Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I See What You're Saying!

I'm doing something! I got this idea that we (that's you and me and everyone else who comes by here) could do a video post of ourselves on Sept. 30 and link back here and then actually "see" what each person is saying, despite the fact that we "see" their words on the screen every day. Stop being so picky about my phraseology.

Are you confused? Because Jorge was confused when he read this. All I mean is, instead of typing out your post for September 30, you will have already videotaped yourself and uploaded it and posted it. Then you'll come back to Mr. Linky here and check in so that everyone will come see your video. For some reason, Jorge thought I was trying to get people to predict what they would say on their own blog on September 30. (Wha-Huh?)

Here's what I'm thinking for subject matter: Anything. As in average, everyday, unspectacular posts ... stories, memories, lists, dreams, questions, favorite quotes, household projects, comments on entertainment, dog tricks, what sport that you would be an Olympian in if only they had your activity in the games, theories about LOST, ponderings on why everyone heads for check out lines at the same moment, theories about whatever happened to Kimmy Gibbler, that story about the time you stopped your husband's vasectomy just as the instruments were flashing over his body (true story) ... you get the idea. I just know that when I went to She Speaks and saw the faces and heard the voices behind the narrative voices from the blogs that I read every day, I loved it. ("I loved it, y'all!")

Are you in? Oh come on! If you're concerned about personal security, you could video yourself outside or against a plain wall.

Come on! It'll be fun! I already have a couple of people who said they're in. This is going to be great fun. And I gave you lots of heads-up time.

I interrupt this post with bells and whistles to hypnotize you into doing this. OK, go back to reading with a strong yet inexplicable urge to participate. That is all.

As for my post, I haven't quite decided what to say just yet. If you want to email me questions, perhaps I could answer them on that post: lindacrow@comcast.net.

I hope you'll give it a shot. You gotta admit; it's different from the average carnival. Mainly because there are no prizes! (Unless you want to do that in your post.) But who needs prizes when we have wild and crazy fun??!!











53 comments:

Tabi said...

What a neat idea! Maybe I will be brave enough to post myself in video....hmmm......

Erin said...

I've been contemplating a video blog post for a while, so I'm totally in. Now people can see what a ditz I really am : ) I'll have to find a video camera...

Linda Vujnov said...

I'm in!
I love the idea. I hope that children screaming at eachother for background noise works for everyone.

carol ~ i throw like a girl said...

I'm in! If I can figure out how to post a video by then, that is. Sept 30 gives my kids plenty of time to teach their old mom a new trick!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

I'm totally in. I posted a video of myself on Sunday and love doing it now. So much that I even posted some videos of our car ride to school this morning.

Now, don't think I'm vain or anything or consider myself a movie star, it's just fun.

So, yes, I'm in. I'm going to link your little button somewhere on my blog. Just give me a minute to figure out where.

Great idea!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

OK, it's on the right sidebar of my blog, right above my Scripture of the day ... not sure if that's is sacreligious or not (putting you before the Scrupture).

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Look at you with your fancy button and everything! Great idea, girlie.

Poor Jorge.

Smilingsal said...

I haven't the technical ability or the equipment, but I'll watch.

skoots1mom said...

yes, i want to play!

does anyone have any ideas how to look 20 lbs thinner on a video???
if so, leave me a note.

I think the neatest part of this will be "hearing" the voices...and unfortunately you'll get to hear just how "southern" i am...i'll have to work on my Scarlet accent!
i wish i had a puppy i could introduce to the world...ooooo, maybe i can get one before then!

Brenda said...

I'm thinking about participating, but I'm also thinking about how very very weird I look on video. My eyes do funny things. It's very unflattering. Unless I get a prize for unflattering--then I'd participate for sure.

Carol said...

I'm afraid y'all will make fun of my accent! No, wait. That already happened.

"MoodyBlue" Jodi said...

I don't have a way to video myself, but I will love to see all of yours! That will be fun!

Mary said...

I am in! That is if I can remember... I may have to post a sticky on my refrigerator, add an entry to my calendar, set the alarm on my phone, tie a string to my big toe with a note as to what the string is for because you know I'll forget that too... LOL - But for all intensive purposes, I'm in!!!!

Mary said...

I am in! That is if I can remember... I may have to post a sticky on my refrigerator, add an entry to my calendar, set the alarm on my phone, tie a string to my big toe with a note as to what the string is for because you know I'll forget that too... LOL - But for all intensive purposes, I'm in!!!!

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

er....maybe? I'm SO technically challenged....if the Girl would help me, maybe. But I can't even get her to change my really boring green background.....And I think my camera will only tape like 1 minute....

annie's eyes said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! I don't know how to upload a video from my camera but I know I should so it could be revolutionary in my learning curve too. Sure glad I have a whole month to figure it out. Love, Annette

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I'm in. I am so nosey, this is like heaven for me.

Regina said...

I haven't mastered video upload yet so I wont be joining but I will definitely be coming by to check out the videos!

Chatty Kelly said...

Sounds enticing. I don't know how to upload a video to my blog, though. Unless it's from youtube or something. Any hot tips on that?

thouartloosed said...

The spirit is willing but the mind is incompetent.

sara said...

I'm in!! That sounds like a lot of fun!!! It may take me that long to decide what to blog on seeing as it will be me speaking it....even though I speak it normally as I type....but I might get camera fright...

