Eye candy’s everything when it comes to viewers/followers sticking with a post and site. If it ain’t pretty or “fetching”, you’ll likely lose that potential follower.
A Writer’s Grab-Bag aims to be neat and organized, but from a purely personal perspective, I’d bet dollars to donuts many would claim it’s not overly professional. That’s okay. Blogs are often personal spaces—spheres filled with subjective thoughts or objective info, or maybe a combination of both, depending on the blogger’s focus/purpose.
Without repeating that photos, fonts, whitespace and other types of visuals make for an appealing site—oopsy, guess I just did—another effective tool to utilize is a video. I’ve seen a few blogs that use them well—professionally, instructionally, and humorously (as it roll-on-the-floor funny). It’s one thing I’ve longed to do, but haven’t yet [don’t ask].
For those of you who are new to blogging or technically challenged [intimidated] like me, Google “how to embed a video”. The steps sound easy enough. Let’s see if they indeedy-do are.
In my how-to-embed-a-vid voyage through the Google cosmos, I discovered that it’s not a great idea to host your own video. Hey, I’m pleased as punch to get someone else’s uploaded. I don’t need to attempt my own; that would mean I’d have to create one. Yikes! <LOL> But if you’re interested in doing so, go for it: instructions abound. As an FYI: Blogger, powered by our friend Google, is a handy tool for doing this.
Given the focus of this post is embedding a video and I’ve proven successful (it’s unfortunate you can’t see me doing cartwheels as I continue to shriek for joy) here’s a video on how to do just that.