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Baseball Season here we come!!!

I had to bring the BLOG back to WordPress for the moment, because we’re having some major technical difficulties @ the MLBlogs 😦

I am going to keep this BLOG going too & am working on improving the look & adding some links. This will be more behind the scenes and personal stuff in the future.

For the past month and a half I have been working with our developers to get an “Alpha” version of the site up. And I finally succeeded because it’s up!!! Yes, that’s right! If you got to www.baseballbeauties.com you will get the essence of what Baseball Beauties will be all about. No more nonsense & broken links. Don’t worry, you will be able to click around and “Join” once the site launches at the end of April, for now just check it out and let me know what you think? I want feedback, negative or positive all is welcome! We want to make the site the best it can be for you, the “User” so don’t hesitate to comment or write directly to:  baseballbeauties@gmail.com

Now that the site is looking much better, I planned and had a Photo shoot, which took place last Friday, March 27th

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Not to give too much away, our featured Baseball Beauties name is Sarah, and she loves baseball =) She personalizes her baseball gears when she goes to games! We welcome Sarah to our team and I’m looking forward to working with her.  For the shoot we did a “Spring Theme”, so we used lots of bright spring dresses!

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I just love spring! Followers are blooming, birds are singing, days are longer and the Baseball Season is starting what can be better than that =)

I will post a separate BLOG with all the Photo Shoot Detail next week =) & a sneak peak into the finished pictures!

We are working with 2 wonderful Vintage stores in Berkley: Dolled Up Vintage & Twisters Vintage, they share a website: http://www.twistersvintage.com/ these stores have such a generous selection of Vintage clothes, it’s like a dream come true. They have a HUGE warehouse full of Vintage stuff ranging from the 1930 all the way up to the 80s! We are very lucky to have found them, and will be using their clothing for all of our shoots from now on. They are going to be at the Vintage Fashion Expo in San Francisco this weekend: http://www.vintageexpo.com/ anyone who has any fashion sense or interest should go and check out all the wonderful pieces, it’s like having history unfolded in front of you from the past 100 years!  Baseball Beauties will be there =)

Another cool thing that happened to me, I won tickets to: http://www.web2expo.com/webexsf2009 Web 2.0 Expo going on in San Francisco March 31st –April 3rd!

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This was a HUGE surprise to me because I never win anything!  I get to go to all the 5 conferences and will guest star on the http://www.webgrrls.com/ BLOG and talk about my favorite one.  Thank you Webgrrls for giving me an opportunity to go! I will take great Video and Notes and promise to take as much out of this experience as I can =) I will be Blogging about this event on here too, so stay tuned!

I have been spending some time on Twitter and if you aren’t following me on there yet, you can find me http://twitter.com/annaanisin or @annaanisin I do Tweet updates on Baseball Beauties, so if you haven’t joined Twitter I suggest that you do, you can learn some great facts and meet some very knowledgeable individuals! And our Fan Page on Facebook has a new look: http://www.facebook.com/pages/wwwbaseballbeautiescom/123125730393?sid=ce7ae13037f2b1a7e753c4116fbf4a29&ref=s make sure to check it out and “Join” if you haven’t already!

On to some Baseball!

I was very lucky to go to Spring Training this year =) Baseball Beauties are based in California, so I went to AZ (Cactus League) Even though I was there for 1 full day, I had an awesome time and came to a realization that Baseball Season is just around the corner! That means that Baseball Beauties is going to launch in less than a month!

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I went to the A’s vs. LA Dodgers game on Monday, March 16th. We had great seats in the shade and I was enjoying a cold beer =) and eating a pretzel (my favorite ball park snack) At first the A’s were down and then by the 4th inning they picked back up and won by 2 points ending the game with 12 to 10 As! At the 7th inning stretch I went to the A’s store and bought a cool St Patrick’s A’s tank top. It’s really neat that the A’s colors go so well with that Holiday!

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It was really nice to get away and enjoy the 85F AZ weather! Baseball was in the air, people were wearing all sorts of baseball gear, representing their teams =) I downloaded the MLB app to my I-Phone and have been following Spring Training on there. Almost forgot to say! We’re working on a Baseball Beauties I-Phone application, so look for that in the next few months.

Now that the season is just around the corner Blogging will be a lot easier =)

Here is a little bit from my partner in crime Amy!

I agree with Anna it has been way too long since we updated our blog, and there is so much to talk about.  Being Anna’s “partner in crime” I was very very jealous that she was able to attend spring training in AZ while I sat at home in California…. I can only hope that next year that baseball beauties will be there in force.. ( with me very much included :))

So on to baseball, I knew that there wouldn’t be not much shortage of stuff to write about with spring training beginning and before that the trades that had been taking place, most notably, and ending with Manny’s circus act with the Dodgers….

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But I just didn’t and can’t believe that A-rod would still be grabbing headlines after the Madonna debacle earlier this year….You think that the guy may have decided to lay low and maybe actually just focus on baseball, and not put himself on the covers of magazines that have nothing to do with sports.

But, I guess that was too much to ask for as he graces the cover of Details Magazine for the month of April…. One photo in particular inside

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has A-rod practically kissing himself in the mirror., though I have to admit as a girl never thought A-Rod was one of the elite baseball players in terms of hotness factor, but his arms do look very very good.  Anyways, I will let you judge for yourself on the pics.

Now we count down to the opening day!

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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! 🙂

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.  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 😦  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 🙂 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 🙂 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 🙂

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. It’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 🙂

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!