My First Vlog


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I’m trying something that’s definitely a little different and outside of my comfort zone…my first Vlog. I recorded this video this afternoon while 1. My 4 year old was making a tent with every pillow and blanket in our home and 2. My 2 year old was watching Dora in the next room. I consider it a technological triumph that I did it all in one take.

So here’s my first no-frills, bare-bones, Vlog 101 attempt. Let me know what you think!

And for those of you who are curious about the post I mentioned in the vlog, here’s the link: Mom as Case Manager

Vlog Talk: Happy Memory

 

 

 



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  1. Amber says:

    I’m still very nervous to do a vlog, but you may have just convinced me, Mary Lauren. It was actually really nice to see your face and hear your voice. I feel like I get to know you through everything I so enjoy reading here, but being able to put an animated face with the words was surprisingly nice.

    Also, I love the moment you shared. I too started my blog off in a more generic record keeping way and how a transitional moment like you describe where I realized what a platform it could be to connect with other people.

    I will have to go back and read the post you mention as well about stepping back and allowing your children to make mistakes. It’s sounds like a great one and I am certain I could glean a lot from your words of wisdom on this matter.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. This was so awesome, ML! So great to hear your voice and see you talking :) I don’t think I’m brave enough yet…although I did suggest that my older girls and I video ourselves doing an interpretive dance to some song they were listening too. They didn’t seem too thrilled but *I* think it would be hilarious. Because again, I’m not brave enough to be regular yet. Baby steps of ridiculousness first…. :)

  3. ML, That was so good!!! It was nice to put a voice with your blog!!! And a face, too, I guess!!! Love the “interruptions” but loved what you said the most! You are so right—you do have to let your kids make some of the mistakes they make without intervening. That is sometimes a very difficult thing to do but it makes a huge difference over time. Since my two are adults now (gasp) it is easy to look back and see places where I could have “done better” but somehow it all worked out!!! I loved the vlog. Not sure if I am brave enough or have anything of much interest to say tho!

  4. Teresa says:

    Are you sure MY kids aren’t over there? My 4 yo son loves to build tents and forts, and my 2 yo daughter has an unhealthy obsession with Dora. I’m pretty sure I heard “swiper, no swiping” in the background, lol!

    What a great feeling, to touch someone’s way of thinking through your blog. do you have that link to the post that changed it all?

    • ML@My3LittleBirds says:

      Thanks Teresa! I don’t know why I didn’t put the link to Mom as Case Manager in that post, but I update it for you just now : )

  5. Paulette says:

    What a great blog memory! We do need to allow our kids to make their own mistakes sometimes. It’s hard to step back but sometimes, you just gotta. Hope we see more of you around Vlog Talk!

  6. Jessica says:

    That is so great to get an email from someone with good things about one of your posts.

    Great job on your first vlog. You did great.

  7. Mary Lauren, it’s so nice to see you and hear you voice! You did really great with your first vlog.

    Love that you decided to talk about your happy bloggy memory – it’s amazing how a simple gesture can take someone so far. Glad that happened for you with the blog.

    Hope to see you vlog again!

  8. Elena says:

    That’s so cool! It’s amazing the power of a blog and the words we put out there. Even if it touches one person, it’s worth it.

  9. Kara says:

    You go girl. I’m still trying to get up the courage to do a what I wore post, so I imagine it will be awhile before I try the vlog. You did a great job!

  10. I agree with all of the above! It’s so nice to hear your voice. I love your accent!

  11. Galit Breen says:

    It was so much fun to see you in “real life!” Great job with your first vlog!

    Also? It really is amazing these connections and warmth that we bloggers give and get, isn’t it? Definitely sigh-worthy!

  12. Angela says:

    That’s such a great story. I love that your blog touches others and you wanted to express a deeper connection with your audience. I hope to see more of you as you did a great first vlog!

  13. Kate says:

    My first thought was that you are beautiful! You should be on camera every day!

    My second thought was your house looks really pretty from the view I saw!

    That’s a very neat direction to take the blog in! The kiddos were a great “interruption”!

  14. That is a great memory and I can definitely relate. It is special when someone really connects with a post. I didn’t imagine blogging to be as gratifying as I’ve found it to be. And I’ve learned so much from reading others. I am new to your blog…gonna go poke around a little bit!

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