Today’s prompt couldn’t have been more perfect.
As of today, I have a grand total of 61 followers. This, to me, is amazing. When I decided to join WordPress, I hadn’t thought I’d get that many people who were interested in my work. I’m a creative writer, though I do lots of other things too. Over the last few weeks, however, I have been considering doing something a bit different.
For those who don’t know what a vlog is – it’s a video blog. I’m not all that comfortable on camera and I thought ‘why not?’ The only way to get used to being on video is, well, being recorded. I know I have a few of you who follow me and read my works (I have no way of knowing which of you read my things unless you like it). So my thought was this:
If I decided to make a vlog on YouTube (because I don’t have the means on putting it here on WordPress at the moment), what content would you, my readers, be interested in? For those who read my writings, and view my rare bursts of photography and reflections on whatever the hell I’m thinking, I want to know what you would like to see.
Voice-Overs for my stories?
General writing tips?
How I do what I do?
This is something I’m actually interested in. I’ve thought about it (more often than I’m willing to admit) but I’m unsure where to start. Which is why I’m reaching out to all of you, my dear readers. 60 is an amazing number. However, to couple with this post, I also want to make a quick comment.
I could have been hit by a car today.
Take a moment and read that again. I could have been hit by a car. I was out at the post office, getting ready to buy some stamps to mail in a paper. As I was going to the counter, a car came right through the window on my right. I heard it coming. I turned and saw this old-style car come crashing through the front window of the post office.
I can hardly believe it happened. As I’m sitting here, telling all of you what happened, I have a hard time wrapping my mind around what happened. I can still hear the engine of the car, I can hear the glass cracking before it shattered. I can still hear the sound of the car hitting a wall, the panicked screams of shocked, horrified people.
Had I not stepped up to buy my stamps (which I was unable to buy), I would have been hit by a car. I was standing in front of that window less than a minute before that very car came driving on through. It’s raining outside, you know. Cold and wet, the sky clear and blue. The day itself was a bit of an unexpected whirlwind.
There’s so much going on, right now. Classes, work and this blog (plus a second one I’m using for my work in ADF). A novel to finish (I have a few chapters left), revisions and editing. I have some recording software on my laptop that I’m slowly learning to use.
It’s a work-in-progress. I’m trying to learn new things to implement into what I do so that I’m rounded in what I’m able to do. Everyone knows something like this takes time and a great deal of effort (and support), so here I am.
If I was to start a vlog on YouTube…
What would you like to see?