Recently, you were sitting on Youtube watching one of your favorite music videos when you saw another video pop up in the sidebar of videos you may be interested in. When the music video was over, you decided to click on it and see what it was all about. You saw someone about the same age as you talking about a concert they went to and you thought their video was interesting. Upon viewing their Youtube Channel page, you found that they made many videos just like the one you just watched and called them vlogs. You didn’t know what a vlog even was, so you searched the term and found out that it was a video blog. Knowing you have a lot of things you want to share with the world that you can’t easily put into writing, you decided you want to start a vlog as well so here is what you need to know to get started.
Getting Started With a Vlog
The first thing that you need to know about getting started with a vlog is that you will obviously need a Youtube account. Youtube accounts are free to make and you will be able to upload your videos there for other people to watch. Since this will be your very first vlog, you will want to think about what you are going to talk to ahead of time and have some ideas jotted down so that you are not stalling, saying, ‘um…’, repeatedly or staring into space trying to find your words. Be careful not to choose an overly sensitive topic for your first vlog. Next, think about how much time you are going to need for your first vlog. About two minutes is perfect so that you are not rambling or boring people. Say what you need to say and be done with it. Make sure that when you are uploading your video, you tag it appropriately so that people will be able to find it and watch it.
Once you start vlogging more, you can edit your videos before you upload them. This is great if you did ramble on and on and you want to cut out that rambling in an effort to shorten your video. Once you have your video all edited and ready to rock and roll, you can upload it onto your Youtube page, tag it and start getting views.
At first, it may seem like not a lot of people watch your videos but you will see that in time, you will get more views. If you post videos about topics people care about, you will get more views as well. Always be sure that you are tagging your videos appropriately so that people will find them. Once people find your videos, they may subscribe to you and continue watching your videos if they are liking what you post. Have fun making vlogs, and you will see that you will be a Youtube sensation like Jenna Marbles in no time at all!
Carrie G. is a writer for HowDoIBe.com. If you want to get a career, thie site can help you learn more about this career.