Hugs, Kisses and Friends Chat Show Debut

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You may or may have not noticed that I have gotten a little vlog bug.  Better watch out because it is contagious.  I enjoyed putting together my lasagna vlog and the grits vlog with my mom so much that I decided it would be fun to do a chat show.

The unofficial name of the show is Hugs, Kisses and Friends.  The idea is to just chit chat with friends about topics they care about or find funny or find interesting.  I’ve started with one of my best friends, Christine.  Christine and I have known each other since 1996 (maybe 1997) when we met in the University Choir at the University of Oklahoma.  We have been fast friends ever since.  Interesting factoid…the choir director at the time is still conducting us to this day.  Only it’s not in the University Choir any more, it’s the church choir.  

In our inaugural chat show we talk about Facebook.  I have a love/hate relationship with it and Christine pretty much just hates it.  One thing about Facebook that I didn’t get to talk about in the show is the bloggers dependance in Facebook and social media.  It’s every bloggers dream for one of their posts to “go viral”.  Next thing you know the Huffington Post picks it up and then all of a sudden your numbers are through the roof.  Without Facebook and other social media, going viral would be really tough.  There also seems to be this success litmus test for bloggers.  How many “likes” for followers do you have?  Bloggers with likes that can end in “k” love to show that number off.  And so they should.  Bloggers who don’t have very many followers (like me) think of all sorts of ways to justify the low number.  

Anyhoo – Facebook is a necessary evil when it comes to being a blogger.  Whether you love it or not, you must embrace it.  

So, what do you think?  Do you love Facebook?  Are you guilty of the over share or the vague share?  Are you addicted?  Are you a lurker and never post anything?  Let us know, seriously.  We’re interested. 

8 Responses

  1. Ha ha! Loved your chat vlog — good stuff! I especially love the parts where your son interrupts and the looks you both give the camera — hilarious! :)
    I also have a love/hate relationship with FB. I love it for the same reasons you do, love having FB groups to communicate with other bloggers, etc. but have gotten so I really also hate it for blogging. I have worked very hard to earn lots of FB followers and now only a teeny, tiny fraction of my followers see my posts. So, FB, you mean that of my 1100 followers only 25 people saw the post????!!! What in the heck am I working so hard on FB for then? I could go on. Some days I want to totally give up my blog page and go back to just using it for personal purposes but feel stuck in a catch22. Oh well.

    Anyway…I do love your vlogs — they look great!
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    • Stephanie Clinton

      Oh my gosh, Julie! You hit the nail on the head. EVERY blogger I know is so frustrated w/ the way FB treats our posts. It’s total BS! I feel exactly the same way you do…just want to give up on FB but feel like I can’t. Ugh

  2. Yes. Love it, hate it, love to hate it, hate to love it.
    It has brought me good connections to people I may have never met before and also introduced drama… so much drama… into my life. First rule of Facebook is you can’t judge a person by their Facebook posts. You know it’s not the whole story.
    Fun! Love a VLOG :)
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    • Stephanie Clinton

      So true Mari…you CAN’T judge someone by their FB posts. There is always another side to every story. But that’s the thing w/ FB…I feel like it brings out the worst in us all while we are trying to only show the happy, shiny side. Cuz’ then we see other’s happy-shiny posts and start comparing our life to theirs. blegh.

  3. […] back with my second episode of Hugs, Kisses and Friends.  In the first episode, Christine and I discuss the the pitfalls of Facebook.  I had such  great time making it […]

  4. Stephanie- you are SUCH a natural on video!!!!!! I think you have another ANOTHER gift!! :)

    So LOVELY to meet your bff Christine!!! (Hmm….. the name Christine is creating a pattern eh? I like it!)

    I’m a love/hate gal too…. I am SO with you Stephanie!
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    • Stephanie Clinton

      Thanks! You’re so sweet. I’m glad to hear you’re a love/hate person too.

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