Friday, February 3, 2012

Video Killed the Blogosphere

(Photo by Bella Luna Toys)

It wasn't that long ago that I heard the term blog for the first time. I laughed to myself and thought it was a ridiculous word and and even more ridiculous concept. Certainly, there was no way this could catch on.

Well, here I am with a blog of my own, frequently reading other blogs and wondering what I would do without them. It just goes to show what a Luddite I was being.

However, despite the growing popularity of blogs, they are still, for the most part, written word. Written word has had a single nemesis for years that it has never been able to defeat: video.

(Photo by Deathtiny42)

Video is a quick, effective form of communication with so many great uses. Trust me, I am not complaining about the proliferation of video making and watching capability.

As someone with a desire to continue providing useful, entertaining information on the subject of pipes, however, it would seem to behoove me to expand my area of expertise.

To that end, I have been heavily contemplating starting a YouTube channel devoted to pipes. The videos could be anything from explaining techniques to tobacco reviews to just a one-minute long show-and-tell of a new pipe I acquired.

The purpose of this channel would be to provide you with the information and entertainment that you want. For that reason, I pose the questions to you, and I really do want answer:

  1. Would you be interested in watching such videos?
  2. What topic would you like those videos to cover?
I want to hear your responses and input before I take this step so that I can be sure to provide you with the best possible videos and information.

Thank you ahead of time for your help in what I view as a very exciting possibility!


  1. 1) Well duh.

    2) I think a good start would be to explain some of the common terms and phrases one hears in regards to pipes. To wit, what is burn-out and what causes it, what is (pipe shape), etc.

  2. Dante,

    Thanks for the input! I will be sure to include those items in my to-do list. That does give me a good idea for a video actually showing real examples of the pipe shapes instead of just general sketches.

  3. A fantastic idea, just be sure to establish your own channel to easily mark new entries and cover the same things covered on the blog however, show and tell on new pipes is most interesting

  4. Sounds like an excellent idea to me!!

  5. Thank you for all the comments and suggestions! I will be starting up my channel shortly and following your advice. Any other ideas would be appreciated!