It wasn't planned. This whole video blogging thing. Especially not with the girl.
It just occurred to me that I've been wanting to do more videos for a long time, but I hardly ever do them.
So today, I decided to give it a go. It just so happened that my li'l girl walked in on me while I was recording, so I decided to do one with her. I think it was more fun with her around. Even though she did keep munching on that apple and spitting out the skins all throughout. Heh.
Anyway, I must admit, I prefer making videos where I don't have to talk to the camera. It makes me feel weird to be the one right there. With all my strange mannerisms, accent, and goodness knows what.
I suppose, it's like self portraiture. Only worse. Putting myself in front of a video camera is definitely A LOT MORE terrifying than putting myself in front of a still camera.
But, in the same way that I wanted to learn about portraiture (that's why I used myself as my 'test subject' way back then), I also want to practice my "on camera" skills. So, here I am, learning.
My initial assessment: I think I get too giggly and fidgety when I'm nervous. I need to relax more. And, to stop over-thinking.
In any case, what do you think? What kind of things would you like to see in future video posts? if you have any ideas/suggestions/questions that you'd like me to cover, please do let me know. I don't know how often I'd do this, but if I get a decent response (and lots more ideas), maybe I'll do more. We'll see.
Oh, and yes, that's my messy studio/home office you can see right there. Meh. 🙂
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.
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