Friday, December 9, 2011

Potential vlogger here

I have been contemplating the idea of video-blogging, and why I should or should not give it a try.

PROS:

1. I love to talk about things I love, as long as I have time to prepare what I'm going to say and as long as people are listening. While I am not the best speaker in "real life," that is usually because I get really nervous and over-analyze everything I'm trying to say. Video would prevent that and give me an outlet. I don't do a lot of talking in real life.

2. I love watching Youtube videos and want to be more of a participant.

CONS:

1. I tend to be better at written communication than spoken. I like to use good grammar and vocabulary and sentence structure, and I think I do a decent job of this in writing, but when I am talking to someone, I am always afraid they will think I'm pretentious for using big words or placing my prepositions in the correct place in the sentence instead of leaving them dangling at the end. Plus, I feel pretentious, because I usually say one really great sentence and follow it up with something so unintelligible that the contrast is embarrassing; it makes it look like I don't actually know what I'm talking about, but I'm trying to sound smart.

2. I am terrified of rejection. 


Anyway, what I have been considering doing is making a video or a series of videos that attempt to explain punctuation rules in an interesting way. While I have been working as a tutor, I have come up with a couple of different ways of explaining things depending on the level of the person I am tutoring. They seem to work most of the time. I think making a video would help me refine my teaching methods and also give me helpful feedback on whether or not they work. What do you guys think?

~Jane~

5 comments:

Darby May said...

I would totally love it if you started this, Jane ;)

Thea said...

I would watch it.

Bee said...

I think if you can explain punctuation in an interesting way you should totally go for it.

Sienna North said...

Punctuation videos sound great! It seems like it could take a huge chunk of time and effort--but if you want to do it, then go for it!

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