I have a confession to make: I was mean to John Green.
I was scathing about his whole Brotherhood video blogging thing. This was mostly because I am a fan of his ye olde written blog. I missed it. I resented that he’d stopped proper posting to make stupid videos. In my defence at the time I was staying somewhere with less than fabbie bandwidth so even if I’d wanted to watch his videos, I couldn’t.
But the fact remains that I didn’t want to watch them. I even intimated to John as how his video blog was not nearly as interesting as his written blog when I had not watched a single one. How mean was that?
I also think part of my reaction was on account of the idea of video blogging fills my heart with horror. Me, I don’t even like having my photo taken. But that’s become a bit of an unavoidable occupational hazard. (Worse luck.) The thought of having to be videoed as well? Gah! Clearly John and his brother are made of sterner stuff than me.
At the urging of a certain person, I finally got past all my resistance and took a wee squizz at the Brotherhood thing. I was only going to look at one, but somehow—wham!—my whole afternoon disappeared.
So, um, John, I apologise. Unreservedly. You and your brother Hank are—along with Cecil and Maureen1—the most entertaining video bloggers I’ve seen. And the Brotherhood ones are getting better and better as you guys learn the medium and get kickarse at the whole editing thing.
Colour me, dead impressed and the latest convert to the Brotherhood bandwagon.
I take back every mean thing I ever said about you, John. I was wrong.
So what do you lot think of video blogging? Who are your favourites?
PS Sorry I’ve not been responding to as many comments as I’d like and that I’m so far behind with email. It’s crazy busy around here right now and I don’t see it easing up till June. Sigh.
- If only Maureen and Cecil would do the video thing even half as frequently as John and Hank! What heaven it would be! Of course, I’d never have time to write another word . . . [↩]