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My name's Joel Kelly and I live in Halifax, NS.

I'm a 20something guy doing digital and social media strategy for a Halifax-based marketing agency.

I'm a vegan nerd and marketing asshole.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

My first video post

I'm not going to apologize for how crappy this video is.

28 comments:

Ben said...

1) VACATION BEARD!!!

2) I love your sound and confident strategy. "Maybe it will work. Maybe it won't. Suck it."

Or at least that's what I got from it.

Joel Kelly said...

Yeah man :P

Right on both counts.

new_punishment said...

Isn't that "grizzly adams NFLD vaction beard" itchy in this heat?

new_punishment said...

Perhaps you could develop a story around your bead ... why/how it developed, if it has a name, whether you should shave it off, would that be like killing a memory/friend, and you could ask for votes - kinda like "So You Think You Should Shave?" ...

Kathryn said...

I think this could definitely be "a thing"

Anonymous said...

Nice post =)

You're fun to listen to. You're funny, great voice, and just self- deprecating enough for my tastes.

Joel Kelly said...

Darrin: Haha, great idea! That's it, Ingenioustries is now a beard blog.

Kathryn: Thanks, here's hoping :)

Anon: Thank you!

porcelainduck said...

Like the vid idea, it's different and neat. Especially on a Monday so i don't have to read (no joke).

Anthony said...

Videos are the way to go! I'm going to be incorporating interviews and other stuff on my blog soon.

What kind of camera did you use?
I will be using a Flip when I get the cash.

Joel Kelly said...

Anthony: Cool, can't wait to see your vids! I'm using a Flip HD. Loving it so far.

Joel Kelly said...

PorcelainDuck: Great point about not having to read on a Monday!

Anonymous said...

Beards are fine. Neck beards, on the other hand, have an implication that the wearer desires to start a neighborhood wrestling league. Just sayin'. I understand the complications involved with shaping it under the chin, though.

I have nothing constructive to say. Maybe do the vblog in front of a poster or something, though, so the viewer can choose not to look you in the eye if they don't have the confidence to do so?

Joel Kelly said...

Anon: The neck beardedness was trimmed for work today :) Vacation beard does what it wants, work beard looks a little more presentable.

Stuart Foster said...

BEARDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.

Sorry I was completely distracted by that video.

Joel Kelly said...

Stuart: Ha! Fair enough :P

Jay Gilmore said...

I love the beard. I am 37 and couldn't grow one like that to save my life. Grr. :)

Joel Kelly said...

Jay: It's a relatively new feat for me. It's exciting :)

WordsWorth said...

so amazed and intrigued by the beard, I missed what you said. I kept hearing Will Oldham music. Is that a normal reaction?

Joel Kelly said...

WordsWorth: Probably normal...

Anonymous said...

Video will not play on iPhone. One of the dominent social media devices.Any chance to make future ones iPhone friendly.

hj said...

You almost sound apologetic that your blog isn't amazingly different from other blogs, or that other people have done what you are doing. As long as you keep moving along & don't succumb to anxiety of influence all should be just fine.

And now I'm off to google "Video Monday" because I like to live dangerously.

Joel Kelly said...

Anon: Hmm... It's because they're in viddler and not youtube. I find viddler easier to upload/user than YT, but you make a good point. I'll consider YT for the next one.

HJ: All should be fine, sure, but I'm not sure I'm satisfied with that :)

Glenmore said...

Great! You should maybe put the camera down to avoid looking like the monster from Cloverfield. I demand a green screen Colbert style background also.

Joel Kelly said...

Glen: I will work on both for next time :)

Laura Smith said...

Hello. So, first off, not so crappy- no apologies needed =). I always love it when someone I am following/reading their blog throws down a video- helps so much to get to know them a bit better. I am really new to this blogging business and appreciated your thoughts on what constitutes a good one. After some consideration, I am pretty sure my space on the internet is more of a personal diary than a blog for the good of the collective. Which brings me back to your blog. You could go with a "WOOLY WILLY* Sets Em Straight" theme- change the facial hair every week and have some poor chica like me have some big aHA moment. Hehe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooly_Willy
Enjoyed the notsocrappy video- nice to meet ya- hope you have a fantastic week =).
~Laura in Georgia or @DevotionL on Twitter

Joel Kelly said...

Laura: Glad you liked the video! And I'll take your suggestions under consideration ;)

Amy said...

Oh, BEARD!! I thought everyone was talking about BREAD!!

*forehead smack*

Joel Kelly said...

Thanks for your input, Amy :P