I arrived in Asuncion Paraguay on 15th January. The last 4 weeks have flew in really quickly. It’s been good however me and my girlfriend came here too early. It’s just too hot at this time of the year, which made it difficult to walk around.
After 4 months of travelling throughout South America, our main objective when we came to Paraguay was to settle somewhere for a month and do some work. In that respect, Asuncion was perfect, as we found a nice hostel with a good internet connection. It would have been good if we could have walked around a little more and got out and seen more things….not that there’s much to see here.
Paraguay is a nice country and the people have been really friendly. It’s not set up for tourism the way other South American countries are. There’s very few tours available so to get around and see the most of the country you need to hire a car. I’m sure this will improve over the next 5-10 years.
As we’re leaving in two days, I thought it would be good to do another video for you guys. In the video I talk about my upcoming book ‘The Art of Freelance Blogging’ and my worries about the internet speed in our next destination.
Although I’ve uploaded a few tutorials over the last few weeks, this was the first video I had done since I recorded a video last month at Iguazu falls. On that occasion I was a little unsure about what to say and didn’t really know what I was doing. I noticed a huge difference yesterday. Like last time, I didn’t have time to prepare as I decided to do this video at the last minute. After thinking about the general topics to cover for a minute, I did the video in one take.
To those who are thinking about doing your first video for your blog, my advice to you is to just do it. Don’t over analyse it. The first video is the biggest hurdle. Once you get over that, it gets much easier. I felt much more comfortable today. There were a few times when I wasn’t sure about what to say. At the time it seemed like a long pause but after looking back at the video, the pauses aren’t that too bad. Not great but certainly not bad enough to warrant me doing the video again.
I encourage you to check out my buddy Jean Galea’s first video at “Hello from Chiang Mai Zoo! My First Video“. His first video was great. I’m sure many of you are in the same position as me and Jean. You want to record a video but you just haven’t got around to recording that first video. I suggest you just go and do it. If you are really not happy with the final result, don’t upload it. But I bet you’ll be surprised at how much easier it gets after you do one or two videos.
I’ll give you all an update about my current travel situation at the weekend :)