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Sunday, January 23, 2005

My First Personal Vlog

I had been thinking about starting my own personal vlog for a while… but Vloggercon really inspired me to get on it. So here is a little video of me and my cat. This video is a response to Jay’s one from however long ago that was. The fact is I LOVE cats and think that videos of girls and their cats are totally awesome additions to the vlogging community. That kind of content is just not very rocketboom-esque, I guess, was the point of my comment on that particular episode of the Boom.

No promises with this…. but, it is truly “me”…. Or, I don’t know, I feel weird saying that. My cat, however, acknowledges that the below video is not really him, but instead a polished version of himself.

Oh, sorry the lighting sucks during some parts. I’ve learned my lesson for next time… probably.


  • At 6:34 PM, Blogger Enric said…

    Cute! I like the scene where your chasing after Mattie in the dark hall and talking to the camera. Only critique is it could be a bit shorter.



  • At 6:42 PM, Blogger Jay Dedman said…

    yeah just make a video post when the feeling hits you.
    keep them short and sweet.
    its a process.
    over time...youll document different moods and ideas.
    your cat is also fucking awesome.


  • At 8:20 PM, Blogger Chuck Olsen said…

    *clap clap clap*

    OMG. Mattie is so cute and photogenic.
    Like Mario, only much less shy.

  • At 1:19 AM, Blogger Joshua said…

    Why do videoblogging and cats seem to go together like milk and cookies?
    Amanda, this only makes you more of an internet celebrity :-)
    I'm glad vloggercon is inspiring people to start videoblogging.

    Next steps...
    - Check out FeedBurner which helps people subscribe to your videoblog using RSS aggregators like ANT (
    - Shorter videos tend to work better in this medium.
    - Check out 3ivx for video compression.

  • At 2:59 PM, Blogger drew said…

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  • At 3:05 PM, Blogger drew said…

    Finally!!! This is just SO GREAT! It's too short though. Heh, just kidding, I think it's cool exactly the way it is. It's awesome to see you finally make this particular leap. You are inspiring me - I mean, you are forcing me! to consider my own desire to share my love for pets online.

  • At 3:08 PM, Blogger drew said…

    damn, it looks like i'm having an identy crisis with my name on

    Oh well, since I'm here, I might as well say again, Awesome!

  • At 7:01 PM, Blogger ryanne hodson said…

    oh yeah!
    nice to see you unboomed.
    that sounds dirty.
    but really i'm excited to see another female vlogger.
    always a pleasure.
    keep posting!
    p.s. i love that your blog is all pink. PINK!!!!

  • At 5:24 PM, Blogger Zadi said…

    Hey Amanda:
    What a cute cat. Mattie has great markings. Also, add RSS so we can subscribe.


  • At 2:40 AM, Blogger bullemhead said…

    What about guys and their cats?

    I am seriously considering starting an all-housepet vlog.

    Great first post.

  • At 7:20 PM, Blogger BlackManRomantic said…

    Howdy -- how about some original cat poetry from time to time. Also, here is a link that might be of benefit to cat-a-philes everywhere:

  • At 4:33 AM, Blogger gridrunner said…

    That was freakin’ awesome!



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