I started being active on youtube because of vlogs, but I kind of never watch that many these days. I go for weeks or months without watching any, but every now and then, I will go through a vlog phase, and catch up on all of them.
Last night I watched a bunch of EndlessJoe's blogs, and Speppers's videos too- and I love their vlogs so much. I think you have to be in the right frame of mind to watch video blogs.
I miss the days when I interacted more within the 'vlogosphere' or whatever you want to call it. I think it's really kind of hard to do that now though, or atleast it seems so to me. I am always scared I'm going to offend someone and have to take it all down, or just don't want to add to the increasing amount of detritus on my channel.
The wise MrSafety (yes, I am really going to quote some of his sage advice) said something when I was in San Francisco back in February 07 abouthow you should only have your best stuff up on your channel, because it makes it look like all your work is awesome. If the friends system worked properly on youtube I think I would do that, but.. eh it doesn't. It would be great if anyone who added you as a friend (and you didn't have to dick around doing random crap to make them your friend) could ust see whatever videos you decided to set as 'friends only' or somesuch... well that would be cool. Then people wouldn't have to be exposed to all the junk that is littered about your channel unless they were really creepily into you.
Eh anyways, I don't know where this longass blog post came from. Just thinkin about blogs.
Sarah sums up how I feel about youtube in this video: