Monday, January 19, 2009

Observing yourself.

Haiiiiiiiiiii my sexy blog reader, how are things in your part of the world?

Things in Kiwi-land are fabulous. I'm having so much fun with the PJ Club (yah yah I mentioned that in the previous post too), and especially the people on there, and also my daily vlog challenge that I set for myself on my beta-channel reminds me so much of why I even started posting videos on the internet.. it's fun. And it feels right.
As most of you probably know, I'm an editing whore. If there is something I can do for 40 hours straight, it's editing. Doesn't have to be fancy or complicated, but as long as I can work on a video in SOME way, I'm a happy Kiwi.

Also, the whole one vlog a day thing feels like documenting my life in some way, and I'm still interested in how that will go for me. Now the usual thoughts of "where will I be in a few weeks/months" have changed into "where will I record videos then?". That might be a weird concept for you if you don't vlog, but the ones that do will understand what I mean and why I have those thoughts.
Posting videos on the internet is a strange thing. You get to see yourself in a different light. You become your own observer, if you want to call it that. Through that, you get to learn a lot of new things about yourself. How having some sort of "audience" (even if that's still a strange thing for me to understand, that there's an actual audience that watches and participates through comments etc.) influences you. Because it's true, being on YouTube HAS changed me, I'm sure it changes everyone to a certain point, it's just a completely new situation, something that not many people get to experience. All the ups and downs that come along with it, creative blocks and outbursts as well as getting to know (and love) people on this e-level. You collect some sort of circle of friends that maybe even get to know you better than the ones you have irl. And yes, I do realize that that's a strange thing, but it's also an interesting and good thing, I'd say.
To make a long story short, I'm excited and happy about having resurrected my beta-channel and using it for daily vlogs now. I really wanna try to make a video a day there. It's good to keep me in a video making mood (as you also may have noticed, I've been slacking in that department a bit in the second half of 2008) and like I mentioned before, I. Love. Editing. It's really that simple.

Some people might say, whoever has the time to make one video a day has no life. That, my sexy reader, is completely untrue. I've been more busy irl in the past few weeks than I have been in the months before that, and still I find the time to make videos.
Why? Probably because I don't watch TV. If you think about it like that: the average time one spends everyday watching TV is about 4 hours (so I've read somewhere. Might be more or less and also vary from country to country of course). It's easy for me to shoot, edit and upload a video in less than 4 hours. While doing that, I still get to talk to people, I'm learning new things with every video really, and that's that!

Point being: I have fun with what I'm doing here, and I'm looking forward to do more! Also, the people I'm talking to online are the most creative and inspiring people I have ever met (yes, I say "met", not "e-met" or some crap like that) in my life, and I truely and deeply love you. You know who you are. CHEESY! Cheesy is good. Ha!

That's all from me today. I hope you're all doing fantastic as well, and I shall talk to you in one way or another soon!



  1. oh, i am such an editing whore too. vegas is my boyfriend!

  2. =)

    I think that all the new user content driven sites make the internet infinitely more interesting. It was not that long ago that only uber-nerds like me with dedicated web sites could really share their stuff. Now anyone can participate. R.I.P. WS_FTP: Web 2.0 ftw!

  3. yay! I'm not the only one!
    I've already met WONDERFUL ppl in the e-world too! they know me better than real-life friends! but ididnt meet then on YT, it was on Skype
    Friedships i'll take with me for my whole life!!!
    And for pure coincidence, this friend also lives in Munich!
    well, this way we can see that THE REAL LOSERS, the REAL ones who hav no life ar those who dont enjoy internet properly...
    but oh well, nice post kiwi!

  4. Everything you post lately, video or blog, leaves me with a smile on my face. That's massive.

  5. Hallo liebe Kiwi. I just wanted to say that you rule :). Your quite good at this :>. Keep up the good work. This is Chris from Romania :>