Happy Friday! Just checking in today to share my FIRST Facebook Live broadcast with you. I went for a walk yesterday around a town here in the Maine-et-Loire department of France. We popped by a wine shop, women’s clothing store, bakery, and a few more places. To my surprise, everyone wanted to keep going, so the broadcast ended up lasting 90 minutes!
France Facebook Live
We’re all familiar with Facebook Live, right? If not, it’s a feature Facebook rolled out back in the spring of 2016 where page owners can record and broadcast themselves in real time and engage with those watching via the comments. Anything goes and there are no do overs.
I could never work up the courage to actually try it… until yesterday. I figured it was time to stop putting off trying to find the perfect time or topic or equipment. Sometimes the best way to learn is by doing, so I took my own advice and just went for it. Ninety minutes of off-the-cuff commentary as I showed you a little bit of my world.
Was it without a hitch? No. The camera was a little shaky and the connection dropped when I went in stores a few times. But I worked through it and people have been really complimentary about the whole thing. A few thousand people have already viewed it and I couldn’t be more pleased. I was literally shaking as I scheduled the session the day prior, so the fact that I not only got through it but that people seemed to like it? Well, that’s just icing on the cake.
I’d love to do more of these for you maybe at a farmers’ market and other towns like Saumur, Angers, and villages near where I live. Would that be something you’d watch?
Don’t forget to like and subscribe! I hope to see you soon (with a stabilizer).
Here’s the replay of my first-ever France Facebook Live:
Aaaaand, that’s a wrap! Thank you to everyone who joined me today live and to all of you who are catching the replay. I think my first attempt at FB Live went pretty well, so MERCI for being a part of it.
We were in the town of Cholet in the Maine-et-Loire and went to a wine store, bakery, women’s clothing store, and a kitchen store and poked our heads around a few other places.
Here’s where you can find me on social media as well as links to some of the places we visited:
Check out my blog Oui In France: A living abroad lifestyle blog.
My shop: https://www.ouiinfrance.com/francophile-shop/
Posted by Oui In France on Thursday, February 1, 2018
For those of you who don’t use Facebook or can’t see the embedded video above, you can click here to watch the broadcast on YouTube.
So thank you for watching my first France Facebook Live, and as always, thank you for your support!
P.S. As I mentioned, this was my very first time getting in front of the camera live. It was a bit nerve-wracking to keep the conversation going, manage the tech, watch my step, etc., so I know the picture wasn’t always straight or in focus or stable. It only gets better from here. 😉