Six Things You Should Know: An Amazing Vlog Starring Yours Truly

8.26.2013

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, I was tagged in a blogging game by Casey, Rachel, Emily, and Michelle. Thanks, ladies! Instead of writing out answers to all their questions, I decided to face my vlogging fear and pick six questions to answer in a vlog! 

I think this one's better than the last one I attempted and then didn't post. This is thanks to all of your helpful advice. I let Jordan watch this one, and he said it was "not the worst vlog he'd ever seen." I'm just going to chalk that up as a Win and move along.

Here are the questions I answered:

1. What recently made you laugh out loud? (:34)
2. What is your favorite thing about yourself? (1:20)
3. What did you do last Friday night? (1:46)
4. What is your biggest pet peeve? (2:15)
5. What is your favorite book? (3:05)
6. Something you don't know about me.* (3:32)


Things to note: 
-When I made this, I was going through some kind of allergy attack. I don't think my voice normally sounds so scratchy.
-I put absolutely no effort into doing my hair. I know that's obvious, but I just wanted you to know that I know.
-I am talking fast because I'm nervous. Hopefully it isn't too hard to understand me.
-*I realize that 5 ounces does not equal half a pound. I was rounding. Go with it.


I'm tagging the following ladies in this game! I'm too lazy to think of new questions, so feel free to make some up or just answer the six above. Or don't answer any if you don't want to. It's whatever. 

You get extra points in my Book of Awesome if you answer the questions in a vlog. Seriously, I would love you forever. Let's all make awkward blog videos together! Everyone's doing it.

Melinda | Hey Lou Writes
Lauren | Somewhere In Between
The Lane | Life of the Lane
Theresa | From Foothills to Fog
Allison | The Bauble Dept.
Katie | Crusading with Katie <-- A new favorite blog find via this post.
Anonymous said...

OKAY I AM TOTALLY GOING TO DO THIS!!!! Awesome... I love putting the voice and everything together. Now I love reading your blog even more!! :)

Breenah A said...

So glad you did this :D
Do you watch How I Met Your Mother? Your pet peeve of literally reminded me of an episode.

Jamie said...

Your eyes are so pretty!

Tara said...

I don't usually watch vlogs, but I loved yours! You're funny :) And wow... your mom is the definition of hardcore!

Allison said...

Yay! It's great! I love your favorite thing about yourself... I tend to think I'm pretty hilarious, too :) Oh, and I'm definitely guilty of overusing "literally." whoops. Challenge accepted!

Anonymous said...

OMG, I had to make video updates for Hoka One One, while I was training for Boston this year, and they were horrible! I was so awkward, kept saying um, and I looked so stupid. I just quit watching them, because I hated how they all turned out. Hoka STILL hasn't done anything with them, probably because I sucked so bad, LOL!

Katie said...

i have yet to do a vlog! i don't know if I ever will! and i love your notes before hand :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

yes when i am nervous i talk faster or stumble over my words it is not a good thing and definitely not worth a vlog, you are brave to do a vlog

the Rosones said...

Love the vlog, Amanda! It reminded me of you telling stories in college that were always just as animated. One thing I did note...your face went angry when you talked about the overuse of "literally"...made me laugh!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Yeah! You did it! So great to put a voice to a blogger.

Beka said...

I literally loved the vlog and I love Anne of Greene Gables. =) Your new blog header is pretty too. Do you do your own blog design?

Claire@MyDevising said...

Loved it!

Ashley said...

I loved the vlog! Lol. I also love Anne of Green Gables! I think 90% of women would swoon for Gilbert. He's just wonderful like that. Literally. ;) Yeah. I hate when people misuse "literally" almost as much as I hate the word (or fake word) "conversate."

itbritt said...

yesssssssss.
I am so glad you decided to try vlogging again. It was literally such a treat to see what you look like - I feel like I know you all that much better.

Michelle Kaye said...

This is awesome! I've been thinking about doing a vlog because some things just aren't as good on paper.

Michelle @ Mishfish13

Sarah said...

Bwaaahaha you are ADORABLE! Love this.

Geoff Reese said...

Okay so I'm not going to use the "L" word but I loved this and watched it twice.

Way to conquer that fear of video!

Betty said...

Nice work! It's always nice to put a voice to a face! :)

LeAnna said...

Q: "HEY! THAT'S AMANDA! I'm telling Daddy I saw her on the cm'puter."

You are totally just not who I thought you'd be. I'm never reading your blog again.

Said no one, ever.

shelleystursma said...

I'm trying the vlog. Excited and nervous...

Hannah said...

Yay for vlogging! It's good to see your face! :)

Curly Pink Runner said...

you're literally freaking adorable. :)

Holly Olsen said...

I'm impressed! And yes, you are funny :) I would be scared to death to vlog. v is for vulnerable, right? ha

Tamara said...

Yay for the vlog! You did great and even though I suck balls at making mine shorter than 10 minutes I hardly watch anything longer than 5, so 4 minutes is a great cut-off time.

I literally just wrote that comment.

Michelle Dessler said...

SO funny!

Rachel Sedaker said...

Haha, you had me laughing out loud! I love that you crack yourself up. And I am totally with you on Gilbert Blythe. I would marry him in a heartbeat. But not literally ;)

Lauren Alexis said...

hahaha! i love this vlog, you make me want to vlog. literally drives me crazy! people should learn what words mean before they say them!

Anonymous said...

This is great!! I am with you on the literally pet peeve for sure. And I love Anne. She such a strong character.

Samantha @ Elah Tree said...

Does my blog LITERALLY want you to clay your eyes out, because it's LITERALLY full of copy-editing mistakes? I hope not, because I LITERALLY want to be friends with you for life. I couldn't help myself, I just couldn't. Hope we can still be friend! :)

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