A contest entry for the Moonpies channel. The challenge was to make a video without speaking, so I made a movie trailer using one of the templates from iMovie. I added some names to the credits just to give a shout out to some of the people who comment on my videos. Thanks!
My response to a question from Corbett Barr, about whether you have decided to use swear words in your online content (videos, blog posts). I suspect there is no clear-cut answer as there is a spectrum of opinions.
1. For some people, every other word out of their mouth is a swear word. Maybe they were brought up in a house where the adults didn’t watch their language and they think this is normal? Or maybe they think this makes them sound more street-wise.
2. Some people use swear words in every blog post. They do this to attract a certain type of audience – readers who believe that swearing makes your content more down-to-earth or more honest.
3. Some people very rarely swear, only using it to place extreme emphasis on their point. Because they do not curse normally, it adds more impact to their topic. This group probably thinks that group 2 is lazy because they did not go through the effort to write a phrase that conveys their point, and instead defaulted to a baser level of language.
4. And the last group is people who never swear at all.
I’m probably somewhere between group 3 and 4. And of course I DO NOT think everyone should follow my example – please just do what you think is right for your audience.
Do you know someone who is annoying you with all their bitching and complaining? Send them a link to this video and maybe they will finally shut up!
Some other ways to say it: Would you like some ice for that burn? Do you want a tissue for your issue? Cry me a river, build a bridge and get over it.
Creative Commons license music: “At Launch” from incompetech.com
In which a ridiculous story is told of meeting Natalie Tran while on a weekend trip to Australia. Followed by a series of obviously doctored photos showing the two of us together. It’s all lies.
A response to SuperCaliListic who asked a question on YouTube and here I am answering. What can’t you do that everyone else can?