I blame Jacqueline for my recent re-fascination with videoblogging. Well, her and this research by Jay Baer. But wait. Video? Really?
Video is..UGH! Video? Really?
I know. I know! You’re too something. You’re boring or too fat or too skinny or too old or you have bad acne or whatever you have. I know. Where will you shoot? How do you do it? It’s too hard! Blogging’s easier. I know.
People aren’t reading. YOU might be reading, but “people” aren’t. And it’s bad. Like 19 minutes a day bad.
Meanwhile those people (who aren’t you) are consuming 1 BILLION (giant B) hours of video EVERY DAY on YouTube.
Wait. Isn’t YouTube a bunch of cat videos? Yes. AND.
Disney is launching a new animated Star Wars series straight to YouTube. This is huge. This is “holy cats a huge corporation that really loves money is saying, “we’ll go put this on a super powerful distribution channel.”
Want to See a Few of My Videos?
I started videoblogging again. I’ll give you some to check out. If you can’t see the videos, click here to go to the page. Again, I blame my fiance Jacq for this. And Jay Baer. And facts.
Not too tricky, right? I’ll tell you in another post what I used and how I do it. But it’s not too hard. Promise.
You’re Going to Have to Try Videoblogging
You have a smartphone and/or a laptop with a camera in the lid. Try snapping a few short clips of yourself. Pretend you’re talking to someone you like about something you’re excited about.
Get Steve Garfield’s classic book and Amy Schmittauer’s new one.
But mostly? Start getting comfortable looking at your too-whatever face on screen for a bit. Because it’s going to be more and more important. Your use of video. And you might as well start working on learning this language because it will not go away. As much as I’ve tried to poop on it over the years.
Video. You and me. On video. Yep.
(I’ll share more soon.)