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RIP Betty Page

I was very sad when I heard that the Queen of Pin-up passed away ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Arguably Betty Page laid the foundation of the sexual era in America.

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She was one of the reasons why I got interested in pin-up style pictures. When thinking about Baseball Beauties, Betty was always in the back of my mind. She died at the ripe age of 85, she had a FULL and VERY EXCITING life and it will be remembered! She was one of the first Playboy centerfolds and a good friend of Hugh Hefner. He said: “Betty Page was one of Playboy Magazine’s early playmates and she became an iconic figure, influencing notions of beauty and fashion. Her passing is very sad.” Rest In Peace Betty! Her legend will never die, and I think that it’s awesome to be remembered as someone who was such a HUGE part of the American sexual era. Did I mention that Betty LOVED shoes?

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Yes, she had a shoes fetish ๐Ÿ™‚ don’t all women have that??? Oh wait, it’s probably just Betty, SJP and I… LOL I’m sad because I didn’t get a chance to meet her and listen to all the stories she had to tell. Ones Baseball Beauties is up and running we will do a Betty Page tribute in 2009.

I have been mentioning that Amy and I are going to start recording our weekly Baseball Beauties Viriety Show. And yesterday we finally went into details and figured out out how to start our first show. Its always the most difficult to start something, no matter what it is (a paper or an exercise program) but once you get into it, things flow smoothly after you get over that initial HUMP. We are going to record our first show this coming week. The show is going to be only 2 minutes in length (because MOST people won’t watch anything longer than 2 minutes!) and in our first segment we’re going to introduce ourselves and talk a little bit about the show and what it’s going to be about. Sounds SIMPLE right? Not really, because it’s going to take sometime to figure out what exactly we’re going to say in those 2 minutes, which is barely any time at all!!! Ahhhhhhhhh! Maybe we’ll increase it to 5 minutes and those of you who REALLY want to see it will watch our show till the end and the rest of you lazy people who can’t get through more than 2 minutes of film shouldn’t be watching it anyways! There….

Eventually, we’re going to have local guests and friends and Beauties themselves come on our show, we will primarily talk about baseball and what’s going on with Baseball Beauties in general (highlights from this BLOG) Once our cartoon artist is finished with an int-ro and out-ro for out show it will be up ๐Ÿ™‚

I even bout a Flip MinoHD Camcorder to use for taping and just taking it with us when we go to different events.

upload_photoIt’s pretty cool because they let you decorate your Camcorder. So, I decorated ours with one of the Baseball Beauties Logos (the one with a red heel stepping on a baseball)

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Its going to be great to be able to get HD footage on such a tiny device. Although it only holds 60 minutes of footage on it’s hard drive that should be plenty for clips and memos. Look for more videos in my BLOG soon ๐Ÿ™‚

This week I finally joined Webgrrls, I payed their $150 yearly fee and got a membership card. I’m looking forward to going to all of their Networking events! Nelly, who runs their NYC chapter is such a sweet person, she posted some pictures up on Facebook and tagged me in some of them. I also thought that it was cool that they chose to use my quote on their even page on top: http://www.webgrrls.com/sanfrancisco-ca/articles/2008-12-03_287.php

It says that I’m the “Founder” of Baseball Beauties, which I thought was kinda coolย  ๐Ÿ™‚ I am indeed the founder, seeing it in print sort of puts a stamp on it and makes it OFFICIAL.

This week I also attended the FIDM Alumni event with Elena. That was fun! I met a real nice lady named Hanzel, who does social networking consulting and is also a big part of http://www.ladieswholaunch.com/ This is a great website for women with businesses. So I am going to look into it further this coming week.

FIDM Networking EventFIDM Alumni did a great job putting this event together. They served all ORGANIC food (which was Yummy) donated 2$ from every drink to charity and had a Christmas tree which was going to charity too. It was a pleasant evening and it was nice to spend some time with my friends. Lets see what this next week brings to the Baseball Beauties table!

Baseball Beauties News… Friday Blues…

I just read that WordPress updated their look, but I didn’t expect it to look so different! I’m a bit overwhelmed and hope that I’ll be able to figure out how to use these new features….

