It’s #AskAwayFriday time and I am so excited to have a chance to meet and get to know Danielle from Dancing With My Daughter! I have fallen in love with her site and her theme of sharing her experiences, life and learning steps as a mom. Take a minute and visit Danielle and send her a bit of #AskAwayFriday style love and support.
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Here’s what Danielle had to ask me…
I enjoy watching your vlog. I’ve been wanting to vlog but the thought of talking in a camera sort of scares me. How did you start vlogging? Any advices for us newbees?
Thank you so much! You should definitely give it a try! I love it. I was scared at first too and then I thought “Okay, it’s only me and my camera so what am I nervous about?” When I vlog I just think of it as having a conversation with friends like a one on one chat.
I have two bits of advice:
When you start a YouTube Channel be sure to make it an extension of yourself. Just like a blog your Channel represent you on screen but instead of words it’s your voice. So simply put Put A Bit of YOU into your YouTube.
Once your up and running, approach your Channel just like you do your Blog. It really isn’t that different. The same way you prep your posts, content and promotion you can prep your blogs, topics and interaction – Blogger or Vlogger…The Same Rules Apply!
What motivates you to blog/vlog?
I Blog and Vlog to have interaction. I love reading the comments and replies. Having that feedback on my words, thoughts and opinions keeps me going to the next post and the next blog. You All Motivate Me.
If you did not start blogging, what could you be doing now?
Haha. I would probably still be a SAHM because it is just easier for our family financially. Career wise I think I would most likely be back in school finishing up my degree since that has been placed on hold and on the back burner for a while in the midst of moves and babies. I still plan on making that a priority as soon as possible – it’s important to me and I want to check that off my goal list.
Yet at this point in my life I am so content in where I am. I love being able to write, communicate and give my opinions on things, bring in a little income and still be home with my Kiddies. Isn’t Blogging awesome!?!?!
How do you manage your time when it comes to family, errands, work and other things?
Lately I have gotten better at balancing things. I’ve found that having a routine helps me to get things done in more than one area of my life. During the summer it was all chaos because everyone was home, I was trying to blog, mother, wife and then some and it was just getting to be a bit much.
Now that school has started we have a schedule. Set times, set activities and with this in place I have been able to really work my blogging schedule into the mix of things a lot easier and with much more success.
What was your favorite memory of summer?
Definitely our first family trip to Disney. Walt Disney was the most awesome experience ever! We had time to be together, to have fun and to make memories. To me making memories and moments is something I try to make possible as often as I can.
I saw that you’ve got your Keurig now. Congrats on that one! What is your favourite coffee, (not including the Pumpkin spice latte)?
Yes!!! Thanks to Influenster and #HelloKeurig I have a new addiction…
I had my first cup this morning and I am loving the touch screen and other amazing features (but you guys will have to wait for my review to get the details LOL).
My favorite coffee is Hot Coffee then Iced…no seriously I love all coffee.
I do have a passion for the PSLs (PSLGangstas For LIFE!) but honestly any flavor is one I will try and I haven’t tasted one yet that I don’t like. I love Hawaiian and ooooh Kahlua (there’s no alcohol 😉
What are you looking forward to this coming fall season?
Everything! I am a summer baby with a fall heart. I love the crisp air, the fallen leaves, the fashion and the food. I shared my Fall Fever Pinterest Board last week and if you want to know what I can’t wait for in the fall season it’s all on there 😀
What’s the weirdest question your toddler has asked you?
Haha! So many. I tell you the things these kiddies say and think up are hilarious! Let me think. Most recently he asked me why my butt was so big. I had no words.
Were you nervous sending your teen to college? How does it feel not having him around the house?
What is one thing that you cannot leave the house without?
My phone. I have turned back around 10 minutes out just to get it. I know, I know you all think it’s because of social media but I honestly have this huge fear of something happening and I have no way to get help. I know we haven’t always had cell phones but now that we do it’s not like pay phones are on every corner and I live in the south so getting stuck down the road is like being lost in the woods. So yeah, my phone is a must for me ALWAYS.
Didn’t Danielle give me some great questions and topics to explore this week? Don’t forget to go back and visit her over at Dancing With My Daughter and check out her answers to my questions…
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