Using Splice for Super Simple Vlog Editing

I have had a bit of a problem lately.

It’s not a huge Earth shattering existential crisis of faith or anything like that. Just a small recurring nuisance of a problem that makes you purse your lips when you think of it, then it fades away after a few seconds to hide in the recesses of your brain until the next opportunity to bug you.

My problem is with my vlog workflow and the process of getting a video out into the world. I talked about why I started vlogging here.

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Reading More

I wrote a post two years ago about how my wife inspires me and she keeps on doing it. This time she’s inspired me by the number of books she reads in a year.

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A Good Week

Normally we focus too much on bad events or things lacking in our lives. Too much of social media lately has been taken over by negativity. Instead of giving in to negativity I want to remember to be thankful and show gratitude for things in my life that are good.

It’s Friday and looking back on the past seven days I can see it was a really good week and I have a lot to be thankful for!

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The Final Lap of 2016

My wife and I start each year with a goals meeting. We find someone to watch the kids for a few hours, go to a coffee shop, and look to the past and to the future. We discuss what we accomplished in the previous year and what we would like to accomplish in the upcoming year. It’s a great time to reflect and dream together.

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Enjoying Síclovía 2016

Sunday was one of the first cool days of the year in San Antonio. It was also the say of Síclovía.  A long section of Broadway (a road that runs near downtown) was designated as a car-free zone for five hours. There was a 5K, several booths, food trucks, and people riding anything with wheels.

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2015 Annual Review

Every year I like to take a look back at the year to see how things went and reflect on the successes and shortcomings. Overall 2015 was a great year and I am very thankful.

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Two choices that changed my life

Recently two guys who run large companies blogged separately about topics related to their companies. I respect both of these guys and loved reading these posts because they resonated with two choices I’ve made that changed my life.

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Why we homeschool

I recently had a chat discussion where someone had a firm opinion against homeschooling. He shared his reasons and I shared mine, so I decided to vlog our main three reasons why we homeschool.

Are you a morning or night person?

Today’s #SSSVEDA question asks:

Are you a morning or night person?

I’ve always considered myself a night person. I’d rather stay up late to finish something rather than waking up early.

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Measure and Optimize

A theme that is running through many areas of my life right now is measure and optimize. I seem to be continually collecting and analyzing statistics about myself and things around me.

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2014 Annual Review

It’s the last day of 2014 so time to look back and see how the year went. Once again I’m going to use the three question format suggested by Chris Guillebeau to do my annual review.

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Discipline and Sacrifice

One of the reasons I like returning from a trip aside from sleeping in my own bed is that life seems to get a reset. We’re back in our normal apartment, normal surrounding and normal routine, but things seem new and different.  It’s easier to rethink your schedule after you’ve had separation from the normal.

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I’m Not Ready

It’s December 1st and I’ve been thinking about something all year: I haven’t shipped anything substantial this year. I’ve done a lot of client work and sold some plugins, but none of my long play projects have shipped. I’ve set goals, and have worked toward them. None of them have shipped yet.

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