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You did a FABULOUS job!
And EVERY reason you mentioned… is identical to MY OWN reasons for not vlogging.
I am waaaaay cooler in print than I am in real life! ha ha!
Props for being brave enough to do the prompt AND let your girls say hi! They’re so cute… even if they don’t wanna go away and let mommy talk to the people on the interwebs!
Love putting a face and voice to your written word. What do you mean – you’ve got a great voice! You managed to get the classic BBCD tone and humor into the vlog, too. I think you did great!
I’m so glad to hear that I sound like I write! Thanks, Anne!
I loved it
Yep – I agree with all of your reasons except the accent one…I don’t have an accent. Well, not to me. But to the east coasters, I guess I would
I keep telling myself I’d never vlog, and then I keep thinking maybe I should. Sigh. I think you just inspired me. Sigh again.
I really don’t think you have any accent, if that’s any consolation.
I need to meet you in person one day. just sayin'.
Oh, wow! I think you are SOOO much more hip than me, so that makes me feel good.
See what happens when you make jokes about joining our linkup…
I don’t get dressed up or do my makeup either for my vlogs.
I think you did great and you should do more of them. And my kids always make an appearance too.
I think you did #ALLCAPAWESOME 10/10!
It’s nice to put a face to the ‘voice’ of your blog.
Thanks so much, Alison!
You are such a trendsetter! I jumped on the VlogTalk bandwagon too. But my vlog is no where near #ALLCAPSAWESOME
Very cute, kyoot, I like it. Thanks for doing this
but your “video” clip? is about 1/2 an inch longer than your wait wait I’ll make it bigger just incase it’s me? nope it’s the youtube, I get yo and 1/2 a u in the bottom corner.
Yay, you vlogged! Great to put a face with the words although I was kind of feeling okay about not vlogging because I had yet to see you do it.
So does that mean I kinda put pressure on you?
It was good! I don’t vlog either, though the pressure is getting fierce out there.
AWESOME You even put a little word thingies in there, like a real movie! I am impressed. And no coughing. And you memorized your lines. And your kids were so good. Ruh Roh, you may have to do another one….
We’ll see. I think I will, but if I vlog too often you’d all get tired of me.
You did great! And your voice is just right for you. I think we all hate our voices. I hate mine and than Natalie told me it was soothing. I guess I am using my bedroom voice in my vlogs. Oops!
HAHAHAHA! “Bedroom voice” on vlogs! That’s, um, interesting!
same reasons here… i hate my voice… and then when i watch the video, I’m like… geez, i look dumb! you did great!
Hey, how’s your new site going?
LOL! I thought you were going to say you don’t vlog b/c it’s too darn hard to find the time and not be distracted. I find it incredibly difficult to find time to vlog. I like doing it, but it has to be when my toddler is asleep and hubby is not around. I am totally with you in that I’m not fancy. But I do like to at least have had a shower beforehand. (I also hate my voice.)
I guess I can’t count on you to join me for this, then, huh?
Your vlogs are so professional and well done. I’m all lazy and casual in mine.
Awesome! You did an awesome job!
Well done Liz! And the opposite of what you said the other day is true – you’ve scored even MORE cool points with me…and I’m sure everyone else too.
You don’t need to change one thing, lady. It’s perfect just the way it is (and your kids are adorable)
Woot for scoring cool points with Tisha!!
Oh that was all kinds of perfect! I hope you do it more.
You are too kind! Your vlogs are nearly world famous!
YAY!!! You did a great job and it sounded like you had rehearsed it and planned it really well.
Okay….. now are you going to do it again?
Seriously, I didn’t rehearse at all! I’m sure any potential future vlogs will not work this well.
You did it!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For the record, I totally picked up on the accent and thought it was adorbs! When I did my first vlog, peeps thought I have a “Jersey” accent, so it’s all good!
So are you going to do it again???
Probably at some point, but not regularly. It isn’t special if you do it all the time, ya know?
No one likes their voice. It’s a fact of nature.
Well, except maybe Jennifer Lopez. But I’m not convinced she’s human.
Your voice is so much better than mine! And your Vlog is very fancy! Love the special effects! Way to be brave! (I’m a wimp and will never do this)
i have never used iMovie before this, and i figured that li’l feature out in a few minutes. That program is pretty awesome!
