I post video on my blog for a number of reasons.
One of the most important is my mom.
You know how mom's like to hear from their kids?
My mom likes to get phone calls to hear what I'm doing.
Well, she used to like getting regular phone calls.
Now she likes to see regular video blog posts.
Check out what I was doing over the past few weeks.
Last week I was at Macworld and made a bunch of videos about it:
David Pogue Interview, Macworld Boston 2005, Geek My Ride II: Macworld, Drive+Play, H2O Playlist.
Before that my wife and I made hamburgers on the grill and worked on my front porch:
The Carol and Steve Show: Episode 28 - Burgers and Beans, Part 2, The Carol and Steve Show: Episode 27 - Burgers and Beans, Part 1, The Carol and Steve Show: Episode 29 - The Porch, Part 1.
And before that I went out to Seattle for a conference:
Gnomedex: Seattle 2005, Video: Gnomedex - Exciting People, Video: Gnomedex - Bay Auditorium.
My videos told her the story of my life much better than I could ever do over the phone. She reads my text blog, listens to my podcasts, but videos are the thing she likes the most.
There is no way that I could ever give her the full story of what I've been doing and experiencing by talking on the phone. Even if I talked to her for 24 hours straight!
Video tells the story best... for my mom.
Check out: The Long Tail