Monday, August 6, 2007

Confessions of a Fan



I'm a Clay Aiken fan, I can admit it. It all started about 4 years ago. I am not a big American Idol fan, and didn't really watch the show. But while flipping channels I came across Clay Aiken singing some song on AI. Each Tuesday I would keep flipping back to AI to hopefully catch him singing and then each Thursday I would google the AI results instead of watching the results show on Wednesday.

By the time it was down to the final four, I started watching whole Tuesday episodes. I enjoyed all four of the contestants left. But I still didn't watch the results show and would just google the results Thursday morning. Until there were two... I even managed to catch the Monday special episode. I watched the Tuesday finale and fell in love immediately with Clay's Idol song "This is the Night"- in fact it remains high on my list of all time favorite Clay songs. I HAD to watch Wednesday night. And with the wonder of satellite, I watched the Wednesday results THREE different times hoping somehow the ending would change.

Since then, I've joined various Clay Aiken message boards, a few I still visit daily- ok hourly *g*. I've made some amazing online friends and have traveled to meet some of said friends. I've been to a handful of his concerts, where I've met even more amazing people. I've filled countless discs with audio, video and pictures of him. Plus, I've had the great pleasure of winning one of his fan clubs meet and greet opportunities at the last concert I was able to attend.

The point of all my Clay Aiken ramblings so far today? Being a Clay Aiken fan has helped me learn more about technology, including blogging. There are some amazingly talented and creative fans out there. So, because I know some people would like to know how, here are the steps to posting a video into your blog.
1. Sign up for a You Tube account (
http://www.youtube.com/) so you can upload your videos to You Tube.
2. Upload the video to You Tube or select a video you have already on You Tube. (I can blog more on that process as well if needed)
3. Once the video is uploaded, click and highlight the text in the box that says embed.
4. Copy and Paste into your blog using the edit Html tab at the top of your blog composition.

I've followed the same steps to add the following video to my blog. It is a video of Clay Aiken during his current summer concert series that the fans have nicked named the "Soft Rock and a Hard Place" Tour. Clay and his backup singers Angela Fisher and Quiana Parler sing a medley of "Classics" while accompanied by an orchestra in effort to make Clay cool. From Sterling Heights, MI July 23rd. Thanks to Huskerfalcon for videotaping.



It is possible to link a video from photobucket as well as I did in my Boredom is the Mother of Invention blog but I think this way is much better.

I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Thanks for the advice! I will have to check it out when I have some time.