Blog Updates

Who’s a Proud Auntie of Her Cutie Pie Baby Nephew?

Last week I traveled to southern CA to visit my brother, sister-in-law and beautiful baby nephew! I brought him a little piano. (Naturally.) Turns out he already had one, so now the lucky guy has two. :) — Click here for more photos!

Here are some cute videos, too. I tried to get him to play his piano for the camera. Didn’t really work, but adorable none-the-less.

Would it be weird if I sung to my camera?

I’ve been having a lot of fun making all my crazy music videos. I’ve hit three genres so far, and there’s talk of something pop/dancey down the line.

However, I’m considering doing something more Repcor-specific. I’m not sure if I should try a few covers, or maybe start writing more of my own music like I used to. Either way, I think it would be nice to get into some of the more artistic stuff. Prove that I’m more than just a wacky performer. :)

So my question is: How should I “perform” my music on my blog? Should I be incredibly cheesy and sing right into my camera? Would that make you feel awkward? Should I record only audio? Should I record me singing/playing, but look to the side? What if I had someone accompany me?

Should I just do this…?

So, friends, let me know your thoughts! Please and thank you.

Pledge to Start Blogging MORE (And… some excuses)

Well, I haven’t blogged here in a month and a half. And that’s horrible. The blog has definitely suffered from it. Lost a handful of subscribers. And for someone who preaches that content creation is the best publicity, I’m sure doing a poor job here. So? I promise to start blogging more. My goal is once a week, and I think I can hack it.

To alleviate the scorn I know you feel for my poor blogging efforts, I better have a really good excuse, right? Well here’s FIVE. I swear I’ve been up to good things!

1) I’m working full-time on the HubSpot marketing team! I’ve been at HubSpot for just about as long as I’ve stopped blogging! Hmm. Coincidence? (Actually, this probably isn’t a good excuse. Many of the HubSpot champs are very avid bloggers.)

2) I’m the newest producer for HubSpot TV. Most of my role is the post-production stuff, like uploading the episodes to the HubSpot blog. I also get the fun job of scheduling guests to be part of the show.

3) I’m consumed by fans due to my new viral music video stardom. Okay. Cheap shot. However, it has been very cool! Over 40K views in it’s first week. It got 14 YouTube honors on it’s second day, including #93 most viewed OVER ALL. Lots of freaking awesome blogs picked up the video. It’s an honor! (And I might have another jam up my sleeve. Hint hint.)

4) My a cappella group Common Sound is BLOWING UP! Well. It’s getting there. We lost a member, which was very sad. But we continue to rehearse every week. (And we have auditions on Tuesday!) So far we’ve mastered Mozarts “Ave Verum Corpus”, jazz standard “You Go To My Head” and Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”. Yep. We are the most eclectic singing group you’ve EVER HEARD. And yes. Our site [finally] up. :)

5) I’m working on a fun, casual dessert tweetup series called SweetUps. It’s definetely a work in progress. I’ve had two events so far. The first one was at Finale. About 13 of us ate decadent dessert, however sat at a single LONG table. (Not the greatest for socializing.) The second was at Grafton Street (and in honor of my dear friend Ben Grossman!) This was a bit bigger event and much more social. However, there was no dessert! — Like I said. Work in progress. (Also, I tried to use #sweetup2 for the second event, but people just calling it #sweetup. Oh well.)

Well, that’s about it. So do you forgive me? :)

Music and social media. Get pumped.

Welcome to my new blog! It will be sticking around for quite some time, so get excited.

So why did I create a new blog, you’re probably wondering. Well…

1) It’s prettier, and I have my fabulous graphic designer friend Alyssa Osborne (alyssa.osborne [at] gmail [dot] com) to thank for that. James Connors helped a bunch with the tech stuff. They’re good people.

2) It has a purpose. For those of you who already know me, I started my other blog Repcor: My Sentiments Exactly a few months ago. It was a terrific introduction to the social media space… but had no real focus whatsoever. This blog will.

3) I wanted to find a way that I could truly contribute, and writing about music makes the most sense.

As you’ll read in the ever amazing Who is Rebecca? section, I’ve been a giant music nerd for just about my entire life. It has always been what makes me happiest, and I’d really love to write about the various musical stuff I stumble upon on the Internet and in everyday life.

So, what will be in my blog?

Far too many times, I’ve walked by a random street performer dude who deserves way more attention than the crowd of 15 people standing around him. How awesome would it be to take a short video clip and share it with everyone? Or perhaps feature random people’s muxtapes. Maybe record my own personal beat boxing sessions while walking to work.

Regardless, this blog is founded on the premise that music a) brings people together, b) gives us something to talk about and c) ignites some sort of emotion in all of us. To some degree, at least. Unless you don’t have any feelings. In that case, I can’t help you.

Hope you enjoy! Please feel free to throw feedback in my direction. As I said, this is still in the works, and I want to make sure it goes super well.

So… what do you think? :)