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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Chick Chat

What is it that girls talk about? The answer may very well be absolutely everything. Topics frequently range from husbands, to kids, to friends, to family, to politics, to fashion, to celebrities. Nothing is sacred.

This same “anything goes” approach also seems to apply to the blogosphere. Blogging is a means for women to declare to the world what they are going through and to find others in a similar situation.

However, what if we could take the connections that we have formed with one another as bloggers one step farther? What if we could finally see and hear the people behind the posts that we read?

That’s where Chick Chat comes in. Chick Chat is a semimonthly post where the ladies from the Three Bay B Chicks and Hot Chocolate Caramel Mocha will film themselves chatting on a particular topic. To make things more interesting, we will be linking to three different blogs who have also filmed their own video segment in response to our conversation.

We kick-off our video series today with a discussion on the blog world. The Three Bay B Chicks, Hot Chocolate Caramel Mocha, Pooba, Optimistic Cynicism, and The World According to Me will be sharing everything on their mind about the blogosphere.

So have some fun and get clicking. Since each site has a unique video, you will have to visit all five blogs to hear and see what these ladies have to say.

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Now it’s your turn. Want to turn the camera on yourself and participate in an upcoming Chick Chat? Let us know by sending an e-mail to contactchickchat@gmail.com. We are looking for both participants and topic suggestions. Our plan is to rotate the participation not only among ourselves, but also among all our friends in the blogosphere. We want to hear what everyone has to say.

We’d also like to thank the wonderful bloggers that linked to us today as part of the Chick Chat kick-off and encourage you to take a moment to visit these sites. The tales, tips, humor, and support that await you on these blogs are something to which we should all aspire to…









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192 comments:

Kristina P. said...

This was so fun! I loved finally hearing you and seeing you all, in action.

And Francesca, you sound exactly like I pictured you.

People always tell me I always sound more awesome in person, if you can even imagine.

Peaches said...

Hi chicks! Loved seeing your chat tonight. (I brought you all into bed with me.)

Looking forward to the next installment!

ymK said...

crack addict is right! I have become addicted to blogging too.
Good to see you all!

Counselormama said...

This is like "The View" but without annoying self-righteous Elizabeth Hasselbeck! Love this!

joanofalltrades said...

Great to see you chicks live! I like the whole lounging with your coffee mugs set up. And I can't believe you have only been blogging for 7 months.......and look at you....you've already taken the blogworld be storm. You go girls!

Omah's Helping Hands said...

What a cool idea! I loved listening to you all and getting a chance to see and know who you actually are. Can't wait for the next one.

Helene said...

That was SO much fun to watch! I felt like I was right there with you all! And you all looked so comfy and cozy all snuggled up on the sofas with your mugs of coffee!!!

I think this is such a brilliant idea and I look forward to "seeing and hearing" more of you all!!!

Juls said...

If ya'll aren't the cutest little chicks ever. How fun are you guys? Great idea, as usual.. you chicks to-ta-ly rock! :)

Lisa M said...

Sounds like fun guys! I can't wait to watch the next one!

C.G. the Foodie said...

This is a great idea. I can't wait for the next one!

C.G. the Foodie said...

Oh and happy SITS day!

Turtles In Alaska said...

Stopping by from SITS.Happy SITS day!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Aww, this was so cute - what a great idea! And only 7 months? Wow - you girls are awesome!

Stesha said...

You chicks really rocked it:)

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Funny in my mind said...

I watched all of the chick chat videos. What a neat idea. I will be back again soon!

Ritch in Love said...

I adore this idea. Blogging is definitely my way of communicating my thoughts. I can't wait to particpate: Some people aren't photographic? I'm not videographic. :) Wonder if there is a way around that! LOL!

Carebear said...

Adorable idea! It's fun getting to actually hear and see you all! I've grabbed the chick chat button for my blog sidebar! Fun, fun, fun. Can't wait for the next chat! I have some ideas to email you...

Lana said...

You gals are so cute! Looking forward to more!!

Molly said...

This is great - what fun a little video blog treasure hunt. :)

Donnetta said...

