So, why must I blog? I don't have to, and if you been watching the last few days or more, you'll see I've done less of it than usual. That's because I've been toiling away for MY bosses (the real bigwigs of the company), who drive around (literally, I'm not making this up) in brand new Audis, Porsches, Jaguars and Mercedes, while I have to get to work in an 11 year old Toyota, working overtime just to pay the bills. I must blog, frankly, just to keep from going crazy and deciding to staying in bed all day (as if how I'm living now isn't crazy).
So, to keep from going insane, I use this blog as an outlet, and I post, but not having as much time as I'd like to write and post "original" (a misnomer if ever there was one) material, I often just go for a video I like. That's one reason anyway, but how about some more?
I post videos because they're easy to post. Just grab that embed code and go for it.
I post videos because sometimes a video can get a message across more effectively than the written word. Like a picture being worth a thousand words, a video can state something more dramatically or in a more interesting manner, than a long article.
I post videos because words often can't describe things so as to get the true events in someone's mind. If a cop is beating someone to a pulp, a video gets the point of police brutality across much better than writing about what happened. Some fool might even say the writer might be exaggerating because they just hate cops, but a video can shine the light on the clown-costumed thugs behavior for all the world to see firsthand, with no interpreter.
I post videos because we almost live in a post-literate age. The percentage of the population that actually read books is shockingly small. Even online, these people are more likely to watch a video than they are to read a long post.
I post videos because YOU may not have seen them before or anywhere else. Yes, obviously the video is out there and available somewhere, but DID YOU see it before, or would you have found it on your own? I sometimes discover blogs that are all videos, nothing else. I mean, every post is just a video. I usually find those blogs boring (and so I understand the criticism of those who think it's an easy way out of really blogging), unless, of course, they're posting really good videos I didn't know existed. I have found blogs like that, and while I might wish for more from them other than videos, I have to thank them for posting good ones.
So, I'm going to keep posting videos here, because I like doing so, but mostly because I'm a tired, overworked wage slave and this very post has sapped all my remaining energy from me. If I don't stop writing now, I might just be tempted to get back into bed and call it a day.