In My Opinion

In My Opinion – Take Nine

In My Opinion: Weekly Video meme from writefromkaren.com

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Welcome to the ninth In My Opinion!! Did you answer the questions? I hope so!

Here are the questions for this week:

1. One of dad’s traits I admired is/was …

2. A question about your significant other: Long before you met, what did you picture your future mate would be like?

3. Who is the closest friend you’ve ever had? Describe that relationship.

And here is my video response to these questions:

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I had too much fun taping this and I hope you had fun watching it; I also hope my children/grandchildren treasure it someday. Because really, that’s what In My Opinion is all about – leaving a bit of you behind.


Ready for next week’s questions? Brace yourself …

May 6th Questions

1. Happy Mother’s Day! Tell us what being a mother means to you.

2. What was your favorite pastime as a child?

3. Do you normally eat dinner as a family? How important do you think family dinners are?

Need to know more about this video meme? Check this entry out.

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In My Opinion

In My Opinion: Take Eight

In My Opinion: Weekly Video meme from writefromkaren.com

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Welcome to the eighth In My Opinion!! Did you answer the questions? I hope so!

Here are the questions for this week:

1. One of mom’s traits I admired is/was …

2. I remember getting into trouble with my parents on this occasion.

3. Are you more of a rule keeper, or a rule breaker? Why?

And here is my video response to these questions:

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I had too much fun taping this and I hope you had fun watching it; I also hope my children/grandchildren treasure it someday. Because really, that’s what In My Opinion is all about – leaving a bit of you behind.


Ready for next week’s questions? Brace yourself …

April 29th Questions

1. One of dad’s traits I admired is/was …

2. A question about your significant other: Long before you met, what did you picture your future mate would be like?

3. Who is the closest friend you’ve ever had? Describe that relationship.

Need to know more about this video meme? Check this entry out.

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In My Opinion

In My Opinion: Take Seven

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Welcome to the seventh In My Opinion!! Did you answer the questions? I hope so!

Here are the questions for this week:

1. Tax Day. Boo! What are your thoughts on taxes? Necessary evil? Too much? Too little? How do you feel about Joe the Plumber’s mission to abolish the IRS? (You can find out more about the Fair Tax proposal here.)

2. Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage in it head-on? Why?

3. Which do you prefer: the hustle and bustle of city life or the quiet and serenity of the country life? Why?

And here is my video response to these questions:

tealogo Side note: By the by, this post does a good job describing my frustration with taxes. It’s about fiscal responsibility – *gasp*. I apologize for saying the “R” word. Everyone seems to treat that like a dirty word, nowadays.

I had too much fun taping this and I hope you had fun watching it; I also hope my children/grandchildren treasure it someday. Because really, that’s what In My Opinion is all about – leaving a bit of you behind.


Ready for next week’s questions? Brace yourself …

April 22nd Questions

1. One of mom’s traits I admired is/was …

2. I remember getting into trouble with my parents on this occasion.

3. Are you more of a rule keeper, or a rule breaker? Why?

Need to know about this video meme? Check this entry out.

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In My Opinion

In My Opinion: Take Six

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Welcome to the sixth In My Opinion!! Did you answer the questions? I hope so!

Here are the questions for this week:

1. How many siblings do you have? What is your birth order? Do you agree with the birth order characteristics? Why, or why not?

2. What’s the tastiest meal that you can cook? Do you like to cook? Tell us about your cooking experiences.

3. Has anything bad ever happened to you that turned out to be for the best? Has anything good ever happened to that turned out to be a bad thing in the end? Tell us about it.

And here is my video response to these questions:

I had too much fun taping this and I hope you had fun watching it; I also hope my children/grandchildren treasure it someday. Because really, that’s what In My Opinion is all about – leaving a bit of you behind.


Ready for next week’s questions? Brace yourself …

April 15th Questions

1. Tax Day. Boo! What are your thoughts on taxes? Necessary evil? Too much? Too little? How do you feel about Joe the Plumber’s mission to abolish the IRS? (You can find out more about the Fair Tax proposal here.)

2. Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage in it head-on? Why?

3. Which do you prefer: the hustle and bustle of city life or the quiet and serenity of the country life? Why?

Need to know about this video meme? Check this entry out.

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In My Opinion

In My Opinion: Take Five

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In My Opinion Participants

1. Jen E @ mommablogsalot 2. Andrea @ Red Knows How – 2 Weeks

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Welcome to the FIFTH In My Opinion!! Did you answer the questions? I hope so!

Here are the questions for this week:

1. Should the individual or society be of primary importance?

2. What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen?

3. If you could spend tomorrow doing anything you desired, what would you do?

And here is my video response to these questions:

I had too much fun taping this and I hope you had fun watching it; I also hope my children/grandchildren treasure it someday. Because really, that’s what In My Opinion is all about – leaving a bit of you behind.


Ready for next week’s questions? Brace yourself …

April 8th Questions

1. How many siblings do you have? What is your birth order? Do you agree with the birth order characteristics? Why, or why not?

2. What’s the tastiest meal that you can cook? Do you like to cook? Tell us about your cooking experiences.

3. Has anything bad ever happened to you that turned out to be for the best? Has anything good ever happened to that turned out to be a bad thing in the end? Tell us about it.

Need to know about this video meme? Check this entry out.

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Follow me on Twitter By the by, I changed my username on Twitter, you can now find me @writefromkaren. I made an account before I realized that I could simply change my username on my existing account – yes, I’m a dweeb. If you follow me, I’ll follow you! Please follow me? I’m lonely over there.

In My Opinion

In My Opinion: Take Four

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Welcome to the FOURTH In My Opinion!! Did you answer the questions? I hope so!

Here are the questions for this week:

1. What would you like to change about your relationship with your family?

2. Which of your teachers has had the greatest impact on you?

3. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

And here is my video response to these questions:

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I had too much fun taping this and I hope you had fun watching it; I also hope my children/grandchildren treasure it someday. Because really, that’s what In My Opinion is all about – leaving a bit of you behind.


Ready for next week’s questions? Brace yourself …

April 1st Questions

1. Should the individual or society be of primary importance?

2. What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen?

3. If you could spend tomorrow doing anything you desired, what would you do?

Need to know about this video meme? Check this entry out.

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Follow me on Twitter By the by, I changed my username on Twitter, you can now find me @writefromkaren. I made an account before I realized that I could simply change my username on my existing account – yes, I’m a dweeb. If you follow me, I’ll follow you! Please follow me? I’m lonely over there.

In My Opinion

In My Opinion: Take Three

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In My Opinion Participants

1. Jen @ mommablogsalot 2. Andrea – Red Knows How

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Welcome to the THIRD In My Opinion!! Did you answer the questions? I hope so!

Here are the questions for this week:

1. What was your most memorable meal ever?

2. If you believe in heaven, what do you think it will be like?

3. Whose life philosophy do you admire?

And here is my video response to these questions:

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I had too much fun taping this and I hope you had fun watching it; I also hope my children/grandchildren treasure it someday. Because really, that’s what In My Opinion is all about – leaving a bit of you behind.


Ready for next week’s questions? Brace yourself …

March 25th Questions

1. What would you like to change about your relationship with your family?

2. Which of your teachers has had the greatest impact on you?

3. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Need to know about this video meme? Check this entry out.

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Follow me on Twitter By the by, I changed my username on Twitter, you can now find me @writefromkaren. I made an account before I realized that I could simply change my username on my existing account – yes, I’m a dweeb. If you follow me, I’ll follow you! Please follow me? I’m lonely over there.

In My Opinion

In My Opinion: Take Two

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In My Opinion Participants

1. Jen @ mommablogsalot 2. Rachel

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Welcome to the SECOND In My Opinion!! Did you answer the questions? I hope so!

Here are the questions for this week:

1. If you had to spend one year living alone in a remote cabin, what would you spend your time doing? (You don’t have Internet!)

2. When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?

3. What’s your favorite music group/video? Now tell us why it’s your
favorite?

And here is my video response to these questions:

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I had too much fun taping this and I hope you had fun watching it; I also hope my children/grandchildren treasure it someday. Because really, that’s what In My Opinion is all about – leaving a bit of you behind.

Music video referenced in my video: A Ha – Take on Me.


Ready for next week’s questions? Brace yourself …

March 18th Questions

1. What was your most memorable meal ever?

2. If you believe in heaven, what do you think it will be like?

3. Whose life philosophy do you admire?

Need to know about this video meme? Check this entry out.

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Follow me on Twitter By the by, I changed my username on Twitter, you can now find me @writefromkaren. I made an account before I realized that I could simply change my username on my existing account – yes, I’m a dweeb. If you follow me, I’ll follow you! Please follow me? I’m lonely over there.

In My Opinion

In My Opinion: Take One

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In My Opinion Participants

1. Jen E @ mommablogsalot 2. Andrea – Red Knows How 3. Rachel

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Welcome to the FIRST In My Opinion!! Did you answer the questions? I hope so! I went ahead and answered all three, but I think, in the future, I’m only going to answer two questions because trying to answer all three was really … time consuming!

Here are the questions for this week:

1. How would a woman president be different from a man?

2. If you only had one more year to live, what would you change about your life?

3. How do you think you’ll be different when you attend your 20-year high school reunion? OR, if you’re past that point, like me, compare who you are now to the person you were back in high school. How have you changed?

And here is my video response to these questions:

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See? If I can be a dork, then YOU can be a dork! We’ll be dorks together!! But seriously, I had too much fun taping that (and I taped it over like 15 times!!), and I hope you had fun watching it and I hope my children/grandchildren treasure it someday. Because really, that’s what In My Opinion is all about – leaving a bit of you behind.


