Yes, you read that right, today I am introducing you to my very first vlog! Creating videos to go along with the blog is something I’ve been toying with for a while now but hadn’t had the courage to take the leap. However, we’re planning to do some instructional videos at work and I have been nominated as the person who’s going to do them. As a result, I wanted to get a bit of practice in before I completely embarrassed myself in front of my work colleagues, and I thought producing a few for my own blog would be a good way to start.
I’m afraid you won’t see me in this first video, as I thought I’d enter into the world of vlogging with baby steps. However, you do hear me speaking, which is all rather odd and I probably sound rather stiff and nervous. For some reason the quality of the sound when I’m speaking seems to have deteriorated when I uploaded it, but you get the general idea and I’m sure I’ll get better the more I do.
In this video I decided to show you one of my lovely purchases from Shepton Mallet Flea Market on Easter Sunday, a 1930s Compact Handbag. It really is a stunner. And, if you enjoy seeing this one, you may like to see my 1940s Park Lane LSM Compact Handbag post from way back in January 2015.
I’m not sure whether this is the sort of thing you’d like to see more of, so do let me know. I do have plans to try and create other videos where you actually see me, and I’d be interested in knowing the types of things you’d be interested in seeing. I thought perhaps I’d talk about my crocheting and sewing projects, as I love Christina’s podcasts from Gussets and Godets. I may do a few others of interesting vintage goodies I find on my travels too. And, if I get my confidence up a bit, I may even do a lookbook, although I’ll warn you now they’ll probably be lots of me pulling faces as I seem to do this a lot when we take photos!
This vlog has certainly been a steep learning curve, having never done anything like this before. Just working out how to cut sections off the beginning or the end of the video was a feat in itself! However, I’ve managed to put something together that I hope you’ll enjoy. I’d love any feedback at all, although please be gentle, I’m still very much finding my way with this. And, as I forgot to say in the video, thanks for watching!