Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Blogging About Vlogging

In a fit of sheer ridiculousness, I have decided to try out vlogging. For those of you who don't know, a vlog (or V-Log as the hip kids say) is a video blog. Basically, it is the same idea as what you are reading here except I speak into a camera and people get to see how truly awkward and weird I am. While setting up my vlog channel on YouTube, I realized that vlogging is a lot of effort. I haven't even got to the recording of my first blog part, and I am already creatively drained.

The hardest part thus far? Coming up with a vlog name. I tried to be witty at first and ran with ideas like Tysonification-which was actually taken, surprise! Clearly, I am not as witty, wise or worldly as I once thought. Other titles I toyed with were 'One Vlog, Two Vlog, Red Vlog, Blue Vlog', Vlogged To Death, Tyson Talks, and Little Miss Vlogger. Upon realization that witty really doesn't work on me, I decided to go a different route and came up with the name 'That Girl Tyson'-it's funny because Tyson is a boys name. Uh... *crickets* Tough crowd.

While distracting Noelle through MSN yesterday she asked me a question: what is the theme of your vlog? Theme???! Am I supposed to have a theme? I thought I could just have a 'anything goes' vlog. Kind of like my blog, where I talk about anything which comes to my mind no matter how interesting or lack of interest there is to it. Then I started to worry, what if I need a shtick, what if I need a tag-line...and these thoughts are what prevented me from sleeping last night.

After playing with the idea of what my 'shtick' could be, I decided, I don't need a quirky tag-line or funny hat. Why? Because the manic way I gesticulate should distract people away from the fact that I don't have anything interesting to say or an interesting way to say it. This vlog journey has been an interesting one, and I only got the idea last week some time. Funny how that works. This is a new direction, something different, and, realistically, something to prevent me from writing my new work in progress. Just what I needed, another distraction. Will I ever learn?

So there you have it, the little elves over on YouTube are busy tinkering away with my vlog channel (and by little elves I mean me) I have a vlog name picked out, nice and simple with a little humour. And I even created a logo, will the miracles never cease? So, what do you think?

1 comment:

Genevieve Graham-Sawchyn said...

i love the logo. you're very coolio, doing this!