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i Love Shelling on TV!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010 in In the News, Wink TV | 15 comments

I told yall about my interview for WINK TV News on my June 19 post Spreading the Shelling News…… It finally aired yesterday at 12:24 p.m.. As you’ll see, this all happened because I not only posted Sanibel and Captiva photos on my blog but I also posted on i Love Shelling facebook page AND  The Beaches of Fort Myers and Florida facebook page. Yall gave me so much positive feedback on some of my photos that I just got a little crazy with the posting! So a big THANK YOU to you!!! And again a big THANK YOU to Ilene from Main Sail Video Productions for making me feel so relaxed.

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Spreading The Shelling News

Posted by on Jun 18, 2010 in Florida Weekly, In the News, Main Sail Video Productions, Wink TV | 17 comments

Jessica and Ilene from Main Sail Video Productions

You won’t believe this……… is going to be in the news!!!!! Thanks to you!!

I guess you’ve been spreading the word about my shelling blog and the pictures I’ve been posting because I had two…..yep, I said “TWO” interviews yesterday for the press. Holy cow!

Yesterday morning, I met writer David LaGaccia from the Florida Weekly newspaper at the lighthouse beach to show him why we all loving shelling so much. What a nice guy.  He didn’t know a lot about seashells or any of the other treasures that wash up on our beaches so I think he was genuinely intrigued. I was a little nervous so I completely forgot to take a picture of him or the shells on the beach to share. Okay,  maybe I was a little more nervous than I thought because I felt so tongue tied being interviewed and goofy having my picture taken. I’m usually the one behind the camera taking the pictures.

And then I started SWEATING (sorry, but I had to scream). Get this- in the afternoon, I had an interview with Ilene Safron from Main Sail Video Productions to do a segment for our local news channel WINK TV. They filmed me blogging! I am like a deer in head lights when I have to speak on a video and this is going to be on TV. Yikes! Ilene and her assistant Jessica turned out to be very easy and calming that my anxiety changed to excitement. I was even more relaxed when we got to the beach at Blind Pass where I got to show them all of the shells. So now I’m more excited than crazy (a shower helped too- LOL) and I can’t wait until both show up next week.

The Florida Weekly will hit the stands on Wednesday June 23.

The WINK TV (local CBS affiliate) segment will air Friday June 25 at noon

I had to share all of the excitement since you are helping to spread the shelling joy! I’ll keep you posted.

The shell pile at Blind Pass yesterday while we were "filming"

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