Video Blogging, Vlogging, Blogging, Videos …. What?

After 31 days of blogging – you’d think I’d like to sit back and relax but as I’m a nutter I saw this challenge – Video Blogging. If you follow my blog you’ll know I have just got into the whole video blogging thing after at least 6 months of procrastination. In January I posted 7 videos, using a variety of formats. I really enjoyed having a go at videoing myself, learning about editing and using Jing to record what I was doing online – so useful for making ‘How To …‘ videos.  So it sounded right up my street.

So far I have posted a few videos onto my You Tube channel and I noticed that my views are a lot lower than last month.  In my first month on You tube I had 711 views!!! Which kinda set the bench mark for the next month! It’s so addictive – I keep checking the views, seeing if anyone has commented or shared my videos!! Ekk time waster!!

I’ve been sat wondering about the challenge and also what are the best ways to promote You Tube, when I saw a tweet containing the words ‘watch me commit blogging suicide‘ was like a car crash you can’t help but look.  So off I popped … it was a video blog from Totally Laura Summers wondering what the benefits to video blogging are.

OK so now your waiting for me to write you a list .. right?
But what are the benefits to video blogging??

It’s a nice exercise?
You learn new skills?
It’s more interesting to your blog readers to have a variety of mediums?
Good for SEO to have your keywords on another site?
Backlinks?

Why should we video blog?

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4 Comments

  1. February 6, 2012 / 9:31 am

    OK, you’ve convinced me…I will join you in some vlogging…watch this space…eeek!

  2. February 6, 2012 / 11:09 am

    I think video’s a great idea as it gives you the chance to actually speak to your customers, so long as you keep it short and sweet – if people click on a video and it shows as 10 minutes they’re likely to click off again. But, if you get your message over in a couple of minutes it’s a real benefit. Also think that mixing up articles and videos is a better experience for your visitors.

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  4. February 13, 2012 / 9:35 am

    Isnt it a bit scarey? I have only just started blogging and find baring all in the blog quite hard – its daunting having potentially anyone looking at your writing, never mind your videoing! Shall definitely give it a go though when my sites live. I do see the benefits. Thx for the post.