Well I am so darn excited I can't tell you. Since my niece over at The Syders introduced me to blogging, I have been learning. I am in my 50's so at the start I was not sure I could do it let alone understand the whole blogging world.
I have to say a few years later and I am still learning everyday, but boy has it been fun. The last couple of years I would see all the post regarding BritmumsLive and it looked so interesting. I love the idea of meeting up with other bloggers and also the ability to really learn more about the art. It wasnt something that I had considered going to as I have to admit I was rather nervous.
I looked on with envy this past June as everyone was talking about how great it was, and I decided there and then I was being brave and going in 2015.
I was therefore delighted to find a company who I can represent at the conference next year. So drum roll please ..........
My brand I am working with is lifestorybank and I am excited as they are a great company. So let Joanna Helin the managing director tell you a little more.
Lifestorybank helps people build an online, emotional resource exclusively for loved ones from a series of video recorded interviews. Our animated online interviewer asks questions, coaxing all sorts of information that you would not necessarily think to leave. The answers are video recorded, organised into chapters, password protected and stored n the cloud in perpetuity. The idea is to build up a comprehensive library of easy-to-do and easy-to-view video clips, whenever you have time, wherever you are and whatever amount of time you have available.
We launched in January2014. I came up with the idea after my mother passed away and it hit me how much information was lost. Not just the stories, advice and experiences but also the voice, mannerisms, expressions and the sound of my mother's laugh. I looked for a way of preserving all this information for my children but couldn't find anything appropriate in the market. So I decided to create it myself!
I wanted something that the kids of today and tomorrow would connect with and they connect with video more than books or photos. According to Forrester research, 1 minute of video is worth 1.8 million words - so using video is pretty economical too!
According to a fairly recent study by Southampton University, people who remember experiences from their past and talk about them 'maintain feelings of self worth and a brighter outlook'!
As well as helping people create an emotional legacy, we get to help them feel happier. How fab is that?
I came across them by accident and thought it was such a fab idea. My parents have both passed away and I am aware that I am the keeper of the family stories. I felt it was so important to record these for my children and grandchildren, so they are not lost forever.
I hope to share lots about Lifestorybank over the next few months and I want to thank them for giving me the chance to represent them .