I’ve been thinking about this idea for some time: a blog video chat. We could “meet” on a regular basis, and spend an hour talking about whatever it is we creative types like to talk about. We could have specific themes for the hour, or we could just have show-and-tell time.
I’m going to do it. Are you in?
We can use the Hangout feature on Google+. Don’t have a G+ account? All you need to do is get one (they’re free) and then add Polka Dot Cottage to one of your circles. (Find PDC here, and click the “Follow” button.)
You can learn all kinds of handy things about hangouts here
Let’s do this at Noon (EDT) on Friday. See what local time that is for you, here (put your own time zone in the second drop-down box).
And let’s make it a Show-and-Tell theme. Bring along your latest project(s) and show us what you’ve been up to! I will probably be filling some crochet hook orders while we chat.
The only way to get an invite to this first Polka Dot Cottage hangout is to follow PDC on Google+. This is different than having my personal account in one of your circles, so if we’ve already connected on G+, you’ll still need to follow the PDC page directly. This is the only way I will know to invite you to the chat!
Check your G+ home page, your chat box, or your notification bar. An invitation should appear in at least one of those places, once the hangout has started.
I should say… I’m still learning about this myself, and there may be kinks to work out. In other words, if you don’t get invited to hang out, or you can’t figure out where we are, don’t take it personally. I will do my best to make sure everyone who signs up gets an invitation to join us, but I may make some mistakes this first time.
If this first time goes well, I’ll make it a regular event. Sound like fun? I hope you’ll join me!