Sunday, February 3, 2013

Okay, I am trying this again ... :)

Friday, February 1, 2013

2nd post for 2/1/2013 - I made a movie! On learning how to blog! And embedded it in my blog! Loving this Social Media class! :) Check it out at link below: But unable to get this one to embed for some reason. Any suggestions classmates? It's also posted on Prof. Kirk's blog. I guess you will have to highlight and click on it to watch for now.
New Post #1 for today - the first day of February, 2013: The 2nd Nik Wallenda video from his infamous walk in downtown Sarasota this week: The view from where he stood and walked! AND it was windy that day (you can hear the wind); AND he's giving an interview while he's walking! Just Amazing!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Okay, folks. I am going to try the video embedding again since the first one did work! This next one will be of Nik Wallenda of the famous Flying Wallenda family down here in Sarasota. Yesterday, he walked across US 41 from Marina Jack's to one of our down town condos - almost 200' up in there and untethered! I watched (with hundreds, perhaps thousands) of others from the street. My palms were sweating the entire time. And then I was sent this video ... and my palms were just as sweaty. This first video is from the balcony where he ended up when he was done. Did I mention that he started at the top of a crane!?!? Really!?! Had to go up in a cherry picker type bucket, climb a rope ladder to the top of the crane and then the wire was suspended from there. Watch and be amazed! The 2nd video is even more amazing. Here we go!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

This is my attempt to embed a video, but I think I did something wrong or missed a step. I have reached out to my friend, Terri, for assistance and will be back to fix this once I have heard back from her. She is working a very exciting campaign for a country music singer, Lee Brice (more info to follow on that), so I asked her to get back in touch w/ me once the campaign is over. I'll keep you posted! :)
Hi Readers!

Below are tips for embedding videos in your blog v. providing a link.  The purpose of doing this is to keep people on your blog v. linking them to something outside of your blog and taking the chance that they may not find their way back.

My good friend, Terri Bork, Social Media guru and author of The Google Places Bible, provided this to me; so I thought I would share on my blog, especially since it has to do with the theme of my blog.  The instructions are also provided to me via screenshots, another tool just talked about in our Social Media class @ USF-SM.

Maura, here are some tips for your blog.  They are step by step.  If you open each link then double click on the little picture you will be able to read it

It talks about keeping people on your website.

Hoe this will help you let me know if you have any questions.  I am going to give this a try.  Wish me luck!


Saturday, January 26, 2013

One last post for the day and this has nothing to do with learning how to blog; however, I am using Social Media to promote a very talented young man!

Please listen to this song, written and performed by a young musician:   High School student from Sarasota FL - Justin Whitmer.  Enjoy!  Listen to a few of his other songs on YouTube also!