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  1. Nolie
    Feb 03 - 11:19 pm

    I find videos let me get to know the blogger better. You get to see them and hear how they talk and it’s 100% real. I have started doing video as part of something called Monday Mingle. Watching long videos is tiresome and I will skip past the chat that isn’t needed. People laugh at me as 90% of the time I try to squeeze my video under 2 minutes and see just how short I can make it while still answering all the questions. I just need to learn to care what I look like on video maybe. I am the queen of recording how I am every day. PJ’s, no make-up and hair in a ponytail. I am not a girly girl though I am sure you figured that out when you met me.

    • Janice
      Feb 05 - 6:53 pm

      Good for you Nolie! So good for you doing video – and making sure you keep them concise! :)

  2. kristin
    Feb 03 - 11:22 pm

    I like many just adore Jenny! Her glitter and all that jazz.

    I find her tips perfect as I’m trying to do more and more videos.

    Great interview, even greater person featured.

    • Janice
      Feb 05 - 6:54 pm

      Thanks Kristin! Yes – Jenny is fabulous! :)

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  4. Amber
    Feb 03 - 11:48 pm

    I do use videos. But my husband makes videos professionally, so I have more than a little help with the technical details. ;)

    • Janice
      Feb 05 - 6:55 pm

      Ohhh so jealous! I wish I had someone technical in the house to help w video!

  5. jennyonthespot
    Feb 04 - 2:19 am

    I’m blushing. And also sporting the BIGGEST. SMILE. EVER! Seriously. I don’t know what to say… Just know that the feeling is mutual. And your site played a HUGE role in helping me redirect my focus. {hugs} and all kids of love. :) :) :)

    • Janice
      Feb 05 - 6:55 pm

      Well – I am honored that our site encouraged you girl! You rock – and I am SO glad the post made you smile! :)

  6. maddy
    Feb 04 - 3:48 am

    I seriously needed some exclusive blogging tips.Thanks a lot for sharing it.

    • Janice
      Feb 05 - 6:57 pm

      :) We will be doing more blogging tips and video tips in the future as well. Are there any questions or subjects you would like us to cover? THANKS for the feedback!

  7. Louise
    Feb 04 - 10:33 pm

    I wish Jenny was my BFF too!

    • Janice
      Feb 05 - 6:58 pm

      :) But you have us as BFFs! BlogHer10 wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without you! :)

      • Louise
        Feb 05 - 8:44 pm

        That is true, I have you guys and I wouldn’t give that up for anything in the world!! You guys are TONS of fun, and I always learn a lot.

        • jennyonthespot
          Feb 11 - 1:37 am

          LOUISE! I ADORE YOU!!! We need to figure out how to make our schedules matchy-up! xoxo :)

          • Louise
            Feb 13 - 9:28 pm

            I’m free in September..LOL Miles and Zoe will both be in preschool. I’m sure I can fit you in sometime before then .;-)

          • courtney
            Mar 22 - 4:25 pm

            hey i need sum help my mother is not a happie camper with me riight now because im on 15 and pregenant

  8. lu
    Feb 05 - 9:20 am

    Janice, I am so glad I had a chance to meet you and hang with you at Blissdom. You are truly an amazing woman and we both think Jenny is pretty awesome. That is a good thing!

    • Janice
      Feb 05 - 6:59 pm

      Yes Lu – it was wonderful to get to meet you too! And yes – we have our Jenny in common! ;)

      • jennyonthespot
        Feb 11 - 1:37 am

        You know… you 2 are 2 of my biggest life-loves? True. It’s true…

  9. Lynda
    Feb 05 - 10:38 am

    Truly inspiring person indeed. It is not easy to do this and that task. Blogging is fun but seriousness will determine the benchmark of success. Congrats…

  10. ShopYourselfChic
    Feb 05 - 11:38 am

    fantastic! thanks!

  11. Rachel
    Feb 07 - 11:35 pm

    I love the video idea! I have started and then restarted blogging and I’m serious this time, lol! I think it woiuld be a great outlet for me and a way to capture memories forever! Hopefully I can add videos once in a while!

    • jennyonthespot
      Feb 11 - 1:39 am

      Rachel… Yes, once in awhile. It gets easier over time. It has opened up a whole new world for me. I encourage you to dig in!

  12. Annie
    Feb 08 - 4:02 pm

    I had a total blast hanging out with Jenny at Type A Mom! I only wish I had hung out with her the entire weekend and not just the last day :(

    Video? Oh yeah, I do video! I love it! I just recently put up a video of my 3 yr old singing “Jesus Loves Me” to her baby sister. It made everyone’s heart melt! I do video for product reviews if the product deserves it and I can show it off better that way (like a vacumm, totally needs a video review to show the level of noise and ease of use)

    • jennyonthespot
      Feb 11 - 1:40 am

      Oh Annie… you just made me smile… and miss TAM! Are we subscribed to each other on the YouTube? I guess I could go look… :)

      • Annie
        Feb 11 - 6:10 pm

        Thanks Jenny! I am not sub’d to you and you are not to me on “the” YouTube LOL! I am going to fix that now. I am Angel95Annie on YouTube

  13. Kitty
    Feb 10 - 4:19 pm

    I LOVE making videos for my readers!!! There’s never a dull moment in my world and something funny happens almost every time. My readers enjoy the videos so much and learn a lot for them and I definitely think it helps them connect with me. I get so many emails and they talk to me like we are best friends and I think that awesome!

    • jennyonthespot
      Feb 11 - 1:41 am

      Excellent point! A great way to connect more personally with one’s community :)

  14. Brandy
    Feb 11 - 12:01 am

    I don’t do vlog, but just had to say that the “I don’t feel like dancing” video was HILARIOUS!!!! Looooved it! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  16. Linda
    Feb 18 - 2:54 pm

    I’ve actually found that I like vlogging more than actual BLOGGING.

  17. Stephanie
    Mar 01 - 1:35 pm

    Her “I Don’t Feel Like Dancing” video is so fun. You can’t help but SMILE – and dance. :)

    I typically don’t have time to watch videos (I prefer written text). That said, I do enjoy watching an engaging, well-designed video from time-to-time.

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