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The L. Scott Harrell Video Blog Challenge… is Hard.

November 30, 2015 1 Comment
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Three days ago I imposed upon myself to undertake a 30 day video blog challenge in which I post a vlog every day using various video technology, gear, software and apps in a variety of situations to see how it all comes out in the end. Needless to say, the first two days were pretty terrible. But today, day 3, if stepped up the production value a notch and turned in a decent, if not snarky, performance:

If you take the time to watch, I asked (more like begged) the viewers to help me generating vlog post ideas and perhaps carry me along by serving up a few slow pitch questions in the process. I received the following response to someone I admire greatly; he’s an elementary school teacher teaching technology to children in Canada and I get the sense that he REALLY cares about his work. It’s He’s inspiring even to ol’ guys like me.


Hey buddy,

So I was watching day 3 of your 30 Day Video Blog Challenge this morning while I waited for the snow to melt off my windshield and you got me thinking. Your thoughts are a commodity, you could signature your videos to entice brand loyalty. A cool intro piece with logo or title/music could help you standout, be recognized and be remembered. It gives you cred on YouTube, and it could lead to this being more than a form of catharsis from all the initiatives you are currently leading.

These are just a few thoughts that came to me and knowing you, you have already thought of this. Yer a smart guy Mr Harrell, looking forward to watching the success unfold.


I think that’s a truly great idea and one I’ll be working through in the next week! The reason I chose to take this challenge every day is to build up a body of work and make small changes every day until I get to the end. Then I’ll showcase the growth from beginning to end and use that as a case study in’s “Creator’s Academy” where I intend to teach aspiring video freelancers that they can do the same thing – improve their craft, compete in the burgeoning video freelancer marketplace and make some very real money.

Honestly, the tough part is finding a subject that really resonates with me of which I can speak authoritatively. I retired from the investigation professions and walked away from being a well-known private investigator, speaker and educator when I sold my online training businesses and magazine. It’ll happen. Something will emerge in the next few days and I hope I can find it in me again to motivate others in the process.

Thanks so much for your thoughts and taking the time to send me this note! I really appreciate it.

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L. Scott Harrell is a retired high profile private investigator and online entrepreneur. This is his personal blog and opinions; they may not reflect those of his companies' management, employees or business partners. Posts may contain strong language and controversy.

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  1. Michelle Kelley says:

    I just found your blog (through the rant about TripAdvisor) and began reading the earlier posts. So here is my quick comment, per your request.

    I think you can scratch “Learn to play the ukulele” from your list. Your hands are probably far too large. On second thought, you might want to share it as sort of comedic challenge.

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