Where is Mindlogr heading?

It’s been 2 years since I first came up with the idea to build this web service and it’s already been through one name change and a whole lot of new features and removal of features.

I guess when I started I wasn’t sure what type of product this site would be, and I certainly didn’t know if anyone would be interested to use it. Since it seem fairly simple to make a prototype I decided the best way to test whether people would sign up was to build it.

It turns out that there are lots of people interested in the site and so began a journey of constant improvement and analysis to understand how to make the best platform possible.

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Keeping a video diary will help your future generations embrace change

"Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others."
Rosa Parks - African-American civil rights activist

Often I’ve met people who’ve considered change to be the most fearful thing the world, yet it is the single attribute we have that has literally kept us evolving. Evolution is change, as we developed from single cell organisms to the living breathing humans we are today, it has been constant change to adapt to survive.

When faced with this story, those who were previously fearful of change can suddenly come to a whole new realisation, but realising is different from acting towards change.

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Private vlog vs video journal

There really isn’t a difference between the 2, but the terms have been bandied about as if they were completely different things. When the internet started getting crazy and people were writing all the time online, they started to call these personal online journals a blog.

The video version soon came after this, especially with the advent of video sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo, and people started to make vlogs to share with the world. The main idea was that these vlogs would be public access videos and so they quickly shifted from being privately focused, to being presentations in themselves for ideas, thoughts and even products.

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What is mindfulness and how can I get more of it!

There’s a movement happening right now and it’s this whole business of mindfulness, but what on earth is it? I’ve been wondering this myself and trying to get a handle on it, and the most sensible answer I can get is that it is an approach to life that aims to create a stronger bond between mind and body, and reduce stress and anxiety in life.

Since I’ve answer the question, you can stop reading now, but perhaps you want to find out more and how you can use Mindlogr to achieve this. Read on….

There are more than enough research studies which show that there is a real and serious link between stress and thought, and although never a direct cause of serious illnesses, stress is often a contributing factor.

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Naked Lens and video blogging

41UTxy81tALI recently had the pleasure of speaking to Seam Kaminsky who wrote the book “Naked Lens: Video Blogging & Video Journaling to Reclaim the YOU in YouTube” which is all about self discovery and self awareness.

We both had similar ideas on how video journaling is probably the best way to self discovery and learning about oneself is simply a joy that we wanted to share with other people.

He approached it from the content and publishing side, writing a book to help people get their head around the subject matter, and I here at Mindlogr decided to build a platform that would allow people to do it. Continue reading

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What’s the Thought Discovery Panel all about?

We’ve recently added a new feature to the site and we are calling it the Thought Discovery Panel or TDP for short.

After researching and investigating more about why people want to record video logs, we discovered that although people wanted to tell their story to their future selves, they just didn’t know where to start.

The TDP was created so that we can present questions with associated images to help people trigger thoughts and ask some of those difficult questions which perhaps you need to get asked. Continue reading


Using Mindlogr to store your holiday home videos

These days with the abundance of digital devices with cameras, we all find ourselves recording more and more video as well as photos.

This is certainly the case when it comes to vacations or holidays as we Brits call it. But what do you do with all those video snippets that end up sitting on your phone or tablet device or even on a hand held camcorder?

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How to make a video memoir using Mindlogr

There couldn’t be a more worthwhile project than recording your family history on video. In the past this might have been a difficult thing to do with high video costs in equipment and media, and also the complexity of editing and organising.

The internet however, has made this process much easier with webcams and mobile cameras all over the place, it’s now easier than ever before the create your own video memoirs or your family’s. Continue reading


Why record a video memoir

People around the world are living day to day getting older and their memories getting weaker. It’s a simple fact of life, and as we get older, we will find it harder to remember stories and events from the past.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could simple record as you go along? That way, you can remind yourself of the stories, and leave a long lasting legacy for your future generations to watch.

That’s what a video memoir is all about. There are hundreds of people today recording them using a variety of methods from video tapes to digital cloud services. Continue reading

Mindlogr V4 – what’s new?

iStock_000014949969XSmallThe features and upgrades are coming quick in the early part of this year. We’ve had some more revelations and now we are improving Mindlogr to give the best possible interface and system for recording personal videos.

In this new version we’ve made some changes to both the main website and the application once you’ve logged in. The main website has been given an overhaul in design to hopefully present the Mindlogr experience in a more faithful light.

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