It’s Virtual Happy Hour (#VirtualHH) time y’all.
. . . and today I want to talk about how to use your voice on your blog. How to come across as you. How to be loved and adored by the people who are meant to love and adore you.
So, there’s a worksheet/exercise, a video (in which I briefly sing + dance), and of course, a mango margarita recipe (or whatever you’re drinking) so that you can enjoy a virtual happy hour. I’ll be on Twitter answering questions or receiving ridicule for this video, either one, from 3 – 9 p.m. CST today (Thursday, May 22), but feel free to watch & do the exercise at any time on any day.
Oh, and this post is part of a project that Maru and I started to join bloggers together once a month to make videos that explore their take on a general topic (this month was blogging basics). At the bottom of this post is where I’ll try to keep a list of other participating bloggers for the month. Read more about our #VirtualHH “movement” here.
. . . and some of you were wondering where my British accent is . . . I promise to use it next time. Don’t forget to download the worksheet/exercise (two pages), and feel free to check out some notes (below) from the video.
In this video I discuss three tips + action items for using your voice on your blog:
1. Recognize the importance of your voice.
2. Practice using your voice (through text) more often.
3. Say it again, Sam. << It'll make sense when you watch the video, or perhaps if you're obsessed with classic movies like I am. I'll give you a few tips on how to do each of those, but the exercise (PDF) is a great resource too. In this video, I also draw comparisons between the four types of bloggers and four types of “concert goers,” which is of course accompanied by some of my epic dance moves.
Other bloggers participating in #VirtualHH this month:
Did I miss your name? Let me know in the comments.
Photos of me: taken from my video, shot by James Smith
Photo of mango margarita: © el.rudakova – Fotolia.com