Dipping into the VLOG world

Under various guises, I have been blogging for a long time. It’s interesting seeing how far I have come in the content I am producing albeit there was one thing that was missing. I had never really considered doing a VLOG although it had been something I had wanted to do for a few years.

Now, the time was right for me to dip my toes into vlogging and with my new series “#UmarTalks”, it was the opportunity shake off any video rust and extend my personal brand beyond journalism, content creation, my blog and data visualisation. Getting outside my comfort zone is something I relish so I took this opportunity with both hands.

It also represents an evolution in the amount of content I am giving to my audience. Alongside the 2-3 posts every week I write for my blog, there will be one or two VLOGs every week complementing the data visualisations I produce with tools such as Tableau, Datawrapper and Infogram.

I am really keen to let you the audience decide the content you want to see on every VLOG I do on my YouTube channel. It’s a different style of vlogging although I want it to be true to my real-life personality and character. I will be talking about anything, which could be motorsport, music, dataviz, sport, politics and so much more!

If you want to be involved, I would be more than welcome to have guests on #UmarTalks in future VLOGs going forward. Interaction will be highly encouraged so long as I document all your suggestions as I usually find that my workload does increase quite quickly due to my journalism, dataviz and media commitments.

Thank you so much for your support and if you have not seen the first edition of #UmarTalks, then you can view it below on YouTube as I introduce myself to the world without rambling for 20-30 minutes!

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