Monday, June 10, 2013
Set Your DVRs!!
Tune in June 11th to see me on Marie Osmonds' talk show on the Hallmark Channel. We talk about everything from Bewitched to romance to raising alpacas. Find out what's coming up for Erin Murphy Knits & the Tranquil Veranda Ranch. Marie let me know that she thinks my alpacas look like her little brother Jimmy. I was surprised to learn that I have more children than Donny Osmond! Fun interview. Check your local listings. Click the link to order one of the Erin Murphy Knits handknit alpaca hats featured on the show.\ Click below to get a personalized autographed photo of Erin Murphy from Bewitched.
Monday, January 14, 2013
The Hollywood Show!
Friday, January 11, 2013
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Theater!
Monday, December 17, 2012
Milt Larsen, the Magic Castle & Me!
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A Snow White Christmas at the Pasadena Playhouse!
Thursday, December 06, 2012
The Fabulous Pantages!
Monday, October 08, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Bewitched is Coming to Logo TV!
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Diary of a Kickstarter Campaign: All or Nothing!
It's the countdown for the Erin Murphy Knits Alpaca Project! My Kickstarter Campaign has three days to go and is 82% funded. I've receeived several messages from my backers saying that they'd like to honor their pledges even if I don't reach 100%. That's not how Kickstarter works. Kickstarter is an "All or Nothing at All' platform. If I don't reach 100% funding, your credit card will not be charged. But I'm not worried yet. I feel great about the support of my backers and the enthusiastic messages that I've received. Hopefully when my project hits the 'Ending Soon' page on Kickstarter I'll pick up a few extra sponsors. You can help by telling your friends about the Erin Murphy Knits Alpaca Project! All rewards will be received in time for holiday gift giving. Wouldn't a hand knit alpaca hat make a great gift? http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/erinmurphyknits/erin-murphy-knits-alpaca-project?ref=category
Monday, July 30, 2012
Diary of a Kickstarter Campaign: Gaining Momentum
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Diary of a Kickstarter Campaign: The Project Video
Monday, July 23, 2012
Diary of a Kickstarter Campaign: The First Week
. For most Kickstarter campaigns, including mine, there's an initial burst of traffic and backers at the launch, then there's a 'trough' in the middle with occasional backers and a sudden burst at the end as the project is featured on Kickstarter's Ending Soon page, where it's visible to all the Kickstarter viewers. In my first three days I had fifteen backers and was 12% funded. The part that's been most difficult for me is asking friends for support and asking everyone to share the link via Twitter and Facebook. Asking for help is a crucial component of crowdfunding. You have to be able to reach outside your group. As a "pitchperson' by trade, I love to sell things. I love to point out the benefits of a product and tell people honestly how that product is a solution to a problem. Also I'm involved with many charities and have no problem reaching out and asking for help for someone else. With my Kickstarter project I'm definitely out of my comfort zone reaching out and asking for help for myself! I'm trying to keep my campaign interesting and adding rewards as I go. I'm hopeful that will keep the project fresh and allow me to share updates that aren't completely repetitive. Some Kickstarter employees Tweeted about my project and commented that they "Wish I had a video for my project". I'll be adding one this week. I shot one on Friday, but when I went to put it up the video and audio wouldn't sync. I'm not using my TV production connections to film my video. I'll be shooting it in one take on my 12 year old son's camera. I'm sharing lessons I learn with my launch in hopes to help others make their projects successful. The goal of my campaign and most Kickstarter campaigns is to raise funds to complete a creative project and I don't think you need to spend money or be high tech to do that. Yesterday my project was featured on a website called Kicktraq.com. They had me listed as #2 on their Hot List; but also had me trending as only getting 63% of my funding goal. Fingers crossed that they're wrong! I think timing the project you launch is crucial. I may be fighting an uphill battle promoting handknit alpaca accessories in the midst of a summer heatwave. But there really is a method to my madness. The goal of my project is to launch a Winter 2012-2013 Erin Murphy Knits Alpaca Collection. With a summer Kickstarter launch, everyone will get their rewards well in advance of Winter and holiday gift-giving. Please click on the link below to check out my Kickstarter campaign. While you're there click on the "Like" tab right under the photo. If you're feeling particularly generous you can also click on the "Tweet" tab to share with your friends and be sure to check out the rewards!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Rest in Peace William Asher, My Uncle Bill!
Friday, July 13, 2012
I Just Launched a Kickstarter Campaign!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
In Honor of Comic Con..
Monday, July 09, 2012
My Webseries Debut!
Monday, July 02, 2012
Behind the Scenes at Art Project Los Angeles
Monday, June 25, 2012
Life Out Loud!
We went to the Lifeworks Life Out Loud event on the Paramount lot on Saturday. I'm proud to support the LA Gay & Lesbian Center's programs which recently provided scholarships totaling $44,000 to 24 LGBT youth who otherwise would be unable to afford tuition, books and other expenses. Many youth turn to the center for food, shelter and support. the shelter is also a place to escape bullying. www.lagaycenter.org This year my friend, actor & activist Mike C Manning, presented the Courage Award to Lee Hirsch, the director of Bully. It's an important film that I'd highly recommend. While the subject matter is disturbing, I think it's important that younger people watch it. Awareness is the first step in stopping the cycle of violence. I watched it with my twelve year old.
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