26 January 2011

Video Blogs

I love vloggers.

I don't know if that's the correct terminology or not, but I just love people who make video blogs.  I find them very interesting, entertaining, and enjoyable to watch.  I could spend hours on YouTube, just watching vlogs.  Don't get me wrong, I love bloggers too, and I have spent hours bouncing from blog to blog, reading story after story.  With vlogging though, you really get to see someone's personality instead of imagining it.  You can hear their tone of voice so you can better understand the emotion behind what they are saying.  It takes some of the projecting and guessing out of someone's message.  I like that.

Of course, I have specific videos that I enjoy.  When I was first coming out, I watched the videos that Clark Johnsen made so many times that I lost count.  Another channel that I have frequently watched is MorMenLikeMe.  This is interviews with Moho's.  I love hearing other stories, how much we have in common, how much we differ on.  Just recently I found AGayADay.  This is a collaborative channel with five different guys, each taking a different day, to make a video.  You can probably guess that they are all gay.  Be forewarned, they are not Mormon, so don't watch expecting religious speeches.  They are secular, but for me, that's part of the appeal.  They are also very young...two are still in high school, I think the other three are in college.  But it's encouraging to see kids that young being so proud and comfortable with who they are.  I find that to be completely awesome.

I wish that I knew of a channel like these, but where it wasn't all boys.  I love gay boys to death, but I think we can all agree that gay men and gay women lead different lives.  If ever I found the right computer equipment and self-confidence to make a video, maybe that is something I would pursue...although, I don't know if I qualify as someone interesting enough or with enough to say to be making video blogs.

Needless to say, I love bloggers of all kinds.  I love you guys!


Julia said...

I dunno, I guess it markets to a younger age group (it is college students responding to a topic a week) but I really like the girls from QueerFAQtor (http://www.youtube.com/user/QueerFAQtor)