Old Hippie, New Hangout
We Baby Boomers loved to hang out back in the day. Be it a festival in the park, a Dead show on the beach, or a bluegrass festival in the mountains, hippies hung out with friends and made new ones while sharing goverment cheese and directions to the nearest Hari Krishna temple.
I’ve come a long way, baby, but just like bell bottoms and Birkenstocks, what’s old is new again! (Who knows, I may try macrame again this summer.) I’m thrilled to announce that on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 3 pm (East Coast Time) I’ll participate in a LIVE Podcaster Hangout on Google+. (We all know time is relative, so check this website to figure out what 3pm my time means to you!)
Yes, that’s right, I said Google+. After my trip to Blog World in June and with encouragement from the ultimate enabler, Martine from iMake, I’m giving Google+ another go. Just like the Stones, Google+ refuses to die! I will be ‘hanging out’ with Martine from iMake along with the organizer of this hangout, Amanda from Craftlife.
I’m no hippie – what the heck is a hangout anyway?
Hangouts are the number one reason I’ve returned to Google+. Martine made a great video about Google+ hangouts and, just like her Pinterest tutorial, this one’s brief and spot on! Even if you are not on Google+ you can still get involved by watching us on Amanda’s YouTube channel. If you are on G+, find me as TheMarketVegan – trying to grow the community over there and leave the insanity of Facebook!
What’s going to happen in the hangout? Will there be protest songs?
I doubt there will be protest songs unless Amanda’s written one against the U.S. Olympic Committee’s treatment of Ravelry, but Amanda, Martine, and I will chat about all things craft (and food because I do love to talk about vegan food) for an hour. We have a few giveaways to run for viewers who participate, and we’ll be answering your questions. If you’d like to submit a question, then please feel free to email me at themarketvegan (at) gmail (d0t) com (the link is in the sidebar). Please ensure your email’s subject is ‘Podcaster Hangout’. As always, you can contact me on twitter as @themarketvegan. We’re using the #podhangout hashtag to watch for questions before and during the broadcast. As you know, I’m all about Twitter, so that’s the best way to forward comments to me, but you can also post your questions on the CraftLife Ravelry Group or iMake Ravelry Group podcaster hangout threads.
How do I watch you in real-time?
As mentioned above, the hangout will be broadcast live on Amanda’s You Tube feed.
Will you be eating and/or drinking during the podcast?
I always say “Podcast Responsibly” so we may only share tips about our love of wine (and my fondness for environmentally friendly vegan boxed wines), but I believe I will have a vegan recipe to share!
Feel free to make up a drinking game during the podcast that involves the words “lovely”, “amazing”, or “brilliant”. Don’t choose “knitting”, “yarn”, or “vegan” or you’ll pass out before the half-way point!
Can I contact you, Amanda and Martine during the hangout?
If I miss it, can I watch later on?
Dude, we can’t always make it to the festival on time, so all 3 of us will post a video of the hangout on our blogs soon after it has aired. However, if you can make it to the main stage at 3 pm East Coast time on July 21st, you can enjoy the cool vibes live!