Well. My journal just seems so small for this. I am a writer because I have to be. I haven’t published much lately. Lately being years sadly. But I have blogged and journaled. I am also an avid (some might say “rabid”) lover of riding and motorcycles. That being said I tend to ride more and verbally talk with other riders instead of writing about it. The few blogs I have done on riding have pretty much been ignored. I am a big girl. I still have my bike and she loves me… Actually both do. I include my husband’s motorcycle since I ride her too 🙂
So. I was approached this evening/morning to try Periscope. This is apparently something put out by Twitter. I do not “tweet” nor am I a “twit” as I like to call them. I am much too wordy. But I was approached by a friend to do it as part of an all female riding group. (Ladiesletsride.com) Yes, shameless plug. It’s a really awesome group for female riders of all ages, rides, experience etc.
So I try to follow directions and do a “test scope” as it’s called. Feeling like a fool (I wasn’t up for showing my messy office but I could not figure out how to switch the camera around so I filmed my new helmet while saying,”Test scope.”). After consulting with my friend I decide to try again. This time with a bit more sucess. I manage to switch the camera around and don’t look like a complete hag (it’s well after midnight now). So I do a short and sweet “test”. Well now people are typing their little messages and I find myself answering them! Good grief! I realize my peril (not only am I the only one awake in the house but I need to be up in the morning) and nip things in the bud. For a little over half a minute I had nine people total following me. One said I was a natural for that medium. Gods help us all!
So here I sit writing this trying to lull myself back to my sleep stage. I have said I will do a few more videos (or are they legitimate scopes now?) with me and my motorcycle tomorrow. We’ll see how they go.