Video blogging. Should I? I've already been warned off by Clifford, and he's probably right, but the lure of playing with my new toy is too strong.
I've made a sample video - not for general consumption, but just to see what is possible. If I go ahead with this, my plan is to suggest to the Editor that I make a vid once a week or so, stick it on YouTube and simply embed it into my Birmingham Post blog (as I think putting it on YouTube would do more to draw attention to the Post website than simply using the Post's servers). He may not want to, but the first question is whether I even suggest it.
On the other hand, perhaps it is a very, very bad idea. Give your thoughts. I realise one issue is that people are probably too polite to be brutally honest (although I may be proved wrong about that!).
i) Is it a good idea? ii) If so, how should I set about doing it?
If I actually do this, I think I'll film it in the House of Commons press bar.