A Quick Guide to Video Blogging

If you haven’t tried any video blogging yet, also called vlogging, you really should try it out. If you haven’t tried this out yet I know exactly what your thinking. Why would I want to put up a video of me so that the world can see me? Well there are lots of reasons why. Here a quick list to get started.

  • It is fun once you try it (seriously it is)
  • You can voice your own opinions on certain topics and have them stand out over text content.
  • You don’t have to be in the video. You can tape something your talking about behind the camera.
  • It’s inexpensive to get started.
  • Allows you to reach a larger audience.
  • Anyone can do it. Even using a video enabled phone.

Now that you know why you should try this out let me tell you how you can get started. Anyone with a video camera or decent video capability on their phone can get starting video blogging. Next step find something you want to blog about. It’s best to choose something your interested in or something such as a hobby. Lets say you enjoy skiing during the winter months. So the next time your in Vail, make sure to tape some of your experience then post it later. Your video can relay information about your experience to the already popular resort destination. Maybe you want to show people how to cook an apple pie, everyone loves apple pie right? Ok maybe not but showing a step by step process of a how to would be very helpful for anyone who wants to learn.

Now that you have done your video, you will need to decide what your going to do with your video. You can upload it to many different sites such as YouTube, Blip.tv, Vimeo, Flickr or google video. Once you have created an account and uploaded your video, most of these site will also allow you to use the video on your own Web site or blog. Find the area where you can copy the link code to the video then you can add the code to your site or blog. Bam! your now video blogging. It’s fun and easy to do.

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