Now and again I see someone on social media referring to a ‘famous blogger’. Being curious I wander over to YouTube to hear what is being broadcast by these celebrated individuals. I wondered, do that many regular motorcyclists really watch ‘this is me riding my bike to the shop’ videos? Took me a while to realise the numbers reflect the much wider audience since YouTube is content provider to many peoples lounge room TV’s via streaming. Virtual riding is very popular with couch potatoes, with people who actually don’t ride but harbour a secret wish to.

As usual my timing is out for this. I was a video enthusiast for 10-12 years when younger. VHS-C, Hi-8, Mini-DV. I stopped because I never liked viewing the final result. I threw out all the tapes when I left Australia because I had never watched anyone them even once afterwards. I thought it was fun making video but you end up making something for others to enjoy not yourself.

Anyway I sold my GoPro Hero 5 session the other day to refocus purely on still photography so guess I am destined to remain almost famous.

4 Comments

  1. Nothing wrong with having to stop a little more often for pictures. Hubby didn't like his GoPro either as it seemed to be unreliable.

    He did just buy a 360˚Fly and is attempting to see how it goes. So far a bit more user friendly but the quality doesn't see to be there. Time will tell.

  2. I do watch YouTube but I am more to the older type which is a photography blog type of fella. If anyone were to ask me to produce a content for YouTube I won't know what to say and where to start.

    • Vloggers are delivering better content now than when I first wrote this. The new Gopro cameras are good quality and then there are drones and a few even employ a semi professional cameraman to film them and have sound studio.

      I find video reviews of things made very well on YouTube. Motorcycle touring videos apart from the odd sponsored ride being staged are still pretty rough and I prefer to see photos rather than POV helmet cam but I can see that improving also.

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