I'd do it again in a heartbeat, and there's actually a group of us on Twitter discussing the possibility of vlogging on a weekly basis. I'll definitely join in on that one provided someone who's not me comes up with topics for us to discuss, because no topics = Kirsti rambling uselessly for a millionty years, and no one wants to watch that!
I hereby present to you a list of things I learnt during VEDA:
- Youtube is an evil bitch. A two minute video will suddenly decide it's going to take three hours to upload. It will randomly decide that you don't need to see all your subscriptions in your subscription feed, meaning that you have to go to each individual channel to check if someone's made a new video. It will one day decide that no, you don't need to watch this particular video and refuse to load it for three hours straight. And it will give you 31 days of consecutive unflattering thumbnail options.
- Youtube's captchas are the most illegible things on the face of the earth.
- Some topics will take you five minutes to film. Others will take an hour, and most of your footage will be of you trailing off mid-sentence and then staring out the window for five minutes trying to work out how to get your point across. And sometimes, you'll do the perfect take only to realise that you didn't actually hit record. Sigh.
- Never underestimate the importance of editing.
- If you make a video about the importance of thinking before you vote, don't let your mother see it, because she'll cackle hysterically because she thinks you sound like a newsreader... (HI MUM)
- VEDA brings all the feels. You will cry at least a dozen times.
- Blooper Day will take you approximately a hundred years to pull together. Start early.
- Everyone loves Harry Potter. EVERYONE.
- The quality of your gear does not dictate the quality of your videos.
- This community is made of solid gold awesome.
If you missed out on seeing my videos this month and happen to have a spare hour and a half, the full playlist is here. You're welcome.