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a little trailer + your thoughts on video…


Since I've been working on more videos lately, I decided to make a trailer to tell about some of the things you'll be seeing on my YouTube channel. I know videos can be tough to get into (sometimes you're at work and can't watch them or you're trying to watch from your phone but don't have great wifi) but I hope you guys will stay tuned as we develop more Oh Joy videos in the months to come.

Speaking of videos…I'd love to know more about whether you actually watch these videos (or any others online). Do you like videos, not like them, prefer short ones, etc? If you have a few minutes, I'd love your feedback in this little survey. Thanks so much!

{Trailer video by Modshift}

52 comments

  1. I do watch your videos, especially the ones of sweet ruby and make someone happy. Overall I’m still pretty resistant to the whole video thing, but in some cases it really is the best way to communicate an idea. I’ve had a lot of readers ask me if I could cover the basics of my printmaking techniques, been toying with the idea of a video series for that!

  2. Everything you do is so cute, well done, and polished. I love it! And I love videos – when they’re done well, it’s like you get to walk through a door into the person’s life. Everything becomes more three-dimensional. After your tangy/spicy shrimp video, that dish became a staple in our home! I’m not sure I would’ve tried it if I didn’t see how easy it was in real time.

  3. I’ve enjoyed your videos thus far. As with the rest of your site, they’ve been high quality, polished pieces of content. Great job 🙂

  4. I have to be honest and say that I am not a huge fan of the videos that push products. Too much sponsorship. I do love your posts on family, especially sweet Ruby.

  5. I love the videos and would watch even if they were longer! I can’t wait to see what you have been working on Joy.
    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City
    Don’t forget to enter my 2 year blogiversary giveaway for a chance to win a Baublebar Pave Links bracelet & sweet hanger necklace!

  6. I’ll say that your videos are one of the few in the blogging world that I genuinely enjoy each and every time. I love how they are so quick, colorful, and inspiring – and original!

  7. love your videos, especially your “make someone happy” series. the music selection really drwas me. my 2 year old daughter gets a kick out of watching ruby too 🙂

  8. I really love the videos you’ve done! It is a great way to get a better feel for someone’s personality and the tone of your blog. I’ve been trying to do a few videos lately as well and I truly feel that it is the next step in blogging~
    Can’t wait to see more!
    Holly

  9. I like your videos! As you mentioned, videos in general can be slightly less convenient than reading blog posts. However, I think yours are wonderfully creative and really well done. Definitely watch them when I can!
    xx
    youngmildandfree.com

  10. I like your videos! As you mentioned, videos in general can be slightly less convenient than reading blog posts. However, I think yours are wonderfully creative and really well done. Definitely watch them when I can!
    xx
    youngmildandfree.com

  11. I like your videos! As you mentioned, videos in general can be slightly less convenient than reading blog posts. However, I think yours are wonderfully creative and really well done. Definitely watch them when I can!
    xx
    youngmildandfree.com

  12. I like your videos! As you mentioned, videos in general can be slightly less convenient than reading blog posts. However, I think yours are wonderfully creative and really well done. Definitely watch them when I can!
    xx
    youngmildandfree.com

  13. I like your videos! As you mentioned, videos in general can be slightly less convenient than reading blog posts. However, I think yours are wonderfully creative and really well done. Definitely watch them when I can!
    xx
    youngmildandfree.com

  14. I like your videos! As you mentioned, videos in general can be slightly less convenient than reading blog posts. However, I think yours are wonderfully creative and really well done. Definitely watch them when I can!
    xx
    youngmildandfree.com

  15. I like your videos! As you mentioned, videos in general can be slightly less convenient than reading blog posts. However, I think yours are wonderfully creative and really well done. Definitely watch them when I can!
    xx
    youngmildandfree.com

  16. I like your videos! As you mentioned, videos in general can be slightly less convenient than reading blog posts. However, I think yours are wonderfully creative and really well done. Definitely watch them when I can!
    xx
    youngmildandfree.com

  17. I like your videos! As you mentioned, videos in general can be slightly less convenient than reading blog posts. However, I think yours are wonderfully creative and really well done. Definitely watch them when I can!
    xx
    youngmildandfree.com

  18. I like your videos! As you mentioned, videos in general can be slightly less convenient than reading blog posts. However, I think yours are wonderfully creative and really well done. Definitely watch them when I can!
    xx
    youngmildandfree.com

  19. Yep! Watch them all. Your content is fresh and cute, but the execution is what gets me every time. Modshift does the darn thing! I’m always excited what fun edits will pop up. But of course you’d work with no one but the grooviest 🙂

  20. Yes, I love watching your videos..I think because I have read your blog for so long it’s great to find out a bit more about you..on another level I suppose. I oved your studio design video especially, behind the scenes are always a real draw for me.. I love to be able to really see exactly how something has come together..it’s so good when creativity is open & transparent!

  21. Oh Joy!!! I loved your video. It was the perfect tone of voice, the perfect time frame (since long videos drive me crazy). It was also fun and whimsical. I loved it. Looking forward to more “Oh Joy videos”!
    Hugs.

  22. You are definitely an inspiration. I really look up to you and enjoy your blog and especially the videos. I feel like the video adds that extra touch to your site and it allows us to feel more connected. I think hearing and seeing your team at work makes me feel like you guys are actually real people…silly as it sounds, because I know you are lol. I also enjoy your DIY videos because seeing it visually done allows me to have a better understanding, so keep it up with the videos! I’m pretty sure everybody loves them. 🙂

  23. Is it terrible to admit that I usually don’t watch the videos? Usually I don’t have headphones around, maybe the baby is napping nearby, maybe I’m also chatting with someone in the room and can’t split my attention. I’ll tell myself that I’ll go back but then I usually don’t. It’s a shame because I’m really inspired by well-made videos and it’s something I want to get into myself, but the environment never seems quite right for it.

  24. hi joy! i do like you videos and i filled out your survey. but there’s something missing in your first question where it asks our age. it goes from “under 18” to “25-34” … i don’t fit into either of those categories! lol. just pointing that out to you. 😉

  25. i love videos! especially if they include ruby. i’ll save the blog posts with videos until i’m at home or in a place that is good for video watching!

  26. I usually don’t comment, but I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your videos. You are such an inspiration and talent, and I have enjoyed reading your blog for years now. Thank you! (My nine month old son, Ollie, thinks you’re pretty great too–he’s been watching your videos with me and he lights up whenever he sees your face!)

  27. Thanks so much Meg! That really means a lot that you took time to comment especially when you dont usually 😉
    Tell Ollie I say hello! (I love that name!)
    xo,
    Joy

  28. I love love love the videos. I hope that you were able to do at least one thing on the list I sent to you on instagram! It looks like your trip was a blast. I love videos I think thats why youtube and vine are so great. I agree that not a lot of us have a ton of time. I dont have a baby but I love your little decorating tips and I have visited quite a few of the restaurants and cafes you have been too (my favorite has been boba). Love seeing the videos, keep em coming!

  29. I’m new to your blog, but I love the style you inject to the things that you do. I’m about to subscribe. Oh, by the way, I love videos and watch them on YouTube often. ?

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