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Rory Gilmore Should be a Booktuber!

Hey friends!

So this video is a little disappointing to me. I planned ahead, shot the video good and early so it wasn’t late again. But, currently I am shooting on my phone because we are getting a camera in the middle of August. So getting video off your phone is a task and a half. Well, needless to say things did not go smoothly so the video didn’t come out the best.

On top of that, my editing skills are so green I really don’t know how to make things look cool yet. I really had a lot of great ideas for this video but sadly it came out very elementary.

Hopefully, you can still enjoy my thoughts and continue with me on this journey as I learn and grow!

See you next week!

 

Shae

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Book Review: The Five Love Languages!

I had such an overwhelming positive response to my intro to Booktube video so I decided to stay the course. This video is a little late because I was sick but I did not want to miss a full week so here is a video on a Saturday! You will be seeing me again very soon for my regularly scheduled videos!

 

Please comment below with what you thought!

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Starting my journey with BookTube!

Hey Friends!

I have decided to start my journey with BookTube. It is basically a Youtube community for those who love books! I promise I will not just do book reviews as I know not all of my friends on here are book lovers. I will do my best to keep things fun and interesting. If you have ideas or requests please leave them below!

Hope you enjoy my intro video!

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Atlantic City Adventure!

For all of my blog friends who came back and will hang with me even while I do vlogs, you rock! I love you all! If you dont mind please hit the subscribe button on my YouTube channel while I try to build that up!

Hope you enjoy this weeks video!

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I almost DIED on Big Thunder Mountain!

One thing on this blog has never been a secret, I LOVE DISNEY! I collect eeyore, I have taken multiple vacations there, I watch their films like Willy Wonka eats chocolate and I worked there for a few months during college. Needless to say Disney is in my blood.

What I never shared is I almost died on a ride on my first trip there. And yes I am serious and I have recently found out I am not the only one who found out the dangers of this particular ride.

Big Thunder Mountain.

So let me bring you to that day. I was five years old. Adorable little nugget with long brown straight hair. I was excited to ride a big kid ride with my dad and oblivious to the dangers ahead. I was a skinny little thing and short just like I am now. My dad on the other hand was a larger lad. This meant that the bar meant to keep us safe stopped where it was comfortable for him, leaving a ton of room for me to wiggle and move.

Not safe.

Another mark against me was we were in the FRONT CAR. I have no idea why that would even be considered a good idea but there ya have it.

When my little body took off on this ride the G-Force basically carried me right out of the ride. My dad had to put his leg and arm over me just to hold me in and even that was a struggle for him. There were moments during the ride where he was sure I was about to go tumbling down the side of the mountain. The experience was so terrifying for both of us that neither of us are willing to ride the ride again.

This came up because I recently found out that someone actually DIED on this ride. Yes someone died on Big Thunder Mountain. The article found here┬ástates that the staff failed to perform “key preventative maintenance tasks.” That idea horrifies me!

So not only will you let a child ride this ride without properly being strapped in to the ride but it is also okay to forget to do key maintenance?!

I should note roller coasters scare me so this is part of a larger issue but the fact remains, safety should always be key!

Disney I will always love you but when stories like this exist about you I begin to question the safety of every other park as well!

I do not think my fear of roller coasters is seeing any chance of relief anytime soon so I turn to you bloggers, have you had any life threatening roller coaster experiences to share?

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MMA Reebok Deal.

I will start out by admitting that this topic has been on my list of to-do’s for awhile. I heard about it on a Podcast that I listen to and I wasnt sure if I was going to write about it. Mostly because I am not an MMA fan. Not that I have anything against it I just never really got into it.

So to start I will say that this post is about the MMA sponsorship deal with Reebok. The long and short of it is there will now be a large Reebok logo on the mat and all the players will have to wear Reebok gear. There will no longer be fighters sponsored by different companies.

Now the podcast I listened to discussed how this move could hurt players because they will no longer be able to get the extra income they would have gotten from sponsors. That this extra income was what made it possible for fighters to make this a full time job. And it had my mind thinking about blogging.

How many bloggers do we see with sponsored posts? What if a blogging platform said all the users on that platform could only do sponsored posts by one company. How would that affect the income of each individual blogger. My thoughts would be pretty significantly. There is no way one company can pay every blogger the same amount it would pay one blogger advertising for them. It just isn’t possible.

But what I found interesting is something I found in this article:

http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/12/9/7343449/how-will-the-ufcs-reebok-deal-change-the-landscape-managers-weigh-in

The article brings up the point that fighters need now to think outside the box and get sponsors outside the cage. My thoughts are they are talking about commercials, advertisements ect.

So I related this back to blogging. How do people react when their favorite blogger begins doing commercials. How about when Bethany Mota went on Dancing With the Stars?

Generally the reaction is “sell-out”. They are only in it for the money. But what if this is the only way they can make this career a living? Is that acceptable then?

I really haven’t worked all this out in my head but it is certainly interesting. I can definitely see the benefit of the Reebok deal for the MMA. For one it provides a more professional and coherent look for the sport. It also provides a way for smaller fighters to get the same income as the larger fighters making it easier for them to break into the industry.

But it leaves question as to how do you progress in the sport? How do you move up the income ladder? For many if there is no way up what is the point of starting?

So I reach out to you my blogging friends. Are any of you familiar with MMA and have an opinion? If not are you a blogger who does sponsored posts? How would you feel if your platform only allowed one company to sponsor your posts?