Keltie Knight's Blog
This weekend I got to hang with 5 Seconds Of Summer at the Forum while they sold tickets for their upcoming show! It was CRAZY hot and there were probably 4000 people lined up, many of them slept overnight just to buy tickets. they didn't know that the guys would personally sell the first 100 tickets and then do a surprise performance! It was a crazy awesome day. This was my second time meeting the guys and they are so awesome.
Anyways, tonight on my tv show The Insider you will be able to check out my full interview with the guys, we talked about girlfriends, working with the Madden Brothers, and the imfamous Kendal Jenner Billboard flub...and of course, we talked about this too...
I've really been loving the song AMNESIA from this band, and it's odd because it's almost the second coming for me in a way, in high school i was obsessed with bands like Less Than Jake and Blink-182 and these guys have a very similar sound. It's cool. Do you have a favorite 5SOS song?
ps. if you are not busy tonight at 7 PM Los Angeles time hop on your twitter! I'm doing a live tweet using #5sosonInsider and it's going to be super fun! enjoy!
This weekend I had maybe the best time ever hosting the black-tie dinner for Nigel Lythgoe + Adam Shankman's Dizzyfeet Foundation's annual gala. It was a star studded night, with a major dance show featuring Joffery Ballet, Travis Wall's Shaping sound, stars from DWTS and many more. You all know how much I love dance, so it was an honor to share the night with my IDOL and the reason I wanted to become a dancer PAULA ABDUL!!!!
I wore BCBG, and my friend, and fellow buzzmaker Anna Rose did my hair! I wanted to share some photos with you from the night! xx.
ps. there are still amazing auction items up over at charity buzz- which benefit The Dizzyfeet Foundation. Head on over to check them out!
I mean, is there anything OPRAH has ever said that didn't just want to magically rocket you into outterspace of perfect inspiration? She's literally the queen of kick-ass. At work on my dream board I have a giant printed out quote from her, and in today's moonbeam monday I am talking all about it. enjoy!
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Happy #Moonbeammonday guys! I'm currently at work (started at 3:30 am) and was thinking about what I wanted to say for moonbeam this week. Mostly, after a long weekend of rest a relaxation I wanted to get you back to the hustle of making your life happen! I hope you enjoy today's moonbeam and PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and share it with your friends too! xx
Today's #moonbeam Monday video is all about the END of love. It's so bizarre how everything always starts out so perfectly and then somewhere along the lines time starts to chip away at our happiness. I think it's a really interesting subject. Have you ever noticed that when someone asks you about an EX you've sort of made up some sort of solid reason that it ended "they were a jerk" or "they were so lame" but...you dated them right? You might have even loved them, right? I wanted to talk all about that in today's video. I hope you enjoy it, and MAKE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL!!!!
What are YOUR thougts on the end of love?
Here is my new Moonbeam Monday for this week. I'm talking about the great loves of your life and the stages of love. I think we get three great loves of our life, but I want to know what you think! Watch the video below and leave me a comment! xx
Hi guys! It's moonbeam monday and I'm so excited to share my second video! This week I am talking all about being cool/uncool/bullies/and rising above being a meanie and killing people who are nasty to you with kindness! Please SUBSCRIBE to my youtube channel and SHARE this video with a friend who needs it !
Ps. leave a comment below about how you've killed someone with kindness when they have been nasty to you!
Hi doggie lovers!
Hobo and I have a very special doggie giveaway for you! We just got a brand new WHISTLE and they cool people there gave us one to give to one of you!
Whistle is a new app and device that is basically an amazing activity tracker for your dog. It's small and attaches to their collar, and then based on the type of dog you have it shows you a activity goal for the dog to hit each day, it's really neat because when you are not home you can tell what your doggie is doing all day. PLUS, as a cool bonus if your doggie ever runs away you can track the pup with the gps on your phone- MAJOR!
How To Enter:
1) Follow @whistlelabs on twitter
2) tweet a photo of your doggie with #mydogneedsawhistle
I will announce the winner later this week!
