Blog changes, new toys and a shot in the armPosted: November 19, 2008
I feel like I’ve been hibernating (see photo). Sure there was excitement on Election Day, but this blog has been on sedatives, and it’s been a long time since I’ve undertaken anything big at work. This is partly my hangover from the recent bout of layoffs.
Well, I’m awake now.
Exhibit A: Personal projects – I’ve given my other long-dormant blog, Burger, Revised, a new look and a new mission. I got a refresher in CSS and personalized Word Press’ Sandbox theme (built as a starter theme for designers) to make the appearance more of my own creation. If you are a vegetarian who lives or is planning to come to Spokane, my narrowly focused blog is for you.
Exhibit B: @ work – New video toys at work, and new energy for using them. Colin Mulvany has assigned me some of the gear he purchased when we were building up our videographer corps. So many of them lost their jobs that now we have a trove, and there’s no reason it should go unused.
The camera, at right, is a Canon HF10, and so far I’m in love. Great output, intuitive design, and easy import into Final Cut. Pair that with a Sennheiser wireless mic setup, and I’m geared up to go out and get better at this whole video thing. I’m developing a couple projects, but I need more story ideas.
As a result of Exhibit A, I’m not going to reinvest a lot of time into this blog. There are so many great sites out there that do a smashup job of compiling tutorials and tips that I feel like I’m shouting into oblivion. I’d rather write about a topic that I have a particular expertise in and see as undercovered.
But as a result of Exhibit B, I hope to have some new work to showcase here, so this blog won’t go away completely. This is, after all, my professional insurance policy. Expect more about more personal experience and less guiding to the best tools for learning online journalism. For that, subscribe to the sites I mentioned in this post.