Sunday, March 6, 2011

Putting myself out there!!

Eeek! This is so scary and so exciting at the same time!!!  I have been working hard at getting my name out there to continue to grow Valentine Design.  I hired a very nice guy named Jeff Easter from Phoenix Social Media to help with the social media aspects of growing my business. Jeff suggested a series of YouTube videos and my first one is completed and ready for the world to see!
I finally got over the feeling that I look like a total dork and just went for it!!
I would love it if you would hop on over there and check out my YouTube video...

There is also some more really exciting news that I will be announcing soon!

50 comments:

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Karen,
Just came from your new video - you did a marvelous job! You are definitely NOT a dork, you're beautiful and so natural!
I owe you an email too!
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!
Mimi

Jem said...

Karen, your YouTube video is great and you come across so well! Will definitely keep you in mind if I ever get around to redesigning my own blog :-)

Jem xXx

Petite Michelle Louise said...

YOU GO GIRL! wow...you missed your calling there...i think you could have been a motivational speaker/actress. well done! you look comfortable..relaxed and very "natural." Not rehearsed. congratulations! Bonne Chance growing your business.

Natacha said...

You are beautiful Karen. Lovely video. I will keep you in mind.

Natacha from Luxembourg

Linda K. said...

Karen,
That was a great video! Relaxed, poised, comfortable and who wouldn't want to come over to Valentine design for your beautiful blog designs after a great encouraging video. Your talent shows in your video.

Linda

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

I love your video!!! You are just as lovely outside as your are inside:)

I'm hoping you and I can chat again about redoing my blog in the near future. I'm hoping for April...I'll email you.

Abby:)

stefanie said...

oh, are you ready?
to be SUPer busy!!!!!
people are going to love you, you are soooo talented!!!

gracie said...

Good for you! Good wishes to you!

curlysusieQ said...

The video you made is great and I wish you much success. susan

Daniella said...

What a fabulous idea!! I thought you were the queen of marketing!! At least you are to me! If not for you, I would still have you as my only follower and my only facebook fan!!
I hope this is all you hope for! You are a rock star!!
xxDaniella

Marilyn said...

Nice work on the YouTube piece. I rarely watch anything with videos as they load so slowly, but yours went right along and was fun to watch! ♥♫

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Dear Karen,

DORK? NO WAY! You are a gorgeous, kind, talented, inspiring woman! Best of luck and I just know your sucess will continue to grow! Seriously look at these comments...you are so wonderful!

Sandy

Nancy said...

Nice job Karen!
Xo Nancy

Jo said...

i am a total fan of your blog design ... and i love having a blog that represents me and is completely original ... i <3 my blog! I will be checking your youtube video out in a few minutes!

Jo said...

ps
oh, you rocked that video Karen, you are a natural!

Vicki said...

Very nice job, Karen! I am not surprised though after working with you on my own blog.

sonya said...

Hi Karen,
You are NOT a dork! I just watched your video. You did great, girl. I can't wait to hear your news.
Blessings,
Sonya

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Not a dork at all, Karen. You did a beautiful job. Good luck with your business.
Cathleen

Grannys Attic said...

Karen,
That's YouTube video was beautiful. You really did a great job. I have been working on my blog all afternoon and just can't get it right. Will email you soon. Blessings and best of luck with your new business. Vicky

Shirley said...

Dear Karen,
Wow, you go girl..it is so scary to sit in front of a camera and do what you just did so well. If I continue to be a blogger, I may call out to you. I have seen your work as I do see your 'calling card' (dont know what to call it, so this sounds nice) on many blogs so I know you have created many beautiful designs. Just like yourself..
Thanks in behalf of many bloggers,
Shirley

A Vintage Chic said...

Fabulous video, Karen! You're a natural, my friend!

Wishing you so much luck (not that you'll need it!) in your new venture...

Julie

Margo said...

Karen, your video is very well done! You look totally at ease! I admire you SO much for taking steps to create your new career. Good for you!

Huggs,
Margo

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Karen, you did a wonderful job on the video, I think you could host your own TV show, and you look absolutely beautiful. I love what you did with my blog before, and I'm ready to get you to do a new look for me, I'll be in touch really soon!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

debi said...

