Blogger Or Vlogger - The Same Rules Apply

As Bloggers we all know there are certain ‘rules’ that apply to having a successful Blog. Yet sometimes when making that additional step to becoming a Vlogger we forget that the same rules apply. Creating a YouTube Channel and simply posting videos doesn’t create success anymore than creating content and posting it without any interaction or promotion will work for your Blog....more
Velvet S. Thank you! I'm so glad you found it helpful. Feel free to share the link and if you ...more

Publishing Online without Worrying About Trolls and Abuse

The internet has been incredibly liberating for writers and bloggers who may not have journalism degrees but have a lot of to say about a particular subject or the world at large. It can cost less than $200 to get a .com up and running these days, and all it takes then is your own time to research and write articles/posts that people will engage and interact with....more
I am an novice blogger and yesterday, I got my first snarky comment.  It was actually on the FB ...more

The "Happy" Movement

My friend Chris just shared this with me and I love everything about it, so of course I wanted to share it with you. Pharrell Williams teamed up with a few others and they've created this website called 24hoursofhappy.com It features a constant stream of people dancing to the song "happy." They had hundreds of participants set up to express their happy and I just have to say it is so fun to watch. Definitely an instant mood booster. ...more

Cussing 2-Year-Old Removed from Home, Sparking Racial Tensions in Omaha

Did you ever take a video of your toddler saying a swear word, either on purpose or accidentally? A two-year-old in Omaha has been removed by protective services after a now-viral video of the parents cussing at him resulted in a joint investigation between Omaha police and Child Protective Services. A Facebook post by the police cites "safety concerns" as cause for removal. ...more
"Cultural" does not refer solely to African-Americans.more

The Double Knot

Since this is the gift giving season, my first bit of blogging today is to give you a gift giving tip:  Hand knitted items make wonderful gifts!  And I happen to have several finished knitted items for sale at The Spinning Room yarn shop, if you are local and need a hand-knitted gift!  Here are some of them:...more

Day 29 - It's Dixie's Birthday!

Dixie my Australian shepherd turns 2 today...http://youtu.be/nhkUxXgg1KEI love this dog....**Views do not reflect any physician group, hospital, or any professional institutions or associations with which I am affiliated.  ...more

I Am Loving Geek Week on YouTube!

Geek Week is a week-long virtual event where fans and users can view original content by some of their favorite nerd heroes. The interesting spin is that each day has a theme and special goodies called "Easter eggs" that you can find throughout the course of the week. Here's one of the the Geek Week trailers: ...more
:) I'm going to have to go back and start catching up on what I've missed.more

Face-to-Face Business in a Virtual World

In our virtual world, “face-to-face” no longer means in-person meetings. There is a lot of value in putting a face to a voice, as it brings a personal connection which is thought to help build trust. So what virtual alternatives are savvy businessmen and women using in this digital age?...more

Review: "I Did Right" – WIGS’ "Lauren" Series Packs Power & Punch

The future of TV is changing – no longer do we wait nightly for our shows to come on. With time-shifting, PVR-ing, and the Internet, we’re able to catch shows anytime we want to. And YouTube channel and producer WIGS has jumped on that bandwagon. Their series are completely online, accessible at any time. And that’s good for me, as a busy freelancer, writer, nanny and full-time social media specialist – I don’t always have time to watch shows when they air....more

I'm A Mechanic Thanks To YouTube

Recently my car’s warranty ran out and within a few month’s time the service light went on. Being a girl of means, I ran to my computer for help. Not to contact my dealership to schedule an online appointment, but to Google the code meaning, where to buy the parts and finally, how to fix the problem myself....more