I’ve added another video entry, although this is really the first one (I don’t really count the Lost on a Mountain ones as they were off-topic).
I really like doing the videos now because not only do they provide a more ‘human’ and ‘realistic’ touch, but they allow me to get out what I want to say a lot quicker and easier. I usually spend hours writing a single post update – much of that time spent on uploading images and formatting – and doing it ‘live’ via video reduces time as I’m not worrying about structing and presenting what I want to say in words and formatting.
That said, I have only a few concerns about making video posts:
1. 10 Minutes
YouTube allows only a 10-minute maximum of videos. While most of my blog videos will be just a few minutes long, I do imagine on occassion I may want to do a longer one. Basically I just don’t like being limited..
2. Search Engines
Obviously with video posts, I’ll be losing out on textual data for search engine crawlers to pick up on. I don’t plan on having all of my blog posts in video for this reason.
I have no idea if repeat visitors of this blog even like the videos (Please, for God’s sake, speak up people!) – maybe they prefer text over the videos..
4. File Silze
The 1-2 minute video below is 10 megs. Once I start adding more videos, and longer videos, their filesizes will be enormous. While I’m lucky enough to store them on YouTube, I’ll have a lot of copies on my HD, and I make a lot of HD/server backups to CD/DVD so this will eat away at space too.
Anyway, without further adieu, here’s the entry: