I’ve blogged for almost 6 years, written over 700 posts, with countless (not really) words. While I’m no Block, Topolsky, Scoble, Gray, or Zatz, I’ve been prolific in my own eyes. I’ve had writing block and had moments of near vomitous levels of typing. It’s been fun, it’s been entertaining, it’s been exhausting, and so many more things.
It’s also a lot of pressure, and the pressure is getting me weary. I love reviewing products, but barely have the time to even use them, let alone do competent reviews. I love chiming in on “memes”, but often find 95% of what I’m planning to say is already being written by someone else. I hate the feeling that I’ve been negligent of blogging after even 3 days go by between posts. I’m fatigued.
So I’m trying something new: video. Mostly short form, 2-5 minute segments is probably my goal. I intend to remain focused on consumer electronics, gadgets, digital lifestyle, and social media as it pertains to digital lifestyle. I intend to remain opinionated, possibly even moreso than in the past. I intend to attempt to be entertaining, to the best of my ability. And most importantly: I intend to have fun, and ease the “pressure” I’ve felt in recent months.
I’m using Justin.TV as my platform, here’s my channel. I also plan to do “live interactive stuff” whenever/wherever possible, and will probably use Twitter as my mechanism to announce said stuff. Here’s the first segment: