One of our favorite parts of #MailboxMadness 2017 was the final round of video reveals of all the category winners because they were introduced by YOU - the #POstables. (If you haven’t seen them, check them out here.)
This year, we wanted to make sure your voices (and faces!) were an even bigger part of #MailboxMadness - so we have found a way to make it easy and fun for you to provide us video feedback through a platform called FlipGrid. Originally created for student responses in classrooms, FlipGrid is #BranchingOut and is opening up its platform to all kinds of users. We reached out to them with this idea, and they are excited for us to use the tool.
So it’s time for you to #BeBold. Here’s how:
- If you don’t have a webcam or mic (or just want an easier way to do this), download the FlipGrid app on any Apple or Android device from your app store (just search for FlipGrid). Once you have the app, input our topic code (3bd8df), tap the green + button, and follow the prompts to record your video.
Once you submit your video, we do have to approve it before publication. (We just want to avoid any potential spammers since this is open to the public. We’ll try to approve them pretty quickly.) Then you come back to the same grid topic to view the videos you and your fellow #POstables have submitted. We’ll make sure we post the link on social media so you can view the videos. (Bonus tip - want to submit multiple quotes? Go ahead! You can do them all in one video or add multiple videos as you think of more.
You have until next Wednesday (March 21st) at 9pm ET to submit your videos. Then starting Thursday, we’ll let you all vote on which one of your snubbed quotes gets to join the bracket and compete to win it all! (More on how that works next week!)
Now it’s time to be real. We honestly don’t know how this is going to go. We hope you find the idea fun, and jump in, but we understand video can be a little scary. That said - and here’s our #OliverSpeech about this - “sometimes it’s the imperfections in life that make something perfect.” Just jump in and have fun with it! Your #POstables family will love hearing your voice and seeing your face for a few seconds.
JT & Crissy