Addiction, hmmm - YEP!!

Today I'm going to Six Flags with my chicklets. The lovely hubby asked if I was taking my laptop to blog on the rides!!

Great idea and so nice to see you all!! :)

Jennifer said...

I love, I love, I love! I felt like I was right there with you guys! Hold on, let me go get my coffee, too! ;-) Can't wait for more installments!

JamieH said...

Blogging is very addiciting...It's "my personal brand of heroin" to quote a georgous vampire. Love the Chick Chat idea!

KiKi said...

This was great...loved it!!

jesse said...

I love this!! You're all soooo cute!

Julie said...

Looks like fun..y'all are so creative :)

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

You three are so cute! It is so nice to see what you look like and sound like! I am loving this!!

Angie Marion said...

I'm not so sure about getting in front of the camera just yet but I'm so glad that SiTS featured this blog so I can stop by more often!

Christy said...

You girls look like so much fun - I want to come and have a cup of tea with you!!
I'll be back!!
Leavin Some love from SITS!!

Dee said...

OH that is so neat!! Congrats on being featured!

Tammy Howard said...

This is a really neat idea! Good good luck with it!!!

Seven months? Wow. I've been at it for over a year and... oh well.

Good on ya!

Jen said...

I just watched one of the other videos. Great idea and it's so wonderful to see all of these talented women at work. Keep blogging or should I say vlogging! Over from SITs

Jennifer said...

What a neat and fun concept! Happy SITS day!

It's All Good said...

thats a cute idea!

Yaya said...

Awww! Y'all are so cute! I wanna move there so we can be 4 Baby Chicks!

Rebekah said...

How fun!! That is such a great idea!!

passionsandsoapboxes.com said...

I'm new to blogging but I'm hooked.
This was such a good idea...who came up with it first.

Mary K Brennan said...

Loved the couch talk ladies.I'm still pretty new at this blogging stuff myself. In that short time I've met so many interesting people. Keep up the great work.

FrankandMary said...

I have friends I do this with, including my ex-bf's sisters, but we'd NOT want it filmed lol. ~Mary

Gibby said...

This was great! I love to "meet" the people behind the blogs. Excellent idea, I can't wait to see the next one.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Yay!!! You did it!!

I love how you have a blog, with three friends. That's a really neat idea. As I was sipping my tea, I almost felt like I was there with you guys!

Next topic: Where do you get your ideas for blog posts?

PS: That Kristina P!!!! Now SHE is someone we have to get on camera for sure!!!!!

sandy said...

Love it! You ladies rock:0)

amanda said...

how fun was that!! francesca, i'm so relieved i was saying your name right. thuy on the other hand, sorry i wasn't. :0) SO fun. i don't have anyone to chat with, and i'd ramble on all by myself. but this was loads of fun!!

M said...

I LOVE the vlogging idea. I've done a couple and it's SO much fun.

Can't wait to see what's next.

I'm definitely down with joining in.

Wifey said...

You all win for this! Love it!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Debbie said...

It was fun to put voices with you all. That was great.

Willo said...

brilliant!

Sass said...

What a great idea!!!

lemonologie said...

Happy SITS Day! Love your chick images. Off to read more!

Lacey said...

Happy SITS day -- and a great video!

Sadiebug and her Mom said...

This was great! It's hard to start a blog without a theme, but then you kind of have to go where the blog takes you. I have two, and one of them is strictly in my daughter's voice (she's 2 now and started the day she was born), and it made it so much easier to stay focused.

I've learned so much more techie computer stuff since I started blogging. And I spread my comment love around. But I'm awful at being loyal to one blog. I guess I'm just not a monogamous commentor. I'm a commenting slut. What a harsh realization!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

How fun are you three? Loved it - I was enjoying my coffee right along with you... ;) Looking forward to the next segment! :)

My New 30 said...

Cool idea! Have fun with it.

Sarah said...

Fun! Love to see and hear from my bloggy friends!

Momma-of-5 said...

You guys are hysterical. Thanks for the laugh!

Visiting from SITS...
...Amy

Alex the Girl said...

