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You may be wondering, why all the video posts of late? where are the really written blogs? Well as anyone who knows me knows, my attention span is short, i often have new and exciting things I”m trying. Right now I’m diving into vlogging a bit. Going to see if its something that I find fun as a hobby. I enjoy writing about my projects but sometimes video is even more interesting as the consumer gets see more audio visual of whatever it is I’m working on.
A video blog or video log, sometimes shortened to vlog/ˈvlɒɡ/, is a form of blog for which the medium is video, and is a form of web television. Vlog entries often combine embedded video (or a video link) with supporting text, images, and other metadata. Entries can be recorded in one take or cut into multiple parts. The vlog category is popular on YouTube. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_blog
Blogging is great, but with generic wordpress, I don’t have as much of the fun of commenting and a community since people can’t really and don’t often subscribe to that, in youtube, you have a readership (watchership?) who can subscribe, and it seems to be a place where more folks browse, comment, follow videos daily. Though may do follow my blogs daily as I post them to Facebook, but wider syndication is available in some respect on youtube – though I am indexed well in Google search just due to the number of topics I blog on.
So the flavour of the day is vlogging for now, i’m going to try it on for size, see if its something i continue to enjoy doing and figure out if it makes sense for me. I’ll keep blogging and posting since I do like the ability to host all my own content if i need to but youtube isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
So vlogging has been around for a good while, its really come into its own on youtube I think in the last 5 years or so where people on youtube are almost youtube rockstars just due to subscribership. There are many who do it but I think its certainly unsaturated right now as a place to do this sort of thing. I find most try for a few blogs and give up. Hopefully that won’t be me but we’ll see. I’ll always have my youtube channel even if its only for the occasional project vid or a place to upload and serve my videos from for blog supplements.
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