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Group Video Project – ‘Why I Blog’

OK – so today I want to launch something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now. It’s a little like my previous group writing projects but it’s all about video.

Here’s how it’ll work.

I’m going to name a topic/theme (see it below) and invite everyone and anyone to put together a video on that topic. I’ll then get you to upload it to your favorite video sharing tool and will then share them all on the one post as a mega video mashup exploring the chosen topic.

I know this will mainly appeal to those of you with video capabilities – but then again I guess my previous ‘writing projects’ only ever appealed to those into text – so lets see what happens.

Are you interested in participating?

  • No – no problem, stay tuned for my next post here at ProBlogger.
  • Yes – read on for the ‘rules’/guidelines in how to participate.

How to Participate in the Great ProBlogger Group Video Project

1. The Topic - The Topic for this first (and maybe only) Group Video Project is – ‘Why I Blog’.

2. Make a Video – You now have 1 week to put together a video on that topic. Your video can be in any style that you choose – a rant, poetry, music video clip, interview, comedy, drama, song, talking head…. get as creative as you like. It can be at any length you choose it to be. All I ask is that it relates to the topic at hand in some way.

3. Upload your Video - Once you’ve made your video upload it to a video sharing site. It needs to be one that has the ability for the video to be embedded on other sites. YouTube or Revver are two that you might like to choose from.

4. Share Your Video With Us – Once it’s uploaded – you’ll need to share it’s location with me so that I can add it to the final mashup page. To do this simply leave a link to your video on the video sharing site in the comments on this page. Also include the word ‘videoproject’ in your comment so that we can ensure nothing gets filtered as a spam comment. Also include your blog’s URL in your comment so we can point back to it. One Entry per blogger please.

5. Deadline - You have just under a week to get your video submitted. I’ll close submissions on Tuesday 1 April at midday (my time, here in Australia). No it’s not an April Fools thing – just so happens to coincide :-)

6. Mashup Post - Next Wednesday I’ll pull together all of the submitted videos and put them together in one post here at ProBlogger for everyone to enjoy.

7. What You Don’t Have to Do - if the topic isn’t one that is relevant to your blog, don’t feel you have to post it on your blog. I understand that it won’t be relevant to everyone’s audience – so feel free just to make the video and put it on a video sharing site. Also feel under no obligation to link to this project or ProBlogger. While you’re welcome to spread the news of it to your readers/viewers, linking in is not a requirement of entry at all.

My hope with this project is that it’ll be fun, drive a little traffic back to your blogs, that it’ll help us each learn more from one another about the video medium and that it’ll evangelize blogging a little in the process and shed some light on why and how people are using blogging.

About Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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Comments

  1. Hailsky says:

    this video project was sweet

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=XLZBJRxWczs

  2. Rushit Shah says:

    This sounds great. This may be the biggest hit for john and shoemoney.

    reg
    rushitshah.com
    http://www.rushtishah.com

  3. hi…

    this about my blog – coffee with sundar.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7079816228643256660

    Regards
    Sundar Rajan G S

    Tags: videoproject video project

  4. Sara Ch. says:

    This is a very cool idea. And, as I have seen other people mention, it finally got me motivated to set up my audio/video equipment.

    Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_hdqI9XegU

    Blog Link: http://www.pajamaprofessional.com

    Thanks!
    Sara

  5. Mark says:

    Hi Darren here is my entry hope you like it

    Videoproject:

    You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFt8xxKd6vg
    Blog url : http://www.losethattyre.co.uk/

  6. Joe Cheray says:

    Ok I am in hope I get this in under the wire I will come back and post my video ASAP.

  7. Vic says:
  8. Joe Cheray says:

    Video Project Submission can be found at

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjTbjaYD2Xw

    My blog can be found at: http://wildheartsworks.com

  9. Robin Good says:

    Videoproject Submission:

    Hi Darren, here Robin from sunny Rome Italy. I thought of jumping in as well and sharing a bit of my own reason of why I blog. I think that given more time you could really create an interesting gallery.

    YouTube URL – Why Do I Blog:
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Lln1BiL6J5k

  10. videoproject

    Whoops! I put the wrong YouTube URL in my comment.

    Here is the video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azhK0z5pLqk

    Here is my blog
    http://www.andrewflusche.com

  11. Here is Epiblogger’s (http://www.epiblogger.net) videoproject answering the question of Why I Blog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVpYFjO9Smk

    Thanks for the oppurtunity.

  12. Darren Rowse says:

    THANKS EVERYONE for participating. I’m closing off submissions now (it’s almost 3pm here so I gave an extra few hours). If you did make one and it’s not listed feel free to shoot me an email using my contact form.

    Will post the mashup later today or tomorrow – a bit of work to do to get it ready.