Video-blogging comes to Ouch!
Thanks to the ease of use and simplicity of video-sharing sites like YouTube, video-blogging is becoming increasingly popular. Just boot up your computer and plug in a webcam - available at most high street electronic shops these days, at bargain prices - fire it up, and you're away. Like blogging, you can tell the world about your life, your thoughts, your experiences - but this time in moving pictures and speech rather than just plain old text.
Having featured guest writers from the disability blogosphere for some time on Ouch, we're now experimenting with video-blogging. Or 'vlogging', as all the cool kids are calling it. Our first two video-bloggers are Lorraine Hershon and Jemma Brown (who will already be familiar to Ouch readers as a regular guest blogger here).
Here's Lorraine's first video, in which she introduces herself:
And here's the latest video from Jemma, added just yesterday - though it wasn't an April Fool's joke, honest - in which she reveals some exciting education news!
You can keep up with Lorraine's and Jemma's vids by bookmarking their YouTube pages. They go by the names of LorraineOuch and jemmabrown1988. But you'll be able to catch their latest video updates right here on Ouch's blog.
That's not all, though. If you've watched these videos and thought that you could do this too, drop us a line. We want to recruit some more vloggers whose regular updates about all aspects of life as a disabled person we'll feature here. You don't even have to have your own webcam - as we have a limited number that we're ready and willing to send out to the right people. So just email us at email@example.com, telling us a bit about yourself, your interests, some of the things you'd like to talk about on Ouch, and why you think you would make a good video-blogger for us. And if you're already posting your own video blog entries to YouTube, get in touch with a link to your page.
• For more videos, this time specially produced for Ouch, check out these clips featuring Luke and Becca. It comes with further tips on how to get signed up to YouTube - or one of the many other video-sharing services out there on the net - and start uploading your own videos.