So often we're only known to our readers by our words. It's time to step out from the monitor and show off our talents! Whether you sing, dance, read poetry, show off a magic trick, twirl a baton - whatever - share your talent with the blogosphere. It's a great opportunity for your readers to get to know you in a totally new context! And... I'm just looking for an excuse to sing on camera for y'all.
No judges, no prizes... just showing off our talents for the sake of showing off!
Submissions to the Blog Hope Extravaganza of Talent will be open to anyone in the blogosphere - ALI or otherwise - from July 8th to August 3rd.
The entire Talent Show will be featured on August 5th at right here at Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed.
To participate in the Blog Hop Extravaganza of Talent, there are 6 simple steps.
Step 1: Sign up below. Let the world know you plan to participate!
Step 2: Film your talent act.
Nothing fancy - even just using your own webcam is perfectly acceptable. No need to jazz it up in iMovie either; just hit record and go to town! That said, take the following into consideration:
- All talents are welcome: are you a closet ventriloquist? A baton-twirling Olympian? A multi-generational magician? Share it with us!
- Your video should be no more than 5 minutes long.
- Nothing obscene or whatnot. Videos should be SFW.
Step 3: Upload your video to Vimeo.
I like Vimeo. It's where I host all of my videos. It's a lot less spammy than YouTube. Don't forget: when you upload your video, make sure to include the name of your blog and a link to it in the video description. Vimeo doesn't accept HTML tags in descriptions, so just copy and paste your blog link right into the description. If you upload your video to any other site, you won't be able to add it to the Vimeo Group below.
Step 4: Add your video to the Blog Hop Extravaganza of Talent Vimeo Group.
After you upload your video, head to the dedicated Vimeo Group linked above. Click on "Upload Video to Group" and follow the instructions. Ta da! Added.
Step 5: Tell others that you're performing in the Blog Hop Extravaganza of Talent!
Snag the blog badge above and feel free to link up to this post or to the Vimeo Group URL. Tweet about it, Facebook it - share with any and all who might be interested in joining!
To add the badge, copy the following code below:
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Step 6: Come back on Friday, August 5th to see the show!
I'll embed all participating videos into one giant blog post for your viewing pleasure. No judging, no awards - just us stepping from behind all the words on our blogs and sharing our talents with the world!
So... who's in? Who's with me?