Friday, January 25, 2008

Beyond my show

So many of you who read this blog have been incredibly supportive of what I'm trying to do with my online video show. You've encouraged me to keep making the shows, even when I've said how frustrating the process can be with lack of proper equipment and video experience. You've also said not to get hung up on the lack of views on You Tube. It just takes the right person to bring the perfect opportunity.

And you were right.

I'm thrilled to announce because of my show, I've gotten a freelance on camera job. Someone was out there looking for material for a project for his company. He did a search for one of the topics I did for my show. My show's link came up. The stars were in perfect alignment because he clicked on my show and liked what he saw.


I'm not comfy giving full details because surely that will jinx everything. I am comfortable saying it's a video series that are kind of like "ads." It's hard to describe without giving full details. And yes, once it's a done deal, you will know more and will get to see it, too.

I'm so proud because it's validation for the risk I took in putting up a video show in the first place. It's interesting because I never thought someone would see my show and be interested in me professionally beyond the show.

It's also something plus size women or "realistic" looking women should celebrate. I'm not being hired to get on camera and moan about being fat and wanting to lose weight. I'm not being hired to play the funny best friend or sexless silly neighbor. Or all the other stereotypes that happen when a plus size woman is put on camera. Oh no. I'm being hired because I'm just a person. A real person who just happens to speak well on camera. I get to talk about the things I am passionate about and that's the entire focus. Not what I look like or don't look like.

An amazing situation for my first on camera job in a verrrrrrry long time.

And hopefully not my last!

Again, thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of my show. Your support gives me the confidence boost to keep pursuing all of my crazy little dreams!

26 comments:

Jenn ;o) said...

Way cool!!!!
Can hardly wait to hear the details!
(I'm looking forward to your next show, too!)
Congratulations!

Charisa said...

Yea! Congrats to you!

tubelessstl said...

OMG.. this is so freakin' cool. I am stoked for you and can't wait to see the video you do for him.

Patience pays off with the reward of a job.

You 'da bomb!

Nat said...

Amazing!!! Or maybe just so well deserved... ;o) This is the most inspiring post I've read anywhere in the long long time. Congratulations, and enjoy this new ride!

Dianna said...

Awesome! That's fabulous news!

Louanne said...

WOOT FOR YOU!!! See, listening to us loyalists was good for you!

sleeplesswonder said...

Wow that is soooo cool!!!! I am so glad you stuck with it, even though I have only been watching/catching up on your shows for the past few months, I am glad this opportunity came your way. You deserve it. Hope you knock their socks off.

ISO(In)sanity said...

Swwweeeeet!

The Princess's Mommy said...

You are a real person with TALENT!! Congrats on the new opportunity. Can't wait to hear (and see) more!

Monica

Skywind said...

Woohoooooo!!!!

jen said...

That's awesome! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Jennie said...

Congrats! I'm glad someone recognized your talent!

Dee said...

Mae, I am so happy for you! Is this for TV? Can I see it in the Nashville area? Will you let us know when it runs?

I'm not someone who can help your career, but I am someone who would watch you on TV in whatever you were hosting. You hear that TV people? You're obviously reading this site so pay attention. Me and all the others here would watch Mae if you hired her! There's hundreds more just like us who follow Mae because she's real and she's a caring person. Give her a chance because I'm positive others would feel the same way.

Want me to be your agent? ;) Congrats again, hon. You deserve this.

tut-tut said...

Well, of course! Well done.

Mutha Mae said...

Thank you all!

It's awfully hard to break into the TV biz, and even harder when you don't look like the ideal TV image. While I'm working on that, it takes time if I want to lose the weight and keep it off. I am just so pleased this opportunity came my way. I will certainly share details once it's wrapped.

And Dee, you will be able to see it. I will be sure to post details once finished. And yeah, sure, you get me a job, you get what? 10 percent? 20 percent? What do agents get these days? Oh it's fun to dream, isn't it?

Thanks again. I'll keep making my shows as long as I can. As long as I can take out my camera and be a one woman show and still pull it off!

Karaoke Diva said...

Awesome news! Can't wait to see your name in *lights*!

gnomic said...

Happy for you, but...

Don't forget about *your* show!

Its easy to get lost in the paying gig. Follow your dreams!

jaenshaesmom said...

I am so happy for you and proud of you!!! Way to go!!

Harmony said...

Wooh-hoo!! How lucky they are to have found you! :D

Mutha Mae said...

No worries, the show will go on! It's too much fun to abandon. I will keep doing it as long as I can, or until an actual offer to do a show comes along. So expect episodes for a long long long long long time. Hah!

Sarah (from group) said...

YAY, MAE! I have a feeling this won't be your last offer.

A said...

Wonderful news! I am very happy for you. It is well-deserved.

Ashley said...

Well, this is terrific news! Your persistence has paid off. What a great example to the rest of us who are too afraid to take those risks. Congratulations! I can't wait to hear more.

lauren said...

YAY!!! Mae, this is SO exciting. Congratulations to you. I am delighted that the stars have aligned for you. It was bound to happen!

Dee said...

Oh Mae, yippee!!

Congrats on this wonderful news...you're gorgeous and you're going to kill it (and I mean that in the good way)!

J said...

You go girl! I can't wait to hear/see all about it!