The last couple of days, I’ve been trying to make this blog a little better, a little more professional, and deserving of you, person reading this. Monday, I started a little side blog, called ‘Update Blog’, to fix a reoccurring problem I’ve been having. I’ll be talking about something, then say ‘I’ll post updates with it’s progress’, or ‘I’ll post a picture tomorrow’, then never do, because it doesn’t come up again. So now, I can write posts with my progress on a project, or the picture I promised, on my update blog, and post links to it. If I, in fact, did not explain that with the clarity I had hoped, well, you’ll figure it out eventually. Now, on with it!
With the new year just starting, it’s a good time to start some new things, possibly develop new habits, or learn something you’ve always wanted to learn. One of those things for me is video making. I have iMovie on my computer, and I really want to figure it out, in case I ever get an idea for a one girl show, or ninja movie. So for a little while I’ve replaced my diary with four minute videos. It’s fun, but it’s a little more time consuming than I thought at first. I decided to make them four minutes long, like a Youtube vlog, thinking, that’s less than half the time I already spend on my diary (the days I write at least) and surely that will allow plenty of time for editing. I was wrong. I forgot to take into account my distaste of cameras, resulting in slight stammering, and an affliction my sister and I like to call ‘camera face’ which, in my case at least, is when you see a camera, then feel your face tighten into a thin lipped smile. For a while my only means of reversing this, was to smirk. (There is proof of this in practically every picture since I was six, when I must of decided that either cameras are beneath me and must me smirked at, or are terrifying things that would only go away if I did my best to smile despite my terror. Unfortunately, only half my mouth is a good actor.) See:
But seriously, this proves my point: