The Internet has changed dramatically in the past few years. The year 2008 has been a very transformational year for bloggers and Internet entrepreneurs. A couple of years ago, having a video-blog was somewhat rare. The social media was around but folks were not as hooked as they are on Twitter and Facebook as they were on MySpace then. But what’s surprising is that many marketers still think of vlogging as the next big thing.
Vlogging is not the next big thing in the blogging world. It’s the current big thing. Most super-bloggers are now using video on their blogs. But more importantly, we are seeing blogs that are based only on video. No text blogging plus a couple of videos here and there. There are guys who literally make a living out of having their on Internet shows (vlogs).
How to get started with video blogs
Getting started with video blogging may seem overwhelming at first. A lot of folks are shy about showing their face on video. And a lot of folks don’t know how to manage a camera/camcorder. But the main mistake that newbies make with their first videos is getting the color contrast wrong. Things such as background color may not look very important at first. But believe me, having the right color settings in your video can be the difference between a hit or a failure.
If you are comfortable presenting in front of folks, you are going to find it even easier to present in front of the camera. But even if you are not comfortable with presenting in front of a group of folks, you’ll find presenting in front of a device more relaxing. After all, you don’t get to see all those eyes looking at you judging your every move. Whichever your case, you should definitely get started with videos now. If you don’t know where to start, I suggest you look at various vlogging training available on the Internet. But as long as you have valuable material to discuss, and you can envision yourself presenting in front of a camcorder, you should be fine.
Your take: what’s the biggest challenge you have faced in creating videos on your blog?
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