Twin Cities Live Talks Blogging

filed under: Miscellaneous on January 27, 2010

I had such a fun afternoon… I wish you could all see it.

Oh wait.  You can!

Meeting the staff from Twin Cities Live was a blast… they are so friendly and funny and helpful, I wish I could have stayed there all day!

John and Elizabeth were totally sweet and easy to talk to!  They spent more then a half hour prior to the show just chatting and getting to know all the guests.  They posed for pictures and answered questions and laughed politely at my guests poorly told stories.

My little spot wasnt until later, so it was kinda fun to see the show prior to that. 

Here was a round table discussion about Bristol Palins' abstinence pact.  They talked about whether it was an attainable enough goal and the realities of abstinence.  Oh you know I was biting my tongue on that one! 


This was a health or exercising segment… it was about balance.  I thought John was hilarious trying to do the poses.  He was actually really good!

And here is me on the show.  I was SO nervous.  I know people say that, but. I . Was. Nervous. 

I think my toes were even sweating.  And I kept moving and swinging appendages all over.  And interrupting.  And not answering the questions they asked.  And generally dispelling the whole preconceived notions of how a successful interview should go.

And please believe me,  the camera DOES add 10 pounds.  More like 57 extra in my case.

Just sayin.

If you would like to see the whole segment you can click here.


And just in case anyone out there is asking, "Why does she get to be on TV?  What makes her so special?"

I will tell you.

Nothing.  I got to be on TV because I asked them.  No one approached me.  No one even knew about me until I introduced myself. 

Me and my little blog are NO more special then the next guy.  As a matter of fact, some of the blogs that I had wanted to talk about have far more readers then me!  And are funnier.  And prettier.  And have better pictures.  And deserve more recognition!

I know I have said this before, but I believe that everyone has gifts, and if we want to be recognized for our gifts, sometimes we need to let others know!  

Even though this is cliche, I really, really mean it. 

If I can do it, anyone can!

*Speaking of, Twin Cities Live is hosting a contest right now for a cooking segment.  Can you cook?  All you have to do is submit a little tape of you and you could $2000 from Cub or a regular cooking segment on their show!

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  • Stephanie @ BonaFide says:

    Girl – YOU ARE A ROCK STAR! That was amazing! You didn’t seem nervous at all and everything flowed so smooth. So impressive. I love that you are putting yourself out there, so brave!
    Oh yeah, and I love the boots!

  • Renee says:

    Just wanted to swing back here and let you know that I was able to view the segment this morning with no trouble. You did fantastic! You are a natural in front of the camera. Soon you’ll be having your own show ๐Ÿ™‚

  • tammy says:

    WOW, you really are AMAZING!!! And you looked FABULOUS. Good job, and no you totally didnt look nervous. Actually you looked like a natural. And very thoughtful of you to mention other great bloggers. You should be very proud Amanda. You did GREAT!!

  • Angel/TaDa! Creations says:

    You did a GREAT job!!! You looked so comfortable and natural doing it too. Congrats!

  • The Lumberjack's Wife says:

    Wow! Congrats! You are too cool for school!

  • janis says:

    So sorry I missed it yesterday – so happy you have the link here! ๐Ÿ™‚ Will have to watch it soon! (Gotta run Bekah to Therapy soon).
    Have a great day!

  • joyce says:

    Oh you’re adorable! You look like a natural. Always fun to hear a voice outloud that you imagine when you read : )

  • Patty Montpetit says:

    I watched you yesterday and I think you did a great job. You didn’t look nervous at all! I hope you had fun!
    Patty M

  • Kate says:

    I am so proud of you! You were terrific and funny and charming.
    Love your shoes.

  • Christina says:

    Are you kidding me? You did great, look great. And definitely deserve to be on that show. You are super talented!
    You go girl!

  • Missy @ The Marketing Mama says:

    You were great and you look awesome in those jeans – I love them! I seriously would have NO idea you were nervous if you didn’t say that here. You were fabulous! When I was on Fox 9 morning show I was so nervous before the show, I almost died -so I totally know how you feel! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congrats on pitching the show and getting on TV – what a fun thing to do!

  • mindy says:

    I think your blog is darling and I think you are too darn it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • He & Me + 3 says:

    That is awesome! YOu are totally rocking the air! That is great. When will you have your own show?

  • He & Me + 3 says:

    That is awesome! YOu are totally rocking the air! That is great. When will you have your own show?

  • Angie Sanders says:

    Hi! I’m Angie, and my blog is Nice to ‘meet’ you! I follow Tina through The Priceless Fishers and saw on her blog that you were featured on television. I watched the clip and had to come directly to your blog to comment. You were amazing on tv! I am thinking you should have pusued a career in television actually ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, I enjoyed the things your said about blogging, and thought I’d let you know ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jen says:

    Great job Amanda! I wish I could have seen it “live.” Sadly, I don’t get to watch much daytime TV. It’s either off or on PBS or NickJR.
    But, seriously, GREAT job! I couldn’t tell that you were nervous at all!
    take care,

  • Molly says:

    Good for you and great job! And even better for you for putting yourself out there! Kudos!

  • sheri says:

    What are you talking about? That was a fantastic interview!! You look so good and you were funny(like always).

  • Mama23Bears says:

    i really thought you were great! you looked great and “performed” wonderfully! way to go!

  • Heather says:

    You did great!

  • abby says:

    Wow–great job!! It will be fun to see how many more tv spots you get in the future…I think you could do a weekly segment “via satelite” for sure. Not that you have time for something like that, but you’d sure be good at it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Pineapple Princess says:

    Awesome segment and interview.
    You reminded me so much of Ree.

  • Genny says:

    Hey there my famous friend! I am so happy for you and I think it’s great that you contacted the show. I’m sure they were glad you did!
    By the way, you look fabulous!
    Cheers to you!

  • Cop Mama says:

    Wow, that was great! You are such a natural! And funny!
    Congrats on your appearance. You did a terrific job representing us mom bloggers!

  • Margaret says:

    Amanda! You did great…absolutely great! You have this wonderful way of hiding “nervous.”