Can you vlog from behind a curtain?

NJDecorator said...

Visiting from SITS - Interesting idea....best of luck with this new venture.

BlogBaby said...

Oh crap, now that I know how gorgeous my fellow bloggers are I'm going to need to step it up a notch when I do my video.....maybe a tiara will distract everyone from my rats nest hair and stained jammies.

Wait, there isn't a dress code for these video's is there??

BlogBaby

Kasey said...

This is a great idea. Enjoyed watching.

Dawn said...

It was nice to meet you in "person" :) Great idea and thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Sami... said...

haha! I'm definitely a "crack addict" when it comes to reading others blogs...almost sometimes feel discouraged to write my own...I just want to read everyones!
This was my first time at your blog, visiting from SITS, going to read some more after this comment....

Mommy said...

Stopping in from SITS!

debilyn said...

What a fun idea! Love it =)

Michaela said...

Stopping by from SITS, great idea!!!

Judi said...

That was such a cool idea. I hope you guys keep doing this!

isk8jewel said...

What a great idea! Stopping by from SITS...

dede said...

loved the insight! keep it coming!

(how do you sit on your feet that long without them going to sleep?)

peewee said...

WAAAAAA!! I can't get it to play!

Lori said...

Well, butter my biscuits! The chicks alive and in color! Love the chickchat!!!

peewee said...

Well Well well...look who's all fancy with their multi angle, multi camera video! VERY nice editing skills. AND I love how you all had a cup of SOMEThing in your hands...like Regis and Kelly.

Ummm, I WAS however expecting a big wheel that would descend from the ceiling that you could spin for the winner.

sigh.

maybe next time?

Ali said...

Neat idea! I'll stay behind the camera and the chat to the professionals!

Ginger said...

Great idea! Oh, and congrats on your SITS day;)

c'est Moi! the tink-n-frog said...

Congrats on being the other FB on SITS!! Great idea the two of you came up with about the Chick Chat. Cheers!

Noah's Mommy said...

so LOVE your take on the blog world...and I LOVED seeing the communicationo between you all...you all are soooo right on...(fist pump)

Jennifer said...

Congrats on being the FB on SITS!
Love this will check back for more!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh how I love the three bay b chicks! And oh how I wish I could have been there with my coffee cup in hand. I'd sit on the floor so you wouldn't have to smell me too. I'm just that considerate!

You girls are awesome! You brought up great points about blogging and NONE of you sound like a man. Good job!

Fab video and fab editing! And I am now happy I can pronounce Francesca and Thuy correctly now because I heard them from your very own mouths! Thanks for lettin me participate you hot bb chickidos!

Sam_I_am said...

Stopping by from SITS. Unfortunately, I can't watch the video at work, but it looks like a great idea! Good luck!

♥georgie♥ said...

You ladies are BRILLIANT!

Karen said...

What a fun idea!

I've thought about doing a video post, but then I'd lose my air of mystery...

The Lucky Mrs. T said...

Congrats on FB today from SITS.
I must say I loved the converstion regarding Brittany Spears in the column. Too funny. Off to read more!

Robin said...

What a great idea!.....unfortunately I missed yesterdays twitter party. But I'm looking forward to future video installments.

Have a beautiful day.

Amy said...

It was so great to see all of you today. I do enjoy coming by here and seeing what is up. I love the tips, stories and laughs. In ways I can relate to each of you. Yesterday I was going to hit all of those blogs you had listed but I dropped the ball. My little one has been sick and now I got it. I think I do feel the guilt at times because I want to read everything and leave comments. I just have to know I can't do it all. I am learning that. I will be back for more. Thanks Francesca, Kacey and Thuy for a great blog.

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Woohooo! This was so much fun - I agree about commenting being hard because you want to leave something sincere and/or witty but it does take time. You guys rock - I'm looking forward to more topics.

Rebecca Jo said...

Holy cow... you're like Movie Production with changing scenes!!! That's cool!!!

Love this idea!!!

Always Home and Uncool said...

Nice production value with the multi-angles. You ringers?

Sent by Kathy B! ;-)

koopermom said...

