The Inspirational Writing Workshop at Blissdom remains a warmfuzzymemory for me; Hallmark cardwriters Sarah Mueller and Molly Wigand joined bloggers Casey Mullins and Stephanie Precourt for an inspiration-filled session. It's apparent they love what they do and their hearts lead their writing. That connects with their readers, whether it's a 30-word card or a 300-word post.
Later, Sarah Kolell with Hallmark Cards and Fleishman-Hillard's PR team, Liz Hawks and Amy Smith, hosted a booth where conferees could wander through the new kids card collection, and share feedback with creators Sarah M. or Molly. I had the privilege of doing so with Sarah, and while I had FUN in the process, now I'm cringing just a little–a) I do NOT like my left profile (and now I understand what actors prefer a "side"!), and b) my eyebrows are really, REALLY wiggly and dark, and the left one is higher than the right! Plus, I have the crazy eyes. Plus, I never knew how animated I am when I speak…people who know me, AM I ALWAYS THIS EXPRESSIVE???
In hindsight, I'm wondering if Hallmark wanted to hear this much opinion 'cause I was shoveling them like a thoroughbred stall tender.
I hope you'll watch til at least the four-minute mark; there, you'll find my video is educational…you'll learn what in THE world a "lenticular" is!
Thanks to Hallmark for their imaginative, interactive sponsorship of Blissdom! For more blogger videos, check out their youtube page.
Robin, I thought you looked great! And had a lot to offer – you are a terrific interviewee. But most of all I loved hearing your voice (and your accent!) – it makes your words come alive.
Robin, I work with Sarah K at Hallmark – didn’t go to Blissdom, but have enjoyed hearing all about it from Sarah, and got to your blog through the comment you left on Sarah’s Blissdom post and video on the Hallmark blog. Appreciate your stopping by there and leaving a comment and I love your comment about your “love language” being words of encouragement. What a great thought!
P.S. I think your eyebrows look great as does the rest of your face…
After ALL this time, I finally get to hear your voice. Of course, it sounds a little different than the one in my head when I read your blog, but now I’ve got the real deal.
You were terrific in this video! And really, you’re the ONLY one who would pay that much attention to your eyebrow. ROTFL!! People watch ALL of the video, not just one feature. And you’re not crazy-psycho expressive or anything – you were very real and it was very good. 😀
robin, so awesome…it was like being at blissdom with you again 🙂
I forget most people don't know how I sound; and isn't it funny we imagine other people's voices in our heads?? My kids tell me I sometimes have "beastly eyebrows". The thing is, they could be WAAAAAY beastlier than they are!
Thanks for your more than kind words; maybe one day I can hear YOU!! 🙂
Awww, Marcy, thank you! I hope it's obvious this was a FUN interview; Sarah was great and I just wish I could've done this with both she and Molly (the other Hallmark card writer). I'm a marketing gal by profession, so it's hard for me NOT to tell you what I really think.
Linda!!! Thanks for returning a visit to my blog! That, in itself, made me smile, but also your kind words. Maybe you'll be able to make next year's BlissDom–it truly is an atmosphere of encouragement among women. BTW, is Hallmark hiring? Cause after OPI color namer, it's my dream job :).
Hmmm, maybe I need to watch ALL the videos! I sure could use another does of BlissDom :). xo