Or why vloggers shall inherit the future:
I started my YouTube channel in around 2010, and it has been one of my greatest assets. Still — I think 80% of my value is this blog, but 20% of the value has come through YouTube.
Vlogging is technically more natural. To write is very unnatural. Even for me, I only write out of necessity. I prefer to talk, walk, and stream my thoughts with all the unedited “um’s” and “ah’s”.
Vlogging is fun!
Vlog in a spirit of fun and playfulness. Ain’t no right or wrong way to do it. The way I think about it:
To vlog is to make a “video-log” of your daily life, your activities, your thoughts– whatever!
Change over time
A video log of your life is fun. You can see how your life has changed and evolved over time.
Think BEYOND YouTube
YouTube is good, but I use VideoPress as well. The benefits of VideoPress:
- Access to original file
- No spam
- No distractions
- Integration with wordpress
Downsides of YouTube:
- Lots of ads
- Distractions for ‘related videos’ which shows up at the end
- The traffic is directed to YouTube, instead of your own website/blog.
What should I vlog about?
JUST SHARE YOUR LIFE. You can share the most mundane things like your daily routine. No editing necessary. Keep it raw, fun, simple, and playful.