One of my favorite vacations I’ve ever done with my family. Destin, Florida is amazing.
A vlog about thoughts…on vlogging
Vlogging brought me more introspection than I ever realized it would. I found out how much I enjoy voicing those thoughts and express that here.
Broke away from my old camera not meant for video, to a legend in the vlogging world…
This is when I broke the seal on vlogging cameras and bought my Canon 80d. It’s a fantastic camera for the non-pro type like myself and I can see why it’s considered a legendary vlog camera. So solid.
Not the best of my vlogs…but cute.
I look back on these early vlogs and cringe a little, but then I realize I was filming all of them with my GoPro and editing them on iMovie! This one is of the Memphis Zoo and this was our first time there. Very fun.
I was still vlogging using only my GoPro for the most part on these early vlogs. That had its advantages. However, I cringe at some of the quality but smile at the memories.
Kiddos made this with their uncle last night. Of course I edited…too cute not to share today.
Last year about this time I got bit by the vlogger bug. Pretty bad too. As you saw from my previous post, I learned a lot in 40 weeks. That’s solid 9-10 months of vlogging!! It was exhausting and I learned what I was hoping to learn…but in reality, I only learned a tiny piece of what’s out there. BUT it was great.
Now that I’m back up and on my own website, I’ll probably split my time between vlogging, blogging, and doing nothing. One thing I know about myself is that if I feel too obligated to do something, it often loses the sense of fun that keeps my passion running it. However, what I also realized I can do…is blog…about my vlog. It’s all about finding material and content right?
Blogging about Vlogging!
You should always assume that you are not the first one to come up with an idea (unless you can get a .com domain name…like I did here…boom baby!) . And if I am not the first one to write about blogging about vlogging, the PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I would love to read another blogger’s take. There is no better way to get better than to see what else is possible and strive to elevate oneself to a higher bar.
My First Vlog
The above video was my first vlog ever. Not bad in my opinion. I pretty much spelled out why I started the vlog, and it actually reflects why I started it back up after a 6-7 month break.
- I want to record my family memories
- It incentivizes me to do more with my family
- I like the creation process
- Learning and using the gear and software is fun
I honestly think that the only reason I didn’t start sooner was I didn’t know it was a thing until recently. (yes…I work too much) But I’m glad that I did because it scratches so many itchs for me. I do look back at my videoing techniques and editing faux pas and cringe every now and then…that’s also part of the fun.
Be Careful Though
One of the things that I discovered when I was vlogging regularly, was that I got sucked in to looking at my metrics. Before I knew it, I was checking the YouTube studio app , which is great regardless of my previous obsession, read incessantly about how to keep my video interactions high…all that stuff.
Thus I had to back off…I was enjoying it, but it started eating at me a bit and I would get frustrated if I didn’t “have content” to make videos…when really I just need to take a day or two off. So I took a few months off – ha!
All That to Say…
I’ll be blogging about some of my vlogging.
Topics I’m considering:
- technical lessons learned
- how I picked my gear
- why I picked the gear I did
- technique lessons learned
- how to get comfortable talking to a camera you’re holding
- how to explain to your family what the hell you’re doing and why
- and more…
If any of these interest you, let me know and I’ll cover that one first. That way you can say you contributed to the next installation of ‘blogging about vlogging’.