Saturday, June 16, 2012

Random Musings: To Vlog or Not to Vlog

A while back, I was browsing Twitter when I came across a really interesting discussion. It was about what people thought of vlogs. Now, I know most blogs have a post like this at some point. Bloggers want to know what their followers like. So I've decided in my ever organized manner to devise a pro and con list for vlogging.

Keep in mind I rarely vlog so I'm probably missing a bunch of points.


  • Super easy (all you do is talk!) and it doesn't take long so it's perfect for the days when you're short on time
  • You get to really connect with your readers because it puts a face to the blog. Readers will get to know you better and the better they know you/your blog, the more likely they'll stick around.
  • What better way to show personality? You can really gush without it being too weird that you're going off topic. 


  • Technology issues. I'm not saying everyone has them, but sometimes it takes forever to post to Youtube or to save/upload your file. And you may not have that time. 
  • Editing- Assuming you want to edit, this can take a while depending on how much you want to do and how good you are. The more professional ones are edited, but it's a lot of work.
  • Some people don't like to talk. Obviously, that will turn people off from vlogging. 
Now that was all from the vlogger's perspective. I may or may not have a post about vlogs from a blog reader's POV.

Do you vlog? Why or why not? Anything I'm missing?


  1. We've been pondering vlogs ourselves -- -- and haven't come to a conclusion. We will probably experiment a little bit and see how we feel after that. But we do love a good vlog (like the ones we posted about) so we think if someone is passionate about it, they definitely ought to try it!

  2. I don't mind seeing them on a blog, but I rarely watch them - just not a video person. But, there are plenty people who are I suppose.

    1. I'm kind of the same way. I haven't seen many vlogs though so maybe I'd like it more if I saw it more.


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