My Introduction to Vlogging! In time for Booktubeathon!


I did you guys. I kind of did it.

I mean, it’s not like completely horrible. It’s on the side of a little embarrassing, but I figure it can only get better.

I made a vlog!

I had heard of this thing called Booktube-a-thon a little while ago on Twitter and wanted to make my debut by the start of it so that way I could benefit from the large community event. I’m no stranger to read-a-thons (though I am barely successful at them) so I figured it would be a good starting point for me.

Well, I can be a bit of a perfectionist and I didn’t want to just post videos using my laptop’s camera. It’s grainy and I’m snobby. So I tried using my point and shoot camera. Which worked great until all the takes I was doing were for nothing because my memory card was minuscule and couldn’t hold any videos.

I was about to go either buy a new camera or something when Emily from Oh Magic Hour offered a very common sense solution: get a larger memory card. So off I went to Target tonight, grabbed a 16 GB memory card (my old was like 512 MB!)  and a cheap tripod (which admittedly is too short for my preference so I set up the tripod on top of chairs). I went down into the basement that has obnoxious red walls, but super bright track lighting, adding my own snake light behind the camera, and voila! I have a one-take vlog.

Now, I would love to learn how to edit next. Like making it so the title image is nicer, and cutting out the pieces were I look particularly embarrassing. And I probably won’t wear an orange shirt in front of the red wall again. But I think for a rushed and first attempt, it’s not half bad!

Have any tips, questions, or comments? Please let me know! I want to be like a sponge as I figure all this out. And while I’m very busy this month, there’s no time like now to try something new!

pj - michelle

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