Blogging or Vlogging?

By: | April 21, 2017 | Tags: ,

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If you want to create an online presence for yourself, there are two ways to go about making it happen. Your first option is to become a blogger. This is all about written content and connecting with readers via blogs. Alternatively, you could turn to vlogging. This is when you use videos, and platforms such as Vimeo and YouTube to get your message and personality across. But which is better for you? You need to learn more about each option to help you decide.

Blogging

Anyone Can Get Started

If you want to start blogging, you just need to start blogging. There is no reason why it has to be any more difficult than that. Literally, anyone can start their own blog and get it up and running in no time at all. It doesn’t have to be a big struggle for you. Of course, getting your voice heard and directing traffic to your blog is more difficult. But getting started really is very simple indeed.

Monetization Won’t Come Quickly

When you just start out, it’s easy to get impatient because monetization is not something that’s going to come quickly for you. In fact, it’s going to take a lot of time and hard work if you want to make it happen. You will need to build an audience in a natural and organic kind of way. Otherwise, you will never be able to make ad revenue from your blog.

You Can Experiment and Try Lots of Different Types of Blogging

Blogging comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes. And that means that you can try many different types of blogging before you have to decide which one is right for you. There is nothing wrong with trying tech blogging to begin with before deciding that you’re actually better at and more interested in sports blogging.

Vlogging

Higher Startup Costs

Vlogging requires you to have more equipment than blogging, and that makes it harder to get started. You need a decent camera setup, audio equipment, and editing software. There are cheap solutions to all of those things. But if you keep the costs low, the quality might suffer too, so keep that in mind. You might not have a problem with low quality, to begin with.

Potentially Higher Returns Too

Many people find that an audience can be built more quickly via vlogging than blogging. That’s because people find it easier to engage with good video content. The word of a new vlog account can spread more quickly. It does need to be professional-looking, though, so use a video thumbnail maker and choose great titles. Once that’s covered, people will start to take an interest, your subscriber count will grow steadily, and the returns can be pretty good before long.

More Invasive, and Openness is Required

If you want to be a vlogger, you will have to share a lot of your life with people. It’s all about being open and authentic. If your videos aren’t either of those things, people will never watch them on a consistent and regular basis. You need to be prepared for that because not everyone enjoys being so open.

Bloggers can choose between blogging and vlogging to distribute their content

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  1. Gilly | at 2:59 am

    Vlogging definitely grows subscribers and income faster than blogging but it is fraught with different, bigger issues if you don’t know what you are doing. You need to be tenacious (and fearless at times!) to stick with it. It can be a lot more time consuming too, depending on what you are doing.

    • Janice Wald | at 11:47 am

      Hi Gilly,
      I have made a few videos but have yet to see it transfer to blog traffic or money. Actually, I read it doesn’t transfer. Do you make videos? When you say it grows subscribers faster and income than blogging do you mean to your YouTube Channel or to your blog? I do plan to pursue video making. It sounds like I should from what you wrote.
      Janice
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  2. Susan Velez | at 4:56 am

    Hi Janice,

    I agree it takes a lot of hard work to build a blog. However, I do believe that in the end it will definitely be worth it. I haven’t tried vlogging to tell you the truth.

    I’m not the type of blogger who wants to share every aspect of my life with my readers. I’m working on writing better blog posts and sharing more of myself.

    I’ve discovered that the blogs that I love reading are the ones that share a part of their lives. Their struggles, stories and let’s us into their lives.

    It’s definitely important to find out what type of content you want to put out for your readers, whether it’s content or videos.

    Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend 🙂

    Susan

  3. Donna DeGuglielmo | at 6:15 am

    Thank you Janice another great post … I just starting vlogging and need to add video thumbnail and need to write captions and such thank you for that … I found the set up to fairly easy though. I am not the best but I am getting there. I do a short post with the vlog… I am not sure if that is good … more than a few sentences. maybe between 100 – 300 words…
    best to all see you in the blogosphere or now the vlogosphere 🙂 he he he blessings to all.

  4. Samuel Wilshere | at 10:00 pm

    Vblogging is easy as there is no typing involved and since it is interactive, people are going to get engaged with your brand.

    • Janice Wald | at 11:44 pm

      Hi BBFFM,
      I am so glad you’ve found a way to write!
      1. I don’t remember.
      2. I get really vain yet I want to ride the trend if that’s what content consumers want.
      BBFFJ

  5. Rupali | at 8:06 am

    this sounds exciting, but creating compelling videos needs different skill set…if you post something that guides us to create such videos will be extremely helpful

  6. Joy Healey | at 3:46 pm

    Hi Janice,

    Vlogging most certainly isn’t for me! I hate being in front of any kind of camera – still or video LOL

    I’m far more comfortable writing. Also because online is a part-time business for me there would be times when my offline businesses have to take precedence, so I don’t think I could manage the consistency.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

  7. Sarah Harris | at 3:50 pm

    My kids will find this encouraging news as they both want to be vloggers. I’ll stay behind my keyboard and blog probably – and proudly share their vlogs eventually! 😀 I appreciate you doing the comparison! It’s a question I’ve had!

  8. Gentle Joy Homemaker | at 6:34 am

    I was glad to read about vlogging…. I am a blogger and enjoy it, have much interaction w/ my readers in comments and am growing, but I have not monetized yet. Vlogging has been a new subject for me… and I will mull it over for a while before I start thinking seriously of it. I appreciate the information. I am a writer and teacher, so it has an appeal, but many things to consider… 🙂 Thank you.

  9. Krishan Kargwal | at 1:30 am

    Hi
    Aha very nice content and impressive details. Good to read this discussion. Surely this will help us for further. Keep doing good work. Very good luck to your bright future.
    Cheers

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