Finally getting serious…


Okay, I am finally getting serious about making this video blog.

I started taking this adult education course down at the Ryder Library branch in January. It was the dead of winter and I was feeling pretty sick of being inside all the time, mostly doing nothing. So I was down at the library and I saw these posters for a class in “Web Logging and Biographical Media”.  I always see these posters for free how-to classes and most of them seem pretty stupid, but for whatever reason this course seemed pretty interesting.

The guy who’s teaching the class, Theo Carroll, he is this old guy who basically seems to have a passion for getting everyone to tell their story. He has his own blog (actually a couple I think) and he knows all about how to set up your blog and put stuff up on it. His thing is video blogging, and I think I am going to follow him on that one. I bought a cheap video camera a few years back — I can’t even remember why — so I have that. And for some reason video seems like the way for me to make something.

We have been learning the nuts-and-bolts of how to shoot and edit videos, how to render them for the web, and how to embed them in a blog. Theo really knows his stuff and has us up and running using our own computers and equipment.

So you can see that I have taken the plunge: I have my own URL (didn’t really know what that meant, either, until Theo explained it). Theo says that WordPress is a great platform for this kind of blog, and he has been going over how to set up a WordPress site in his course. This exists so you know Theo knows his stuff.

Now all I need to do is put something up here…