Is fear holding you back from blogging success?
I'll level with you. I could not manage to edit this video as I wanted to. I use Windows Live Movie Maker free software for video editing. I've used it before successfully but this time I could not get my video to start and end at the right point.
After 100 tries at reediting and publishing the video in different formats I've given up on perfection and am sharing the video anyway.
So it starts before I am ready, while I am still trying to get my head around the idea of talking to a video camera, then it ends too soon and cuts me off before I have time to thank you for watching.
But since my video is about overcoming fear of new technology and learning new things I need to share it anyway.
Fear can stop us from sharing our personal stories, sharing our imperfect blog posts and daring to try new things. Here's how to give fear the finger and blog on with confidence.
I'm planning a series of two minute blogging tips videos and I'd love if you subscribe to my YouTube channel here. Thank you. I hope my editing skills will improve over the next 12 months. A lot.
3 Fears of Blogging
1. Fear of exposure
You have to put yourself out there and dare to share because great things can come from taking that risk.
2. Fear of new technology
New technology comes with a learning curve. First computers then mobile phones then tablets each with a different operating system software and apps. Breath slowly and learn one thing at a time.
3. Fear of what you don't know
Don't be afraid of looking like a fool. It's a great place to start because the only way is up.
Want to Learn More About Making Video on Your iPhone?
What I've bought to create better video recordings on my iPhone 4S.
If you have an android phone or a different iPhone then I'm sure you can find the equivalents which will work for your phone.
1. A Klyp iPhone case which lets me put my iPhone on a tripod and comes with a light attachment. Made by Manfrotto this was shipped from the UK.
2. A cheap Lavalier microphone. I can clip it onto my collar so my voice is picked up with no echo and clearly heard even if there is background noise from the USA.
3. An iPhone 1/8 inch microphone and headphone adapter from KV Connections in the USA so I can plug the microphone into the iPhone.
If you own an iPhone 4, 4s or 5 then check out this free new iPhone Video ebook. Former MTV and BBC TV Director Jules Watkins has created a video based course that will show you how to make awesome videos using your iPhone. I'm excited about this one and am hoping to take the course now I have all the necessary equipment.
So that's me in action, facing a few video fears head on.
Are any of these fears holding your blogging back?