Hello 2013, and hello YOU, dear blog reader! We’re both here in 2013, and I’m excited! But more about that in a minute.
So I might be the only person who doesn’t regularly read Geri Hirsch’s Because I’m Addicted. Maybe that’s because in my sixth year of blogging (which was 2012), I kind of took the whole year off and didn’t read much of anything in the blog world.
OK, I didn’t really take the whole year off—I just coasted because I didn’t feel much enthusiasm for taking photos of myself, blogging, or commenting. Maybe with blogging it’s the six-year-itch that gets to you; instead of breaking up with my blog, I just took a few steps back. Now that we’re in a new year and I’ve had a good chunk of downtime, I feel like I’m past the slump and really ready to dive back in, as a content creator/curator, and as a reader.
Which brings me back to Because I’m Addicted.
Today, as I sat around enjoying the calm after the storm that is New Year’s Eve, I spent many quality hours in my freshly-organized bedroom checking out blogs and that’s when I happened upon Because I’m Addicted. Wasn’t my first time there, but it was my first time seeing LEAFtv in the sidebar, and I as soon as I clicked, I was riveted.
LEAF is like a cross between fashion blogging and the Food Network.
LEAF, or Living, Eating & Fashion, is a collaboration between Geri Hirsch and Erin Falconer of Pick The Brain that’s been in the works for a year (see what happens when you check out for a year?!), and is “…a fresh, easy to consume, how-to concept covering all things…living, eating and fashion.”
The duo has been releasing LEAFtv videos in anticipation of the launch of their new site, and I can’t wait to see it, because the videos are not only informative, but beautifully shot, and oh-so-short-and-sweet. Some are just 15-to-30 seconds, and that might be what’s so refreshing about their approach.
When it comes to video, five minutes feels like 15, and that is not what mobile consumers and people hitting dozens of blog and media sites daily actually want. Even I find myself bypassing vlogs from bloggers I love beacause I just don’t feel like I can commit to a seven minute video. I’m sure I’ve been guilty of it too, so this year I’m going to try to do better!
Here are a couple LEAFtv videos I loved:
What do you think of LEAFtv? Or did you already know about it?