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Decluttering and Vlogging about it

Has anyone been keeping their New Year's resolution?  Did you complete it? My resolution was to de-clutter my home.  I've been reading about it, but learned so much more by doing it.  For instance, I'm in the process of de-cluttering my family room.  It is more of a challenge than I expected.  Since it's the second most popular room in the house (kitchen is #1), daily life stunts my decluttering efforts.  Nonetheless, I carry on.

Last week, I began a vlogging series about my decluttering efforts.  In my first video, I got an answer to, how do you define clutter, that I didn't expect.  So I thought I'd put it out into the blogisphere and add a question as well.

Zero to Video Hero Challenge Review

I've been on youtube for a few years, but I rarely put my face in front of the camera.  Over time, technology, my equipment, and my skills improved.  When I heard about the zero to video hero challenge I thought, perhaps I am beyond it but it was a free course so what the hell.  Since I am not a traditionally trained professional I thought any tidbit is a good tidbit.  What I didn't realize that it was not a course - at least not a traditional one.

Each day for 15 days, Holly Sugrue asks a question - like give a book recommendation, or tell us about yourself.  The only rule is to keep it under 3 minutes.  Then you post your video in a closed group on facebook, where you can look and respond to other videos.  That was it.  Halfway through, I thought why am I doing this?  Is it worth it?

A video advertisement for a blog post

I'm in a video e-course Zero to Video Hero, to get you comfortable being in front of a camera.  Many of you probably know I do a lot of videos on youtube.  If you have seen them you'd know, I rarely put my face in them.  This challenge has been an experience because I've had to put my face up there everyday.
Simply put, the program, asks you a question each day and you give a video answer.  The video must be under three minutes.  You then post your video in a private video group.  Sometimes I get responses for my video but most of the time I look at other videos and see how they are performing the challenge. 
During one of the challenges, we were told to make a list.  'A list?' I thought scratching my head.  So I watched some of the other videos first and found many animations.  I also discovered a new program called Animoto that gives you a free 30 second video.  I then remembered a post I made about 10 ways to shake bad juju.  I knew I couldn't list 10 in 3…