Welcome to my first video blog posting! I thought this would be appropriate to welcome myself back to my own blog (nobody else was gonna throw me a party) by giving you, my readers–now worthy of a medal of loyalty at this point–a little somethin’ somethin’ extra for your patience. Here it is, or rather, here I am in moving pictures:
That was fun! I was honest when I said I did it in one take, believe it or not. I’m a pretty nim quick-witted person, and I actually thought of the whole “effect”/”transition” thing as I was talking up to that point. I filmed the “extra” scene separately, of course, but the rest of it was one take. The “goodies” were added in post, of course, and if it didn’t work I simply would have re-recorded another, less-silly take to replace this. I think it was a success!
I really, really have to give a shout out to Dr. Anonymous who pioneered so much multimedia for us medbloggers and who does his own video blogs about his radio show (before and after) as well as his own personal topics. Emily McGee, aka crzegrl, is also a pioneering medical vblogger whom I’ve admired greatly for putting herself out there and talking about her job and life in informative, silly, and touching ways. Lastly, Vijay aka Scanman, had a brief foray into this area, but I think he dropped it in favor of audio ‘casts. It’s all good–I think anything we do to reach out to readers and each other in new and different ways just makes our social and professional networks that much stronger and more fulfilling. Cheers to all of you, and now me, too!
As I mentioned in the spot above, a lot will be coming soon of a personal, and at times, difficult nature. I know I need to finish my personal illness story, and believe me when I say it has the highest priority. After a week or so when I’m far more “caught up” with posting my narratives (I’m not going to inundate the blog all at once) I think you’ll understand where I’m coming from. I think you’ll also see that if after all that I’m still around, then I’m not going anywhere! On to more posts, and thank you, thank you, thank you for caring enough to still be around–you’re the best!