It’s Sunday! And while most of you were sitting in front of your computers this morning, reading blogs, sipping coffee, I was nervously wiping my sweaty palms together waiting for my first “live” ON AIR appearance at my local news channel. **GULP**
I was featured on CNN a couple months ago for getting rid of cable TV, but that was edited and in the comfort of my own home!
Remember my last post about making your own DIY drawer organizers out of scrapbook paper? Well, the good folks over at Hometalk.com (the largest social network for home and garden enthusiasts) asked me to be their spokesperson on my local WBAL-TV news, to talk about getting organized (#GetOrganized) for the New Year.
Exciting, but talk about nerve-wrecking!
What if I mess up? What if I stumble? Who knows….but I was ready!
I mean, yeah, I’ve got a YouTube channel, but you can EDIT your mistakes, and use annotations to fill in what you missed or forgot to mention.
But going LIVE on TV is like jumping off a building without a safety net! HA!
The whole newscast at WBAL loved my DIY organizers made from scrapbook paper, though!
I must have totally rocked my segment because…..
…the newscaster asked me to come back to do another segment, representing Thrift Diving, to demo some furniture painting tips and ideas!
I can’t wait!
It was only a 4-minute segment today, but you’d be surprised how quickly that goes when you’re trying to (1) plug Hometalk.com……(2) demo your own project….(3) and not flubber.
I couldn’t deny the nervous sweat marks that formed under my pits by the time I was done. I sure hope THOSE didn’t show up on camera….
It was pretty amazing seeing live, behind-the-scenes shots of the news. It’s such a well orchestrated phenomenon, even how the cameras shift around the floors with some sort of remote control. Did you know that the stationary cameras are not manually operated by camera-people? Well, maybe in some control room they are, but nope–these cameras operated all by themselves! Very cool!
And this is my display table of all my many crafting supplies and organizers! The producer loved that I had a lot of props.
Unfortunately, because it was only a 4-minute segment, I sort of ran out of time at the end to give Hometalk.com one last plug, or to tell people that they can find this project and more on Hometalk.com, using the hashtag #GetOrganized.
In fact, I think I even mentioned that the video tutorial of folding the box was available on YOUTUBE!
–DOH!– <<insert palm slap to the forehead>>
I wasn’t there to promote YouTube, I was there to promote Hometalk. I guess nerves got the best of me!
Overall, it was a great segment, and the fact that they asked me to submit some additional ideas to them for some upcoming segments, shouts “YOU DID WELL!”
I can only wait until I have the play-back clip so I can rip myself apart to see what I did well and what I will make sure I improve for next time.
This was a lot of fun….a big step in trying to expand my blogging career……and I’m thankful for Hometalk.com for giving me this opportunity!
P.S. And a huge “WELCOME!” to all you wonderful DIY’ers that found me in the Hometalk community!