Blogging while Angels sleep, Blog Challenge day 7. 90 posts in 90 days. Today I’m going to show you how to place a video into your WordPress Hosting Blog. It’s really a very quick and easy process, and using wordpress to embed videos from Youtube or Vimeo is a matter of only a couple of clicks. Remember it’s great to use all types of different media on your blog, and video is an awesome way to get a message and a story across to your readers, and viewers.
A tragedy is right. Why is it all of my favorite artists, have died so young. I can’t believe I’ll never get to see the Bee Gees perform live. If you hadn’t heard, Robin Gibb, passed away yesterday, 21.5.12. This is my video tribute to one of my favorite groups in the world, if not my favorite. “Each to their own taste, right.” I really do think, most people liked the Bee Gees and respected them for being different, and being true. A re markedly close family, the Gibb brothers, worked and performed together, throughout their whole lives. Robin Gibb, and Barry Gibb wrote most of the songs, however all of their songs, were published as written by the company. Non taking more credit than the other.
Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini said Gibb was ‘talented beyond even his own understanding’. He said: ‘Everyone should be aware that the Bee Gees are second only to Lennon and McCartney as the most successful songwriting unit in British popular music.
‘Their accomplishments have been monumental. Not only have they written their own number one hits, but they wrote huge hit records for Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Celine Dion, Destiny’s Child, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, the list goes on and on.
‘What must also be said is Robin Gibb had one of the best white soul voices ever. He was singing lead on his first number one when he was 17, that was Massachusetts.’
The Bee Gees Story in 1967
In 1967, on the Gold Coast in Australia, a very young group of boys, “The Bee Gees” performed, for a few weeks.” They played at a club, down the road from The Chevron Hotel, Surfers Paradise. How do I know? I wasn’t even a year old at that time. I know, because that is my dad’s claim to fame story. You know how dad’s always have a story that they tell the family over and over, during the years. Well my dad’s story is this.
Barry Thoms, my dad, was the base guitarist, for the Rex Noble Show. The main show, on nightly in the extremely popular, at the time, Chevron Hotel Beer Gardens. At a little known, much smaller club, down the road, the three Gibb brothers, were also playing a show, every night for a couple of weeks, as the story goes.
This was in the months leading up to their first number one single. They had already had their own television show, as little kids, but that had been quite a few years earlier, and back in England. On Australian shores at that time, they were little known. Any way, each night, Barry, Morris and Robin, would come into the Beer Gardens and have a drink, after they had finished playing for the night, and watch my dads group play.
How good did that make my dad’s band right? Now you guys have heard the story too.
Everyone Loved the Bee Gees they were Remarkable. Especially me. They were different. If not for the Bee Gees what would John Travolta have done? Would he ever of gotten out of “Welcome back Kotters Class room?”
Be Different with your blog writing and your audience will remember you too.
This video is “Night Fever and More Than a Women” from Saturday Night Fever. The Bee Gees Live in Las Vegas, and while singing, More Than A Women, the screen in the background shows the dance that John Travolta did in practice, at the studio with his partner, before the big, disco contest. I love it. You have to remember that this was the very beginning of the Disco Era, and The Bee Gees were the firsts, to be writing the songs, and playing the music. The world had never seen anything like it.
Grease is the Word
Do you remember the first time you saw Grease? I was only twelve, and saw it at the movies in Sydney where I grew up. I loved it so much, I went and saw it again the very next day. I still remember how wicked the soundtrack Grease, sounded in the cinema. Grease was written and performed by the Bee Gees, number one on the charts, for weeks, and following Saturday Night Fever, The Bee Gees Star, was rising higher, and starting to pay off very handsomely for all of the hard work that they had done over the years.
In this clip, again, it’s live in Vegas, and while singing the screen in the background is playing clips from the movie Grease. In the front row of the audience, sits Olivia Newton John, another Aussie, with her daughter, very young at the time. You see her cover her eyes, when they show a clip of Sandi kissing Danni down on the beach. Awe!!!
Timeless music, even at the dance eisteddfod that I was at last week, two of the performances, used music from Grease. That’s my sons generation growing up to the truly unique sound of The Bee Gees.
In this next clip, one of my very favorite tunes ever, Celine Dione, sings Immortality, live, written and performed with non other than “The Bee Gees.” I’m sharing the live version because I think it is better than the video clip of it, but if your a fan, check out the video clip as well cause it is really good.
If your still with me, you must love the Bee Gees as much as me.
This next and last clip is Robin Gibb in the lead, “I started a joke”.
How to embed Videos into Your Blog
Now I’ll explain to you, how to add the video from YouTube to your blog.
This is to embed videos wordpress.org or wordpress hosting blogs.
Embed Videos WordPress Hosting Blogs
- Go to YouTube.com and search for the video you want to embed.
- Type the video you want into the search box
- When it’s playing press share
- Now press embed, and you will get a code in the box below that looks like this.
- <iframe width=”480″ height=”360″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/f3UszgtxDiI” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
- Copy that code.
- Go into your wordpress add post screen.
- When ready to embed video wordpress blog, click screen over to HTML
- paste the code into where you want the video to appear.
- Save the video, while in HTML and when you click back over to visual, you will see a yellow box. This is where the video is, and means it has worked. You wont see the video until you are in the normal way that you read your blog.
Blog Challenge Day 7 Embed a Video story in your Blog
As I have done above, for a different kind of blog post. Use a few video’s to tell a story. Your readers will be surprised and pleased with the use of different media, especially if you don’t regularly share video’s.
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In the comments, send me the URL of your post so I can check out your video.
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As always, thanks for reading,