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My New Video: Go Barefoot and Have Fun!

August 31, 2018

Last April, while my daughter and grandsons were visiting for a few days, I had the idea for my talented photographer-daughter to shoot some video footage of my grandson Blake and me having all kinds of barefoot fun in our back yard (with bonus photo-bombing opportunities by various California wildflowers, all now gone to seed and waiting for winter rains to call back their seasonal show). Yesterday, with other, “more important,” things to do, it suddenly became extremely urgent to shape the April clips into a video–yep, that’s how my devious procrastinating mind works . . .

I have a blast making videos, but I’m still on a (steep) learning curve in my efforts to create short pieces that random YouTube strangers will want to watch all the way to the end (my YouTube analytics page shows a dismal drop-off rate of eyeball time, which I am working to address).

Here’s the title screen (my grandsons–now 9 and almost-12, still call me YaYa for reasons lost in the mists of time/toddler pronunciation abilities).

Screen Shot 2018-08-31 at 10.16.30 AM

And here’s a link to the video:


As part of my retirement plan to not only take over the world, but to get paid for doing stuff I enjoy, some day I hope to monetize my YouTube channel–but it will take 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 “watch hours” to become eligible, so feel free to watch and subscribe 🙂

Happy BAREFOOT FUN Trails!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Brian permalink
    August 31, 2018 4:54 pm

    Wonderful. My kids adore their YaYa too 🙂

  2. Gina permalink
    August 31, 2018 10:39 am

    Love this. I was thinking you should be on a surfboard, Thea. You’d be awesome. Keep publishing the fun!

    • August 31, 2018 11:00 am

      Thanks, Gina 🙂
      (and I did have the same idea as you about surfing–so earlier this summer I had a “lesson” from my sister-in-law on a foam board, and LOVED it . . . the balance part came pretty easily, but it made me realize I’ve got some work to do as far as upper body strength goes)

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