Well said Mel. Now what?
If you’re anything like me, you’ll scrawl “find impetus” into the “notes” section of your planner, bookmark a few blog posts on the subject and resolve to read the leading self-help book on the subject…
Or you could skip all that and just…create one.
That’s exactly what Mel and Monica did. Self-proclaimed commitment-phobes, these ladies from opposite sides of the country decided to join forces and challenge themselves to vlog 6 days a week (3 days each). If all goes as planned, by the end of the year they’ll have posted 313 video blogs to their project’s Youtube channel.
What inspires me most about this project is that it’s simply that. A project. There’s no heartwrenching tale or mission behind it, no prize to be won at the end. It’s simply two women randomly saying, “we should do something” and actually doing it. Mel and Monica are completely different in their styles and personalities and it reflects in their vlogs. The short (generally around 5 minutes or less) videos are about nothing in particular, ranging from practical advice on how to fold a fitted sheet to a meta post on vlogging. You may find some of the videos incredibly funny, some to be total bores and yet others surprisingly profound, but above all, you’re watching, they have done.
The Vlog 313 project is a reminder that every project doesn’t have to be the one that changes the world, it’s enough to just be something that changes you. It may shake up your day, your week, your year. It may force you to put yourself out there and organize those random musings that run through your mind all day into something that can be articulated to an audience. Or it may do none of those things. Who cares? At least you’ll be doing something different.
Two picks from The Vlog 313 Project (which is currently on video #31):