For many years now, it has been a great joy to follow other travelers as they traverse the highways and byways of North America by means of either their remarkably well written 'blogs' or of the videos taken by 'vloggers'. Over time, I have become accustomed to the writings and videoing of certain adventurers and have faithfully stuck to certain characters that I like.
I am always on the lookout for new travelers to follow and, in the process have become picky about who I will choose to subscribe to (or not). Some of the videos I have seen have started off very well, only to become tiresome very quickly, either because the subject matter is just not interesting enough, or I don't have anything in common with them, or, to be honest, the repetitive words they use can become quite irritating after a short spell. The main word that sets the bar for me is the use of the word 'cool' in almost every sentence of the vlog. There are other words and terms that will cause me to hit the 'unsubscribe' button after giving the presenter the opportunity to redeem themselves, but I digress on the subject matter, which is Blogger or Vlogger.
The truth is, I find watching YouTube videos quite relaxing, so that is my first go-to when looking for something of interest to do with my interests. However, I will say that it is very refreshing to read some of my favorite 'bloggers' when they submit their regular presentations.
I myself have yet to decide what my preference would be when deciding to put myself out into the big wide social media world.
When it comes to presenting a video, I tend to be a bit shy and unhappy with the way I might look to other people, so, in theory, I would think that producing a regular blog would be a better option for me. However, when it comes to viewership, probably producing videos would be a better way to create interest in what I do and how I do it.
So, the jury is still out as to which option is better for me as I move forward into the social media, ie. should I video or should I blog, or should I do both?
Hi there, I am Sue. the author of this Blog, and my husband Dieter, is very much my side-kick when it comes to our travels. Since 2010, we have taken a few RV trips across America, and in doing so, we have figured out what locations suit us best and also what type of camping vehicle we like to do our travels in. This blog is meant to let people read about some of our favorite places we have been to and also, we will discuss places we want to visit in the future. We will put forward our ideas on why we chose to convert our cargo trailer into a basic off-grid home for six months of the year.