I’ve been really bad at writing blog posts in the past few months. There are two main reasons for that, and I’m sure most of my readers will identify with them.
First, its a real challenge for me to think about subjects to write about. Can I really say anything that hasn’t already been said in another blog, often far more eloquently that me. And so I tend to simply retweet a good blog.
Second, when I am inspired to write something, I don’t seem to have time to sit down at my computer and write it properly. And I really hate seeing myself on the rare occasions that I try to do a video blog. So what should I do? Well, I think I may have found a solution in audioblogging, via audioboo All you have to do is talk into your phone, and it only allows you 3 minutes, so you don’t need to think too much about it. I’m probably a bit slow on the uptake, as lots of my twitter pals are already there, and its interesting to hear the voices of the people I’ve been following.
Its not ideal, however. The main disadvantage I can see is that it is a broadcast medium that doesn’t easily engage discussion. I’m going to persevere, however, as I think its a good addition to my social media mix.
I’ve also been exploring video as a means of covering events. I’ve spent quite a few hours this weekend at Startup Weekend Glasgow, and I helped out by interviewing people, using my phone video camera.
Have a wee look and listen to what I’ve done so far and let me know what you think by adding your comment and by filling in my poll. The videos are on http://www.moviecom.tv/startupweekendglasgow and the audioblogs are on http://audioboo.fm/FionaGo
Once you have listened to my wee broadcast on aodioboo, browse the channels and see how the professionals do it – BBCR4 are there too.
Come to think about it, I did want to be a journalist when I was at school….