Everyone has been telling you to add videos to your blog (and you’ve been wanting to) but it may seem like an overwhelming undertaking. How do I get started? What editing tools do I use? How can I do it easily?
Well, you’ve come to the right place! Join us for the next #O2Ochat via Google+ Hangout on Air this Wednesday, May 15 from 1:00-2:00 pm ET with some fabulous video mavens who will help walk you through the top tips and tricks to make it easy and get you started! This will be a beginner 101 session and there will a part 2 follow-up coming soon for more advanced tips and tricks.
The Hangout will be broadcast on air and we invite you to come by and watch, make comments, and ask questions!
Mindy McKnight YouTube: CuteGirlsHairstyles
As the mother of five girls (and a boy!), Mindy McKnight is an expert in creating “cute girl’s hairstyles.” She provides photo and video instructions for all things hair—braids, buns, twists, flips, ponytails, pigtails, knots, and more, with the help of her family, on her rapidly growing YouTube channel CuteGirlsHairstyles.
In July 2012, Mindy joined Maker Studios, a next-generation talent first media company, teaming up with one of the fastest growing digital networks in the online space. Mindy has been featured on ABC News, “20/20,” The Huffington Post, and “Anderson LIVE,” among others. She is also a strong advocate for adoption, having adopted two children of her own with her husband, encouraging families to be open to the idea which has completed her family.
Desiree is a busy mom of four who founded StressFreeBaby.com and co-founded and contributes to a variety of sites including AtlantaMomsClub.com and produces the videos for TravelingMom.com among many other things. Her expertise is grabbing people with the ‘hook’ and making sure what you show is as visual possible. She can also show you how to vlog even if you don’t want to be on camera.
Jenny Ingram YouTube: JennyOnTheSpot
Jenny, Jenny On the Spot (JOTS!) has been blogging since 2004. She is known for her love of sparkle and coffee. Jenny often snorts when she laughs. She has 3 kids, one husband, and lives in the Pacific NorthWET.
In 2008, she realized there was a camera on her laptop and her vlogging career/obsession began. In addition to her site, Jenny contributes as an iVoice with iVillage and teaches beginning-level social media classes in her local community because she looooves to see “it” click.
Betsy is the founder of Thinking Cap Productions. Turning WTF to OMG one how-to video at a time. She co-launched the popular website digitwirl.com, made over a dozen videos for the eHow series Socially Connected and created videos for popular websites and apps like Pocket and AboutOne. She’ll tell you everything you need to know about script writing and the importance of not just talking, but saying something.
Lucrecer Braxton YouTube: Lucrecer
Lucrecer Braxton is a photographer, storyteller and awesomeness ambassador. She lives her life on purpose, attempts crazy yoga poses and loves on the haters. She blogs at Lucrecer.com.
One2One Network is pleased and honored to be a 2013 Media Sponsor for Listen To Your Mother. Listen To Your Mother is a “national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother’s Day. Born of the creative work of mothers who publish online, each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities, for local communities.”
Created by Ann Imig in 2010, Listen To Your Mother began as one show in Madison, Wisconsin but soon became a movement. Now in its fourth year and appearing in over twenty cities nationwide, Listen To Your Mother has become much more than a show. It’s a thriving online community of women and men who have been profoundly touched by motherhood.
The 2013 season of Listen To Your Mother began in late April and runs through May. We are thrilled to see several O2O members and friends on the cast lists like Heather Sokol, Danielle Smith, Lisa Noel, Aimee Giese, Greta Funk, Jessica Severson, Ilina Ewen, Erin Lane, and Lara DiPaolo!
Ann recently interviewed One2One Network founder and CEO, Barbara Jones, about the genuine engagement, dreams, and making your voice heard.
“My biggest piece of advice here is to just get started and know it is a marathon and not a sprint. It doesn’t have to be perfect.”
If you live in or near any of these cities, we hope you’ll be able to attend a Listen To Your Mother event!
LTYM’s 2013 Shows:
Denver May 7, 2013 at The Elaine Wolf Theatre
Raleigh-Durham May 8, 2013 at Kenan Auditorium
Austin May 9, 2013 at AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Northern Utah May 9, 2013 at Thanksgiving Point
Twin Cities May 9, 2013 at Riverview Theater
NW Indiana May 10, 2013 at Memorial Opera House
Kansas City May 11, 2013 at Unity Temple on the Plaza
St. Louis May 11, 2013 at St. Luke’s Institute for Health Education
Boulder May 12, 2013 at The Dairy Center for the Arts
Eastern Iowa May 12, 2013 at CSPS Hall
Madison May 12, 2013 at Barrymore Theatre
New York City May 12, 2013 at Symphony Space
Sacramento May 12, 2013 at The Crest Theatre
San Francisco May 12, 2013 at Kanbar Hall in the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Spokane May 12, 2013 at Bing Crosby Theater
Wilmington May 12, 2013 at World Cafe Live at The Queen
Plumas County May 15, 2013 at Town Hall Theater
NW Arkansas May 30, 2013 at Walton Arts Center
Listen To Your Mother founder, Ann Imig, talks about how LTYM was created.
