I have a New Year’s resolution for 2019, and I’m going to need your help. Thanks in advance!
I’m a words person. I delight in finding the way to say it that will make an idea shimmer, dance, and sing.
I don’t even like watching video online. It takes so long! I could read an article in the time it takes you to introduce yourself on a video. But would I remember it as well?
Probably not–and what’s more, I am not my audience. You are. And all the research tells me that you are getting more visual online. When you see beautiful images, you stop and look. When you run into a cute video, you share it with your friends. YouTube is now the second biggest search engine precisely because nobody wants to “read the fucking manual”: we want to see how it’s done, right before our eyes.
I get it. So, my resolution for 2019 is to get more visual. I want to learn how to:
- Take photos on my phone that you’ll love lo look at
- Make and edit videos you’ll want to watch
- Go live on Facebook, as John Haydon does to our great benefit
- Use Instagram to tell stories
- Create regular graphics, too. Because we all know a picture is worth a thousand words.
I’ll be telling you about what I learn, in a series of blog posts on Mondays. And I hope that over time, those posts will show, as well as tell. That’s the point: becoming visual!
Here’s where I’ll need your help. Where should I go to learn the tricks and techniques? What are your favorite tools for photos, videos, and images? What topics do you want to hear more about from me that would be better explored in pictures than in words?