At least that is our plan, and hope.
Yes, America, The Mad Macedonian, and his fearless sidekick, and co-blogger, Nikita Cat, have decided to attempt to join the 21st Century, at long last. ;-D
Oh, MY GOD!!! Head for the hills!!!!
I know, I know, what the hell took me so long?
Afterall, I've been blogging since 2002, for crying out loud!
Bloggers, and others, by the thousands, have taken to YouTube, and Podcasting, like fish to water...
But not me.
Part of it is time, and cost, part of it is not understanding alot about using a computer to its fullest potential, and part of it is a fear of trying something new, and making time for it, when I can.
Attending a Genealogy Convention, in July, then participating in my 1st Open Mic Poetry Reading, then re-connecting with a pair of old classmates, 1 of who goes back to 4th grade, and one to Middle School, on Facebook, and seeing how one has harnessed YouTube to wonderfull effect, and how the other is taking his own 1st steps, all combined to give me the encouraging push I needed to take my own first step on what I hope will be a fruitful journey, and an enlightening, and fun one, for me, and for you, the reader of this blog, and of my cycling blog, as well.
The first thing I did was set up a page on YouTube, as TheMadMacedonian, a home for all my, and Nikita's efforts, as well as those of my alter ego The Cycling Dude.
While the page will have links to videos of all sorts, that interest me, and that I may approve, or disapprove of, and opinionate on, I don't expect everyone to agree with, or like all that I review, but I do hope that the videos I, and Nikita, learn to make, and share, will attract appreciative viewers, and bring attention to my two blogs
The 2nd thing I did was buy a Flip Ultra (120min.) Mini Recorder, which just arrived in the mail this week. ;-D
So what am I going to do that is relevant to this blog?
Share some of my essays, humor, and poetry, from the past 7 years, on YouTube, of course, and also try to film scenes from bike rides, and places I visit on my bike, as well as videos on issues of interest, and concern, to cyclists.
However, I also have other interests, such as Genealogy, Hiking/Walking, History, politics, culture/society, books, humor, and more...
And then there is Nikita...Yup! That's all we need, one more Cat on YouTube! ;-D
Ambitious for someone new to camcorders, and to YouTube?
Yes, of course it is but, look at it this way...Before the Spring of 2002 I had never dreamed of becoming a Blogger....
My traffic has always been miniscule, on all my blogs, with Cycling Dude consistently the best (100-300 a day), but the things I've done, the places I've been, the people I've met, corresponded with, been blogged about by, and become friends with, over the years, have made this experience extremely rewarding on a personal, and creative, level, if not on a financial one.
Attempting the leap into Video is the next logical step for me in my growth as a writer, and blogger.
I invite you to come along for the ride. ;-D