For about two years I've threatened to write a blog, but I did nothing about it. In the last month though, I've written almost 20 blogs.
More recently, I've entertained the idea of a vlog. I'm still trying to get a hold of it, but I have a hand full posted on my YouTube channel.
I'm still a newb at this, but I'll tell you this much. This is fun, challenging, and most of all, pretty damn addicting!
I look at blogs as personal Op-Ed's about topics I care about. Meaning, what I write is always correct, because it's an opinion. So as long as I don't bend the truth on facts, I'll always be right, because it's just an opinion.
This really helped me conquer any nerves I had on writing. At the same time however, I was nervous about advertising it on Facebook or Twitter. Then I realized something. If people have a problem with it, they can "F" off! Because chances are, they don't have the man berries, to try this.
The first week's worth of posts was rough. But then, I hit my groove. I got into a rhythm of how I want to write, and what I want to write about. Sadly, that wasn't enough to quench my thirst.
Since I work in news, I watch a lot of television at work. So when I get home, the last thing I want to do is watch more TV. I barely watch Yankee games. I'd rather listen to them on the radio. So, instead, I got into watching YouTube. These short videos are much more entertaining to me than TV. From here I found out more about vlogs.
I couldn't get enough of Mystery Guitar Man, The Philip DeFranco Show, The Shaytards...
The list goes on and on.
Regretting not trying something, is a lot worse, than giving something a try and not liking it. Talking to someone for the first time, Job opportunities...etc. You can apply that to so many things.
So I'm giving that a try too. Yes, it's way more involved than blogging. Also, I haven't used my video editing skills in about 8 years. Who woulda' guessed it? I don't exactly have "The skills to pay the bills" anymore.
But in a week's time, I'm doing a great job already. Adobe Premiere will be my bitch by the end of this!
I still haven't caught my vlogging stride yet. But I'm not worried, because I know it'll come around sooner or later.
Write or talk about what you're passionate about. If something makes you happy or angry, explain yourself. We all have a topic that we care about. You're job is to let me know about it.