I’ve been fascinated by video blogging for a long time. It combines a number of things I enjoy with at least one I’m less comfortable with. By video blogging, I don’t mean making little artsy fartsy videos, like the experiments I usually do, but classic webcam style of sitting down and talking to the camera.
But I was nervous.
What if I ended up looking like an idiot? What if I made a fool of myself? What if nobody gave a shit? And after thinking thoughts like that for a while, I got tired of it. So Sunday night I decided that Monday was a good day to start and when Monday morning came around, I announced my self-challenge on Twitter: shoot and upload 1 video every day for 1 week.
I had no idea what to talk about. Just a want to try it. So I rambled for about 10 minutes and cut it down to just over 1. That would be my first post. The content isn’t going to rock anyone’s world, but it did get me started and as soon as I watched the edited version from start to finish, I immediately had a bunch of ideas of what to do instead, or next time.
Sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone to get that kick of inspiration. Sitting in front of the camera and a bright light is definitely outside my comfort zone, but it’s more fun and inspiring than expected.
Go ahead and place your bets now, on whether I’ll last the week and whether or not that includes the weekend.
Update: I’ve made a YouTube playlist of the videos from this experiment. Check it out!
Relevant links: my YouTube channel and my Facebook page. I’m not going to write a post with each clip (but I will write a follow-up when the week is over), so if you want to follow the videos as they appear those are the links to use.