Earning Online

How I screwed up my First Facebook Live!

Facebook Live is a fantastic way to bump up your Facebook views and likes. Streaming a live video through Facebook results in a notification to all your followers, and according to Hubspot, Facebook users spend 3 X more time watching Facebook Live videos than normal uploaded videos.

So, I was on the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land Israel and eager to do my first Facebook Live. I was hyped up and excited on the Mount of Olives, completely on a high from temple seeking.

I excitedly explained about the Mount of Olives and it’s Churches and religious sites including the Dome of the Rock and the Church of Mary Magdalene (Orthodox Church). I also correctly point out the largest Jewish graveyard in the world with over 70,000 Jewish graves.

But, the fatal error is that I mention the Church in front of me to be the Tomb of Mary, which it is not – it’s actually the Church built on the spot of Jesus’ weeping over the future fate of Jerusalem (Dominus Flevit).

Facebook Live Dominus Flevit

Shortly after I did this Facebook Live, a priest came out and explained this to us! How embarrassing – it seems that I got so hyper on the Churches and temples of Jerusalem that I forgot to check my facts on the exact spot where I was standing! Epic Fail! This is the actual tomb of Mary:

tomb of mary

But do you know what? I don’t look at this first Facebook Live as a failure, I see it as a massive move forward. This Facebook Live video on Mount of Olives got 2.4k views and live interactions from people back home. Despite my minor error, I felt like I explained a great deal about the city of Jerusalem and connected well with my audience.

Now that the first Facebook Live is out of the way, I feel confident enough to be able to go live again from my next city. I promise to fact-check first! 😉

Have you ever gone live on Facebook as a blogger? How did it go? What were you proud of?

If you are interested in Jerusalem, you might also like to read about the City of David and the Ancient Tombs of the Kidron Valley.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Jerusalem I recommend that Dan Boutique Hotel.