge, let me know when and I will try to watch you. Follow me at my account and I will follow you.

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