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.