It really is exciting times for me and blogging. After toying with the idea for some time I have decided to enter video blogging. This present blog will be available for several years yet. But the aim is for the video blog to take over where this one ends during the next few years. It will be hosted on YouTube so everyone anywhere will be able to view it.
It really has been amazing working on this new project. There is a lot more to video blogging than simply sitting in front of a camera and talking. Editing and camera skills have had to be learned. An intro and outro to be made. Techniques – all this and more to be worked on. Now hopefully in a few weeks I should be ready to produce my first video blog.
A short while ago I would not have considered video blogging. But the more I thought about the idea the more I started to fall in love with the idea. But what does it give you, my fellow copder that my written blogs don’t?
The start of the new video blogs will be an introduction followed by short regular blogs on copd. I plan to cover from diagnosis and the mild stage, working through to stage four and how to make life easier. To describe the dangers and effects of oxygen deprivation, the bump and the life changing effects of all this. The benefits of breathing and general exercise will be shown as well as at times short demonstrations. Equipment can be shown including the oximeter. Simple items that help to make life easier, and oxygen equipment. A demonstration showing how fast blood oxygen saturation levels can go down when moving will also be made, and how I plan for trips away, something that is done with almost military precision. Most of all when possible I will try to show the positive side to highlight although our lives change with copd, it does not end. That there is a lot of living and enjoyment still to be had.
When out and about Lynne will have the video camera, and film me on a tramper, or with my smaller scooter, or just enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Short clips that will fall into blogs I am working on.
For now it is off to check a new lapel microphone to see how well that works. For now. Keep smiling and most of all Breathe Easy.