Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My 15 Minutes of Blog Fame

The day has come!  My 15 minutes of blog fame!  Minus approximately 11 minutes and actually being famous.  I guess what I'm trying to tell you is that I'm really stoked to announce that I'm Ashley's co-host for the next installment of The Girl Behind The Blog vlog series!  I've participated in every round so far, even when it meant recording a vlog at 10pm.  (Maybe it was my dedication that impressed her?  Ha.)

Ashley from 5ohWifey started this series back in February.  Trial By Sapphire was only a week old, but I figured I had nothing to lose!  I'm so glad I linked up back when I had all of 13 readers, because I met so many other women who have become real friends of mine.  Since the first link-up, I've been a big fan of Ashley, and it's been fun to watch her adventures with her growing baby girl unfold and to see the increasing popularity of The Girl Behind The Blog.  Ashley is an amazing woman, and I appreciate that she is always willing to listen to others and that she encourages them to express their opinions, whether they are the same as hers or not.  She writes honestly and with tact, not to mention a lot of humor!  Needless to say, I was stupefied by joy when she invited me to be her co-host this month!  So here I am!  This is, to me, my 15 minutes of blog fame as Ashley's co-host!


As soon as Ashley invited me to co-host, I knew what I wanted to pitch to her!  Lucky for me, she agreed, and well, I've been busting as the seams and trying to keep it a secret for weeks!  There are always things that I put on the back burner, because life gets busy or I forget.  Months will go by, and I think, "Ugh, I still need to do that." 

Raise your hand if you're in the same boat.  
*looking out into a sea of raised hands*  
Whew!  It's nice to see I'm not the only one.

Now is the time to share the small milestones, lifestyle changes, and monumental dreams that you've had on the back burner!  What better place to share those things than a supportive community?  Who knows what kind of good advice you may get from a reader or other blogger?  If nothing else, at least you'll have said it aloud, and possibly, gained a second wind to make it happen!  You can share something things like:

"I want to run a 10k."
"I will try one new recipe per week."
"I've been dreaming of starting my own business."
"I need to be mindful of time spent with my family vs. blogging and social media."
"I'm nervous about it, but I want to record a vlog."  Oh, hey!  Look at that!  Mission accomplished.

Next Wednesday, July 25 (one week from today), we invite YOU to let the blogging community in on a something you're hoping to begin, accomplish, or change.  And maybe make a few new friends!  All you have to do is follow both of our blogs, grab the button below to share on your blog, and post a short vlog answering the following questions.  You'll only have to link up on one of the host's blogs because our links will be interlinked.  We really hope you join us!  Spread the word, and let's get to know each other a little better!  Make your video your own, but please try to stick to these prompts and the time limit.


The Girl Behind The Blog: Begin, Accomplish, or Change
Time limit: 2-3 minutes long
Introduce yourself and your blog.
What is one thing you are hoping to begin, accomplish, or change?
Why is this goal important to you?
What are your plans to achieve this goal?


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I hope to see all of your pretty faces in vlog form next Wednesday!

20 comments:

Morgan Williams said...

yayy!! love this idea .. now i need to get brainstorming to remember all of the things i have been putting off ha! (one of them being record the last girl behind the vlog that i never got the chance to do!)

& congrats on the 15 minutes of blog fame!! woohooo! :)

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

Hi Lindsay! I just got introduced to your blog via Ashley. I'm definitely going to do the vlog link up. I'm super excited to "get to know" you through blogging. I've already looked around a bit and plan to do more! Happy Wednesday!!!!
-Kristen

Anne said...

Super excited for this VLOG series...and super excited I found you via Ashley!

Looking forward to following along and seeing more from your cute self!

~Anne

Rhiannon said...

Yay, I love the vlog series! I can't wait for the linkup with you lovely ladies.

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

WHOOOP :)
I am so proud of you!
Don't forget us little people when you're a big famous blogger...especially not your little sister! OKAY?!

I love you and no matter how much I dread vlogging, I will be sucking it up and doing this. :)

xo

Elisha(: said...

Congrats!!!

Meg Cady said...

YAYYYY EXCITINGGG!!!
I will actually schedule this post this time!
Everytime I attempted to do this link up (which I love) I just could get myself together!

Now that you are a part its a MUST!

XO

Michelle said...

YAY! Congrats, Linds! That's totally awesome. I *might* consider a vlog now. We'll see ;)

Whitney H said...

This is so cool! I'll definitely link up, especially now that our good desktop computer with the nice web cam has a plain white back drop! Now... what to talk about!?

Leanne @ Simply Beautiful said...

Hmmm...You've promoted this so well on your blog today, that I'm actually considering participating next week! Way to go, great use of persuasion ;)

At least I have a week to think about it :)

Jamie said...

Can not wait!! Time to get some ideas down and probably need to go ahead and video just in case this baby comes before then! :)

Amy said...

Yayyy! So excited! :)

Beverly Frazier said...

Hey hey now.. I've been waiting for another series of The Girl Behind The Blog ;) I am SOO down!!

xoxo, Bev

Julie Marie said...

So happy for you.. girl behind the blog was my sort of leap into blogdomhood too. I was going at it for about a month, feeling so discouraged and then I found girl behind the blog. This is a fun one. Will encourage me to embrace those secrets inside of me:)

Jenn said...

Oh yeah!! Congrats. I have been wanting to join in on these but I'm a scaredy pants.

Jami @ Somewhat Domesticated said...

Congrats, this is great! I love your vlogs, looking forward to the linkup.

Trying to figure out what I'd talk about for 2-3 minutes. I can't imagine talking about finishing your wedding album is interesting ;-)

Katie Price said...

As always, you are taking things to the next level. Great topic choice. You know I'm in!

Emily said...

This is a good topic choice. I am going to think it over - and think about joining. I just vlogged today - so I am not sure I want to over-vlog myself. But I have a few things that I'd really like to accomplish - so maybe I'll share them. Congrats on your way to - what - 500 followers by when? I hope I win. That would be an accomplishment.

Emily @ Emmy June said...

So glad you're co-hosting...and I love your topic choice :) Yay!

Lisa @ MMT said...

So fun! I can't wait to see your vlog!