Way back in August, I introduced "I See What You're Saying," a concept which I have since learned is called a "vlog carnival" (video + blog = "vlog"). However, today, Merrie at Merrie Days coined a new term through a typo (my favorite kind of mistake) wherein she called my blog a "flog," and then proceeded to cover herself by saying "flog" is a combination of "fun" and "blog."
I had the same reaction as Charlie Brown when Lucy the psychiatrist asks him if he has pantophobia, the fear of everything, and he says, "That's it!" and Lucy gets bowled over backwards into the snow.
That's It!!! "I See What You're Saying" is actually a FLOG CARNIVAL, and who doesn't want to be part of a FLOG CARNIVAL?
Anyway, back in August when Al Gore and I came up with the "I See" concept, we just thought it would be sorta fun to actually see and hear people posting rather than just read their words as we usually do, so I made a call out for video posts.
Oh. My. Gosh. It was SO fun!
It took two or three days to view all of the videos! I've never gotten so much positive feedback on anything I've attempted since I started blogging.
Many people asked about the next event as soon as that one was over, so I had to decide the "if, when, how" of the 2nd "I See." After all, too soon and too often = overkill. Once/twice a year could squash momentum. Therefore, I decided to do the next one quarterly, which planted us squarely on December 30.
I think the beauty of this date is that we will be past the busyness of the season, but the wonderfulness of the season will still be fresh on our minds, in our homes and in our hearts--plus many of us will have had our cameras out anyway creating Christmas memories. I am waxing so eloquent here I hate to transition.
But let's transition. The options are endless as far as the subject of your video. You could show us your decorations, your favorite gifts, your kids singing a carol, your pet in a Santa suit, the snow or the balmy winds of where you live, your best Christmas recipe, what your New Year's Eve plans are, or even your resolutions. Or you can be completely original and post about which celebrity should be cast in the movie of your life's story! Anything goes!
Well, anything except nudity. This is not "I See What You're Hiding Under Your Christmas Robe, 2008."
Other than nudity and Neil Diamond music, it's all good.
You know, Neil Diamond's voice is like egg nog--people are either really into it or wad up their faces in a grimace when it's mentioned. I fall into the latter group and can therefore ban Neil because this blog is the only place where I have some semblance of power and authority. Therefore, no nudity and no Neil. Those are the only rules. Because I made them up just now.
All you need to do is make a short [a-hem. The "short" reminder mainly applies to me.] video, post it on Dec. 30, pop over here to link up, and then enjoy everyone's videos!
Come on, everybody! It's "I See What You're Saying, Christmas Edition!"
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To see all the great, hilarious videos from the original "I See What You're Saying," go here.