Asheritah Ciuciu is the author of Unwrapping the Names of Jesus and Comfort Food: Overcoming Food Addiction with the Word of God. Asheritah grew up in Romania as a missionary kid and then studied English and Women's Ministry at Cedarville University in Ohio. Her passion is helping women find joy in Jesus through a deeper walk with God, and she shares vulnerably from her own life experiences on OneThingAlone.com. She is married to Flaviu, a web programmer and artist, and together they raise their spunky daughter in northeast Ohio.
Periscope is the new kid on the block when it comes to social media, and if you’re wondering how to get started on Periscope or why you should even consider it, well, you’re in the right place, friend.
Periscope is a live video streaming app which lets you watch and broadcast video from around the world in real-time.
Like all social media, it can be a distraction, but it can also be a megaphone for the Gospel, and a great way to get quick, actionable tips from some of your favorite online people.
Here’s what I like about Periscope (both viewing and broadcasting):
It’s really easy to get started:
2. Sign up and choose your Periscope username.
3. Follow friends on Periscope. You can start by following me (@asheritah), and depending on your interests, you’ll find many high-quality “scopers” to follow. Some of my favorite Christian living scopers are Kelly Balarie (@kellybalarie), MacKenzie Monroe (@BOLDturquoise), Cindy Bultema (@cindybultema), Crystal Paine (@moneysavingmom), Katie Reid (@katie_M_Reid), Jenn Long (@jennlong), and Nicki Koziarz (@nickikoziarz).
4. Watch and encourage other scopers. Click the TV icon at the bottom of the app to see who is live or has broadcast recently. If you catch them live, comment with your thoughts or tap the screen to give “hearts” as a way of showing you like what they’re saying. You can also share the scope on Facebook or Twitter. Scopes disappear in 24 hours, but you can catch replays on Katch (find me at katch.me/asheritah)
5. Plan and start your own scope! Once you understand how Periscope works and you have something you want to share, join the fun!
For the month of January, I’ll be hosting a daily (Monday-Friday) prayertime at 7:15-7:30 am EST. I’d love to have you join me in prayer.
And remember, if you miss a scope, I’m saving them all on katch.me/asheritah.
What about you? Are you on Periscope? Let me know so I can follow you!