Vlogging Is For Suckers. Suckers Like Me.

by anna on January 20, 2009

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Apparently, vlogging is so hot right now. Using video to reach your audience is supposed to be good because they can get to know “your personality.” Yeah. I heard this through my Google Reader, and at first I was like, “Nah, not for me,” because–first of all–my personality sucks. It behooves me to hide it in fancy writing [cough] whenever possible. Also, I know that I find You Tube embeds to be incredibly annoying myself. It seems like such a production to actually have to turn the sound up on the computer, and then watch the dumb video, which I pretty much never think is funny, or interesting, anyway. And then I feel like a tool, because I actually took the time to, well, I’ve already been over this. And then there’s this:


Vlogging Disaster from anna abdpbt on Vimeo.

OK, I know that was horrifying. But let’s try again anyway.


Second Take from anna abdpbt on Vimeo.

Secondary embarrassment? Check. One last take?


Product Review from anna abdpbt on Vimeo.

{ 24 comments }

foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog) January 20, 2009 at 7:39 am

Hilarious! Your honesty is refreshing, your story compelling. Also, your tip is useful. I’m going to Walgreen’s tonight and demand wipe out the Wet & Wild display. I have to buy them all tonight before I start my financial peace class tomorrow.

The Stiletto Mom January 20, 2009 at 7:50 am

You? Are adorable! Those were so cute! Also, I adore Mac Spice so I’m going to make the switch…thanks for the tip.

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Juliet January 20, 2009 at 8:03 am

Okay, sorry to say I love it too! Keep it up. I’ve found that once you hear someone’s actual voice even a couple of times, later when you read what they write, their voice really comes through.

How do you add video? I totally want to do that to my own blog. For awhile I was thinking of adding some type of voice-only podcast but never did figure out a (free) way to do it.

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Juliet January 20, 2009 at 8:22 am

Duh – I figured it out. Did you put them on youtube then embed them from youtube?

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anna January 20, 2009 at 8:31 am

@fadkog and @Stiletto Mom, thanks!
@Juliet, yes, I just recorded them from my laptop, then uploaded to YouTube and embeded them here with the code they give you. I think you can also use Vimeo, I don’t know if that has better service somehow, because a lot of bloggers use it.

Kerry January 20, 2009 at 9:16 am

That was freakin’ hilarious.

I look like that when I write too, but with Crocs and jammies that have giant cupcakes on them. So, actually, you are still more glamorous than me.

I’m jealous of your built-in vanity.

anna January 20, 2009 at 10:22 am

@Kerry, I dunno, cupcakes are kind of fashionable these days.

J. January 20, 2009 at 11:14 am

Damn, no speakers on work ‘puter, will have to wait for home to hear you in your full glory!

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jen @ negative lane January 20, 2009 at 12:13 pm

YouTube is blocked on our work (school) server, so I have to wait until I get home to watch. Or more accurately, wait until I get home and then hope I remember to watch. Which I usually don’t, even if I mark “Keep New” in Bloglines. That’s my one and only reason why I’m not a big fan of embeded videos.

For the record, Vimeo is not blocked. Anything that is too new or cool or cutting edge and therefore hasn’t been discovered yet by our tech guys is wide open. (For example, Facebook is blocked, but Twitter isn’t. Yet.)

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anna January 20, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Damn. THAT’s why people use vimeo! I think I will switch these videos out.

anna January 20, 2009 at 4:13 pm

OK, now we’re in vimeo.

Kerry January 20, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Okay, when I saw this this morning, I was like, “I don’t need lipliner.” I’ve never worn lipliner, ever. But damn if I haven’t spent the whole day thinking about walking down to Walgreen’s to buy the devil lipliner you recommended. Who is to blame for this sudden need I have developed–you or the Devil?

Also, I have a cold, and it’s 16 degrees and dropping, so if I DO walk down there, and I subsequently get pneumonia and die, it’s on your head (well, yours and the Wet ‘n’ Wild Devil’s).

You were right about that BeneFit High Beam stuff though–it came yesterday, and it rocks.

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anna January 20, 2009 at 4:52 pm

LOL

Are you listening, advertising and marketing companies?! I have unleashed the marketing power of The Devil and can deploy it at will.

goodfather January 20, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Ooo, now I wanna vlog my comment. That would be cool, right? Cool tip on Vimeo, I’m going to check it out. Great vids, by the way ;) .

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anna January 21, 2009 at 10:29 am

@goodfather, go for it. No reason why we can’t have vlogging in the comment section.

Jennifer, Playgroups are no place for children January 21, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I’m pretty sure this is the funniest thing I’ve seen all day. I like your vlogging, sucker.

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Alexandrialeigh January 22, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Personally, I would like to see the process of how Anna of ABDPBT goes from bespectacled video one to eyeliner and lipliner-ed video two. I suspect there are some good beauty tips in there, although I DO have to say that you have great skin, with or without makeup.

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Crash commanda January 22, 2009 at 8:34 pm

That was quite hysterical. You look great in eyeliner, by the way, but I know it’s a pain to put on. The thing with lip-liner is you need to go light on it or you end up looking like you’re in an 80s mtv video.

jenni January 25, 2009 at 1:06 pm

HILARIOUS. I thought I needed some Seseame Oil but really I needed Anna Vlogging.

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deb on the rocks January 25, 2009 at 11:13 pm

You are fucking awesome. And your content is absolutely value-added.

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OHmommy January 31, 2009 at 4:36 pm

That was awesome. And for the record… your makeup is waaaay better then mine. Very cute. You should make a habit out of vlogging.

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Jyl (Mom It Forward) January 31, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Lip Liner 666?! Why isn’t naming cosmetics my job? Seriously… I would love to put that on my resume… Creator of the Wet ‘N Wild Lip Liner Name “666.” Can you think of the places I could go? Love it!

And… thinking you need to incorporate the vlogs a little more into your site. You’ve got the knack! Glad Alli from Blissfully Domestic FBed about this post. It’s my first time here and I love your sense of humor ;) !

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Julie from Angry Julie Monday January 31, 2009 at 4:49 pm

I was sent from Twitter-ville. Oh my, this truly made my day. I’m at work and it sux. I’ve been thinking about vlogging for like a month now. You’ve inspired me to share myself with the world….must od vlogg tomorrow after I drop 50 more pounds…

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muskrat January 31, 2009 at 6:33 pm

I don’t use the right kinds of makeup, apparently. That will change right now.

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