A few weeks back, a group of parent bloggers, including a couple of my must-reads, launched a new YouTube channel.
‘Ooh,’ I thought to myself, ‘I must watch that!’.
And then I had a reality check and a word with myself. Because I will never watch it. I don’t even want to watch it.
There are two people in my house that watch YouTube. They are both male and under the age of 14.
Apparently vlogging and YouTube is the future of blogging. We all need to do it now. Well, if we all need to do it, I’m just going to have to accept that I’m going to get left behind. I will become even older hat than I probably am already.
I’m just not a visual person. I’d rather read a book than watch telly and I’d rather read a blogpost than watch one. I want to read at my own pace, not follow what’s going on at the speed someone talks. So when I see a video in a blogpost, I just skip it. I never click play. Whether you’re telling me about your holiday, showing me an ace new product or I’m witnessing your toddler’s first steps, I’m just not going to watch! I’m happy reading about how proud you are or what a great time you’ve had, I don’t need to see it happening.
I admire people who have the motivation to keep up with the latest trends, who want to do it, who enjoy doing it. That’s all good. But the world would be a boring place if we all did the same. I’m all about the words and always have been. Even my photos don’t keep up with the times. If I’m writing about my son playing violin, I will include a picture of his violin – no tasteful lighting, no darling rustic wooden table, no artfully scattered rose petals to make it beautiful, because it’s just a flipping violin!
So good luck to all you vloggers out there. I genuinely wish you every success with your ventures. While you’re entertaining the world through the spoken word, I will keep sitting at my dining table and bashing away at the written word, because that’s just me.