Fabulous idea! Off to check out some more!

Gamma Sharon said...

I am new to this blog world, but I am totally loving it.
Congrats to all of you on being the FB.

The High Family said...

OMGosh...that was like watching an episode with you three on the Oprah couch but without Oprah there?! LOL

I loved, loved, loved this and can't wait for more!

My 3 year old son came in to see what I was watching (he loves video clips on blogs) and said who's that? I told him that you were the three B Chicks and he said, Oh them some pretty chicks! awwwww! So I hope that makes your day, chickies! :)

you biggest fan,

Bobbi :)

Rachel said...

This is great. I can't wait to see more.

greedygrace said...

What a neat idea! Very cool!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Congrats on your SITS Day, Ladies. I've been in the blogosphere for less than a year and it is an amazing place.

SO said...

You three are so going to be Oprah one day. Mark. My. Words.

Denise said...

I love this video idea! It's great to actually SEE and HEAR the person behind the blog. I think it's cool that the 3 of you have a blog together. Does it get confusing at times? Do you coordinate your posts?

I'm confused about the Twitter party. Do I need to Twitter follow all the blogs participating in the Chick Chat Twitter party or does Chick Chat have it's own id?

Mammatalk said...

What a great idea! Will Wenda be joining the conversation?

Riddle Girl said...

This was GREAT! I have loved the different styles you all have and have fun reading everything you all post. It was really fun to watch you all together! EXCELLENT IDEA!

Brooke said...

how fun! great idea ladies.

The Broke Socialite said...

LOVE it.

monica said...

Congrats on your SITS day. The Chick Chat think sounds fun!

Aubrey said...

Coming over from SITS!
Chick Chat sounds like it is going to be a lot of fun!

Daisigirl said...

It was so fun getting to see you all and hear you chatting together! This should be really fun! :0)

Bee and Rose said...

This is just fabulous! I am looking forward to watching more Chick Chat! (You know this is gonna be huge, ladies!)

Laura said...

This is a great idea connecting through video

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

that is so cool...what a fun concept!!!

Jessica said...

How fun! I want to do that with my girlfriends! Thank you ladies!

Lori said...

What a neat idea! Visiting from SITS! Off for more!

Valerie said...

That was so much fun. Off to see the other four!

mommy4life said...

Fun idea! It's nice to put faces to the names!

I too love comments!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so excited! Kudos to ya'll for doing this!

Emily said...

What a great idea! You ladies are braver than I am though. I look forward to seeing more!

Amy said...

how fun! i love that you are changing blogging into v-logging. you were talking about getting followers, how do you do that?

Jen said...

I have to say that you ladies are FABULOUS and this was a FABULOUS idea. I like the word FABULOUS! Anyway, great idea.

blueviolet said...

I.Love.You.All.


What are you chicks drinking? Srsly. What is in those mugs?

Jo said...

It's so great to see all you ladies! You're all so great to do this. I agree on the pressure of the next post! You all do great!!

BabyCakes Creations said...

just stopping by from SITS! Great site :)

becca greene said...

visiting from sits. what a cool idea

CynthiaK said...

Great work! So nice to see you "in person"! I'd love to participate but I don't think I even know where to begin hooking up my webcam.

Looking forward to the next instalment of Chick Chat!

shortmama said...

Visiting from SITS! Congrats on being featured.

Tiffany said...

YEAH! I loved loved loved the video! Seriously girls, I felt like I was watching an episode of The View or something. I was sitting here sipping my coffee right along with you!

And Fran, don't worry dear. I'm a crack addict blogger too. Maybe we can be roomies in rehab?!?

GREAT JOB!

Kimmy said...

This sounds right up my alley! I hope to have time to get my own video together :o)

The Mama said...

I would have never guessed that there were THREE adults with the title Three Bay B Chicks. Humpf, what I learn. Seeing you guys comparing the babies.. TOO CUTE!

I love how yall called it an addiction, I so am too! Literally! I love it and I am learning SOOO much, adding to this CHICK CHAT!

Thanks! I will stop by more..

Mandy said...

Sounds like a fun idea! Stopping by from SITS.