Since writing a little bit on Tuesday, I have lots of exciting Baseball Beauties news to tell! ๐Ÿ™‚

One very important thing that I learned this week was that “Less is MORE”. I’m talking about the overall design of the members pages of our website. They are going to be very simple and easy to use. I mean, look at Twitter! It’s as simple as they come and extremely popular and fun to use. And a BIG part of the reason for Twitter’s popularity is it’s “Less is MORE” design concept. I buy it!

I just received the Members wire-frames, all 20 of them! That is actually not that many considering. I wouldn’t be surprised if MySpace had about 500-1000 wire-frames for their members section, but as I said before, “Less is MORE” in our book.ย  Check out what a sample Baseball Beauties Member’s Page will look like bellow:

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It’s tough to imagine what it’s REALLY going to look like, but this gives you a rough idea. Member’s picture is going to be round like a baseball and will be on the left hand side. Member’s favorite teams (you will be able to pick up to 3 of your favorite MLB teams to be displayed on your top page) will be bellow and that is where you will find your 9 top friends (inspired by the 9 innings of the baseball game!) Groups and photos will be bellow on the left hand side and all your comments will be on the right hand side right bellow your info.

A little different from Facebook and Myspace but a typical social network layout. Again, this is just a wire-frame and we will be adjusting it as we test it and go along with the rest of the site.

I will be adding more sample wire-frames along with some sample design layouts as we go along, until the LAUNCH in April 2009.

My partner in crime Amy and I attended the Webgrrls Networking Christmas Party this Wednesday night. We had such a great time! We met so many nice people and got lots of new ideas about new Marketing platforms. The food was yummy and we got some nice wine to along with it. I would defiantly recommend going, if you haven’t already! Networking is the BEST way to stay connected and meet people that can help you out with your business. They also had some giveaways, but of course we didn’t win anything ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  I never win anything and Amy said that she doesn’t either… Oh Well!

We collected a good amount of business cards and by the end of the night, I ran out of Business Cards! Oh NO! I will be more prepared next time. Speaking of business cards, I just ordered some for Amy (she is going to be a permanent member of our team, and needs some pretty business cards to give out) I always get complements on how cute our business cards are.

They look like one of our Logos with information bellow the http://www.baseballbeauties.com part. They come on real nice vintage looking paper ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Elena for designing them!

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I think that a business card tell a lot about your business, it’s an old school way to stay connected. The morning after the party I went on Facebook and found most of the people who we met the night before and befriended them ๐Ÿ™‚ The WEB, what a wonderful way to stay connected!

On a final note, Nick started a Baseball Beauties Mens BLOG yesterday: http://baseballbeautiesmen.wordpress.com/

After exchanging several e-mails with his buddies, Nick decided that they have to change the name to GUYS from MEN, I guess that MEN sounds way too stiff…. I thought that it was perfect for the pin-up 40s-50s era, there were no GUYS back then, there were MEN!!! MEN!! MEN!! Highly mannered ones at that!

Never the less, check out the BLOG, it’s highly technical and too advanced for my knowledge of baseball, but MEN usually follow that technical stuff, while WOMEN love the game itself.

Working Hard!!!

Ever since I came back from Vegas I have been super busy in attempt to make a presence on the web. I really need to get out there and be proactive! How else are people going to find out about baseball beauties if they don’t know who I am…. You can have the best website in the world and if no one knows about it, its going to be a complete waste of $$$.

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This week, I uploaded our Baseball Beauties Story video onto YouTube and created an account:

http://www.youtube.com/user/baseballbeauties

You can watch the cartoon there. I really like this cartoon, and I hope that it gets the point across well! Please feel free to let me know what you think…. I still need to figure out how to promote the cartoon on YouTube and also am working on creating a “Spoof” to attract people to our website! Wait! There is one more thing, I think that I will be making a short weekly video BLOG, to get people to subscribe to our network.

Once again, I’m new at this web stuff and am just learning the best way to make a presence, suggestions are always welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

Then….

