I’m A Better Writer Than I Am A Vlogger

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I figured that this would be one of those posts you’d click away because I’m not actually here, I’m telling you to go read my post somewhere else.

So I decided to make a vlog!

Warning: I did this in one shot, I did it during nap time, I had no makeup on and I used air quotes at some point in the video.

I also say “Um” a lot.

But it’s very short, less than a minute. It’d take you less time to watch it than it is to read this.

Anyway, it’s still hard for me to say I’m a writer.

So when the folks at Studio 30 Plus contacted me to be the Featured Writer?

Mind blown.

Would you pretty please hop over there and read my post on ghosts?

Yes, ghosts. The supernatural.

It’s Halloween month after all.

Thank you, friends.


PS: I think you have to be a member at Studio 30 Plus to comment, so if you’re not, you should sign up! But if you’d rather not, do come back here to comment. I’m leaving them open for once.




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  • October 12, 2012 thedoseofreality

    That was creepy! Yikes! By the way, I am talking about your ghosts post, NOT your vlog…that I loved! πŸ™‚ So fun to put a voice to someone whose words I read all the time!
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    • October 13, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Ashley! Glad you didn’t think the vlog was creepy. I would rethink my fashion choices though πŸ˜‰

  • October 12, 2012 vanita

    awwww. i wish i could give u a big hug through the monitor!
    you’re so darn cute!
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    • October 13, 2012 Alison

      I’ll settle for a virtual hug-it-out.

  • October 12, 2012 Robin

    Eep! That sounds totally creepy.

    Love hearing your voice again. And the apparently empty house did a great job in that vlog. It deserves an Oscar. (As do you.)

    • October 13, 2012 Alison

      It was creepy!

      I wish the house looked like that all the time. I figured, since it’s super clean, good time to do vlog πŸ˜‰

  • October 12, 2012 Farah

    Fascinating post over at Studio 30. I don’t really believe in ghosts. But I do have a love for chills and things unexplained. Weird me!

    You know when you read blogs for some time, and wonder ‘how this person will sound in real life?’ I’m glad to hear your voice, because it turned out to be exactly as I imagined. πŸ™‚ which, of course, is nice.
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    • October 13, 2012 Alison

      Thanks for reading over there, Farah! I’m kinda fascinated by the supernatural too, I won’t lie!

      And thank you for your very nice words!

  • October 12, 2012 Mirjam

    Love seeing and hearing you Alison!
    I am scared to go read, but I’m going anyway.
    *biting my nails*
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    • October 13, 2012 Alison

      Thank you for braving it and reading, Mirjam!

  • October 12, 2012 Elaine A.

    We stayed in a house once on our way back from a vacation to Colorado. It was supposedly used for ski vacation-ers and was in New Mexico but when we got there in the PITCH dark it was quite scary to me. I ended up sleeping in a room all by myself on the other side of the house. I have NO idea how I was brave enough to do that. Pretty sure the place was haunted, just from the feelings I got.

    Nice ghosts, I guess. πŸ™‚
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    • October 13, 2012 Alison

      OHEMGEE, you brave, brave girl! I don’t think I can even handle ‘nice’ ghosts. Eep!

  • October 13, 2012 vanita

    absolutely loved your story girl! wanted to signup for Studio30 myself, somewhere i can write creatively…as soon as i get a moment. and yes, i do believe in ghosts. i don’t think they can harm you. but i believe they exist.
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    • October 13, 2012 Alison

      Do sign up, and do write! Would love to read. And why am I not surprised that you do believe? πŸ™‚

  • October 13, 2012 Maureen

    So good to hear you and seeing you vlogging, Alison! You should do more πŸ˜€
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    • October 13, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Maureen! I might. If I can find time – the editing is so tedious!

  • October 13, 2012 Charlotte

    I have a hard time believing you don’t think of yourself as a writer; you are one of my very favorites in this bloggy world for a reason. I always love to stop by and soak in your words.

    You had a fabulous post at S3P. Thank you so much for sharing over there today πŸ™‚
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    • October 13, 2012 Alison

      I think others are more confident of my writing than I am, which is strange but nice! Loved being over at S30P, thanks for having me!

  • October 13, 2012 Runnermom-jen

    Dude!!!! That is freaky!!! I’m kind of like you in your beliefs. I don’t think I believe in them (because of my faith), but I don’t NOT believe in them…does that make sense?

    And, silly girl…YOU ARE A WRITER!!!!!! A wonderful one at that.
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    • October 13, 2012 Alison

      Yes, I know what you mean exactly! I am keeping my mind open, y’know?

      And gosh, thank you for that, really.

  • October 13, 2012 ilene

    OMGosh! You are beautiful and charming and everything I would have thought. And the Ghost piece? Gorgeous writing and slightly creepy, I may add. Do I believe? I am not sure. I have never had a supernatural experience but others that I know have – there has got to be something to it.
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    • October 13, 2012 Alison

      Oh my, Ilene, you’re seriously too kind!! And thank you for heading over to read, I really appreciate that.

      It was creepy, even thinking about what happened all those years ago, gives me the heebie jeebies. πŸ™‚

  • October 13, 2012 Kimberly

    You are so beautiful in “person”…I just want to squish you to bits.
    Ok off to visit.
    Congrats by the way!!! Whoot xox
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    • October 15, 2012 Alison

      I’ll take a hug xoxo
      Thank you for reading!

  • October 13, 2012 Natalie

    Ghosts and goblins oh my! Perfect post for Halloween…I do think their are ghosts but never had an encounter!
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    • October 15, 2012 Alison

      And I hope you never do!

