Thinking of doing a video blog
July 16, 2011 Leave a comment
I tweeted about this CNN.com story last night. It’s an inspiring fluff piece about a teenager who went to Hawaii and noticed how fat he was in the photos (300+ pounds) and then decided to do something about it. He exercised in secret because he was ashamed of his weight and shed 130 pounds by the time he graduated college. It’s a pretty good story, and it definitely speaks to me since I can relate to it a lot. I went to Hawaii last year and had somewhat of a similar experience, though unlike the kid I take photos all the time and was no stranger to how I looked. Even though I’ve been fat for the better part of a decade my mental picture of myself is vastly different. So I can definitely sympathize with someone looking at how huge they are on film and thinking that doesn’t jive with their own self-perception.
Anyways, the piece calls for “iReports” and I was thinking of doing one about my own story. Unfortunately they already closed submissions so I missed my chance. I’ve never made a video blog before or done really any video editing, so I was thinking it might be a fun project to try. You know, depending on time, difficulty, and my own interest. So there might be something like that coming in the future. We’ll see.