I thought you were great! Although, I’m not really sure I could pull it off – I think in order to keep my “image” intact, I’d have to make sure that both of my kids are crying…
#ALLCAPSAWESOME! Do you like how we sucked you in? I do. Your voice is great, I love your midwest meets the south accent and I don’t do makeup either. You’ve seen mine…I do them after I get home from the gym. Now that you’ve done it…you know we’re just going to hound you more!
I love that you Vlogged. I now have seen who’s blog I’ve been reading for so long and that I find so cool. But thank you for vlogging once – it was nice to meet you
Thanks so much, darlin’!
You know, when I talked to you the other day I didn’t hear one OUNCE of hillbilly. I was going to ask you when you were going to get a southern drawl! Love this vlog, and you are a 10 at vlogging. Although I thought the reason you don’t vlog would just be a montage of Kate and Maddie talking to you
Ha – love it all! I agree with you on all four points (not related to you, but as my own excuses). I would, however, get dressed and put on makeup which would only make me look more foolish and over done.
Kate still wins in the accent department! haha I loved it! And I see you managed to cut out a lot of your face time by putting those snippets in between…
#ALLCAPSAWESOME baby! What a crack up…..and here I though the two girls and the dog would be three of your “reasons”!
I would be terrified to vlog. That is all.
You kidding me Liz?! I LOVE your voice! and your vlog is super cool!
You are too kind, Maureen! Have you ever vlogged?
#AWESOME!!! I think your writing personality shines through in your vlog! Totally what I expected.
Seriously, that’s like the greatest compliment to receive! If I “sound” the same on my posts as I do here, I couldn’t ask for more!
I found you via someone commenting on this on Twitter and I think it was great, although I’m sooooo with you on not wanting to dress up. I haven’t worn makeup since 1992 and I figure nobody wants to see my pale, flabby face. Plus I know I’ll sound like a dork. On accent mix: I’m Canadian living in Austin now, so it’s all “howdy, eh?” and someone’s bound to be freaked out/offended/something.
Yet there you are being cute and funny and awesome. Meh, I’m still not doing it, but kudos to you!
A girl after my own heart! I wear make up maybe 3 times a year, and that’s if we have something like a wedding to attend. Make up is SO overrated.
Indeed! I’d wear makeup to a wedding if it was an awesome cosplay wedding. I don’t even do cosplay, but that’d be an excuse to try.
Damn, now I need to go make some soon-to-be-married cosplay friends…
You did great! I want you to sing to me now.
Sweetheart, I don’t sing! At least not anything anyone would want to hear.
LOVE IT! also, for makeup tips, you should check out my vlog which will go live tomorrow morning. I think you’ll appreciate it.
Oooh, maybe we should join forces then!
YAY!! Great job, so proud of you for vlogging!
Aw, thanks for being proud of me!
You should vlog all the time! I don’t get dressed up or do anything fancy either… because I hate it.
I have been having more fun with the editing than anything else (just a little words of wisdom for a seasoned vlogger… a whole 2 vlog
I loved it! The girls are cute!
Way to go Liz. I am right there with you on the reasons to NOT do a VLOG. I subject myself to it ever so often just to keep myself humble. AHHH!
#ALLCAPSAWESOME and you have a really nice voice (now mine….
#ALLCAPSAWESOME ! I think you did great!
#ALLCAPSAWESOME I’ve been thinking about vlogging for awhile, but I’m terrified to see myself on camera.
BTW, I love your accent(s)! I’m southern and transplanted to the midwest, so I have a weird combo too.
I love 3/5 of my vlogs. I have no idea where I’m going with this comment.
Kate’s laugh when you lifted her up was awesome! Such a cutie.
Before that, she was like, “Mommy, why are you talking to the computer?!?”
Girl you are a natural! And i love your voice.
You did great! Honestly, though, I thought the reason was going to be because you keep getting interrupted by two adorable girls and a cute a little dog!
Believe me, Jack would have sat on my lap through all that if I had let him.
Hmmm…there’s an idea for a vlog!
I think you did great! I don’t blog because I’m a big ol’ stammering hot mess on camera followed by a too-loud, goofy nervous laugh.