The thing I hear the most these days is “you are so lucky.” I think that’s party true, there is 10% luck involved with almost anything. Being in the right place at the right time is always good too.
Tonight, I got my 500th friend a job interview. This is something I do almost every single day of the week. Connect friends with opportunities, the right people, agents, managers, jobs, clothes, great haircuts, excellent botox, a killer gluten free pizza. I’m all about sharing is caring. Sometimes it annoys me that after I make the connection, things don’t pan out. Then I wonder, am I just more lucky than other people? That it always seems to “work out” for me, the great guy, the cool house, the major job. But, then I sit back and I think, no, it’s not luck.
I was reading #girlboss tonight, and Sophia says “ The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol.” I think she’s kinda right, I mean somedays I have epic breakdowns and I get 6 feet deep in Maria or Guliana’s instagram and wonder if I will “ever been cool” but then I usually get right back to work. I don’t focus on being better than anyone else, or following their leads, I follow those women and watch what they are doing, so I can figure out how to do it better. Competition lights a spark in me that is ruthless, it’s has nothing to do with luck.
You know, before I got to wear Met Gala gowns and hang out with celebrities and have a parking spot with my name on it. I had quit dancing, and I was making $250 a month making my blogs, right here on buzznet, and judging dance competitions on the weekend for very minimal pay and very long hours. I didn’t really have a “job” and my only job at the time was this blog. So, I worked at it. I knew if I could get more eyeballs to read my blog, I could get more advertising and I figured that advertising would mean I would make more money than $250 a month. So, everyday for one year I posted two blogs a day, an AM session and a PM session. I based those blogs on what was trending that day, season or the year and I self taught myself SEO and how to tag blogs so that they would rate very high on google. I would take blogs where I wanted to say 10 sentences, and I would make each point on a new document in a cool font, and then screen grab them as JPEGS and then upload them all, and organize them all, and then write copy and post them. I would then social them all to my accounts, and then for the next 5 hours until my next blog posted I would go around the internet and place my blog link about say “what to do when you get dumped” onto every single Facebook page that had any comment about getting dumped. (bloggers call this seeding, it’s literally the most brain numbing thing ever.) Then I would wait and wait and wait and hope that a few people clicked on my link and that more than 10,000 people looked at my blog. At first, no one did. And then over time, as the months passed, all my hard work started paying off. I had 400,000 blog views, a few crazy months later I had 750,000 blog views, then….I reached it 1 MILLION blog views. My boss sent me flowers to congratulate me. Now, this didn’t mean that I was really any richer, more famous, or any more successful. But, it showed me that if I work 12 hours on something 5 days a week, you can become good at it. That you can make your own luck. People laughed at me, people made fun of me, I would never be a “cool” blogger. I didn’t care. By the time, my blog was getting 2.5 million eyeballs each month, I was feeling pretty good.
I was at a lunch party, and I met a lady who also wanted to start a blog. I told her we could meet for lunch and I would help her get set up. We did. She was a nice lady. I was just being nice. I didn’t know what she did. I just knew, I knew about blogs. I also knew that I was feeling pretty useless in life and helping someone with the one thing I was kinda good at was going to make me feel useful.
2 weeks later that same lady called me because the TV network she worked for was looking for people to work in their online space, and she thought I would be great. They saw how successful my blog was and they wanted something like that. THERE WAS A REASON I HAD BLOGGED A YEAR OF MY LIFE AWAY!
1 month later, I was a digital employee at a giant company. I remember coming home to my boyfriend (now husband) and saying “what if they give me like a REAL salary? Won’t that be incredible. We will be rich!” Oh, I was so naive. I can’t tell you what they paid me, but each month I was to interview 12 musicians (3 videos a week) I filmed them, produced them, booked them, edited them, and uploaded them to their site, I think I made all in about $40 a video. Hourly, maybe $0.50 an hour. It was a lot of work. I had to hide my flip cam inside tampon boxes, I had to call in every favor under the sun…somehow each month I got better stars to interview with me. Many times, I would cry all the way to work and all the way back. It was a very difficult thing to do, I had never really done anything like it and I felt very alone. I wanted to quit everyday. I hustled like this for a year.
