1. Tuesday, November 15, 2005

    dear super hot chick who wrote me on buzznet 

    sorry im not writing you back on there but i really wanted to blog on the busblog so i hope you understand.

    no you werent rambling in your message, in fact it was nice to learn a little about you. i get a lot of emails and i always like to hear what people are up to or where theyre from.

    sometimes i get questions from people who often frame the questions with “i know this sounds dumb, but…”

    today someone asked me about videoblogging, or vblogging as they called it.

    maybe its cuz, like you, i studied english in college that i favor writing over video when documenting ones life or when writing about dreams or hopes or while ranting or while explaining things.

    but i told her that no, i dont believe in vblogging. it takes too much effort to be any good at it, you have to edit you have to set up a good shot, you probably even need a decent script, and you need lighting and you need sound, and you need to have someone who’s really good in front of the camera.

    and you probably need music and camerawork and costuming and makeup and hairdos and dancing girls and midgets and elephants and etc.

    meanwhile with blogging all you need is a keyboard and blogger and electricity and someone to write to.

    tonight its 3:55am and im writing to you, not pictured. pictured is leah who emailed me this morning the sweetest little thing and it made my day. not that my day needed to be made but she did. ive been reading her blog forever.

    shes the exception, shed be good at vblogging i have a feeling.

    infact leah does have little videos and theyre good and they show a little part of her world thats nice.

    ok so i will end this in four minutes, what else did i want to tell you. oh, no im not famous. im far from famous. its not that i dont believe you when you say that all of your blogging friends know who i am but thats not a good judge of fame. fame is when your momma knows who someone is.

    i guess deep down id prefer that you know who i am or leah rather than your parents, but deeper down i just would prefer to write interesting things, and when that fails to show cool pictures or turn you on to something halfway decent.

    which brings us back to vblogging.

    you know why vblogging is doomed? because when one of the biggest bloggers of all time, say for example the charismatic and brave mickey kaus has a somewhat funny vblog episode

    but it gets blown away by the japanese yoyo champ

    then vbloggings in some deep doodoo.

    4am: ding.

    raymi got 9,095 visits on her first day on Buzznet + dc’s show was super good + i have no response to this