We all know how much I hate video blogging.
But for the safety of everyone: Video bloggers, stop filming video blogs in your car while you are driving.
How long will it be until we lose a blogger because they were distracted behind the wheel? We’ve lost somany people in accidents caused by people talking on their cell phone, let alone using it as a camera to film their latest “insight.”
Your idea can wait until you get to your destination and aren’t being a hazard to the safety of others. Whatever you want to publish isn’t that revolutionary that it has to be filmed and published this very moment while you’re crusing at 60 miles per hour down the highway in rush hour traffic.
Besides, filming on the road is distracting to the audience. The camera shakes. There are all sorts of visuals outside of the window passing by that are more interesting than you. You can’t control lighting, and you look washed out and terrible.
I’m not saying that your video blog needs to be so over produced it’s slippery with a nice gloss, but you should care enough to make yourself look presentable. And you don’t look presentable after a long day in the office while you’re sitting in traffic in a car with crappy air conditioning.
Take your idea for your video blog, make a note of the idea, and drive safely home. Fix yourself up in front of a mirror, and then get to work. You’ll look better, you won’t be stressed by trying to drive, and you won’t be endangering every person on your commute.