Blogging Changed My Life [Radio Scotland]

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Janey Godley talks to Joe Tree, who takes a single photo every day and posts it online.

Comedian Janey Godley, who wrote a blog every day for ten years, meets fellow blogger Joe Tree.

In 2004 Joe was a bit bored at work and decided to set himself a new challenge: to take a single photo every day and post it online with a few words about his day. After 2 weeks he was hooked, and it wasn't long before friends and followers were asking if they could join in too. Ten years later, Joe is the CEO of international online photo journal community Blipfoto, with over 18 million viewers a month.

He's won a BAFTA. He's made lots of new friends, and he's just announced a new partnership with photo giant Polaroid. But most of all, as Janey discovers, the daily ritual of blogging has changed the way he thinks about life.

012015030320150304 (RS)

Janey Godley talks to Joe Tree, who takes a single photo every day and posts it online.

Comedian Janey Godley, who wrote a blog every day for ten years, meets fellow blogger Joe Tree.

In 2004 Joe was a bit bored at work and decided to set himself a new challenge: to take a single photo every day and post it online with a few words about his day. After 2 weeks he was hooked, and it wasn't long before friends and followers were asking if they could join in too. Ten years later, Joe is the CEO of international online photo journal community Blipfoto, with over 18 million viewers a month.

He's won a BAFTA. He's made lots of new friends, and he's just announced a new partnership with photo giant Polaroid. But most of all, as Janey discovers, the daily ritual of blogging has changed the way he thinks about life.

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Janey Godley enters the world of teenage vlogging with 15 year old YouTuber Diane Walker.

Diane started following vlogs when she was having a tough time at school, before she was diagnosed with Meares-Irlen Syndrome, a form of visual stress that makes reading difficult. She explains how watching teenagers just like herself cheered her up and made her feel she had friends who understood her.

A couple of years ago, Diane was inspired to start her own vlog, and it has built her confidence enormously. She loves being able to make other people smile and feels vlogging has helped her relate to people who are very different from herself, making friends with young people all over the world.

Her mum Julie, who was initially pretty worried about the online exposure, has been relieved that Diane has had such a positive experience, and has witnessed how vlogging has transformed her daughter's life.

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Janey Godley meets people whose lives changed dramatically when they started blogging.

Janey Godley enters the world of teenage vlogging with 15 year old YouTuber Diane Walker.

Diane started following vlogs when she was having a tough time at school, before she was diagnosed with Meares-Irlen Syndrome, a form of visual stress that makes reading difficult. She explains how watching teenagers just like herself cheered her up and made her feel she had friends who understood her.

A couple of years ago, Diane was inspired to start her own vlog, and it has built her confidence enormously. She loves being able to make other people smile and feels vlogging has helped her relate to people who are very different from herself, making friends with young people all over the world.

Her mum Julie, who was initially pretty worried about the online exposure, has been relieved that Diane has had such a positive experience, and has witnessed how vlogging has transformed her daughter's life.

022015031020150311 (RS)

Janey Godley meets people whose lives changed dramatically when they started blogging.

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Comedian Janey Godley meets fellow bloggers and hears how their lives changed dramatically after they took up the practice.

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Janey Godley meets Paula McGuire, who started blogging when she set herself the challenge of trying all seventeen sports featured in the Commonwealth Games.

Paula had never played any sports before. She'd been bullied at school and her anxiety was so bad by the time she was thirty she never went out socially, couldn't visit a shop on her own, and couldn't eat in public - not even at her own wedding.

Trying the sports and writing about it on her blog, Paula gathered lots of supportive followers and became a star of the Games in her own way.

She's become a totally different person, recently starting a new challenge to have a go at the most popular jobs children want to do when they grow up. For Paula, life is all about trying.

Comedian Janey Godley meets fellow bloggers and hears how their lives changed dramatically after they took up the practice.

032015031720150322 (RS)

Janey Godley meets Paula McGuire, who started blogging when she set herself the challenge of trying all seventeen sports featured in the Commonwealth Games.

Paula had never played any sports before. She'd been bullied at school and her anxiety was so bad by the time she was thirty she never went out socially, couldn't visit a shop on her own, and couldn't eat in public - not even at her own wedding.

Trying the sports and writing about it on her blog, Paula gathered lots of supportive followers and became a star of the Games in her own way.

She's become a totally different person, recently starting a new challenge to have a go at the most popular jobs children want to do when they grow up. For Paula, life is all about trying.