Sara said...

It was so much fun to watch! You all are so much fun.
Have a great day!

Michelle said...

What a fun fabulous idea....just popping by from Hot Chocolate. Now I'm off to check out the other vlogs.

Hope you have a great day!

Joy said...

Congrats on your SITS feature and yo new venture!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

LOVED IT!!!!

I don't know how to download anything from my camera to the computer- so alas, I can not do this

Scary Mommy said...

You guys are so cute!!! Blogging is totally like a crack addiction. Not that I'd know or anything... :)

Morgan said...

So much fun! Enjoy your SITS day!

Felicia - I complete Me said...

This is such a neat idea. And of course I didn't realize it was 3 women. I thought you had 3 kids. (lol)

Wendy said...

Fantastic idea!

We really do talk about just about everything don't we?

~ Wendy

Jen Sue Wild said...

How Fun this was!!!

scrappysue said...

nice to meet you three!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Such a cool idea!

I can so relate to the crack addict comment, learning the unwritten blogging rules and writing to no one in the beginning...heck, even my "real life" friends didn't (and oddly enough still don't) read my blog.

Amy said...

Very nice. I enjoyed your video and getting your perspective :)

Kelly Deneen said...

This Chick Chat is awesome! It's so fun to see the three of you sitting around and chatting. :) It is amazing that you've only been doing this for 7 months - you are all pros at it!

Cole said...

That's so cool!! Happy SITS day!

the vacuum lady said...

This is an awesome idea. Can't wait to see the next one!

Heather said...

Great idea, can't wait to see more!

Mommy (That's my name, don't wear it out.) said...

This is so cool!! Happy happy SITS day!!!!

Christina said...

I love this! You girls are super cute. I want to come hang out with you. ;) Great idea!!

carma said...

Stopping by from SITS.
carma :-)

Fashiongrail said...

This is my first time on your blog and I loved it! Great idea:)
Stopping in from SITS!

Grand Pooba said...

I had to come by and watch you video again...now you guys are my crack. Thanks another addiction is just what I need!

And Francesca, I didn't notice your balanacing act the first time I watched this. Very nice balancing of the coffee mug on the knee! Are you sure that wasn't just a camera trick? Your editing is just so good you just never know.

Jen said...

LOVED it!! Such a great idea! I love getting to hear your voices! I feel like I know you even better!! I too can't believe you've only been blogging for SEVEN months! I've been blogging for almost THREE years and I am barely getting a "little" bit of a following! I am in awe!!

Jessie said...

Hi Chicks!!!! Fabby! Great video! So much fun!

I will deffinitly try and figure out my video recorder now!

jessie
http://designsbyjessie.etsy.com

mrszeee said...

i love this idea!

angie said...

Cool idea! I felt like I was just one of the girls sitting there with you!

Nana said...

Well, Well, Well, I am going to check it all out.

Laura said...

This such a great idea and I love seeing all of you ladies hanging out drinking some tea and chatting. Btw I agree with everything said and commenting is a strange concept. I mean don't we call people back faster then we comment. Congrats ladies on a great job!

Leslie said...

Sounds like fun, but I don't have a camera, so I can't play along. But good luck with it.

Happy Easter!

Kristen said...

I saw this on Kathy B's blog! that is such a great idea!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

What a wonderful idea! Stopping by from SITS to congratulate you on being featured today!

The Mom said...

I was so excited to see you guys highlighted today on SITS! Totally deserve it! Love the little video to - and able to see your faces for real! I hear you on the addiction part ... but it's important to stay balanced, right? Congrat's on your SITS day ladies!

Rhonda said...

Happy SITS day!!

Brittany said...

Such a great bloggy idea!

Happy SITS day. :)

WhisperingWriter said...

This is a great idea.

I would do this but my husband took my camera that makes videos with him on his TDY. Ugh.

I do have a webcam on my laptop though. Does that make videos? Hrm.

It would mean I'd have to comb my hair though before making one. I don't want to freak anyone out with my unruly hair.

Xazmin said...

What a fun idea! It's cool hearing what everybody thinks about these different subjects!

