So my very first video was a hit! You never know what’s going to work when you put something new and untested out there. I’m glad I did it despite not knowing how it would land. It was a huge stretch for me, and then you guys all went out and stretched too, and now here we all are, limber and talking about how full of sh*t we are. A great start. I hope to have another video up this week, depending on when kids in this house stop being sick and feverish and miserable (the more kids you have, the longer the booger pinball game lasts!).
Oh, and also when, uh, Vimeo lets me know how to get back into my account. Seems changing my user name, email, and password sort of made me unrecognizable to Vimeo. Look at me, doin’ stuff imperfectly! Woo! (Seriously, Vimeo. Call me.) Fixed! Thanks, Vimeo peeps!
Kate posted a reply on Tumblr:
“I’m too cynical and afraid of being bad at things, despite the fact that I’ve generally never been terrible at things I’ve put effort into.”
and so did Lisa:
“I keep thinking this doesn’t apply to me. I think I’m full of shit.”
Did you hesitate to reply because you think my video didn’t apply to you? Tell me why in the comments.
Rich says we’re not full of shit. Huh. And I agree. Huh.
My awesome friend Lonna posted a video from her BedNest. And she really opened her heart and became vulnerable in her talk–so many of you did. Incredible, brave, open, real. What more could anyone ask for? (P.S., I love you too!). Stacy, who is filming a documentary about the tweetup I started–a project that still needs just a bit more funding, so please consider donating–every dollar counts!), posted a video. Alina, Kathleen, Gina, Tom, Cary, Kelly, Clint also made videos. Don’t go skipping their responses just because I lumped them all into the same sentence–they’re adorable, and honest, and insightful, and worth a few minutes of your time. Plus, I’m betting you’ll see yourself there.
John even wrote a song!
No semaphore or smoke signals, which is great because I don’t know how to decipher either one. I encourage you all to click over and read, listen, and see if any of these issues ring any bells. I know they did for me!
Thanks to everyone who responded so far. I look forward to hearing from you in the future–especially you guys reading this and thinking you’re not creative enough to reply. Get over it and respond. Everyone is creative. If you have a longing to be part of this community, listen to that and join us.
And stay tuned for the next Makearoo Thing some time this week. You can subscribe to the Makearoo Things Channel on Vimeo.