I ventured into the vlogging arena recently with my Copyediting with Keli series in which I share tips on how to put the final polish on your manuscripts. You can view my vlog posts here on my blog on Mondays, or you can visit the YouTube channel for Keli Gwyn where you can see them all in one place.
I’m not a techno whiz, so learning to vlog has been a s-t-r-e-t-c-h. Sitting in front of a camera can be a bit intimidating. I’ve made my fair share of mistakes as you can see . . .
Even though vlogging may present some challenges at first, vlog posts can add a fun element to a blog. Visitors have the opportunity to see and hear the blogger rather than just reading static text, which works well for those who are visuals learners.
The blogger gets the opportunity to explore new skills. I like to think of my venture into vlogging as a way to use the technology available to me, hone my speaking skills, and reach a potentially larger audience through my YouTube channel.
In addition I’m getting used to seeing and hearing myself as others do. I don’t know about you, but that can be kinda freaky at first. Who knew I had more wrinkles than Dumbo’s knees and a voice reminiscent of Minnie Mouse? 🙂
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Have you considered the idea of adding vlog posts to your blog?
What do you see as the benefits and downsides of vlog posts?
Does sitting in front of a video camera freak you out?