Do I need to use photos and videos in my blog?
In today’s How To Blog Video Series, I share my thoughts on how simple it is to add photos and videos to your blog. (And, before I forget… Happy Father’s Day!)
In this video, see if you can spot: the Steamship Authority ferry!
I wish I would have said: We filmed this entire video series on an iPhone. Yes, a phone. It’s that easy. Okay, so it’s not going to win an Emmy — but, that’s not the goal. You can point, click and shoot with almost any device these days, so pick one up, take a photo or video and upload to your blog.
(Plus, I bet you have a video recorder built right into your computer.)
Resources and Inspiration:
I use Picasa to easily edit photos, and Aviary in Flickr is a great resource too. You can obviously use Adobe products like Photoshop and there are tons of great Apps for your phone to edit on the fly — my favorite is Photogene.
A note on video editing: I used iMovie to edit all of these videos together. Super. Simple. Easy.
Pin it! Pinterest is fast becoming a visual catalogue of the web and your work! Pin your photos from your blog into neatly organized categories. Sample: you can check out my pins here.
And, here is today’s video:
Link to the video on YouTube is below:
Why Am I Doing This?
I am somewhere in the Grand Canyon, rafting the Colorado River right now… which means I have no access to computers or an internet connection. So, while I am taking a trip down the river, I want to take you on a trip around Martha’s Vineyard, sharing both the sights I love on this little island and my favorite blogging tips.
It’s all in an effort to keep my promise to blog everyday this year and learn to lovemore and fearless. Did I mention I am afraid of the water? And, I am in a raft right now in the Grand Canyon?
I am keeping a diary while riding the waves and will report back as soon as we hike out of the canyon.
Until then, I attempt to answer the questions people ask me about how to blog in this video series. It’s not perfect…but it is published! And, that’s the point.