I do enjoy watching a wide variety of podcasts/ vlogs or whatever you like to call them. I do not care for the adverts that pop up, but you can skip most of them, I do understand why they are there.
I can not see myself ever undertaking such an adventure. I am simply not techy enough and far too tight to fork out for the equipment. Think of all the fabric and yarn that I could have.
There is also the fact that I find the thought of recording, editing and then getting it all on the 'puter quite a chore.
I love to blog and my mind has a myriad of things to write about. I sometimes write so much that I have to cut some out. That is easy with the written word. I guess that with a video it is not so simple, I have seen more than a few videos where it is obvious that chunks have been removed. I have also watched many that are so professional that you can not see the cracks at all. Then there are the ones who state that there will be no editing, sometimes it works and sometimes it makes for a hot, disjointed mess.
Then of course there are the days when I simply can not sit down for long enough to turn the lap top on, never mind write anything. Plus there is the odd day here and there that I just can not summon up the interest and enthusiasm to write anything.
If you are podcasting to a schedule you can not just miss one out without annoying your followers. I understand that some people regard the whole thing as a full time job, and do indeed make a good living from it.
First you have to carve out a niche, something that nobody else does. There are stacks of them out there devoted to cleaning, shopping, slimming, baby care and so on.
I have neither the inclination or the dedication to do any of this and certainly not the level of perseverance required.
If the chance of a day out came on a podcasting day then the day out would win hands down. BUT that is just me, if I was a young Mum and wanted to be at home with my children it might be a different matter.
I could not promote anything that I would not use myself and love above all it's competition, not for any amount of freebies.
That,s enough of that, I am still carrying on as normal. Knitting through the stash and intending to get some sewing on the go. Let us hope that those intentions do not end up paving the road to hell.
I have used enough stash yarn that a storage rack has been banished, it was not harmed and has gone to a very good home.
I have had a bit of a binge, not just on the lovely hand dyed yarns from recent posts. Oh No, I was just window shopping on Wool Warehouse and spotted some" commercial" sock yarn. (That is a phrase beloved by many who have knitting and crochet podcasts) at a very good price. I will share it soon, promise. Then I had a look for some more Pink and Sparkly yarn, Francesca does have an inner Barbie. To no avail so I "shopped local" and contacted Jennie of Owl about Yarn. She is very kindly dying me some yarn to order, my request was quite simple, Pink, Sparkly and bright.
Now Jennie has suggested that some other tones, shades and a few speckles might be in order. She is the expert, I did buy some of her yarn when I went to Wonder Wool, so I have given her free rein.
After all if someone asked me to cook a meal with ingredients that would not go together I would make a few suggestions or back away.
I would say that if any of you have not visited her shop on Etsy then you should go and have a look.
No I have not been asked to recommend her, I just love her work along with Rosies Moments and Little French Meadow.
On that note I have to say that Herbie has just gone to sit under his lead and harness. His way of telling me to get off my btm.
He is a bossy little thing, that is probably the Jack Russell part of him.
I much prefer blogging and bloggers, I can't sit sill long enough to watch a vlog, and would never want to make one myself, hell you would want to look at this face for long, plus I hate hearing my voice on a playback. But I'm old enough still to love books, I don't often read from my ipad, and I a fossil, probably and happy to be one.ReplyDelete
I can only sit and watch them if I have some hand work to do.Delete
I do get lots of ideas from them and a good selection of new recipes.
I'm with you on the podcast thing, and also I really wouldn't want to be front of camera. Cant wait to see the hand dyed sparkly pink.ReplyDelete
I am not very photogenic but it is not for me anyway. I will share the yarn as soon as it lands.Delete
I wouldn't know where to start with vlogging and have absolutely no desire to put myself out there. I do like watching a wide variety of vlogs though.ReplyDelete
I do not have the "hunger" to commit myself to all that work, I am happy dashing out the gibberish and waffle right here.Delete
Like others have stated I would have no idea of where to start with vlogging. Blogging suits me better as I can write or not write as the urge happens.ReplyDelete
By the way I love your blog. You do a bang up job.
Thank you kindly, I is what I is and what comes from my typing is exactly how it would come as the spoken word. The difference is that when I get too carried away I can go back and tidy it all up.Delete
As someone who records and edits audio (and visual) material on a regular basis for work, my one advice would be not to go down that rabbit hole. I am not sure if it is worth the effort - unless you have some sponsor or not enough to do otherwise. To most people, talking on record does not come naturally, which adds to the editing. I spend hours just editing out big intakes of breath! I don't watch any vlogs but I do listen to podcasts (not the crafty variety) and good audio recording hardware makes all the difference to the listening experience. If you decide to have a go, I can tell you what headsets / microphones produces a good quality recording (affordable)! In the meantime, I look forward to seeing the sparkly pink yarn. xReplyDelete
Thank you for the offer but I can not see myself taking that route, it is far too much like hard work to me. I have quite a pronounced Norfolk accent and tend to talk 19 to the dozen. Not a good combination. I can hardly wait for the new yarn myself, I did order 2 skeins and can get 3 pairs of socks from them.Delete
Vlogging is not for me, but each to their own. I am looking forward to seeing this pink and sparkly yarn.ReplyDelete
I hope that the yarn will not be an anti climax. I very much doubt it as Jennie is Queen of the Dye Pots.Delete
I don't do podcasts or vlogs, I'm old fashioned and not that techno, I can just about cope with blogging. I have 3 groups at the local community centre i meet with each week when time/health allows, books, craft and knitting and that fills my time. Much prefer to sit and read a good book instead of using the kindle technology. That just me I guess!ReplyDelete
I am not tech savvy at all, I still mourn the passing of Windows XP.Delete