• Philosophy

    To Win you have to Try

    If I had never logged some books on my library’s website, I would never have won a gift card. If I had never called the radio station, I would never have won a free trip to Florida. If I had not chatted with a talented artist at her shop, discovered she needed video work done, and had not presumptuously mentioned to her that I did that and would like to work with her, I would never have a dream client. To win, you HAVE to try. You HAVE to be in the game. Yes, you might lose and yes, at some point you WILL lose. And it may hurt. But…

  • Updates

    I’ve been AWOL, I know!

    I’m sorry! I’m so very sorry! For any of you people who are crazy enough to like me (1), read my blog (2) and happened to miss it while I took a short leave of absence (3)  (which I understand is probably a small if existent percentage) I am sorry to you! No excuses. In my time away, things have been happening though! I’ve finished a Patreon video, and a Real Estate video. I partied with my bestie in Seattle for her Bachelorette party, started a personal project, played a small part in GISHWHES, hosted a Mastermind meeting, many Marketing meetings, went to a Josh Groban Concert, skyped with my…

  • My Story

    The brief history of Katie and her Camera

    I bought my first camera in the fall of 2005. I was almost 13. It was a Kodak Easyshare with a lens that didn’t even extend past the body of the camera. I paid $100 for it, (and as a 12/13 year old, that’s quite a sum!)  I took 1000s of pictures with it and I was enamored. I was taking selfies before it was cool. Rawr. Gotta love the braces. This camera even had video capabilities! Of course, the video quality was low and there was no audio, but what an amazing thing for a 13 year old to have (at the time, now my 11 year old sister has an iPhone).…

  • Life,  Philosophy

    Too much comfort, too many expectations, too little happiness

    I find that I am the most happy when my joys are small, and somewhat infrequent. That sounds strange, doesn’t it? In this age of abundance to excess, why skimp if we don’t have to? Let’s take advantage of the cornucopia of desire fillers, we think. But what start out as desire fillers become desire fuelers. Have you ever noticed that you buy an expensive toy (a car, new phone, new tv) etc, and while you are excited and giddy at first, the happiness flatlines? You’re on to the next purchase, next toy.  We become accustomed to our surroundings. We acclimate. We adapt. Science shows that our happiness returns to…

  • Social Media Tips,  Tutorials

    Upload a video to Facebook

    Have you seen how some videos play as you scroll past in Facebook, and some you have to click to play? That is the difference between videos uploaded to Facebook, and links shared from YouTube. In this video, if you are new to social media marketing/video marketing or would just like to learn without fumbling how to upload a video directly to Facebook, here ya go!

  • Social Media Tips

    How to get done what you say you’re going to get done for Social Media Marketing

    You’ve heard it before. It’s not new advice. But where you’ve probably tried to use it, in some fitness arena, or with your New Year’s Resolutions, you might not have thought to use it with your social media strategy. Alright, alright. What is it already? you may ask. For whatever it is you want to do, Find someone to hold you accountable. Better yet, lots of someones. A group. Something. We make promises to ourselves, yet somehow these promises are so easy to back out of. I’m suggesting that, whatever first task you want to take with your social media marketing strategy,  or your video marketing strategy, you tell people. Tell…

  • Life,  My Story,  Updates

    Sometimes we have to fall, to fly

    Last Saturday, I checked it off the bucket list. The Thursday before, I was writing in my journal, musing about my upcoming decision. While skydiving is fairly safe, 1 in 100,000 don’t make it, and those are WAAAAY higher odds than winning the lottery.   Thinking “I want to be at peace with my choice. Yes, if I forgo it, I’m safer. But at what cost? Letting the fear win is NOT the answer. This experience, skydiving, is symbolic. Will I fly, or fall? Will I let my fear consume me and back down? I’ve been living in fear. Not all the time, not dramatically. But it’s there. The fear of failure,…

  • Video Marketing 101,  Video Marketing Tips

    10 Suggestions for what to talk about when starting Video Marketing

    So. You’ve decided to start video marketing. You’ve set up your camera and you’re ready to go. AAAAAaaand Action! But wait! … what should you talk about? The simplest video is a “webcam” video, the form that most vloggers (people who create “video blogs” on YouTube) typically use. The camera (usually the webcam) is pointed at the blogger and they talk. For you, you can use your webcam or set up your camera or phone on a tripod. Answer each of these questions. You can get another person with you to ask them, and maybe ask more pointed questions if you are talking and they find a spot unexplored, or you can pause…

  • Social Media Tips,  Tutorials

    Facebook Carousel

    I posted this on Tutorial Tuesday on Facebook and YouTube, I’m just a slow goer getting it on here… *sigh*. But! I have it. It’s done, and here you are.   Have you seen those sponsored ads where you can swipe between a few cool photos or offers while browsing Facebook? It’s called the Facebook Carousel. I’ll show you how to make one! Keep posted, this video is a basic “how-to”, I’ll make a snappier version in the future. 🙂