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Sorry for the downtime, AGAIN.
I was having one of those “Tech Happens” periods.
As such, I needed to move the site to a new sever (Landlord Maintenance for websites
for you non-techies) among other things…
I also had to take a break from blogging last week because I was at camp-
No, not Summer Camp.
Definitely NOT a family camp-out!
(It’s hard enough to engage with my more emotionally reserved
relatives with the comforts of home,never mind in untamed
Besides, Pepper (My canine alter-ego) is in no shape to protect
me from a bear in his golden years.
(12 human years = Older than 70 in dog years, I think…)
-My Sweet Pepper, Photo by Me-
(Doesn’t look “Geriatric” does he?)
That said, he snores now, but I’ve adjusted easier
than the relatives I live with to that development this
Anyway, the embedded video at top of this blog post is my new welcome video for
If any long time T.A.A. readers ever doubted what my site was about after
three years, now you know for sure. (LOL!)
Seriously though, this video is what I learned to do at “camp.”
But I didn’t have to head to some shoddy cabin hideaway in the mountains,
where the breeze has to be just right to get a strong internet connection or
cell phone signal, and lots of luck to avoid unwanted guests-
Hey, Hey, Hey! Yogi, that’s not…
This camp I could do at home and where I learned to create my welcome
video for T.A.A. I’m talking about “Video Idiot Boot Camp.” An online, on-
demand training course that teaches even the most tech phobic souls how
to create videos.
Whether you’re a writer like myself, or another type of entrepreneur, you
NEED video as much VITAL as having a professional (But NOT sterile)
That said, for those of you who find just moving your site from Blogger or
some other more kitschy blog or site platform to WordPress (Whether that’s the curated, less customizable WordPress.com, or self-hosting your WordPress site like I am) is/was a battle all by itself, the idea of making video sounds like yet another task that asks WAY to much of you.
I get that, and while I’m more tech savvy than some of my relatives, I
couldn’t, for example tell you how to “Master HTML 5.”
Or ANY form of HTML period.
I don’t know HTML or CSS as intimately as I do a book I
love reading (and RE-reading…) or preaching my gospel on the variety
and depth animal fantasy offers beyond picture book land.
(Much as I love and respect picture books as a reader, even if the writer in
me can’t yet give the skill and brevity those books demand…)
But let me tell you, folks, with Katie as you guide, all you have to do is show up
and do your best.
You WILL get a decent video at the end of this 8 lesson
course. But don’t just take my word for it, let Katie give you the lowdown,
in her own words below-
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You’ll also find out how to take the first lesson of V.I.B.C. FREE before you decide to buy! (Take advantage of that sample, it hooked me enough to slap my money down) and I’m glad I did.
While there’s always more to learn in life, you CAN reach a level of competency that works for you, I FINALLY believe that for real, after a decade of trying to get my writing career off the ground, and while I’ve sold my first book, that’s not where I can, and most importantly, WANT to stop. Keeping in mind I‘m also trying to get my new novel drafted, on top of running T.A.A.
Making sure my blog reasonably up to date, launching my e-mail newsletter (Which I hope you’ll subscribe to for fun and exclusive content you won’t get elsewhere), and learn how to make videos, which put a lot of other things I need/wanted to do this month on hold, often looking overly flaky to my family, but that’s what I had to do. But keeping busy was important, so I could patiently wait to hear back on edits for my upcoming middle grade novel, GABRIEL (Title subject to change), and I did that and still doing it.
Well, that’s all for me today, and I’m taking yet another hiatus, this time it’s onMY terms (As opposed to outside interference, like my site giving me headaches every other week this month!)
As long as “Tech DOESN’T happen again” I will be back Monday.
Until then, please subscribe to “Bites From the Cheese Shop” the official newsletter from T.A.A. (Talking Animal Addicts) Also, by subscribing, you’ll also be the first the learn when my novel is set to release, and have a chance to win a personalized, signed copy, by your lovingly frazzled literary rat, trying to hold me dreams, responsibilities, and sanity together, one day, one blog post at a time, among the other writer-centric things I do.
Your frazzled literary rat (and 1st gen VIBC graduate)
P.S. Please comment on my welcome video when you can. I’ll be revising it s
on and I may use your suggestions. Be honest, but kind. That said, for my
first serious attempt at video, it’s okay.
Revisions aside, I EARNED this badge-
P.P.S. (I’ll share my diploma picture later…)