Then, a light. On a random tuesday, someone from the TV show associated with our site called me and asked me to go downtown to interview someone for the TV SHOW. I freaked out. I hired someone to do my hair and makeup because I didn’t know that I was allowed to have mine done by the show. I went downtown, I interviewed. I never actually got paid. I told everyone to tune in. My big moment happened and…..GUYS….I didn’t even speak. You JUST saw my hand. I was heartbroken. I wanted to quit all over again.
Then, another light. TV show called me again. This time, I heard my voice on TV. For maybe 5 seconds. It was everything.
Months later, the TV show was auditioning people and I got to audition. I was so nervous. I think my audition was terrible. In my head however, I was totally getting this TV job. I had already decided all the things I was going to do when I was a TV star. I am such a huge dreamer, and I had let my head get way ahead of my talent. But….of course the universe kept me down. I didn’t get my dream job. I cried in the bathroom. But, I did get a shot at “we will use you whenever we can.” This was enough. For the next year of my life, I ate, slept, and hustled my way onto tv. I called every publicist in LA daily. I begged people to interview with me. I walked in the executive producers office each week with 15 ideas. Some weeks he said yes to one or two, then I got to shoot and was on the show… some weeks he said no to all, and I would cry all the way home and think about giving up and moving to costa rica.
I started to notice that I wasn’t as polished on camera as the other hosts. That people were not taking me seriously. So, I spent all my small amounts of money on taking private coaching sessions with an expert. I wanted to be perfect. Each week we worked and worked and worked. Every six months or so, they would bring in 30 women to audition for new spots on the show. I would always audition. Finally, I made the cut.
I signed on to work full-time for the TV show. They pay me much more than $0.50 an hour, I have a glam team, an office, a wardrobe team, and I get to work with the coolest and most talented people in the world.
Today, I went to work and stood in my producers office and pitched her 5 ideas. She said yes to 1.
My point is, there is no luck. You make your luck. You have to break down doors, and force your way into the world you want to be in, you have to work hard when no one is looking, you have to build your own brand and own dream, there is no silver platter where someone asks you to come on down for your life. YOU CREATE your life. You get a tiny inch of opportunity and you turn that into your gold mine. You have 24 hours in your day, and you have to choose if you want to watch another episode of whatever it is you watch, or if you want to see your friends, or if you want to have a life, or if you want to MAKE a life. If you look at anyone who is killing the game right now, from Tyler Oakley on youtube to Sophia from Nasty Gal, the story is the same. Their hustle game is strong and no one handed them an empire. They created it where nothing existed. No one came to them and saw them doing nothing and said, yes, we want to help you create something, they all had something awesome going on that people wanted to jump on the bandwagon with. One of the thing that drives me crazy about the next generation, I’m making myself seem really old here, is this insane sense of entitlement. Just because you wake up in the morning and are a nice person doesn’t mean that you DESERVE anything. You have to work for it.
Life will never be what you want it to be if you just wait for something to happen. Go make it happen, be so damn good at what you do that people will HAVE to sit up and listen. Create such brilliant ideas, and then exhaust yourself until the world see’s them. Don’t be lazy. Don’t spend al day looking at whatever “it” girl you are obsessed with and wish you were her. Go be your own “it.”
MAKE YOUR OWN LUCK.
I get it, my dog Hobo is famous. Like any stage mom, I am always looking for chances to throw her into showbusiness, and she's always looking for chances to eat carrots (she was actually looking at a carrot in this shot!) So, when I partnered up with Peta2 for a photoshoot, I wanted Hobo to be the star.
We shot at my house in Hollywood, and Hobo looks amazing. I wore my Fleur De Mal Komono and sat on my living room chair from Urban Outfitters. (I love the teal color.)
There are so many easy things you can do everyday to avoid hurting animals. it's been really having you guys help me discover new ways to live vegan and new products (I am obsessed with LUSH!)
Anyways, here is my Peta2 ad with Hobo! What do you think??
ps. for more behind the scenes and video from my day with PETA, CLICK HERE.