  • October 13, 2012 Kim

    Loved your story, Alison! That state between being awake and asleep is one where it is so hard to know the dream from reality. And in a strange, old house? That would be scary. Also, I have never heard about whistling at night; I am going to remember that one.
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    • October 15, 2012 Alison

      Thinking about that house is giving me the creeps! πŸ™‚

  • October 13, 2012 tracy

    Damn you are cute. I want your hair…and you SHOULD be a featured writer…EVERYWHERE!!! xoxoxo
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    • October 15, 2012 Alison

      Oh I’m not liking my hair right now so thank you for being so sweet!!

  • October 14, 2012 Alexa

    This is really cute! Good for you for giving vlogging a go! I love stories about ghosts, so, on my way to check it out!!
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    • October 15, 2012 Alison

      Thanks for reading, Alexa! I used to vlog a lot more, but fell out of the habit. May do it again!

  • October 14, 2012 Lorna

    It’s so cool to put a voice to the words!

    As for ghosts, I do believe in them. Mostly the good ones.

    And I’ve been thinking of joining Studio 30+ since I notice the badge on your blog last week. Small world, or something! πŸ™‚
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    • October 15, 2012 Alison

      Good ghosts – still, ghostly πŸ™‚

      Do join S30P!

  • October 14, 2012 Mom Photographer

    Love your voice, Alison!
    Congrats on the Studio 30 +!!!!

    • October 15, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Ewa!

  • October 14, 2012 Natalie

    I swear I have a Studio30 account. But it’s not working.

    Anyway, you totally freaked me out!

    • October 15, 2012 Alison

      Oh boo! Thank you for reading! (I hope you meant the story freaked you out, not my vlog, heh)

  • October 14, 2012 My Inner Chick

    Love your accent sooooooooooo much.

    & you are Toooo adorable πŸ™‚ I love!
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    • October 16, 2012 Alison

      Strange accent, yes? Neither here nor there.

  • October 15, 2012 Amanda Jillian

    You asked me to make sure to let you know when I started it. I also have the direct link to image too. Plus you made MY Top Bloggers list, go check it out http://mooninacup.blogspot.com/2012/10/my-top-bloggers-mommy-yes-yes-i-know.html

    (it wouldn’t let me copy the code for your button to add to the post)
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    • October 16, 2012 Alison

      Thanks so much Amanda! I disabled text selection on the blog but it should be okay now!

  • October 16, 2012 Lady Jennie

    I don’t have any personal ghost stories (thank you very much) but two of my friends had a ghost experience when they were in Somaliland and I was the one who told them to go talk to each other because they hadn’t told the other what they saw before coming to me. Creepy.
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    • October 16, 2012 Alison

      Eeeek! Totally creepy!

  • October 16, 2012 Tracie

    I never join Studio 30 Plus to leave comments because I’m not 30. So I feel like I’m not allowed. But I will be 30 in January, so maybe I can sneak in? Shhh! Don’t tell anyone.

    Usually I never watch videos. But I clicked play. It was nice to put a voice to your picture and words. =) It was great!
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    • October 16, 2012 Alison

      Wait, what? You’re not even 30! I just assumed everyone who read my blog was above 30, haha!

  • October 16, 2012 Kristin

    If that’s you with no makeup then I think I may have to “hate you” just a little bit (“hate you” is in air quotes). You looked lumninous – especially against the soft colors of whatever room you were in and the ambient light from the window. It was all very zen.

    I also like your barely-perceptible British accent. At least I think it was British. I couldn’t tell. What? It was barely perceptible!

    Anyway, I read the post. It was awesome.
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    • October 16, 2012 Alison

      It was the living room, and it looked empty because I had cleared the play area to get it cleaned thoroughly, and the kids were napping, so I hadn’t put everything back yet. Also, I drew the curtains back. And yes, I actually don’t wear makeup, like ever. Pregnancy hormones were kind to me, and so far, the chin zits haven’t returned. Have I jinxed myself?

      The accent, yes. It’s strange, right? Not British, not…. anything.

      Thanks for reading my ghost story!

  • October 16, 2012 Leslie

    So I started reading this while nursing the baby for her bedtime feeding…in the dark. Yeah, I had to stop because just a few nights ago I fell asleep nursing her in that same chair and had a creepy nightmare! Just finished reading it though, and it rings a bell with me. I always think of that saying in The Sixth Sense where the kid talks about the hairs standing back of your neck. It’s why I’m rarely home alone without some sort of background noise!
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    • October 16, 2012 Alison

      Haha, sorry to have creeped you out! πŸ™‚

  • October 17, 2012 Rach (DonutsMama)

    So cool hearing your voice!!
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    • October 17, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Rach!

  • October 17, 2012 Keely

    The story is creeptacular. The vlog is adorbs.

    • October 17, 2012 Alison

      Thank goodness it’s not the other way around. πŸ˜‰

  • October 17, 2012 Laura

    I love that you vlogged. LOVED! So great to give your lovely face a sound byte in my mind. πŸ™‚
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    • October 17, 2012 Alison

      Thank you sweetie!

  • October 20, 2012 Tonya

    I actually miss Vlog Talk, but don’t tell @mytimeasmom. πŸ™‚

    I could use a ghost story and I love Studio 30. As soon as I catch up here, I’ll head over.
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    • October 23, 2012 Alison

      Thanks for always reading my posts, Tonya, I really appreciate it!

  • October 23, 2012 Galit Breen

    I LOVE your vlog and I LOVE your ghost post!

    {But I can’t figure out how to sign in to Studio 30 Plus! Blogger Fail!}

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    • October 23, 2012 Alison

      Hee, funny lady! If you’ve signed up as a member, there should be a login panel somewhere. But no worries, thank you for trying!

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