Unfortunately for bloggers, the Field of Dreams “if you build it, they will come” mantra doesn’t exactly pan out the way it did for Kevin Costner. How much time or money you put into designing your site or writing your posts will not matter if you don’t also take into consideration how people will find you.
So how do you go from only your best friend or your parents reading your blog to getting thousands of views each month? The first thing you need to remember is it takes time; it won’t happen overnight but it can happen. The second thing to keep in mind is there is not one foolproof method.
Now you’re probably wondering, “Well, what does work?” That’s where our upcoming Google Hangout on Air comes in! We’ve gathered a panel of bloggers who have experience in growing their blog traffic. We’ll cover several tips from using social media to interpretting and using your site stats to how RSS can bring in more page views.
The Hangout will be broadcast on air and we invite you to come by and watch, make comments, and ask questions!
About the Panelists:
Julie Meyers Pron is the owner and editor of Julieverse.com, founded as Just-Precious.com, in May 2009 and VlogMom.com, a website and network focused on empowering bloggers to engage on video. An eternal optimist, Julie has been called a “Momcyclopedia” and a “real life Google.” A mom to three, wife, educator, marketer, cheerleader, budding organizer, and me-time enthusiast, Julie shares her knowledge, lifestyle tips, business-savvy suggestions and real life stories helping you to parent confidently while remaining your stylish self.
Gigi Ross has been blogging on her personal blog, KludgyMom, for 3+ years and has a passion for helping others blog better. She’s written about blogging and social media as editor for the SITS Girls and Business 2 Blogger and has spoken at 3 Bloggy Boot Camps. She also works as a freelancer, doing social media and blogger outreach for startups and now, large brands like Johnson & Johnson.
Heather Solos is a professional blogger and author. She founded the everyday living skills site Home-Ec 101 and is the Community Manger for FeedBlitz. Heather’s focus is on helping sites grow their traffic and subscribers through RSS.
Robyn Wright is a lifestyle blogger with a focus on tech and food. She has used social networks since 2008 to grow her blog traffic and will share some of her tips for getting the most traffic from your social networks without feeling spammy.
BlissDom is a truly unique and gratifying experience for the O2O Team. Since BlissDom started in 2008, we’ve been a devoted sponsor partner. We go there to meet, connect and maybe even ‘hug on’ the attendees a bit – many of which are O2O members.
Each year at BlissDom, we hope to show you the #girlpower side of O2O; our small but mighty team that loves working with women who love blogging and social media.
We hope to show you that we know you are more than the number of page views you get a month or the number of people who follow you on Twitter or the number of subscribers you have on YouTube. We hope to show you that you are valued for simply being you.
This year the BlissChicks took pampering us to an all new level with a fabulous Bliss Suite sponsored by One2One Network, Office Candy, V05, and NYX Cosmetics. … I had my hair and makeup done, got my photo taken, and then headed out to face whatever bliss might come my way! ~Beth Zimmerman
BlissDom is our chance to connect, one to one and face to face, with the women who participate in our projects and campaigns throughout the year. Plus we get to meet so many new people and tell them about the network!
The Alberto VO5/One to One Network suite had the absolute best vibe. VO5 was showcasing its new haircare line and had hairstylists on hand to fix you up, while One to One was offering makeovers and free headshots. The two fit together perfectly and the suite was buzzing with activity each time I went through. It felt like backstage at a Fashion Week runway show. ~Gigi Ross from KludgyMom
We also get to play and party and soak in all that BlissDom has to offer. From dancing at Girl’s Night Out to sitting on a ballroom floor soaking in the comedic brilliance of Ana Gasteyer and Jeremy Sisto during Girl’s Night In.
We posed with Stuart the Minion, drank coffee with Johan, perused the Handmade Marketplace, had margaritas at the Cantina, hung promises on the J&J tree, hung out with Chris Mann, and had our hair done by the VO5 girls.
BlissDom, through our eyes, is more than just another conference or ‘day at the office’. It’s connections and relationships and feeling part of something bigger.
We hope you saw that, too.
The Gals from O2O,
Barbara, Paula, Amber, Maryellen, Krista, & Malia
Hi y’all! It’s “Post-Bliss” week and the recap blog posts are coming in fast and furious! We love reading what you have to say about your BlissDom exerpience and we wanted to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who stopped by the Bliss Beauty Suite to say hi, have a coffee, get your headshot, and enter our giveaways.
We figured, why must the fun end now that BlissDom is over? So, guess what? We have MORE gifts to giveaway! (We just can’t help ourselves!)
Simply link your BlissDom recap post below and you will be entered to win one of FIVE BlissDom prize packs that include: a BlissDom coffee mug, a Lisa Leonard ‘Follow Your Bliss’ Necklace, a BlissDom t-shirt, a Chris Mann ‘Roads’ CD, and a journal courtesy of Blissful Media Group!
We loved hanging out with the girls from VO5 and NYX Cosmetics. They made sure everyone had a fabulous look for their headshot taken by the awesome Kate Mackley! (If you’ve not seen your headshot yet, you can find them here.)
Here’s a look at some of the fun we had in the Bliss Beauty Suite!
Photos courtesy of Jana Warnke, Erica Mueller, Becky Branch, Becca Ludlum, and Malia Carden