The internet was still just a pup when people recognized it was a one-of-a-kind opportunity to have to a voice in the world. It started with sharing ideas via weblog, or blog, and burgeoned into a video dynamo where anyone can post video content online just for fun or even to make a living.
It’s called vlogging and it’s easier than you think. All you need is an interesting concept, a little know-how and some basic equipment. Millions are using video-sharing websites like YouTube and Vimeo to bring marketable information and unique perspectives on life to enchanted internet audiences. Could you be the next online sensation?
If you supply the idea, I’ll give you the rest of the scoop on what vlogging is all about, what you need to do get started and even a few ideas to help you make a few bucks.
What exactly is Vlogging?
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what can you say with video? More than a half billion viewers around the globe watch video content daily and if you have something to share, a video presence gets the attention pen and paper doesn’t.
Vlogging, or videologging, was a natural progression from early column-style blogs and took off in 2005 when YouTube, the world’s first website where anyone could share a video, was born.
The process was a little more complicated in the beginning. YouTube’s first video was a 19-second zoo-shot tutorial from one of its founders about elephant trunks. Today, some of the internet’s most popular vloggers shoot and upload videos from a simple smartphone. If you can use your phone’s camera to record a ballet recital or your kitten’s adorable antics, you can be a vlogger. [Read more…]