Friday, September 12, 2008

Does a Picture Really Tell a Thousand Words?

Occasionally I visit my own blog to check that everything is in order.  That I haven't screwed everything up by adding a new widget to the sidebar, or that pictures of other elements haven't disappeared into the ether. 
 
I've just done that and whilst mostly things seem to be in order I did notice that the last 8 posts are all video entries vlogs or vblogs if you will.
 
Now I have a question or two about this.  The first is the subject line of this post.  My answer to this is sometimes but not always.
 
The second questions is more personal (but don't worry it's SFW).  What do you, the reader of this blog prefer?  Written material or videos?
 
I'm asking because over those eight video posts I've come to quite enjoy communicating with you in that way.  For me they are easier to do.  Aside from the dodgey camera work, time it takes to upload, miss starts and interruptions that never make it to the post, that is.  They're easier I think in the main because they are much more of the moment.  Half the time when I have a great idea for a blog post, by the time I get around to sitting down and writing it, the moment has passed, and it's never quite as good as I thought it was going to be.  They're also easier because I tend to write/type as I would talk, and the video means that I just have to talk, and cut out that middle keyboard phase.
 
All of that aside I am really interested to know what you think, so please post a comment (I'm also going to try and put one of those poll widget things up in a moment, so if you just want to vote instead of comment then please feel free).  I'm asking because I'm interested.  I know that not everyone likes video, and it doesn't always work, but then some of you might enjoy the video posts more, than these typed up ones. 

5 comments:

neil h said...

I've been enjoying the video posts. I'd do some more of my own, but I feel strangely self conscious about it for some reason. My recent posts seem to have been mostly twitters, rather than anything considered.

mariarocio said...

I love love love the video posts. Like that. Love love love.

I do like the typewritten posts, obviously, but the video posts are brilliant.

willkay said...

I like posts! If video posting means an increase in production then go for it.

Actually, I do love the videos!

Z said...

I like the video posts, but I usually read blogs while doing something else, like watching television or listening to music, so I delay watching them until I've got time. I don't often bother going back to music or comedy clips, but yours are different because they're personal. So it seems I'm right on the fence here.

Blue Witch said...

I hate to say this, but...

I almost never watch video posts or you tube embedded link stuff (not just here, everywhere).

I just haven't got the time.

Sorry!