VLOG..or not to vlog.

This is what happens when I don't blog for awhile.  I SUPER BLOG!  Where were all these topics before? Anywho, I've struggled with the idea of creating a video blog, or "vlog" to document my experiences this academic year especially in regards to the creation of my thesis.

I just did a test video...ugh.  I'm too self-conscious to post any video of myself online.  I know it's all in my head perhaps, but I also feel weird about posting videos of myself online.  But isn't this the story of my life?  Isn't this why I'm a filmmaker?  So I can make the films, but not have to be in them necessarily?  But I've appeared in some film school fiction pieces.  So why is vlogging real stuff intimidating to me?

I argue that I should just throw my fears aside and do it anyway, even if I don't publish it, because my thesis is not just about my family farm but about me too!  It's about my fears, hopes, opinions, etc..  I have to face the fact that I'll be in the film...as a voice, filmmaking presence, through home videos, and eventually on camera as a family member interviews me perhaps.

But then I thought, what if I create something like a radio blog?  rlog? I co-hosted a radio show S2K, and S2K 2.0 (spiritlive.net) in undergrad and was surprised how much I liked being a "radio dj".  In fact, I think I may have considered going into radio, either on-air or behind the scenes, if not for film.

Perhaps I'll experiment with both vlogs and rlogs (and find a better name...oh wait, podcast!) and see which one I find more revealing and interesting.  The results will be posted here!