It has been a while, but I’m having a go at making videos and trying to decide if showing me is worth it. I know that sounds strange, but stick with me.
Trying new things is not something that has ever scared me. I like doing it, but there are sometimes aspects that I don’t like.
There is no doubt that I love talking. If you have met me you would know this to be true. I can’t help it. Talking is easy, typing can be frustrating. I am the type of person that prefers a phone call to texting. Though, I have to admit texting is good if it is going to be quick.
So when I am showing you my garden, for instance, it seems to make sense to just do a video. I can talk about what is happening in the garden and show you at the same time. It makes so much sense to me to make videos of what I’m doing.
If I do them then I can take you outside to my garden and show you. Or I can show you what I’m doing in the kitchen, which is something I want to do as well. When I go out to take photos I can take you along so you can see what I’m doing.
Buying a gimbal
Someone criticised me once for doing a video from my phone without using something like a gimbal, so I have bought one. Actually, it is the second one as the first one really didn’t work with my phone. So I have been experimenting with the one I purchased.
So the video that I am going to link you to is using it and it is a bit rough. Also, there were some problems with my phone, but hey, it is all new and I can only get better, I hope.
One problem is showing me
This is something I’ve never been comfortable with. One of the reasons, beyond the fact that I am getting old and I’m overweight is that my hair is thinning. I am really embarrassed about it.
It is something I’ve been noticing for around 20 years now. It is hard too because it seems to be something that we don’t talk about. We accept that men will lose their hair, but we pretend it doesn’t happen to women.
For me, it is genetic. It happened to my grandmother and seems to be happening to all the granddaughters. Some worse than others. Because of this there is nothing I can do to stop or improve it.
Women with thinning hair
When I was growing up I never noticed it happening to women, but now that it is happening to me I am noticing that it happens to so many women. There are a lot of older women out there with very little hair.
It does seem to be something that we have to be silent and embarrassed about. So with this thought, it is a major reason I don’t show myself on video or in videos, well unless I wear a hat.
As this is the first time I have talked about it I am going to try and build up the courage to actually talk on the video showing me. I will most likely wear a hat, that would make me more comfortable.
There is a reason why I want to do this. I enjoy watching videos from others and seeing what they do. They show themselves and talk to you, so I wonder if that is something that would be better. At the end of the day, I’m an old chick and do people really want to see me. However, having said that it is fun to do, so do I need to care?
I have been taking lots of short videos and have put them together. As I said earlier it is a bit rough, but I think it is a good start.
Another thing that has changed is the name of my YouTube channel. Since it really isn’t just about photography I thought it needed a name that reflected me more. It is a working title and at the moment I’m calling it, Working out life past middle age. I think that kind of sums up what I am trying to do. There are so many things that are changing in my life and I want to share it all.
Just one final note, the photos are of my first dahlia that has flowered. Many more are about it, but that is the first one.
Take care everyone.