VLOG #10 — Festivals & The Wheel of Imminent Danger!

Guys, I hate to say this, but … I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly. And by jelly, I am, of course, talking about my new vlog!Β It will feature:

  • My brother and I attempting to paint the Wheel of Imminent Danger
  • Footage from the Gathering on the Green arts festival
  • Footage from the For the Love of Arts street festival

To give some background, a family friend was awesome and built me a prize wheel (think Wheel of Fortune, but smaller and vertical). So Jesse (my brother) and I painted it with pretty colors, stuffed it in the car, and hauled it to assorted festivals over the last few weeks. The first festival went very well, the second very poorly — but fun was had, wheels were spun, books were sold, and candy was consumed. Watch the vlog to find out more!



Unrelated link of the day:

There’s still time to apply for the Mars One reality show! Never mind the fact that, with our current technology, you’ll probably receive a lethal dose of radiation whilst en route to Mars and subsequently die a horrible death!

Seriously though, Mars One is pretty cool. Click here to learn more about it.

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17 thoughts on “VLOG #10 — Festivals & The Wheel of Imminent Danger!

  1. I watched it! What an amazing and supportive brother you have!! Great job with the wheel – hope it all works out for you, you definitely have a good plan going!

    • Yeah, he’s fairly awesome πŸ˜€ Sadly I only have him until he graduates next spring, and then he’s off to places unknown, so I’ll have to make the most of him while he’s here, lol. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to use the wheel next — the For the Love of Arts festival is the last event I have planned thus far — but fingers crossed something else comes along!

  2. I always love your vlogs, Michelle. And yay for more airtime for Jesse! Great job shakin’ the paint, but I do think he should practice on buildings next time. Also enjoyed watching him spin the wheel and eat candy. Feel free to take out the restraining order against me now. Seriously, Michelle, I love your wheel, your energy, and the fact that you put yourself out there so easily. Well done!!

    • Ha! Don’t encourage him, or next thing I know I’ll be bailing him out of jail for defacing public property. πŸ˜€

      I wouldn’t say I put myself out there “easily”, lol. More like “force myself to do these events due to the necessities of being a self-published author, and then realize that these events are actually pretty fun, despite my initial concerns”. I’m actually really glad the Gathering on the Green went well … because if my first event had been the For the Love of Arts festival (the one where I didn’t sell a single book), I’m pretty certain my entrepreneurial spirit would be crushed into tiny little Michelle-shaped fragments.

  3. What an awesome idea! Love the wheel! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks! I can’t claim too much credit for the wheel, lol. My main contribution was to request it being built — my brother and my friend did pretty much everything else.

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  5. I have to second that – the wheel rocks! What a great idea! Did you find that it drew many people to your stand?

    • It’s pretty awesome, not gonna lie πŸ˜€ It’s also now in my living room, so I spin it every time I get up to go somewhere. I am most frequently caught in a meteor shower, which saddens me, as my favorite fate by far is to have eaten too much space jelly.

      As for its people-drawing potential … yeah, I’d say it did. I mean, I’ve never tried having a booth WITHOUT the wheel, so for all I know it actually scared people away, lol. But it did encourage lots of kids to come up and spin the wheel, which in turn drew their parents to the book display. So … I think it worked pretty well! The question that I got asked a lot was “Is this free”? I thought it would be tacky to put up a sign saying “Free to play!”, because this is a book booth, not a carnival attraction, but apparently I might need to do that in the future πŸ™‚

  6. aditi98

    The wheel is cool! Great idea πŸ™‚ You and your brother look like you had a fun time. Good luck with your book!

    • Thanks! The wheel’s pretty awesome, yeah πŸ™‚ I have it set up in my living room now, so I can just stroll over and spin it whenever I get the urge πŸ˜€

  7. It looked like you had a lot of fun with the wheel of imminent danger. You have a very supportive brother! πŸ™‚

    • It was really fun πŸ™‚ It was especially fun to watch families spin the wheel, direct a basic astronomy question at them, and then watch as the adults scratched their heads while the kids went “This is so EASY!”.

  8. Loved your vlog. Your personality really comes through and that is a very good thing. I’m so impressed with the help you got from your brother; he obviously believes in you. Has he read your book? None of my family has read mine. 😦 The boys only go for big, high fantasy with lots of violence (think Game of Thrones), not little, low fantasy with a touch of romance. The husband prefers current events and biography; he thinks fantasy is a waste of time but hopes I’ll make enough money with it that he can retire.
    I am so impressed with the way you put yourself out there. Well done. When I was in publishing my boss said a 30% return on marketing efforts was outstanding; 10% is more the norm. Hang in there: the more you do, the more significant that 10% will be.
    By the way we were just in Alaska on vacation and happily outfitted in sweaters and jackets. The 90 degree weather and 90% humidity of Georgia in June can be a tad oppressive, and we are just getting started.

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    • Thanks πŸ™‚ The theme is Fresh & Clean — it’s one of the free ones you can get from WordPress. And then I set the background image to stars, and … voila πŸ™‚

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