It happened again. I followed a Tweet to a blog post promising some information that I’ve been looking for and found something I’ve come to dread: a video embedded where I expected text.
Clever shorts can be entertaining and informative. Slideshows or video tutorials with voiceover can be effective as well. However it is boring to watch an ordinary-looking person wearing no makeup sitting in an ordinary-looking home office talking at the camera for five minutes or more. Even worse, being subjected to a long Powerpoint slideshow that the blog author reads verbatim.
What’s wrong with just sharing a few written paragraphs? Am I just old-fashioned?