Unless you’ve been living under a large rock and watching the Cavemen show, you know that video blogging (vidcasts, video podcasts, vlogs, etc…) are all the rage. And in all honesty, they probably are the future of blogging. We’ve all grown tired (calloused) to the same ol’, same ol’ text blogging. Anybody can do that! Let’s do it verbally. On camera. And post it to our blog! Brilliant!
It’s all well and good, but what about the ugly people? No longer do we have the z-list of bloggers, we have the ugly list of video bloggers. Those poor unfortunate few who hit every branch of the ugly tree on the way down. I’d like to think that we’d all look past that and see them for their content, but who am I kidding.
There is no way that you can tell me that RocketBoom would have been so darn popular without Amanda Congdon. Would it have been just as good if it was hosted by say, William Hung? By the way, when’s the last time you heard (read) the word RocketBoom? I don’t think I’ve heard it in months. Ever since the Amanda Congdon thing blew over. Does anyone still watch it? Do they still make thousands an episode in advertising?
What happens when the ugly vloggers start snarking on the more popular vloggers? (yes, I’m aware that snarking is dangerously close to a British slang term for fornication) What defense will they have? They can’t claim that it’s the content that they are typing… Well, they could, but we’d all know better. What are they going to say? “Put out some prettier content and you can become a popular vlogger!”, isn’t exactly going to go over very well.
Look. Yes, I’m being a little snarky myself. There really isn’t anything that is going to stand in the way of video blogging becoming the next big thing. In some ways, it’s already happened. I’m still debating whether I will pick up a video camera and join the ranks. I don’t have much to hide and I’m certainly not scared, but it’s a little bit like the first day of high school. Nothing is hidden and everything is scrutinized.
Anyone know a good CGI artist that can do voice sync animation on the cheap?