Vlogging is a term that has gained a lot of popularity over the past couple of years. It is not only a new but trendy way of engaging with an audience and getting new followers on your social media accounts.
Since YouTube came into the picture, vlogging has become a popular way of creating content to the point where it has become a steady income for so many people around the globe. That said, a good amount of time and effort is needed to earn an income through vlogging.
In this article, we’ll be discussing vlogging and why it has become so popular. Read on to find out more.
What is a Vlog?
A vlog is a short form for a “video blog”, in fact, it’s also known as a “video log”. In other words, it refers to the kind of blog where the majority of its content is in a video format.
Vlog posts, in general, consist of an individual creating videos of themselves where they speak on a particular topic such as food reviews, attending an event, or even reporting an incident. Moreover, you can also share your love for traveling, art, cooking, and so much more.
There are vloggers out there that use social media to create blogs to share their music and artistic skills. What we’re trying to say here is that similar to how blogs work, vlogging can be about almost anything you want to share on the internet.
Vlog is a term used by many YouTubers today who don’t use blogs but post videos updated through YouTube, and any other similar platforms. In addition, they promote themselves as vloggers on their social media accounts.
Vloggers also tend to do live broadcasts on their social media channels such as Instagram and Facebook. Once you have managed to edit your video in a way that the viewer will enjoy, you can finally upload it, or upload it in a post on your website or blog so that your followers can see it.
How Have Smartphones Impacted the Vlogging World?
Technological advancements have impacted the world of vlogging but in a good way. For instance, vloggers now have access to portable equipment which makes it easy for them to vlog from any location, no matter how remote.
Smartphones are also portable, and with how advanced their camera technology has become, vloggers now have it easy when it comes to getting the job done without the need of not only buying but carrying experience and heavy equipment wherever they go.
In fact, today, you can record videos in 8K resolution on certain smartphones. Most of the latest smartphones tend to have features like slow motion, optical image stabilization, and autofocus. All of these features ensure that you produce decent and high-resolution video footage.
Smartphones are convenient and easy to carry as compared to professional cameras. All you need to do is keep them at your arm’s length and start recording. You can also purchase additional accessories, like selfie sticks to make it effortless for you to record vlogs.
Why Is Vlogging Popular?
Blogging has been around for a while now. When the internet first happened, it barely took that much time before people started poking videos of themselves online. These videos usually consisted of them traveling or sharing their daily routine.
When YouTube was introduced in 2005, vlogging became even more popular and is not one of the most popular forms of content creation. We are sure you must have wondered at some point, what’s so amazing about vlogging, or why it is so popular.
Well, for starters, vlogs are highly engaging. They are a great way if you want to connect and grab the audience’s attention. With the help of vlogs, people get to know how you feel about certain things, and how your life is in general.
Moreover, blogging also gives one the freedom to express themselves. This form of content allows influencers and creators to share their experiences with the viewers. Part of connecting with the audience, the vlogging atmosphere also makes it more enjoyable for viewers to digest entertainment.
And, with this, comes along the possibility for vloggers to earn an income. Hence, these are all the reasons for its popularity.
All in All
Vlogging is the one trend that will only grow with time, as the internet becomes more and more accessible, especially in rural and remote areas. This allows people in such areas to make an income, where otherwise it’s not as easy.
We hope you now understand what vlogging is entitled to, how smartphones have encouraged it, and the reason for its popularity.