Why Facebook Live Has Me Stressed & How I’m Gonna Get Over It!


Recently I’ve been trying to increase my presence and influence with Facebook Live. It isn’t working. I mean yes I’m on there but I’m just not feeling like I’m getting it and I’m stressed!

You know me. I’m okay with the camera, videos, Vlogging even TV!! Yet there’s something about this whole Facebook Live thing that is messing with my head!! What is it about FBLive that gets me flustered to the point where I forget my thoughts? It’s The LIVE!

Why Facebook LIVE Has Me Stressed

Facebook Live has taken me to an unfamiliar place. Nerves. Its so crazy. I’ve been doing videos for over 3 years with no issues. I love them. I record vlogs for live coverage of events. 1 takes no take backs. Yet Facebook Live has me shook!

Its not the video. No. Video I can do. It’s not even the camera. I love the camera. It’s that ICON! That darn little viewer icon. Every time it pops up I’m done. I loose my thoughts, my composer and my sanity!

 

 

1 viewer

3 viewers

0 viewers

It’s a rollercoaster and my confidence level is not taking the ride very well. I can be mid sentence and when that little thing pops up I’m a mix of excited grateful and anxious. This is me the entire time!! It’s wrecking me people and it has to stop. I’m not this person and I need to fix this soon.

So besides writing this post to vent a bit and this video to get my creativity flowing I’ve decided to make a plan.
 

How To Get Over It!

Step 1

Breath
I need to relax or I will never get this down. Inhale. Exhale. I find I hold my breath when I’m super nervous so this is a simple yet important step for me to remember.

Step 2

Prepare
Have an outline or bullet list of what you want to be sure to cover during your Facebook Live. There’s nothing like dead air when you can’t remember what you wanted to say.

Step 3

Just Keep Going
Yes Dory is my spirit animal! Remember that ‘dead air’ I just mentioned. One way to get past that even if you forget or your train of thought derails: just keep talking! Chat with whatever viewers are there and if there aren’t any – make believe! Stay engaged!

Step 4

Promote
I think part of why I may not see those viewer numbers popping up during my sessions is they don’t know I’m there. This is where promoting the fact that you are on Facebook Live consistently can be key.

Did you know there’s a way to receive a notification whenever your favorite folks go live? I’ve been using it since the jump but I’m thinking everyone may not know so I’m gonna tell them (and you) how to activate it.
 

Setting it up is super easy:
 
Go to your Facebook Page, Select Settings, Scroll to Notifications, Scroll Down To Live Videos and Select ON.
You can also select to be notified of specific Pages Videos by selecting the 3 dots during one of their Live Videos and Turning On Notifications.

That’s it. Now whenever your favorite Facebook friends (or I) go Live, you’ll be among the first know.

There ya have it folks you know the why I’ve been stressed out with Facebook Live and now you know how I’m gonna get over it. So if you don’t already feel free to LIKE TheMrsTee On Facebook and Stay Tuned because I’ll be there!

 

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24 thoughts on “Why Facebook Live Has Me Stressed & How I’m Gonna Get Over It!

  • LaShawn

    the one thing I’ve learned from doing Facebook Live this year, the one thing that stuck with me is JUST KEEP GOING. I think i take comfort that there is a replay!

    • TheMrsTee Post author

      Yes LaShawn!! That’s the first step in my plan…. and yes that’s in my head every time that little icon pops up…they may watch the replay. LOL

  • Beverly

    Thank you! I have been avoiding returning to live streaming out of frustration. Your tips helped me get the courage to step back into the arena! #BLMGIRL

  • Farrah Less G.

    When the Facebook live become popular my Inbox was flooded by notifications. I wasn’t familiar then so I’m just simply clicking each notifications, And of of course since I can’t keep up with facebook I didn’t know that those fb live will expire. I like watching people I know or close to that is live on fb.

    • TheMrsTee Post author

      Well if you do happen to catch someone you like during a live video just click those 3 little dots to the right of the screen and you can be notified the next time they go live 🙂

  • Kalee

    I love Facebook live, but I can still totally relate to the feelings of anxiety too! The 2nd one I did I had like 24 people on, and I was so excited. Then someone knocked on the door TWICE, and the dog kept barking. It was rough! I’ve kept going though and really love being able to answer questions with it too.

    • TheMrsTee Post author

      Hi Kalee! If I get to more than 5 I’ll be in heaven!! LOL… I am sure if I keep going it will get better. The interaction is what I want and need. I think once I get that I’ll be 100% better.

    • TheMrsTee Post author

      Girl. I hate LIVE but it is such a great way to connect with viewers and readers alike I am determine to conquer it…LOL I hope they help.. I’d love to see you LIVE 😉

  • Yona Williams

    I must admit, I am a little surprised about you and Facebook Live. You always look so calm, collected, and ready for everything in your videos. But, I can completely understand how the ‘live’ part can rattle you a bit. There is just something about people watching you in real-time with the possibility of random interaction, and in a space where anything can happen. I didn’t know that there was notifications for when your favorite people go live.

    • TheMrsTee Post author

      I’m flattered but trust me I get nervous and struggle more than not…LOL It’s good to know it doesn’t show though 🙂 You’re right Yona it’s that real time people chatting and unexpected input/engagement thing.. it takes some getting used to. Yes!! Check it out..you never need to miss them again!

  • Liz

    I haven’t messed around with Facebook live at all, but your plan sounds great! Just breathe, keep going, and you’ll be great!

    • TheMrsTee Post author

      Hahaha… I love vlogging special vents or outings. I always try to take part in the April and August daily log challenges but that can be so hard at times…LOL Thanks so much for coming by Safaniya

  • Bites for Foodies

    I’m not ready to delve in Facebook live, and I agree that it could be stressful! I always think, ‘what if no one responds?!’ lol! I’ll give it some more time until I’m ready!

    • TheMrsTee Post author

      I didn’t think I was either – still wonder at times – but somethings you just have to Do! 😉 I’ll show up – just let me know when you’re ready 😉

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