Day #8 of the 30-Day Video Challenge.
I don’t quit many things, and I’m resistant to admitting to quitting this 30-Day Challenge. Perhaps this list of excuses reasons will give me a little cover:
- It takes forever to upload the video to my computer, and then to my blog. There are already too few hours in the day.
- Frankly, I don’t think there’s enough about my life that is interesting enough to “vlog” about for 30-days–at least nothing that I’m willing to share with the world.
- I’m a writer, and my time should be spent writing.
That’s not to say I haven’t already gotten some value out of this last week of video-blogging. Through self-critique, I’ve seen the following ways I can improve my presentation:
- Sit up/stand up straight.
- Talk slowly.
- Speak from my abdomen and not through my nose.
- Never look down as I speak.
- Use proper lighting.
- Edit, edit, edit.
So, though this will be my last entry in this video challenge, it will not be my last video, and I’m glad I participated for the first week. I’m absolutely sure that because of it, I’ll “vlog” more often.
My last video is rather long. It contains a couple of excerpts from the 50-minute presentation that was taped last night as I spoke about The Red Kimono at the Fayetteville Public Library. As I prepared these clips for uploading to my blog, I learned to edit — trim, paste, add photos and text. Without this challenge, I might never have taken the time to learn how to do this.
So, though I’m dropping out, I look forward to following some of the vloggers who are forging on with this challenge, and I say, “Bravo for you!”