I just spent a very pleasant couple of hours with about a dozen BC government workers who are all interested in “citizen engagement”, aka finding effective ways of generating conversation, listening to feedback, soliciting input from the public, mainly via digital media. The organizer of the Citizen Engagement Drinks event is Heather Bauer, @HBtwocents on Twitter.
Heather is inspiring! Figuring she had to fit time into her busy day to blog, she has developed her own strategy: use the 20 minute cycle commute to work to record her video blog! And why not? That’s when she gets her ideas, and her iPhone is set up with a clip that attaches to her bicycle handlebars, so she can pedal and record at the same time. The result? It’s something like this:
How cool is that? OK, there must have been some time invested in editing and so on, but she’s fitting both the cycling and the vlogging (video blogging) into her life, and Heather is a self-confessed workaholic. If you don’t cycle you could try drive vlogging, dinner prep vlogging, laundry vlogging, bath vlogging… ok maybe not. But the possibilities are endless!
BTW, yes I missed yesterday’s blog because I “didn’t have time”. This post is my comeuppance.