Video killed the radio star...
In my mind and in my car
We can't rewind, we've gone too far
-The Buggles, "Video Killed the Radio Star"
This week's topic - vlogging. Sounds like flogging, and frankly that's pretty much how I feel when being subject to the "talking head" style of blogging. Honestly, it just isn't my thing. (Neither is Twitter, though I admit I've caved in for the purposes of class!) I just can't see the value of talk blogging. Part of what I like about reading blogs and writing this one is the chance to think it out before putting fingers to keyboard, and the chance to skim through to the part(s) that interest you. With vlogging, it just seems like you'd have to watch the whole thing to get to the interesting part, and I don't have time for that.
Though I do admit that I recognize the visual power of video over still pics and, at least sometimes, over the written word. I think back to some of the old videos we took of Jay - where he's learning to roll over, where he's first starting to crawl. It seemed at the time that those memories would stay in my mind forever. Though when I look at them now, it seems so foreign - he's like another kid that I hardly know. For me, memories come in snapshot-style images, rather than video. Even the most significant times in my life are remembered in snippits rather than in a cohesive story.
For me, the written word can convey a tone, an emotion, what's going on inside far better than any video or still picture. So, while there may be room in my blog for more video clips of what's happening in my life, rest assured that you'll never see my mug reading these thoughts to you. It just ain't me.