We recently posed a challenge to our Blog Frog Community Leaders to explore, play, and learn to love including video on their blogs. Video is quickly becoming one of the most desirable ways for blog readers to engage with content. Its more fun, its a richer experience, and there is so much that can be communicated on video that simply can't be conveyed in writing. And check this out - 78.5% of the total U.S. Internet audience viewed online video last year. In December alone, nearly 100 million YouTube video viewers (98.9 MM) watched 5.9 billion videos, for an average of 59 videos apiece. People are eating up video.
So I decided to play along. I had a mystery to solve this weekend. Raccoons were somehow getting up on the roof of a small rental house I own and I had to figure out 1) how they were getting up there, and 2) how to prevent it from happening.
The best part was I had a legitimate excuse to climb up on the roof and wander around! While I was up there, I took a video or two of what I discovered.