Xazmin

Fiona said...

very fun! You all did a great job with this!

Mamati @ Daily dose of me said...

Wow how great is this? i actually felt like in the living room with you ladies. I found out about the chick chat from SITS.

You ladies are such an inspirations, thanks for this.

A warm hug from Oman (thats in the Middle East)

I am off to check the other ladies :)

Holly said...

I love your site! And those babies...ADORABLE!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Good stuff ladies. Nice to match the face & voice to the names!!!!

{Katie Lane} said...

This is cool. Love the blog makeover too!

The Novelista Barista said...

Love it!!! :) I am excited to see more :)

Heather of the EO said...

Love it!!! I just wanted to bust through the screen and sit down. What fun. So nice to "see" you :)

Mariko said...

That is such a good idea. I loved seeing you in person too.

Stephanie said...

Very cool idea.

Modest Gal said...

Great idea!!!

Tranquility said...

What a fun idea! It's so neat to be able to connect the vision of real people to the posts!

AP said...

that is so cool

Muppet Soul said...

Awesome idea.

The Stylish House said...

Hi ladies,
I am brand new to SITS as of about 20 minutes ago...How lucky to have three friends going through motherhood together! My friends who are not computer oriented look at me like I have lost my mind! Maybe I have but it sure is a great way to go!
~Cathy~

Kay Bratt said...

Wow--what a great idea!

PetalsYoga said...

So great to hear and see you all.
What a fun idea. Looking forward to seeing more soon.

thesixkents said...

OOoh, if only I knew ANY other bloggers in my area...
On that thought, I will now go and google "bloggers in my area" and see who comes up!

wenbren explains it all said...

wow totally awesome that you guys did this! I loved how comfortable you all looked hanging out!

Becca said...

Awesome! what a GREAT idea! You girls are certainly inspirational with your blogging success :)

Casey's trio said...

Hi, popped over from SITS to check out the chick chat! Great idea:)

Future Mama said...

Oh my goodness, ok first off.. your kids are ADORABLE! I'm stopping by from SITS! I'll have to try that video chit chat blogging thing.

kel said...

Very cool! I don' have time now, but I bookmarked it and will be back tonight when I can actually hear it!

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

HA! Me? On camera? Girls, there ain't enough botox... anyway, I am off to check them out. you gals always have the best ideas!

rightonmom said...

Sounds effing awesome, you guys. Will see how I can participate, and can't wait to learn more!

Fresh Mommy said...

What a fun idea!! Love it! Fun topic and fun group, it's great to 'see' you all!!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Bar-b said...

this is too much fun. looking forward to seeing/reading about y'all!

Quiskaeya said...

OMGoodness all the lovelies live and in living colour! So cool!

Megryansmom said...

I love this interview! ABC should scoop you up in a heartbeat!

p.s. Nice to learn how to pronounce Thuy's name. I'm so phonetically challenged :(

Pietro said...
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Pietro said...

For FrancescaThe idea is so interesting and nice, Francesca, but I can't participate because I've still a slow connection: videos are almost impossible to watch for me!
Have a very fine week ahead!

Pietro said...

For FrancescaThe idea is so interesting and nice, Francesca, but I can't participate because I've still a slow connection: videos are almost impossible to watch for me!
Have a very fine week ahead!

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

That WAS fun! I love seeing the faces and voices behind bloggers, too. The anonymity of all those opinions getting thrown around can be so aggravating sometimes. :) I want to go out for bellinis with you guys now!! *\0/*

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Great Chat! I have to get myself a camera.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I love the video it is so nice to "meet" all of you! I love it.

TattooedMinivanMom said...

I wanna know what was in the coffee cups.....

@CuriousDina said...

Amazingly wonderful, gals. I loved the video. So warm and friendly. And, those camera cuts- very professional.

I agree you'll be on Oprah one day. How about helping that along by making a Facebook fan page to post all the conversations or a channel on Blip.tv? Who knows this could become a web tv show

Sending you a ton of blessings!

Fun=Love
Dina

cat said...

What a great idea! I'd love to participate.