I know some who blend their videos into their blogs quite nicely.
I don’t believe it has to be one or the other.
As much as I’d like to, video doesn’t seem to be for me. It seems easier to record doing some task than stopping every few minutes to take a picture.
I think, for me, it has to do with my comfort level. While I’m doing a paper craft, I don’t have a running commentary as I’m cutting, scoring, folding, gluing, etc. I may make a casual comment here and there about it coming together nicely or perhaps a bit of frustration when the pieces don’t line up correctly. But as far as doing a video others want to see . . . I don’t think I have what it takes.
As, I said, it’s a comfort thing.
I love blogging.
I find it relaxing and fun.
Now video makes me a bit uptight. I don’t know why I become all thumbs, I’m alone in my office. I’m not broadcasting anything, but I’m all nervous and uncomfortable.
I’ve done the power point-type videos, but I’ve had to re-record the commentary several times to get it right.
I attended a live presentation of a YouTube crafter.
He was having a good time answering questions.
He was relaxed and jovial.
This is what people want to see, not someone who is nervous and awkward.
Well, the reason I brought this up . . . a crafter was making comments in the live feed chat about how she hates her blog. She does live feeds on her channel and also videos her crafts and reviews.
It may be unkind of me to say this, but I’m not a real fan of her crafts. But as long as she’s having fun, go for it!
Many of you may think my blog stinks, that’s fine. I’m going to continue working with it, because I enjoy it more than doing videos.
I have to hand it to those who do both. Yet, I’ve found myself turning to videos over blogs when it comes to paper crafts and product reviews. They are quick and easy and to the point. I spend hours looking at YouTube videos and I’ve also added some on this blog and my other blogs.
Sometimes it is easier to show others how to do it on a video than with pictures and written instructions. Yet, there is something to be said about those written instructions and the links to PDFs or other products. I believe, for me, it works better.
But . . . like I said, it is about one’s comfort level. And setting up the camera correctly and having the right set up in your office or craft room. It also comes down to one’s personality. Some people are instantly likable . . . and then there are others.
I was doing pretty good with my YouTube channel telling ghost stories . . . but I lost my password . . . couldn’t remember which email address I used . . . plus, it was a lot of work. I think blogging, for me is easier. I can sit where I’m comfortable. I can walk around, take a break and no one knows I’ve been multi-tasking the whole time.
Maybe I’m not organized enough to do videos.
I’ve heard others share about the amount of work that goes into making a video and the editing . . .
I do like it when a cat or dog or kids come in to see what Mom or Dad is doing. It’s always fun when nature takes over and on a windy day lawn furniture or trash barrels are rolling down the road. Some people have stopped what they were doing to look outside and share with their audience.
I don’t have the answers for all of you. I just know, however much I’d like to, I don’t believe I’ll be doing any videos of my paper crafts. I’ll leave it to those who have a stronger desire than I to do them.
I’ll do my blog. I just have to remember to have my camera nearby and take pictures of my crafting project from start to finish. It will also be interesting to see where I am each step of the way. I do move around my house as I’m crafting. It’s all about my comfort.
I do wish all the bloggers success and the YouTubers with their videos and those who do both.
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Please leave me a comment with your thoughts about videos vs. blogs when it comes to tutorials or reviews.