Loving These Vlogs! Loving YOU!
It's all so creative and fun. I have no idea if they will amount of anything, but I am having a blast and getting up every morning feeling like I'm going on a date to an outdoor concert. But instead of some guy getting me excited, or some band, it is just my own backyard and my silly head. I'm excited to see ME on that little screen, which surprises me because (as you may have noticed) you rarely see pictures of me on my own blog. It's because I'm very self conscious of how I look, being built more like a hobbit than a model. But for some reason the topics, my good dog, and the old-timey sepia tones makes it more of a "show" then something personal and it feels a little like putting on a small play.
So how does it all work? It's pretty darn simple. I bring out my laptop and set it on something (first episode my tripod was a rabbit cage), and just hit record on the webcam. I talk in short bursts, about a minute or two, and then hit stop. I bring the computer into my office and do the editing at my desk with the newest version of iMovie. So all the music is royalty free, all the sound work (which I am still learning) and cuts are done without any training or real idea of what's happening. I'm just basing it off the Youtubers I admire and laugh with, and so far you guys seem to enjoy it?
So I am going to keep making them, often as I can. I am so grateful you are watching them, and even more grateful when you comment here or on youtube. Thank you for doing that! Comments really, really, matter. To some folks it is a metric of the blog is popular, to others it is just a way to converse. I used to be scared of the comments and shut them off, then I just learned to delete anything shitty and keep anything kind, curious, or conversational. It is so encouraging to see the comments and interact this way with you guys. Do you agree?
It seems like another level of intimacy with a readership, turning readers into a viewers. I also think you will get a better sense of the farm and my world through the vlogs as well, since I hope to show them in different locations and with different animals. Today might be "Myths about owning a horse" or "small batch ciser brewing!" So let me know your thoughts? What you want to see? Try to think of it more as segments or topics and less of documentary? For example: it is easy to talk about my experiences moving around the country on camera, cause I can sit and just talks. It's a lot harder to walk around with a laptop and not look like the Blair Witch Project! So things like farm tours and house tours are possible, but probably a collection of cuts instead of walking with a laptop and tripping over geese? Anyway, you get me, you know me, so suggest away! You might find your comment in this post in a vlog soon!
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