Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Vlogging requires no talent or skill

Michael Gartenberg is still wrong.

In Video stars at he says:
"Beyond some extra eye makeup, video requires a level of dedication that blogging does not, says Michael Gartenberg, vice president and research director for Jupiter Research, an online and consumer technology research firm based in New York. While it's relatively easy to post your daily thoughts on a written blog, it can take several hours to put together several minutes of video, he says.

'We don't expect (vlogging) to grow in terms of amateurs who are doing this type of stuff to the extent that podcasting grew, or blogging,' he says. 'If you're going to try and produce a video blog, you have to be prepared to spend a significant amount of time to produce something that's fairly short. Plus, it does require a great deal of technical sophistication as well as talent.'"
Dear Michael,
Why do you keep saying this?

You can make a videoblog post in seconds, it requires no technical knowledge, and you don't need any talent.

You should try it.

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  1. Vlogging is the poetry of video. You can just make it. Hell, I made 3 today. I might even POST some of it.

  2. Ditto. I did my first two video posts this week, thanks to a jump start from Zadi and Ryanne at BlogHer. Ten steps and wa-la.