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.