Things have been getting tossed my way so quickly of late that it's been difficult to keep juggling without dropping. Last week an unplanned trip to Las Vegas came my way, which becomes the inspiration for my blog posts later this week, so I hope you'll come back to hear some of my thoughts on Las Vegas on Wednesday. Then on Friday I'll tell you about what was my trip highlight.
So in the interest of keeping this post relatively short, I wanted to toss something out to you and get your thoughts.
Call it what you want to--vlogging, vidblogging, vidding, or what have you--I'm sure you've all run across the blogs where the blogger is actually there before you talking. Sometimes the blogger compiles a narrated tour of something or even acted out scenes. Usually the blogger speaks directly to us via the vid cam about a topic pertaining to their normal blog theme. You yourself may have even made a video for your blog.
I have so far made one video specifically for my blog which you can see here. I have posted several YouTube videos, but I guess that's not the same as something unique to my blog. There are a number of things I could put on video. Some have mentioned that I should do a how to juggle video. I could do a video tour of my work space--something I have seen other bloggers do. I could talk about favorite books, music, movies, or the like. Or I could just make a fool of myself and yack away.
Sometimes the video blogs are nice because we get a feel for what the blogger is like and it's the next best thing to actually meeting them in person. However, I find that typically they are too long. I have a difficult time spending more than five minutes on a video and if the video is over ten minutes it better be incredibly interesting to keep me watching.
Anyhow, this is a contemplation that I've been having and I thought I'd toss the idea out to you to see what you think. I would hate to spend time making a video that no one watched.
How often do you watch videos when someone has them on their site? What kinds of videos do you like to see? What is the maximum time you are usually willing to devote to watching a blog video? Do you have any direct experience with posting videos on your own site?