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How I Learned to 'Vlog Like a Boss'

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I started vlogging last month, and I even wrote a blog post about what I learned from vlogging on my own, but the biggest lesson I learned about vlogging on my own is how little I actually knew about vlogging.

So when I found “Vlog Like a Boss,” I was excited to learn how a professional YouTuber makes her videos, so that I can try and do the same.

You can read about how I found the class here.

Here’s an outline of the things I learned about in Amy Schmittauer’s class, “Vlog Like a Boss” on CreativeLive:



Tips on how to get comfortable in front of a camera.
Presents gear that professional YouTubers use, and how to get the best quality video from the gear that you already have. She brings in Vincenzo Landino (CEO of Aft…

One Way to Make Money from Your Blog: How I Used Being an Affiliate Marketer for Professional Development

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When I first started on my blogging journey I was doing it for fun, but as time went on I realized that there’s a lot more to this blogging thing than I had anticipated. Long hours of sitting at a computer researching the next place/thing to review, going out and having an experience to share (paying for those experiences myself), typing, editing, and re-typing quality content for my readers. It's a lot of fun, but, also, expensive and a lot of work!

So, I started looking into options for making money from my blog, and I learned that bloggers can become affiliate marketers for products, services, and brands.
What does becoming an affiliate mean?
A blogger who is an affiliate for a product, brand, merchant, or …

Going to Supercon with a Toddler: Tips and Tricks

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This year my husband and I bought matching Star Wars shirts for ourselves and our three-year-old. (The shirts were on sale at the Disney Store. Woot woot. *happy dance*) So we were extra ready to go to Supercon as a family for the first time in our daughter's life.

**At the very end, I give some "Shoutouts" to a couple of artists and a writer who stood out to me, so don't forget to scroll all the way down to check them out.**
We had so much fun. There are some things that went very well, but there are other things that we'll do differently next year. 


Here's a list of tips to help make your day at a con with a toddler an enjoyable one:


1. Head over to the con during nap time. 
If your kiddo falls asleep easily in the car, take advantage of that to let your kiddo nap on the way to the con. Our daughter napped from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the way up to Ft Lauderdale from Miami. We had to hang out in the car for a little while, but she was able to hang at the con …

Things I Learned About Vlogging on YouTube

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I just started a YouTube channel, and I've posted a welcome video and my first official vlog. I want to share with you everything I've learned so far.
Here's all of it in lovely list form:
1. You can create a YouTube channel for free.
You just need to have an e-mail address. Boom! Easy!
2. You can create a thumbnail image for your video with a free app.

My friend, JayMunee (an expert YouTuber), introduced me to a beautiful app called PicsArt (get it for Android from Google Play here; get it for iPad/iPhone here), and I am in love with it so much that I may need to marry it. (Sorry, Looey Q!) This app allows you to place text on a photo, cut out an item in an image and paste it onto another image, and so much more! It's like Photoshop, but more user-friendly, and - Did I mention? - it’s FREE!

3. You can choose a thumbnail for your video, but the resolution of the image must be 1280x720 or lower.

I don’t know how to make the resolution lower or higher on photos. I had my graphi…