Thoughts on this Vlogger Interview:
So far, I've interviewed over thirty vloggers - and social interaction is by far the most frequently mentioned reason for starting and continuing vlogging. Yet, strangely, it's the one thing that non-vloggers don't fully realize. "Traditional" media tends to see Vlogs and other produced YouTube videos as a one-sided affair. Even in some corners of the YouTube community, there's a tendency to create more and more of these "one-way" productions in the broadcast model - it's the tried-and-true way to go.
The Community model, I think, is far more exciting - and, potentially, offers so much more for a creator and his audience. The strength of community in the online world is still largely overlooked. It's going to take more ambassadors like Tommie - whether they're veterans, retirees, entrepreneurs, or simply individuals witha passion to express themselves - to bring that community to it's full potential.