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From March 1 to March 7, I didn’t use Periscope. I didn’t do any Periscope broadcasts and I didn’t watch any.

If Periscope is not your jam, a seven-day fast from this social media platform means nothing to you. But Periscope is my jam, my jelly, and my bread and butter. I LOVE PERISCOPE.

And that’s my problem. I was watching and/or listening to Periscope broadcasts ALL THE TIME – in the morning as I got ready for work, in the evening when I took walks through my neighborhood, while I was cooking, while I was driving, while I was painting my nails and waiting for them to dry.

The people I follow on Periscope are fellow bloggers and content creators. They’re female entrepreneurs who are slaying the game and I am eager to learn all their tricks of the trade.

But I was so obsessed with Periscope that I was barely spending time in prayer and reading Scripture.

So essentially I gave up Periscope for Jesus.

And I didn’t even miss it. Or so I thought.

During that 7-day fast I didn’t find myself reaching for my phone longing to log on to check out the latest scope from Team Boss Babe. I realized that if I’m not logged in to Periscope and thus not getting notifications of new broadcasts, I don’t really think about it.

But during the 7-day fast my mood changed. I suddenly felt very sad and discouraged, and I felt utterly overwhelmed by all I must do on a daily basis to build my business and writing career while also working a full-time job. By the end of those 7 days I had decided to ditch my side hustle for good.

My break from Periscope almost broke my business.

Does this mean I need Periscope in order to be a successful businesswoman, blogger and writer.

Of course not!

What it does mean is that I need you! I need community. I need support. I need to be surrounded by the encouraging words of like-minded women who are in the trenches with me or who at least have been at some point. And I suspect that you do, too. That’s why I started See Jane Write and that’s why I’ve decided to start a new Periscope series — #TheSundaySlay.

Every Sunday at 6 p.m. CT I will do a special Periscope broadcast designed to help you get your mind in formation so you can slay your week.

I hope you’ll join me @seejavaciawrite.

(If you’re new to Periscope, learn the basics here.)