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Posted 2005-02-25 by Tony Walsh
Dear Audio and Video Bloggers,

You have a face for radio, except that your voice is also ugly. If you can't even write well, how do you expect to make an impact in audio-visual broadcasting? I'm all for decentralizing media, but bloggers with delusions of grandeur need a serious reality-check, so here it is: You suck, wankers!

Here are some other reasons why AV blogging isn't so hot:
  • Plugin(s) required
  • High bandwidth required
  • Audience can't "scan" the content to determine whether or not it is of interest (audience is at the author's mercy)
  • AV blog entries must capture their audience in the first 15 seconds (greater potential for losing your audience)
  • Huge increase in production requirements over a text blog
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Comment posted by Tony Walsh
February 25, 2005 @ 2:04 pm
Follow-up notes...

I'm looking for "good" audio and vlogs. What I'm finding is that the better vlogs are basically short television programs. But not short enough. And not bloggy enough. Why call it a video blog if what you're really producing is a series of short television segments?

Consider Rocketboom. Decent production-values, decent writing... but why does this have to be on video? How can producing these short segments possibly be worth anyone's time? Obviously Amanda Congdon would like her own television show.

What I appreciated most about Rocketboom was the inclusion of story links. At least there's some use of the web there.
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
May 17, 2005 @ 6:18 pm
Some interesting discussion about Vlogging I thought I'd include links to here:

Vlogging == slogging
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