And btw, how do you get your text to move across the screen....I love that!!!

Teri said...

I am totally IN and am totally excited! :)
Maybe I will be skinny then, you know from all of the 500 calorie days? NOT!

Greg C said...

I am in if I can remember how to operate that video thingie. Now all I have to do is decide on a topic of discussion. I don't know why I want to do it, I had this sudden urge to participate as I read your blog. Maybe I can do silly poetry or read a short story. Maybe a documentary on being crazy.

Tammy said...

That is super wild and crazy, Linda...let me think on this!
Let's see...that gives me one month to lose these pesky ten lbs and color my hair again...maybe...

Cindy Swanson said...

I'm in! What's the best way to upload it onto blogger?

Marina said...

I don't have a way to video myself too :( and if I did I would not now how ? but I love the idea and would do it if I could.love,marina

samurai said...

I'm not sure I will participate, but I like the idea. :)

I also like the dabbling with the scrolling banner text! ;)

taylor said...

Since everyone else has the same question, we'll count on you to give us a little upload tutorial. I think it should be easy...hee hee.

nancygrayce said...

Well, since I just learned to link after 3 years, I wouldn't count on me! Besides, I've heard my voice on the answering machine and I sound like the hick that I am! :) I love the idea though, and I understood completely!

proudgrits11 said...

Oh, I am SO in!!!!! And I "advertised" about it on my blog, hoping my favorite blog sisters will participate, too!! FABULOUS idea!! Can't wait!!
-Tabitha @ Roots & Wings
www.proudgrits.blogspot.com

Beverlydru said...

This will be really fun. I have to figure out the technical aspect like many others. But I'm in, barring unsforeseen technical difficulties.

Beck said...

That is a REALLY fun idea. Sadly, the only video camera we have is on our digital camera and it only tapes in little 30 second snippets. So maybe i won't be participating, but it'll be fun to see what everyone else comes up with.

Darlene R. said...

Oh that will be so fun! I'm totally in!

Kimberly said...

LOVE the idea! Just today I finally figured out how to post a home-made video on my blog. Nine breath-taking seconds of a fire fighting plane dousing a brush fire. Well, breath-taking for me anyway since smoke is a major trigger for my asthma.

I hate having my picture taken OR video but this will be a good goal for me and one I know my kids will enjoy as we are separated by many, many miles these days. It will just take me from now until Sept. 30th to psych myself up for it. :-)

Edie said...

Sounds like a great idea Lidna. Unfortunately, I don't have a video camera. I haavve been thinking about getting one... hmmmm

Kelly @ Love Well said...

This is freaky, but I like it.

However, as a SAHM with three kids, I can hardly commit to dinner each night. So I'll be wishy-washy and say, "I'll try!"

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Oooh...I'm totally in! (assuming somone can show me how to download video onto my computer and then get it into a post)

PJ said...

I love it!! I'll post on my blog too and see if all three of my readers will join too!! I'll have to do it pretty far ahead though!!! AND post notes on the fridge not to forget. (My husband leaves me a note on the kitchen counter most mornings.. "Remember A.M. Pills." Some days I do, some days I don't!!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oooh, fun, Lidna! I'll try to jump in and do this. Although I am generally not a fan of the way I sound on video...why can't I have a fun southern accent or something? Is that too much for a Midwestern girl to ask?

Jan Parrish said...

Okay, I'm in but I'm still trying to figure this new laptop out so I hope it works. Perhaps a test run would be good...

Tracey said...

Would love to but don't own a video camera ....will watch all of yours though...

Question...how did you do the ticker tape running across your post!

Heth said...

Now THAT could be fun.

Cheryl said...

I can't commit yet but I'm seriously considering it!

Shonda said...

Hey Linda--
This is something my husband has been encouraging me to do for a long time. Perhaps this is the catalyst to prod me to start. Now to think of a way to convince my teen son to swap laptops with me. His has all the fancy video stuff including the camera on top of the screen. Ah, guess I'll learn how to use the digital camera.

Growin' with it! said...

aww man. i have thought of this idea and absolutely love it. i would love to hear my bloggy friend's voices.

my prob is we have a dinosaur video camera. so then what? hmph. i'm gonna miss out on the fun.

Halfmoon Girl said...

I hopped over here when I saw you button at Growin' With It. I would love to try it if I can figure it out!

Huse Blog is it Anyway? said...

I don't know how I missed this. You posted it a month ago. But, I've been thinking that I'd LOVE to see what everyone looks and talks like, so this is perfect.

Now, if I can get in front of a camera before then, I'll most certainly do a post.....now to just think of something post-worthy and maybe a little funny.

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Hmmm...SO, I've been seeing your button, like EVERY WHERE! :) I have been contemplating doing this. So maybe I will. :) I love the idea! :)

Chel - An Abiding Branch said...

Ok linda, I will try to figure out how to do this. I can record and download but uploading is another language.
Chel

Sandy Toes said...

What a great blog! I love love it! I love your carnival maybe next time but I am excited to see them!
Excuse while I take a look at this great blog...
-Sandy toes

carrie said...

one quick question: do we link to this mr linky or will there be another one on Tuesday?

cool idea!

Suzanne said...

Maybe. I'm not sure if I can look good and be interesting at the same time. Usually it's a bit of a challenge to just do one of them.

Julie Wright said...

what a fun idea. I'll have to dust off my video camera!