I expect that we will soon be hearing about "vlog
compulsive syndrome". I think once you get into it, you can only think of
what you will vlog next.
We are all people with stories to share. We
like to think our stories are interesting to others. Vlogging is an
interesting test. I've done beautiful vlogs that died at birth. I've
done others I thought were mediocre that took off and flew. I still can't
figure out what makes one vlog popular and causes another to get
"Headlines" sell newspapers and "titles" definitely
help to attract viewers to vlogs. Likewise, having a consistent format
like "Drinking with Bob" where viewers knew they are going to get 90 seconds of
mad ranting helps to build a following. Same goes for Rocketboom and other
I think of vloggers as being like comics at comedy
workshops. they try various lines and see which ones please the audience
and provoke a response. That is the way they hone their craft. So
vlogging is really a new "trade" or "craft". Some will be outstanding and
others will fail miserably.
The nice thing is that we can continually attempt
to improve and reinvent ourselves until we find a niche where we and our public
are comfortable coming together.
Randolfe (Randy) Wicker
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 2:30
Subject: [videoblogging] Land of 5,000
It is interesting to read the different perspectives
out there about vloggs. Being involved
with TV production for over
20 years and teaching the masses to do TV production off and
have found that we as people are generally passive when it comes to making TV
,vloggs and that is brought on a lot by how the mass media has trained the
If you check out some of the different sites and whats
out there. You will find way over
5,000 people creating video and
putting it up online good, bad, and ugly. But a lot of
peoples lives that is part of why reality TV shows have been so
The point is that there will always only be a minority of
people who are willing to do the
work that is required to create "quality"
content which can be as simple as posting a "hello
it is me"
online. I would like to see that change and maybe I am wrong and
decide to start posting video to vlogs?
I think what
we have right know is a cool new tool for distribution. I would like to
and teach others that hey this is available do they want to
The big boys have created this almost religion with actresses
and actors as the "gods" or
"higher powers" I read some of the posts
here and the passion which people write about
Vlogging it is like we have
discovered how to create our own religion.
Will we be able to teach
others how to do this Vlogging and will they want to learn some
some will not?
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