Karen, your video is beautiful! You did a wonderful job!

The French Bear said...

Karen, I love it, you are a natural!!! What a beautiful video....you look so sweet and calm, very, very well done! Congratulations and well done!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Vintage Begonia said...

What a great video, I feel like I got to meet you in person!! Anyone looking for a blog will be lucky to find you. Have a great week Karen!

Jackie

oldgreymare said...

FABULOUS

It really is very well presented and you look lovely :D
congratulations..

xx
z

Chasing Sunsets said...

Love this video. What an awesome job you have. Being able to use my creativity always make me happy but doesn't always make me $$$$

Good for you!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I thought it was great, comfortable and professional at the same time. I would love for you to expand on how u tube video's grow business!?

Thanks
Carol

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I give you two thumbs up! Nicely done and I liked the soft music in the background. Connie

Karin said...

It was fabulous.....I felt like I just wanted to pull a chair up and have a cup of coffee with you. You did great!

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Karen,
You are far from dorky! I enjoyed your video, great job!

Magmark said...

Lovely video Karen. Good job!!! Magda

The Rustic Victorian said...

How beautiful you are Karen, and when you spoke is was natural and inviting. Great job! I wish you all the sucess you can handel!
oxox
Marcie

Monica@The White Bench said...

Can't wait can't wait to hear your news!... I'm sooo curious!
My best for a sparkling future with Valentine Designs!
Monicaxo

Rebecca said...

Karen that was fabulous and I did not see a dork at all...
Very personable, heartfelt yet direct and interesting.
Good job!
Blessings
Rebecca

Betsy said...

You did a great job and you're such a natural. You sure built me a beautiful blog and the accessories to go with it. Keep up the great work Karen.

Bevy said...

You did a FAB job!!

I'm glad I found you - to give my blog a facelift when I couldn't "figure" it out on my own... to make it just right.

thanks!

Cyn said...

Howdy Karen..I now have a voice to put with the face :0) LOVE the youtube video!!!! I know your business will thrive!!!

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

A+++++++++ for sure! Very warm, very professional and beautiful setting. Hats off to you! I'll definitely be a cheerleader for you!

Deborah Jean said...

Hello Karen!
I just viewed your video... you did a beautiful job...you are calm, relaxed, and inspiring ...You've peeked my interest!

Go take a peak at my blog...Maybe we can do something together?
Deb

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

Karen, Love the video. You are so right. The right design just welcomes readers in. I had so many compliments on my blog because of your design. So many people who know me in real life said
"it's so you !"
and more importantly, I love my blog and I am comfy there. It's my home home on the web and I couldn't have done it without your help.

Charlene said...

LOVE it! I left a comment on it & also sent the link to my friend Rita whom you will meet at Round Top. She's needs a blog & maybe this will be the PUSH she needed to start. 14 days but, who's counting? Love Ya beautiful friend. I heard you were under the weather.... A little bird told me because she tried to meet you on Tuesday but, you weren't in class... are you curious now?
Charlene & Elle

missshawna said...

Karen,
You did a great job! You looked very comfortable and natural. So many of my favorite blogs were done by you. Such talent!
ShawNa~

The Passionate Home said...

Hi Karen, I am also focusing on "Putting myself out there" and a Video is on my list in my newly created "Marketing Binder". I thought your video was GREAT! You are beautiful and natural. The background was peaceful and I wish you much success. C

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Just watched your video and you look lovely and as beautiful as ever! Hugs Marilou

boekenstek said...

Goedemiddag,

Wat een leuke blog zeg. Zou ik in je bloglist mogen staan met mijn blog? http://boekenstek.blogspot.com/
Ik hoor het graag. Groeten, Pleun

Ellen said...

Wowwww Karen,

Amazing to see you talking on your YouTube;-)video.

Hugs,
Ellen

Gracefully Vintage said...

Karen , Great Idea -posting a you tube video.. I might have to give it a try.. Love it. you did Amazing..
Karryann

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Karen,
I just saw your video and that is exactly what you did for me, you made me happy with my blog that you redesigned for me. I get compliments all the time, thank you so much.
Lu

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