Headed To #BloggyCon14 – The Be Still Retreat

I’m headed to Ohio for the Bloggy Conference!  I’ll be leading The Be Still Retreat, which is a special time within the Bloggy Conference to be still, reflect and connect face-to-face, heart-to-heart.  I hope to see you there!  If you’ll be in attendance, please take a moment to comment, say hi, and let’s get to know one another.


Testing The Vlogging Waters

Last night I was in Hershey, for the opening day of iRetreat, and had the pleasure of listening to Audrey McClelland and Vera Sweeney deliver an inspiring opening keynote. One thing that struck me during their presentation (other than the fact that Vera shares my love of VINE!) was their brilliant use of video.

For them, video is a successful and powerful marketing tool.

I have largely stayed away from video (other than a fun 6 second vine), vlogging and YouTube.  But I think it’s time to face my fear and embrace video.  2:1’s theme was LIVE BOLDLY, right?  Yes it was! I’m not going to let fear keep me from something that can be powerful and fun.  So here I am, testing the vlogging waters, figuring out how to upload video directly from my phone.

Show me some love and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

If you are not reading on the blog, you may have to click here to watch the video.

I’ll be honest.  This is painful for me to watch. I’m overweight (but working on it!), and I’m surely not used to hearing my own voice…outside of my head. But I did it! In time, I hope to learn editing….and how to relax in front of the camera.

I’ll get there.






What about you?  Do you vlog? Are you also afraid? Is there something else you want to do but your nerves are holding you back?  Do tell!