The Art and Great things about Vlogging
While the world has become familiar with the term “Blogging” and several have somewhat of a knowledge as to what blogging and owning a blog site entails, the planet is still relatively ignorant about the term “Vlogging” and what it’s all about, not to mention, how to make it a practical financial component to or perhaps the “anchor” component of a content creation business. In fact, when I started writing this article I personally had to enter the word “Vlogging” into my online Word dictionary as otherwise it would appear with a red underline every time I wrote the term.
Vlogging in concept is in effect just blogging with the use of videos as opposed to text. And yet, it is so much more on implementation compared to the conceptual definition implies. By using videos, consumers are not just reading the words that people put on their “Blog” sites to discuss their daily thoughts, passions and interests. Vlogging is approximately generating full exposure from the person’s life that is allowing the “Vlog”. When you watch a Vlog post, it’s easy to are completely pulled into the creator’s life. You see the way the vlogger looks, their expressions, their property, possibly their car or neighborhood, as well as their families. You learn so much more about the person than a 500-1,000 word roughly Blog post or article could ever demonstrate.
The other day I was surfing on Social Blade and that i happened to go to the section of this site to view who the current top 500 YouTube content producers are. This site allows you to see their results as well as their latest videos which you can watch. Viewing many of these, I was literally amazed to see how many of these YouTube top producers were Vloggers which were letting you into their lives to show you their kids playing in snowbanks, their pets using each other or doing funny things, folks front of the camera providing their perspectives on books or films, on makeup applications, on video gaming and more. Entertaining was goal number 1. Sharing knowledge was goal number two.
These people were sharing themselves nearly as much as they were sharing knowledge and insights, discussing products, games to play, etc. Some were funny, some were silly, some were authority figures whom you felt you could trust, but they were all enormously an online success. Their creations were not just getting 100’s of views, these were getting 10’s of thousands of views and even an incredible number of views.
As my understanding of this medium of expression has grown over this past year, I’ve begun to notice it being expressed on multilple web sites. Vlogs are being embedded in Blog site posts, on Pinterest, on Facebook, on Twitter, in online published articles and actually, although the term is not a familiar one to most, Vlogs are everywhere on the Internet. The term “Selfies” is yet another new word I needed to add to my Ms word dictionary recently, however the new world “Mobile Smart Technologies” and related applications because of these devices has had everyone sharing self-images and “selfie” videos using their friends and the public easily from wherever they happen to be. You may also post videos you create while walking around, into your Blog site with out going home to upload it!
Regarding business application, this really is still in the early adopter stage for many companies but it is looking a growing number of to me as being the latest marketing wave for many corporations. Today, individuals will make some very comfortable livings just blogging about their lives online. Tomorrow, corporations getting more and much more into this medium so their marketing arms need to start learning about building strategies centric to this type of medium.
So what is my personal take on this and just what are my tips pertaining to the Vlogging medium? Learn how to do it and get confident with it. As an individual or a blogger wanting to make extra revenue from your home based ventures, jump in with using this medium. You possibly can make money with this. Tips I’d share from what I have learned about this medium thus far?
Goal one is to entertain, goal two would be to share knowledge, and goal three would be to share your life somehow.
As you create your vlogs, share them and post these phones various social media platforms. YouTube now makes this extremely easy and you can distribute your creations everywhere in a quality manner literally at the push of a button.
Don’t be afraid to share yourself. You don’t need to be a rock star or perhaps a movie star to go on camera and share who you are. Viewers are happy to look at everyone. In fact, I do believe every day, ordinary people living normal life is proving to be just as interesting on camera just like any celebrity. Look at the success on TV with today’s reality shows – even people digging through garbage in attics, basements, self storage units, etc. are garnering major viewing successes.
The earth has a voracious appetite to keep things interesting these days. Millions of people are searching for content to view on their phones because they go to work, take breaks when they were young, or relax in your own home. Created videos are now being watched on phones, tablets, computers and television sets. Start creating and people will start watching you also. Get good at it, and you may earn a living from it – even perhaps a great one.