Many of you already know that I am currently taking part in the Learn With Sally coaching and regular visitors to my blog would have noticed plenty of changes to my blog since I started the coaching, proof of which you’ll find at the bottom of the post ;)

As the coaching got under way Sally told us that she would be holding a competition to see who could generate the most traffic to their blogs for the last few weeks of August.

So I brought forward my plans for the Video blog challenge and held it…… during August ;)

On my part there were 3 posts to the challenge:

The first was to announce it, explain the guidelines and invite everyone to take part, as well as explaining the Two posts that would follow.

The second post, Challenge Takers: Experts, 2nd Timers, Video Virgins and A Dark Horse, detailed and linked to all of the entries, with some fantastic tutorials, and the third post to detail my Top Ten Traffic Sources for the challenge period.

Not only did the challenge encourage a lot of people to start creating videos and placing them on their blogs but it also generated traffic for me and everyone else that entered, so it was a win win for everyone involved really.

None more than myself, because after the live webinar on the 1st of September Sally announced the winner, which was me :cool: With Dawn Kay coming a very close second ;)

So why has it taken me so long to write this post and tell you all about it?

Well the prize was a Kodak ZI8 Video camera, which Sally has bought twice now through Amazon and twice been messed about by the sellers.

It would appear that the Kodak ZI8 is rarer than Rocking Horse pooh and some people are listing them when they know they haven’t got them in stock, just to take peoples money, mess them about and then offer them an alternative model.

Sally was messed about for weeks by the first seller, who had marked the item dispatched and then ignored all of her emails. Only to suddenly come back saying “sorry we had a glitch in our system” and “the items out of stock……would you like an alternative?”…… Errrr no a refund ;)

So Sally went back to Amazon to try and find it again but alas couldn’t so she emailed me explaining the situation and asked what I’d like to do. I replied saying that it didn’t need to be that particular model as any video camera would be gratefully received.

Sally went back to Amazon and guess what…….. There’s a Kodak ZI8 listed so she checked the sellers feedback, which was good, and bought it.

Only to get messed about for weeks again and then receive an email offering an alternative or a refund…… by cheque, the cheek of it!!

Now I should point out that during this time Sally was suffering from a bad case of flu and was having to get up out of her sick bed to try and sort this out for me, bless her.

We accepted the alternative and waited for its arrival, which was last week, Ye-Ha :cool:

Thanks Sally, it’s very much appreciated” and good to my word that I would put it to use, facing another fear in the process, allow me to introduce myself in the flesh for the very first time:


If this is your first visit to my blog, take a look at how it looked before I started the Learn With Sally coaching.


If you would like to see better results from your blogging efforts then I highly recommend that you take this opportunity to grab the Learn With Sally: The Replays, you will not be disappointed,

“It’s simply the best”

As you know I love to read and reply to your comments, so please leave one below and let me know what you thought of my first ever face the camera video. Also let me know If you have any fears and whether I can help you overcome them.

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Until next time, fight your fears by facing them ;)

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