My very first blog began on Blogger way back in 2003. Back then, I was an entertainment reporter for a now defunct technology network, so blogging was part of my job. The problem was, no one knew what a blog was! Seriously.
There would be me on the red carpet, made to ask celebrities questions about technology. Usually, I was met with a "Huh?" from most of them after they'd been asked shot hey were wearing for 20 minutes & nerd girl here starts asking if they prefer Mac of PC. I recall being on a red carpet in Costa Rica of all places, when a sweet, but straight up D-lister came my way. My producer insisted I ask if she blogged, knowing she'd look like a fool. And sadly, she did. "A what? A What?" She must have said it 5 times. I felt like a jerk, of course, while my producer was absolutely loving every frame of it.
Cut to the Grammys the next year, when the same D-lister came my way. She took one look at me, wagged her finger and said, "Yes, as a matter of fact, I DO blog! What else ya got, huh?"
Right there I knew she was a great sport, and a class act, and while her star never really rose again, I will forever think highly of her. I wouldn't hesitate to make her look fantastic in any future media coverage. LESSON LEARNED: ALWAYS BE A CLASS ACT IN TV. IT'S A SMALLER BUSINESS THAN YOU KNOW.
After that gig, I did a blog for Discovery TV during my TV show there. Thing was, they didn't have blog software, so we had to call it a blog, and then just post it as an article. Lame.
Yeah. Times have changed, and so have I.
In this blog, I plan to give my trade secrets of being a successful television host away in hopes of getting a little good karma along the way. I'll be posting about Hosting for television, radio, online, and in commercials. Wanna be a YouTube star? I can help you with that. Got a big audition coming up> I can help there too. Or maybe you want to try out for a reality show. There are secrets to TV hosting, and I'd like to share them with you.
I'll be opining about current events in the media, and maybe if I'm having a really really rough day, I'll just tell you about some of my horror stories in the bis over the years- everything from my innocent, and very private conversation once with a major rock star, to the day i made a fine burgundy out of sour grapes when I was all but abandoned in Tokyo.