Wednesday, February 04, 2009

You can type this shit George, but you sure as hell can't say it

Something I've noticed about the current trend for videoblogging is many good writers fail to provide two things, quality and content.

Technical quality is tricky, limitations include hardware and, especially if using software like Qik, software. You wouldn't expect everybody to have this in place, to be honest, - it's hard work making things look good.

As for content - video is made to be seen, so self-indulgence, which may be interesting as text, really doesn't come across to a viewer. You need a point, perferably something the viewer cares about.
Personal writing works, personal video does not.

1 comment:

  1. I for one am not a fan of the video blogs. One is just laziness as I have to use the other computer to hear them, and I avoid the other computers like the plague. Content is another issue, seems their is less of it with the vlogs.
    It is also more difficult for the viewer to go back to check out a point, where as with reading you just skip back up quickly and then back to where you were.
    Add the quality issues with sound so many seem to have, it just makes for a messy ,less informative way to get info across.