Absolute pure and genuine live interaction, you just can’t beat it.
If you’re one of our friends on Instagram you’ll know that we LOVE to go LIVE on Instagram. Many a morning you’ll find me, David, sat in a supermarket car park after the school run chatting absolute nonsense for half an hour before driving back home.
I never have a plan and that is the ultimate plan that works for me. I tap GO LIVE and see what happens. We’ve covered such an array of topics it would take me all day to list them. It’s generally a lighthearted, fun and easy going chat but, now and again we’ve covered some more serious topics too.
I find it such a motivational start to my day to directly engage with you, my online mates.
Donetta and I together then take this Instagram Live business to a whole new level. Some days, usually a Friday night, we will decide to have ‘A Night In With David and Donetta’ LIVE on Instagram. Our main demographic is obviously other parents and married couples. The Friday nights out on the town are few and far between for us lot now and it can be a lot of effort to arrange an actual night in with friends round for a drink and a takeaway, think about the cleaning up! HA!
So, with this new advanced technological age we live in, what better way to spend your Friday nights in than having a night in together via Instagram?! Get your glass of gin, wine or Kopparberg, even a takeaway if you want and sit in your PJ’s whilst having a good old chin-wag with your friends via your mobile screen. I guess the best bit is no-one can see you, so slob out get food round your mouth and still have that interaction with others!
For us, it’s where we feel at our best. In terms of interacting online obviously. The genuine real-time interaction with like-minded people shouldn’t be taken for granted. This past Friday we did our first Insta Live for a while and I’d go as far to say it’s been the best yet!
I say this because, for all the laughs and jokes some of the messages we then receive afterwards are so fulfilling it makes you feel like you’ve made a genuine difference to someone’s night, week or even month.
We’ve had a few people going through a hard time let us know that joining in with our live videos has made them feel much better and it was just what they needed. To receive a message of thanks and to know you’ve helped someone feel better is the best feeling ever. We’re doing this for a good old laugh but there’s also a deeper side to this too. There are people that are in a bad place, people that might be alone, people that aren’t quite feeling it for whatever reason and if we can do our bit to help towards changing that then it’s quite simply our duty to do so.
Now don’t get us confused, we’re not solely doing these live chats to make ourselves feel good that we’re some sort of good samaritans, we’re doing it because we love it first and foremost and it makes us feel good! We have a strong belief that being real and genuine regardless of the comeback from that online is the way forward. No edited, filtered nonsense just real genuine engagement and there’s no better way to portray that than being live online. If with that we can motivate, encourage and make people feel better about themselves then it’s all a win win!
We’re making some great friends through Instagram and YouTube and just loving life at the moment. Having a good laugh and smiling as often as possible is driving our life forward and we’re hoping that sharing this will benefit others too.
Have you joined in one of our Instagram Live chats yet, should we make this a weekly thing, if so let us know what you think in the comments…?
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