Tag: YouTube

How to Make a Free Book or Blog Trailer

Sometimes in my travels I come across really good sites that help us Authors, Bloggers, and Musicians. I would like to introduce you to Animoto.  You can set up a free account and get started making a book trailer or even a trailer for your Blog.  They make it so easy.  There are templates included, and even music that you can add for free.

Animoto makes it easy to create professional-quality videos on your computer and mobile device. At our core, we believe that video is the most powerful way to communicate what you care most deeply about—whether that’s your family, business, or a cause—and that making videos shouldn’t be limited to only those with technical know-how and expensive production equipment.


Benefits of Animoto:
  1. It’s free to set up an account.
  2. You can upload your video directly to YouTube and share on all your social networks.
  3. It’s easy to do with templates and music.
  4. You can embed your video on any WordPress Page if you use the YouTube link.
  5. It is a great way to increase traffic to your site.
  6. It’s professional.
  7. You can use for personal or business needs.
  8. It’s  a great way to promote your book, blog, wedding, party, etc. on social media.
  9. They do offer an upgrade to HD for a small charge. (I paid $10 to go to 720p)
  10. You can also use it on your Goodreads Author Page and Amazon Author Page. (click to see mine)


Here is the first one I made for my book Snow White Darkness.  This book shares my journey out of Domestic Abuse.


And here is one I created for my blog Prayers and Promises. I wanted a trailer for YouTube that described my Prayers and Promises Channel.  After I uploaded my video to YouTube I added an annotation at the end of the movie to direct people back to my Blog. Anytime you can crosslink (direct people from one of your sites to another of your sites your SEO will improve. Then you find yourself on the first page of Google Search without even trying, lol!).



Send me a link to your new video creations! I would love to see what you come up with!
Image Credit: web2teachingtools.com

Start a Fire Playlist – Daily Post

How timely. I just made a playlist this week of new songs to learn for our Praise and Worship Team at Church. Need a boost? Sit back, relax, and listen to these songs. Revive your passion, restore your soul, and be transformed by the King of Kings!

Playlist of the Week

Tell us how your week went by putting together a playlist of  five songs that represent it.


Amazing Lightning Video

Amazing Lightning Storm in

Southern Wisconsin on July 22, 2013.

This happened last night, right above our house in WI.  Yep, God’s talking.  I’m listening…

Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?  (Job 37:15 NIV)
He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them. (Psalm 18:14 NIV)
The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning. (Psalm 29:7 NIV)
Send forth lightning and scatter the enemy; shoot your arrows and rout them. (Psalm 144:6 NIV)