Because of its appealing effect to billions of young people worldwide, video blogging is now considered as global phenomena. And even more so with video entertainment whereby you direct and control the entire proceedings.
Video blogs are more popularly known as vlogs with those who are born or growing up in the post-internet arena. They are also perceived as interactive web diaries since readers can view recent videos apart from just text and images.
No longer is multi-media and mass communication solely exclusive to rich business owners, celebrities and corporations with big budget. Today anyone with a digital camcorder or PC webcam can upload their own video channels be it sharing about themselves, products, services and tips to audiences who need to know more. This is where fast money is being made.
Since birth, video sites like Youtube, Viddler and MySpace are now valuable resources for people wanting to post their videos be it marketing or non-marketing activities.
Having mentioned, you probably ask Ė what should my blog content be?
Even if I donít tell you, the answer is very obvious.
What you like and donít like. Your unforgettable experiences, moments, struggles etc. Your favourite video games, variety shows, sports, music, movies, reality series, drama etc.
For events like weddings, graduations and birthdays, some bloggers like to upload numerous pictures and videos in their blogs. One good example is Alvin Phang who recently got married. He together with Rob Benwell are two most successful bloggers I have encountered in the internet marketing community.
Based on these, you may want to start with an article a day. Once you have come with five or six posts, it is time to use your webcam or camcorder. Learn how to play, pause and record. The reason why I want you to write articles is to boast your confidence in talking and being able to present naturally in front of the camera. This works wonders for introverts like myself who do not feel comfortable sharing in public. But if you are exact opposite, go and do a video right away. Go and familiarize yourself on how to use webcam or camcorder. Get someone to help you if you have to. Here are 4 basic steps on how to get your vlogs to work for you.
Imagine how your vlog will look like. Title, keywords, heading and contents. All these 3 play a crucial role in your blog success.
2. Blog Design
You need to select your blog design or theme who should be relevant to your content.
3. Uploading Your Blog
Once you select the theme and finished your site with all necessary content, it is time to upload your blog for everyone to see.
But if you are not comfortable doing, just do not do videos as yet .
Many times, having something simple and easy to understand is a blessing as compared to possessing sophisticated sites.
4. Ping Your Blog
The final step is to ping your blog so that major search engines like Google, MSN and Yahoo will start noticing and announcing it to the whole world.
So what do I mean by the word ping?
It is informing both search engines and blog directories that you created a new post on your blog. If they find our blog updated, the chances of increasing the traffic automatically increases.
Nevertheless, this method will guarantee that spiders will come to your site and that you will get listed in all the major search engines with minimal effort and no money in about 2-3 days.