Thanks to my friend Janice Browne, I have the image above to post of my latest appearance on Raising America with Kyra Phillips on HLN. (12pm weekdays! Check it out!)
Some people said my backdrop was a little blah last time. (A plain white wall? What could be blah about that?) So this time, I livened it up with works from two of my favorite artists. For those of you art critics out there, these were produced with mixed media (crayons and fingerpaint). Bennett’s (on the left) is titled “Fireworks” and Sutton’s (on the right) is titled “My Beautiful Picture”. Bids will be accepted in the comments section below. Proceeds go to charity (i.e., their college funds).
As for the video, well, the wonderful Kelly of Are You Finished Yet graciously put her technically-challenged head together with mine and made a valiant effort to help me embed it here. Unfortunately, we came up as blank as last week’s wall. So instead of an embed, I’ll direct you again to HLN’s site or my Facebook page (where you can also like me!). This week, I defend straight dads’ right to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and applaud Willow Smith for not wanting to make a hip-hop Annie movie.
If anyone tech savvier than me and Kelly wants to take a stab at helping me embed the next one or put it on YouTube, I’ll graciously reward you with your own moderate-quality reprint of either “Fireworks” or “My Beautiful Picture”, your choice.
I have similar works of art on display in my house. Selling them for the college fund is a great idea 🙂
I am still bummed that the code didn’t work. If it is any consolation, I tried using it yesterday for a video I wanted to embed, and I couldn’t get it to work again for me either. I guess that first time was just a miraculous once-in-a-lifetime tech success. Fortunately, I bet most of your readers won’t mind using the tiny extra bit of energy it takes to click one of the links to your video. Tell Bennett and Sutton nice job. You too, dad. And thanks for the shout out.
Thank you! Why does WordPress make this so hard? I used to be on Blogger and never had any problems (that I remember, at least).
It’s great seeing fellow parenting bloggers making it into other mediums and being recognized. Congrats, Jerry, this is well-deserved for you! Great job!
Thanks, Nick! It was totally unexpected and it’s very validating to be approached like that. Best of luck to you, too!
I just watched. you Rock!!
You might need a plugin to make a flash video work on WP Jerry. Might want to try something like http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-flash-uploader/ or http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/kimili-flash-embed/
Thanks for the suggestion, Chris. I think the problem is that I’m on WordPress.com, not .org, so I don’t think either of these will work for me. I’ve been thinking of migrating to .org, so we’ll see. Maybe that would help.
Oh yeah, that would make a difference =/ I’ll take a peek around and see if there are any solutions for .com.
Well crud, I found the answer http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/ No flash embeds for .com because of security concerns.
Thanks for checking, Chris. I suspect I’ll be switching to .org soon.