In theory, to be a vlogger, all you need is a camera and about 6 minutes to talk at it. Here is my question for you: if I sat in front of my smartphone and recorded a video explaining what I ate for breakfast every morning, would you tune in? Probably not. Why? Because, honestly, you would get bored of hearing about my bowl of scrambled eggs and tomatoes after about two days.
Before you upload your first video to YouTube, I have a few tips.
To start, it is important to be passionate and create videos that share what you love. You should focus on sharing stories. Each story should have a beginning, middle, and end. The beginning sets up the story, it tells what is going on and describes the mood. The middle needs to describe the conflict. It tells viewers what the point of the video is and describes why people should watch to the end. Finally, the end should describe the resolution of the situation. This allows the audience to connect emotions to what has happened.
When vlogging, it is important to make your audience feel engaged and welcomed. Those who are watching your video want to feel like they are involved in the conversation with you. Each video should have a topic that you are well educated on and have first-hand experience of. In addition, it is important to stay consistent when sharing your message. Quality, properly edited videos will speak to your target audience.
To conclude, in order to be successful when vlogging, one should tell an engaging story. In order to keep the audience interested and engaged, share information on a topic you are knowledgeable of.
Would you consider turning your camera on and turning your thoughts into a vlog?