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Hats Off to Vlogers

Vlogging is HARD!

After trying my hand at video blogging, I really admire the video bloggers I know. THE GEOCACHING VLOGGER, and THE GEOCACHING DOC in particular.

I recently tried putting up a weekly vlog and failed miserably! The time and dedication it takes is quite substantial. Planning your topic and content, choosing your site/setting, actual shooting of the video, EDITING (omg the editing…), posting, tagging, announcing, social media-ING… Wheew!

It’s pretty amazing what these guys put out.

By the time I got to the editing (EDITING) section a few days have already passed from the time I shot the video. I *really* wanted to do this cool idea where my kids and I would build a fairy house(s) and people could go find it and build on at the end of each episode, but if it takes me 3-5 days to get it live that is not going to work out!!! :-)

AND then by the time it is all EDITED and ready to go I am so burned out that I think the video stinks, and am too tired to post post post to social media. So, you’re seeing a video that was shot about 1-2 weeks before!

That’s my vlogging rant. I hope to someday have enough time and experience EDITING to be able to put out more videos, but right now I just better get my head down and keep writing!

Out of Hibernation!

Here in MN things are slowly thawing and coming back to life. The trees are forming buds and soon (hopefully) we’ll have even more signs of Spring.

I went out to the woods to make my first video blog last week when it was nice (50*F to be exact!) Everything went really well despite having to film it with my phone. Video editing on the other hand…


I tried using the software VideoPad on two different computers to no avail. It stops and stutters and hangs so much it freezes my whole computer. (Even on one that is new. Plenty of space and a duo core processor…)

I tried one other program before calling it a day. I downloaded another only to find out that it can only edit .avi files. I converted my video to .avi and went to bed. That was a week ago now!

If anyone out there can help me with this video thing I would be so appreciative. I am really looking forward to having videos on the blog so you guys can get to know me and my kiddos. I will (eventually) have informative vlogs, funny vlogs, actual geocaching vlogs as well as story time for the free short stories that are available here.

How much fun will that be!!?? Now just to get some video editing software to cooperate with this dream. Grr….!

First Geocaching Vlog!!

Hey hey! This video was actually created about 2 weeks ago now! It took me a long time to find a video editing software that would run smoothly on my computer. I finally just ended up uninstalling a ton of programs that I don’t use anymore, uninstalling and reinstalling Windows Movie Maker and it runs very smoothly now! So happy!

I was going to make a different video to put up once I figured this whole editing thing out, but I have a good review of the MosquitoNo products, it was a beautiful day (and it is super cold here now) so I am just posting this “old” video.

I will be putting up different videos each week. Story time for some geocaching books short stories, more fairy houses, camping/hiking gear reviews, children’s literature book reviews, upcoming events etc… Lots of fun stuff! I am really looking forward to becoming more of the geocaching community. :)

So… Here it is!