I often notice people asking questions about vlogs online. After reading so many questions I decided to answer a couple of those questions related to the vlog. Let’s get started!
List of Questions that I am going to answer here:
- what is a vlog?
- How to pronounce vlog?
- What are the different types of Vlogs?
- What is the difference between a blog & a vlog?
- Vlogging Platforms
- What is Vlogger?
What is a vlog?
As per Wikipedia,
A video blog or video log, usually shortened to vlog /vlɒɡ/, 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 the video-sharing platform YouTube.
Vlogs are quite popular these days. Many viewers choose to watch vlogs over reading blogs.
Video marketing is always ruling the charts because of its diversified nature and eye-catchy visuals. And the best thing about vlogs is that a vlogger can vlog about anything in the world.
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How to pronounce vlog?
People pronounce vlog in 2 different ways. Some call it v-log as in (we+log) and some call it to vlog as they call a blog. The correct pronunciation is vlog, not v-log. Click here to know how it is pronounced in different accents.
What are the different types of Vlogs?
As I said above one can create a vlog on any topic like blogs. Similar to a blog, vlogs also have niches defined. Some use to make vlogs to showcase their skills by performing and recording a video and others create a vlog to teach. And if I talk about the revenues one can generate by vlogging, then take my words if you are good at it, go for it. It’s a huge business these days.
Choose a vlog niche that you think you are good at and start making vlogs related to your niche. Now you must be thinking why niche, why you just can’t create a vlog about random stuff.
Well, you can! But people will never recognize your channel for your expertise. However, if you will make vlogs sticking to only 1 niche, people will know that you are good at that topic and they would like to connect with your channel if they are interested in that topic.
In schools, we don’t have one teacher to teach us all the subjects. Right? In the same way, you can not be an expert on everything. This is the reason why you should just pick one niche for yourself.
Here I am going to share my example with you –
I created 2 videos just for fun 6 years ago when only a few people were making vlogs on YouTube. From those 2 videos, I made $106 within 2 months. As I tried it just for fun so I didn’t take it seriously. I left my youTube channel unattended for many years until now.
Just imagine if I took it seriously how much more I could earn out of it. I recently started uploading again to see if I can bring life to a dead channel. It’s a part of my experiment.
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Let’s come to the point and take a look at the 10 best types of famous vlog niches:
Reviews (Book / Movie / TV Series / Products)
Comedy / Standup Comedy
Educational How To’s
Health & Fitness
What is the difference between a blog & a vlog?
In simple words, a vlog is a piece of recorded information in video format and a blog is an article about any topic.
Not everyone loves writing so, the one who loves writing choose to write blogs to share information through their writing. On the other hand, those who don’t prefer to make video vlogs so they can convey their message directly through a video.
YouTube is the largest platform on the internet for vlogging. People across the globe just love watching content on YouTube instead of any other platform.
Because of the popularity of video marketing, major social media platforms also included features that support videos. You can share your vlogs on almost all social media channels these days including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
What is Vlogger?
The person who creates vlogs is called a vlogger. A vlogger who vlogs on YouTube is also known as YouTube Vlogger.