A vlogging SUMMARY, if you will… Vlogging is like swimming?

So.

The hardest thing about vlogging?

TIME.

Wait.

FINDING time.

It takes more effort than cuddling up with one’s laptop and working through a bout of writer’s block.

I think vlogging is a lot like swimming.

Why?

A runner needs shoes and will to get the job done, but a swimmer… A swimmer needs a place to swim… and unless one has a lap pool or lives on a lake without monsters AND WILL… swimming just requires more effort. More gear.

P.S. I do not like open water swimming. On account of the the Loch Ness. And piranhas.

What I am trying to say is… I think vlogging is a lot like swimming. It’s great. It’s my favorite! But it requires more – time… gear… nerve.

Oh time…

giving time the stink eye

And in the interest of time… I am going to not reinvent the wheel and point to a few videos I have already invested time in. Videos about making videos!

Fancy that!

My favorite one is the one I made for Kammie at No Biggie:

And there’s this one – Tricks That Give Your Videos Sparkle!
And this one – Conference Vlogging
And the one I did for Ignite Seattle 11 – How to Become an Internet Movie Phenom Without Taking Your Clothes Off!

I actually have a vlog in my head about how to make vlogging simpler.

But maybe my ideas aren’t so effective since I can’t seem to pull that puppy together.

Hrmmm.

Aaaanynowhos.

I am going to be off having a real time this Saturday at Bloggy Boot Camp Seattle! I think I am going to do a bit of blathering about growing a lifestyle blog… with some emphasis on the Twitter and the Facebook. I think I am going to blather about Pinterest too. If that’s not a lifestyle blogger’s virtual playground, then… I don’t have the virtual playground in Pinterest that I thought I did.

And I’m going to talk about vlogging.

I would be remiss if I did not.

(I just wanted to use the word “remiss”… I would be remiss if I did not disclose that).

I think I’m going to share with my Bloggy Boot Camp-ers the video that really inspired me to start vlogging. I know I’ve shared it before, but you want me to share it again?

Do ya?

Really?

OK…

That about sums it up!

P.S. I’m nervous.

I would be remiss if I wasn’t.

Or would I?

Well I am. Remiss or not.

Also, I love you.

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P.S. The Bead Girl is giving a $75 gift certificate over on my review site. This is me texting my BFF and drinking coffee in my new bracelet from her:

it's a wrap bracelt

GO HERE to enter. SRSLY.

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17 Responses to “A vlogging SUMMARY, if you will… Vlogging is like swimming?”

  1. I can’t wait to hear you at the conference . Of course you will be fabulous, and I would be remiss to not tell you so! See you there : )

    Denise

  2. You will be fabulous. I would be remiss if I didn’t a) remind you of that and b) send some sparkle your way.

    And you are right – vlogging is A LOT like swimming. If you wouldn’t mind sending MY TIME a little stink-eye too? That would be just jim-dandy. xoxo

  3. Karen Chae says:

    ha!
    i totally thought you were going to do demonstrate a b**** slap when you were showing us your bracelet.
    (pardon my semi-discreet cursing…i didn’t know how else to put it)

  4. Mama Kat says:

    JENNY!!!

    Finally we’re going to meet! I can’t wait!!

    Your vlogs are phenomenal and always make me smile. Love!

    • Ah… my life is complete. You were every bit of wonderful I imagined you’d be, plus a bunch more… Like that was even possible! Also, YOUR vlogs – KILL me. You are one of my faves, and I am honored to see your kind comment here in this humble *cough* space :)

  5. Louise says:

    LOL, that is all!

  6. hi! i;m jo from over at blog-diggidy.com, found you over at mama’s losin’ it…love your blog, been snoopin’ around a bit, don’t worry, i wiped my feet!! added you to my reader so i can keep up!! see you soon!! :)

  7. I hope your BBC day went well! You’re awesome!

  8. Wow thanks for that I shall work on my process.

  9. I have really been inspired by some friends around Denver lately and their artistic creativity with video and also with vlogger friend’s creativity and dedication like yourself. I really hope to make it more of a priority this year!

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