You look and sound different than I thought you would. Not in a bad way, just… different. I thought you had longer hair. Yes, that’s what I honed in on – your tiny little ponytail. Because I’m weird like that.
Um, interesting that you were focusing on my ponytail? Yes, that’s a big odd.
I freaking love you for having the guts to do this. #ALLCAPSAWESOME all the way.
Great job! I’ve vlogged a few times, but it’s been a long time. I’m never totally comfortable vlogging.
Scale of 1 to 10– a 10! Loved seeing you and hearing your voice. Great transitions and captions….I need to find your courage.
Hey now, YOU can do it! I’m sure of it!
You’re awesome and so is your blog, whether you vlog it or blog it, you rock.
You are such a supportive tweep and blogger, Lori! THANK YOU!
Hey, you did great. And, I don’t like my voice either. I sound like a Maritime fisherman, which would be fine if I were a man. I am from the Maritimes, so I guess that part fits.
I chose your prompt for this week, great idea.
Now I want to Google Maritime fisherman because I have no clue what that sounds like!
Noooooo, I can’t watch at work! I will do my best to come back later
Sounds like we need to figure out a way to covert vlog.
You did AMAZING! Love the cameos by the girls too! Please do more vlogs!
You are too kind! Thank you!!
I love the you vlogged about NOT vlogging. HA HA HA!
Have I told you lately how glad I am that I met you at Blissdom? Of course this made me miss you. Wish we could hang out more! You’re my kind of peeps Liz. xo
I know, right? Leave it to me to suggest a prompt like that and THEN get sucked in to act on it!
So glad I met you, too! We need a Southern conference, man!
Yay!!! You did great! Loved the babies, loved the voice, loved all of it. The topic totally cracked me up too. Way to go mama!
Wow, thanks for the support! It really means a lot from a vlog pro like yourself!
And now if we could figure out why @LATorres is having dreams about us…
and check you out with your fancy powerpoint presentation!
I think your voice is quite lovely, but I get it. I’m not a fan of mine either.
I’ve been toying with the idea of vlogging…hmm…maybe.
You did great and I love your voice!
Well, since I’ve spoken to you on the phone, I think I’m a fair judge of whether or not you should vlog. The answer is Y-E-S!
This may be my last comment.
HA! I have no idea what you’re talking about. Well, I do. I’m self critical too but no one is looking at it the way you are. Well done. Especially the interruptions. I love seeing the girls too.
Wait, why? I’m confused. Why is this your last comment?
Good job! So will this be your last vlog, since you’re not a fan of vlogging?
I can tell you with 100% certainty that I will never vlog. I think I look scary on video. Photos — different story. I can always Photoshop out a wrinkle or a pimple. Ain’t no Photoshopping a video though!
Did I leave a comment already? I think I started to, please forgive if it’s a repeat but I feel the same way as you – I wore a hat! I do love, being on the reading end of your blog, being able to see the real person so there is two sides. I loved yours – thanks for sharing!
looks like my kinda blog.
I give this an ALLCAPSTHUMBSUP
Awesome first vlog! I really loved getting to “see” the person behind the words!
I thought that was awesome! It was great too ‘see’ you.
Thanks, Jen! You are such an old pro at this, you probably have no idea why many of us fuss over vlogging.
You’re too funny!! I did the same prompt. My main reason is I hate the word vlog!! lol I probably won’t ever vlog again.
So glad you ate your “that’s why I’ll NEVER vlog” words because I couldn’t love you more!
This makes me smile! So did I sound like you figured I would?
Love ya Poppy!
Lol…love it! Before last week I never thought I’d do a vlog either and the lovely ladies have sucked me in as well…wow, they are good at that!
What are you talking about? You don’t have a chicago accent, at all! I mean, you sound PERFECTLY NORMAL to me! LIZ!!! LOOK AT YOU!!!! You’re so cute and fun and silly. And I think I TOTALLY saw you at Orland Park Mall in 1990!!!! Seriously! You haven’t changed one bit! (Do I comment with too many exclamation points? I think I need to tone it down a bit, don’t you think? Sorry. I’m just SO EXCITED to see you!!! Oh, s***, there I go, again. sorry)
I love your enthusiastic comments, Leanne! Thanks for vlog lovin’!