Ready for next week’s questions? Brace yourself …

March 11th Questions

1. If you had to spend one year living alone in a remote cabin, what would you spend your time doing? (You don’t have Internet!)

2. When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?

3. What’s your favorite music group/video? Now tell us why it’s your
favorite?

Need to know about this video meme? Check this entry out.

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In My Opinion

In My Opinion – Video Meme Introduction

So, I came up with a cute graphic to put on your blog, if you so wish:

I’m totally using this graphic the next time I redesign my blog – I just LOVE this image!!

And speaking of this graphic, if you will copy and paste this code into your blog:

<a href="http://writefromkaren.com"><img
src="http://take2max.com/images/IMO.jpg&quot; title="In My Opinion at http://writefromkaren.com&quot; alt="In My Opinion at http://writefromkaren.com&quot; /></a>

The date on your graphic will automatically change each week. I’m hosting this graphic through my personal server so when I upload a new graphic, the graphic on your blog will automatically update, too. I can only do this to a point – if I start having too many people using the above code and I use up too much bandwidth, then I’ll have to pull the graphic, but for now let’s give this a try. If the code doesn’t work for you, then please feel free to right-click and copy the image to your own photo web host.

Anyway, video meme. I’ve decided to call it “In My Opinion”, or IMO for short, because that’s what it is – your opinion about issues.

Here’s how it works:

1. I will post three two questions every Wednesday.
2. You have one week to video tape your answers to these questions (feel free to answer one, or both of them).
3. Post your video on your blog on Wednesday, come back here and leave a direct link to your entry in the Mr. Linky script.
4. New questions will be posted at the end of the IMO post for the next week.

ADDED: I just video taped my answers and I think trying to answer three questions in five minutes might be a bit too much. So in the future, I’m just going to ask two questions – that might be a bit more manageable.
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FAQ’s:

Q: Do I have to video tape myself in order to play?

A: No. But it sure would be more fun to actually SEE you answering the questions. It’s a unique opportunity to make your blog, and you, more personable and approachable to your readers. However, I realize that not everyone is comfortable filming themselves, so if you want to use a picture, then by all means, feel free to do so. And if you don’t want to use a picture OR video tape yourself, then that’s fine, too. But then it just becomes another plain jane meme. *yawn 😀

Q: Where is a good place to host my videos?

A: Personally, I prefer Vimeo.com or Viddler.com. Vimeo’s quality is outstanding, but they only give you 500 mb of free space each week (anything over that and you have to pay). So, that works out to be about one ten-minute video per week. Viddler.com is a bit wonky, and the maximum you can upload at one time is 500 mb, and they’re a bit slow, BUT, they are still better than YouTube, in my opinion. I don’t care for YouTube because it’s just so public! But that’s just me. It’s ultimately up to you where you feel comfortable housing your videos.

Q: What if I don’t feel comfortable answering the questions?

A: Then just skip that question, or questions for that week. The questions will be a bit more challenging than simply, “What is your favorite color” kind of questions. The purpose behind these questions is to share your opinions with not only your readers, but with your future generations, too.

Q: Can I ask my own questions?

A: That’s a VERY good question! In fact, at some point down the road, I think we should do that very thing! I’ll open the floor up to players and they can send me their questions and we’ll work them into the meme.

Q: Can I just record myself and post the audio file?

A: Absolutely!!

Q: Can you recommend a nice, quick method to videotape myself?

A: Actually, yes. I personally use the video function on my Canon Powershot A590 IS camera to video myself. It’s incredibly fast and easy and when I’m done, I simply insert the memory card into my computer, sign onto my Vimeo.com account, browse to the file on my memory card, and then upload. There is no converting, there is no complicated process – it really is that easy. If you can swing purchasing a digital camera with a video function, I highly recommend it!

If you have any more questions, please contact me.

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I plan on using a variety of different sources for the questions, but the majority of the questions will come from the Table Topics cubes. These questions come in a glass cube and hold 135 question cards. They are geared to promote conversation so are perfect to use around the dinner table or at family gatherings. I will be giving one cube of Table Topics away at 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog party beginning March 20th in case you’re interested in winning your very own.

In fact, when I received the “Teen” version of Table Topics, I videotaped the first question we asked the kids at the dinner table, you can watch the video below and see how it turned out.

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Suffice it to say, we have really had a blast with these questions.

Okay, let’s get this party started. Here are this week’s questions:

1. How would a woman president be different from a man?

2. If you only had one more year to live, what would you change about your life?

3. How do you think you’ll be different when you attend your 20-year high school reunion? OR, if you’re past that point, like me, compare who you are now to the person you were back in high school. How have you changed?

I’ll post my video answers next week, March 4th. Have fun!