Monday, March 30, 2009

BEDA and the Surcol

I think I'm going to participate in Maureen Johnson's "Blog Every Day April" activity. Well. A hybrid of her blogging game and Alex (nerimon)'s vlogging game. I must blog every day that I do not vlog. Doubles are allowed if I'm bored.

Ha. As if I'm not terrified of vlogging.

You know how some people can just turn on their webcams and beauty and glory flows effortlessly from their beautiful and glorious faces? I'm thinking missxrojas, nerimon, lianeandthemusic, whataboutadam, communitychannel... like, people who can pull off an unscripted video blog. And then there are the rest of us. John and Hank (vlogbrothers)'s videos don't work without the hyperactive jump-cutting. Meekakitty's charm comes from her spastic editing style. Some of us don't have the constitution to be spontaneously articulate.

Fiveawesomegirls videos make me feel awkward to this day. I feel like I have to smile a ridiculous amount to keep the energy flowing, or retake a sentence so you can't see the bags under my eyes, or find somewhere interesting to sit to make up for my lack of interesting content. I always laugh when I get a comment like "You're so comfortable in front of the camera!" because, oh my God, I am not. I'm comfortable on the set of hayleyghoover, with ultimate control over each six-second clip, where I can count on the lighting and can always add music to parts that feel flat. Cameras freak me out. They're so brutally honest.

Anyway, maybe this is pointless. If practice makes perfect in the world of vlogging and I haven't mastered it yet after a whole year of 5AG, I'm probably doomed. And people HATE when I vlog on my personal channel. But... I'm going to try. The vlogs I make will be posted on my Secret Uninteresting Response Channel of Lame (my "surcol," if you will) and if you want to see them, you'll have to find them yourself.



RoboFillet said...

HOLY MOLY! She blogs.

Why no pictures of your own cute face, Hayley-girl?

I'm looking forward to some inspired blogs this April. Now you're doing the BLOG EVERY DAY OR ELSE thing I kind of feel obliged to do it too. Ha. I'm so impressionable.

Esther said...

Oh no, please tell me what you're secret vlog channel is :( I want to see vlogs. Anything that comes out of your mouth is good. Even if it's unscripted awkwardness! <3

Em said...

If you're not charismatic or good in front of cameras, you are REALLY good at editing then. Because your videos are really good.

Kaitlyn said...

Hi. I'm bored, so I'm reading the blogs you wrote before I knew about your blog. Yay.

Anyway, I know how you feel. I can't pull off an unscripted vlog the way missxrojas can. I'm actually incredibly shy.

When I tell IRL friends that I'm shy, they say, "but you're so outgoing in your videos!" When random subscribers find me on Facebook and message me, I never know what to say. They're always disappointed, saying things like "Gosh, I thought you'd be a chatterbox." I can't help it. Strangers freak me out.

Nila0002 said...

Wow, reading old school blog posts is cool. Some people I recognise, some I don´t :)