Ok let’s face it. With the new electronic communications and communities we all now rely on, most of us have the attention span of a gnat. When someone shares a video with me the first thing I do is look at how long it is. 1 – 2 minutes almost guarantees I will watch it (with some exceptions). 3 – 4 minutes and the subject must grab my attention. 5 – 6 minutes, you have the first 30 seconds to capture my attention. Beyond that? I am not even likely to click on the link. Period.
So I love watching preparedness videos. How to build shelters, pocket stoves, knives, bug out bags and such. What do you carry “just in case”. How are you going to purify water in case of a huge disaster? What do you cook with?
Most of the videos have some guy on there, a self proclaimed expert on surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with a droll voice going on forever about something he uses to survive with.
After the first 2 minutes I move on.
- Get a fucking tripod
- Shut up. Chances are if we are watching, we know what a damn hank of string is used for. I don’t care why you chose XYZ brand. Its string. Cordage. Whatever.
- Don’t pick up every little item in your “bag” and tell me why you chose it. I mean DAMN!!! I can pretty much figure out why you have a sweat shirt.
So I am making short quick easy videos, less then 2 minutes hopefully when I create or do something.
I’ve done two so far. Here is the first:
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And the second:
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