Now and again I see someone on social media referring to a ‘famous moto 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. Virtual riding is popular with couch potatoes, people with mundane lives who will never 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 was making things to entertain others not please myself. Doing that since YouTube has proven wildly popular and turned people with little talent or charisma into so called famous bloggers.
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.