May 1 2008

Is Vlogging The Best Way To Blog?

Video Blogging (Vlogging) could be the future of blogging, some have predicted so. People want their information fast, easy and a lot of it. Several bloggers that I follow have either turned strictly to vlogging or make sure to do one weekly or monthly (even more).

Benefits of Vlogging

Video Blogging or Vlogging the best way to blogVlogging allows you to connect with your readers on another level. Some bloggers like to add pictures to their blog to give a face to the name and blogger. Better yet, is vlogging. This allows you to interact with your readers to not only put a face to the blogger, but also show them even more personality.

Typing an article can be time consuming, sometimes you may not get to write everything you want to. With a vlog the topic is basically endless. You can say whatever you want for as long as you want. There is no word limit.

On a vlog you can incorporate different topics and questions all into one vlogging session. Instead of writing 3 small articles, you could combine them into one vlogging video. This is excellent for answering readers questions. You could basically do this with writing, but vlogs seem to flow better with different topics. The transition is much easier.

Overall it seems vloggers can really express themselves better. You can really be yourself instead of trying to write in a certain format.

Vlogging Is Nice… But…

I still don’t like it that much. I’d prefer sticking to regular blogs. Heres why:

Put a face on your blog, and video blogSome vlogs seem like a waste of time. Get to the point, I really don’t have 10 minutes to spend just listening to ramblings. Some vloggers basically put together half hour shows regularly.

There is no text to get search engine referrals. Unless you already have the traffic or the video does well on social media, it may be a lost cause.

Watching videos online can be a hassle. Sometimes there is a missing file or plugin I need in order to watch the video. With slow loading times this can be another issue.

Is Video Blogging the Future?

It could be, but I could never imagine doing an entire blog with just video postings. I don’t think that blogs could generally, really excel with just a video blogging format.

Do you video blog?

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  1. 45n5 said:

    why not do both and get the best of both worlds? ;)

    May 1st, 2008 at 9:07 pm
  2. Rajaie said:

    I don’t think it’s going to be the future, but I’m sure that over time, many more blogs are going to start using it.

    May 1st, 2008 at 10:53 pm
  3. Matthew Henrickson said:

    like i said there are benefits to doing vlogs, at least part time, but i still dont like them

    i guess im just old school :-p

    May 2nd, 2008 at 11:35 am

    I agree with you. I find it difficult to watch vlogs.

    May 2nd, 2008 at 4:12 pm
  5. Jay said:

    Also, if you upload your video to the right website, each time your video gets viewed on your blog, you could get paid for it too!


    May 9th, 2008 at 6:44 pm
  6. Helen said:

    Of course, picture worth more than thousand words, but I still prefer ‘traditional’ text blogs. Videos on blogs are not always of good quality (and with good content).
    Good post, gives a lot to think about.

    Helens last blog post..Top 3 ways to SEO Flash

    December 11th, 2008 at 5:47 am
  7. Glen .L .Graham said:

    Great post mathew

    I believe that combining regular blogs with video is the way to go.
    Case in point my website is on the word press platform and I use video of my clients testimonials rather than using written testimonials.
    You can view the site here

    December 30th, 2008 at 11:54 am
  8. Lafate Smith said:

    I think there will always be a combination of vlogging and regular blogging with more an more emphasis and information being provided via the video or vlogging overtime.

    There is so much information and content on the internet that people get tired of reading it all and appreciate videos. In addition, videos allow the publisher to display their personalities and more effectively brand themselves or their company. Vlogging also allows for a lot more creativity. However, their is a video creation learning curve, which is why the move from blogging to vlogging will be a slow progression and transition.

    March 15th, 2010 at 6:06 am


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