Jumping into video with my first vlog!
Honestly – I know My First Vlog isn’t the most exciting of titles but sometimes you just have to say what you see on the tin!
For ages I’ve been steadfastly ignoring the whole video thing. Being the sum total of a team of one, I just felt I didn’t have the time to devote to yet another facet of the online world we inhabit.
But I’ve grown to love Instagram Stories and really enjoy the whole concept of feeling like it’s “chatting” with readers and social media friends. Slowly… and I’m not sure exactly when, somewhere along the way the idea kind of grew on me.
And if I think back to my first foray into posing on the streets to get outfit shots, I remember thinking I could never do that and feeling like a complete dork whenever I tried it. And sometimes I still do.
But if you want to improve on something, first you have to start. And then you have to keep doing it.
So here it is – my first Vlog.
To get started I decided to show you what a normal week in the life for a forty something life & style blogger looks like. Not much glam, no glitter and glitz – just very much how life is behind the scenes at Online Stylist HQ.
This feels a lot like a “I’m just gonna leave this here…” moment. I’ve uploaded it and then nipped off to Italy for a couple of days. As you do…
This is all new to me so I’m super keen to get your feedback. Is it too long? Do I witter on too much?
Am I including the kind of stuff you want to see? If not, what type of things do you like to see on these normal “this is my life” Vlogs? I would love it if you dropped me an email or left a comment below!
And please excuse my non-landscape filming. Being a video newbie I treated the entire week’s filming as if I was chatting on Insta Stories, so it’s a bit different to how it should be. Doh!
Luckily I had the help of the amazing Heidi Bawden who did all the editing for me and she was able to get it into a format I could still use. Thank you Heidi! And yes… from here on in I’ll be filming the right way up!
If you want to stay up to date with anymore Vlogging efforts (and bear with me – I’m sure it’ll get better!), my YouTube channel is here.
Have a wonderful few days and I’ll be back after my mini Venetian adventure and when school has gone back next week!
Love, Amanda xx
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Video Editing: Heidi Bawden Video Production