Coming up with fresh, new content for your blog can be a time consuming and frustrating task at times – continually thinking up different topics can be hard and every writer will suffer from writer’s block at some point or another. Taking the time to put a creative spin on the typical blog post can sometimes be the facelift that your blog needs, which is why v-logs can be exactly the right tool to utilize to change things up a bit.
First things first, what’s a v-log?
In its most basic explanation v-logging is video-blogging. You’ll take a blog idea and instead of writing it out for your readers to read, you’ll film it and embed the video in your blog so that your readers can watch it. This is a unique way to create a stronger bond between you and your readers because they get to not only see you but hear you talking as well, which will make them feel like they know you better. It gives your readers a chance to take the personality that they’ve grown accustomed to reading and connect with it, thus putting a face to a name. Forming a strong and unique bond with your readers will help to solidify your place in the blogging world.
So how do you make one?
The setup is essentially the same as a typical written out blog post – you’ll need to predetermine what you want your v-log to be about and then spend some time figuring out what it is exactly that you want to say. Maybe you want to appeal to your readers for any questions they may have for you and then answer them in video format, or conduct an interview with someone of interest to your target audience. Like any blog post, you’ll need to go through after you’ve filmed it and re-watch it and edit it to make sure that it’s cohesive and comprehensible. You don’t throw up a blog post without checking for errors, and you don’t want to do that with a v-log either.
V-logs are also a great way to increase your blog’s traffic because you’re able to share it on different forms of social media, even those typically closed to bloggers, such as YouTube. Not to mention, it’s a way to differentiate you from the norm. Hundreds of thousands of people are blogging out there; while very few are v-logging.
Lights, Camera, ACTION!
Breaking out of the normal cookie-cutter routine is one of the best ways to give your blog renewed life. While you don’t want to switch to solely v-logging, it is a fun way to incorporate new things on your blog, both for you and your readers.
Melanie Slaugh is enthusiastic about the growing prospects and opportunities of various industries and writing articles on various consumer goods and services as a freelance writer. She writes extensively for internet service providers and also topics related to internet service providers in my area for presenting the consumers, the information they need to choose the right Internet package for them. She can be reached at slaugh.slaugh907 @ gmail.com.