I created an account on www.Mashable.com

http://my.mashable.com/baseballbeauty

This website is SO AWESOME!!! It’s a BLOG that is focused on Social Networking Websites. Their news letter is great! So MUCH information. Once Deographics finishes designing our TOP page I will definitely enter Baseball Beauties into Mashable’s Startup Review series, who knows they might pick us and then the possibilities are ENDLESS!

I also created a Delicious account especially for baseball beauties and joined www.twitter.com (this is where people keep in touch with one another and you can also link it with your Facebook account) and www.photobucket.com (here you share your pictures and videos with your friends)

This is a start! We also have a MySpace page:

http://www.myspace.com/baseballbeauties

It still looks pretty raw at the moment, but Deographics will be creating a MySpace code for us to make our MySpace look like our Top website page. It should be here in about a month! I’m really looking forward to it, because then, I can be on MySpace promoting. In my opinion MySpace is still the best social networking website out there for promotion purposes. Itโ€™s also easier to find people that like what you have to offer.

My partner in crime Amy also started a BLOG:

http://baseballbeautie.wordpress.com

This is going to be the Baseball Beauties Official BLOG for the Ladies. So stay tuned for more content on that side. The BLOG is going to be mostly about Baseball and we will throe in a little gossip and humor here and there to spice things up ;)I am also trying to get people to join my Baseball Beauties Facebook Business profile:

http://www.facebook.com/people/Anna-Anisin/1245611248#/pages/wwwbaseballbeautiescom/35060843805

Please become a fan if you can ๐Ÿ™‚

I will try and keep up with my posts on daily basis (at least 5 days a week for now)

Up next, the meeting with my bf, who is also my partner in crime and then my SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization (hands down, probably the best and most informative class that I’ve ever taken!) More about this tomorrow!

Las Vegas & One Fifth Ave

I know that its a strange title but I just finished reading “One Fifth Ave” by Candace Bushnell and I had to mention it!

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This was Candace’s 1st book that I happen to read. I know that she is the one who started the “Sex & The City” movement and is also responsible for the new TV hit series “Lipstick Jungle” (which I LOVE), but this book was quiet different. It has so many diferent characters (Annalisa and Lola are some of my favorite) and stories all going on at once, but at the end they all come together into a wonderful ending! I also thought that it was very explicit and graphic (which is not a bad thing ๐Ÿ˜‰ Im pretty sure that they will make this into a movie in the next few years, and I highly recomend reading it if you have a chance, it’s really entertaining!

Before I move on to Vegas I want to mention that I just received some sample wireframes for the Baseball Beauties website, and I was OVERWHELMED when I opened them (only 4 pages so far). It is really hard to figure out what is going to work well and what isn’t….. You usually have to play around and use a website for sometime to see if all the navigation buttons are where they should be and are easy to use. SO, with that said I will have to see what other people think about the wireframes, one person can’t possibly figure it out. From my first impression I thought that they looked pretty decent, a mix between Facebook and MySpace, but much more simple… This is the only update that I have so far for the website. Amy has been making progress and finding some whole sellers that we can use to buy our merchandise from, and will be attending their expo in March in none other than VEGAS! It will be my 9th time here… Wo Hoooo!!!

Las Vegas! The city of lights… Well, I haven’t really seen many lights. With our economy being the way it is right now, the town is pretty dead, its at half of it’s usual capacity and the numbers are going down ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Not the fun Vegas I remember from 2 years ago. But things will turn around sooner or later. The great thing about it is, the prices are falling and you can score some killer deals on hotel rooms and other accommodations. As far as my stay goes, it could be better, my poor bf is covered head to toe with POISON IVY! It is so bad that we are sleeping in different beds like an old married couple who don’t even sleep in the same bed anymore, I never thought that it would come to this so fast in our relationship… LOL But I don’t want to get Poison Ivy so I rather deal with it this way, then be miserable as well… This time around, this trip has been anything but sexy, sigh…… It could always be worse! On the bright side, tomorrow night we’re going to see “Love” the Beatles show at the Mirage ๐Ÿ™‚