Great topic! That’s the one I chose too! I love that your girls made an appearance. They’re adorable! Also? #ALLCAPSAWESOME!
ALLCAPSAWESOME, woman! You: 1) are cute, 2) have a great voice (who does like their own voice?), 3) need to know that chicago and hillbilly make a nice contrast (but just keep it short if it bugs you), and 4) we’re all dorks… we BLOG!!!! lol
Great job on this… you MUST do another one
Glad to hear my vocab and voice have formed a nice mix.
And here I thought the reason you don’t vlog would be because you can’t get five minutes without kids hogging the camera!
Your reasons make total sense to me, but I’m glad you did it anyway! It was great!
But your girls totally stole the show…they are ALLCAPS GORGEOUS!
I love all your reasons. At least you’ve got the Chicago part with the southern drawl. I’m just Southern, LOL!
You are a 10 #ALLCAPSAWESOME!!!
I think I like you more!!
Awesome job Liz!
girl, you are ALLCAPSAWESOME.
I hate my voice too. I sound like Minnie Mouse. all right, maybe not that bad, but i always cringe when I hear/see myself on video.
Very cute! The girls are completely edible. I vote that your next vlog is an interview with them!
I might be able to swing that, LL!
Your last reason is EXACTLy why I don’t blog. Gotta keep up the coolness facade.
You crack me up for saying this! Because I met you in person! Why would anyone think you weren’t cool?
Girl you did awesome! These are pretty much my reasons too. I need to get back on the vlog wagon and stop being so critical. Maybe I’ll link up next time
I loved how you edited your vlog and added text. I need to learn how to do that stuff.
Mine was all in the transitions. I haven’t figured out to how put text or musical overlays yet. iMovie has a LOT of features!
I would say you did #ALLCAPSAWESOME!!
….although I did laugh when “I’m not fancy” came up on the screen all fancy-like!
I guess I have a bit of irony in me. Considering I suggested a vlog prompt about why a person doesn’t vlog. #gofigure
AWESOME!!! I like your last reason best. It’s my number one reason too. And I’m not vlogging about it either.
Plus I don’t think I could figure out all. I’ll just keep pretending I’m cool.
I think you did ALLCAPSAWESOME! I like reason #4. But I’m wondering what Chi-town + Hillbilly sounds like.
I love a hillbilly accent, you don’t need makeup, I like your glasses (I wore contacts for my vlog, because I did my makeup, but I usually wear my specs), thanks for sharing your awesomeness.
It’s funny that you mention the glasses. I’ve been thinking how I need to make my Twitter profile photo, etc., one that includes glasses because I wear them all the time now.
Oh this is ALLCAPSAWESOME! We’re gonna get along great at Type A because you outlined the EXACT reasons why I’ve never vlogged! Plus the word just eeks me out.
I’m so paranoid about my voice! In the 7th grade a kid named Kyle Carpenter told me I had a boring voice & so I get paranoid about it! lol
Your girls are so cute, Lboy was totally obsessed with watching them on video!
On a scale from 1-10 that was a 100 #ALLCAPSAWESOME vlog!
LBoy has 2 potential girlfriends, then. And not *that* much distance between.
You are 100% ALLCAPSAWESOME. You totally rocked that bad boy. But I’m still with you on the no vlogging thang. I’m not into getting fancified for the interwebs. I like to blog in my pjs with my medusa hair unbrused for 3 days. Cuz thats the way I like to roll. Shhhhhh…don’t tell anyone.
OMG – your vlog was just too cute! There is nothing wrong with your voice – I think we all hate our voices! I know I can’t stand to hear myself!! LOL
Great Job! You have a great voice!
1. Your girls are tooo cute.
2. You came across in vlog form exactly the way I imagined you in bloggy form. Well, maybe with a slight midwest accent.
3. I think you need to do more of these. I LOVED this.
You crack me up! I feel you on the Chicago accent meets Southern drawl thing we have going on. I get made fun of here for the Chicago and made fun of at home for the Southern. Oh well!
FINALLY! Finally I found the time to watch this! Liz, I think I like you even more. And now I’m feeling the pressure to try this myself!
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