How to Create a Vlog

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions to Get You Vlogging

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Creating a vlog is easy once you dive in and give it a try. Vlogging can also be a lot of fun. Follow the 10 easy steps below to create a vlog and join the world of video blogging.

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Here's How

  1. Get a Microphone - To record a video, you need to have a microphone that is compatible with your computer.

  2. Get a Webcam - Once you have a microphone, you need to get a webcam that allows you to record video and save it on your computer's hard drive.

  3. Prepare Your Vlog Content - Take some time to think about what you're going to say or do during your vlog.

  4. Record Your Vlog - Turn on your microphone, start your webcam and begin recording. Save the file when you're done.

  5. Upload Your Vlog File to YouTube or Google Video - Upload your vlog file to a site like YouTube or Google Video where you can store it online. Note: See the Tips below to learn an alternate method to insert your video into a blog post.

  6. Get the Embedding Code of Your Uploaded Vlog File - Once you upload your vlog file to YouTube or Google Video, copy the embedding code and keep it handy.

  7. Create a New Blog Post - Open your blogging application and create a new blog post. Give it a title and add any text you'd like to introduce your vlog.

  8. Paste the Embedding Code for Your Vlog File Into Your New Blog Post - Using the embedding code you copied earlier for your uploaded vlog file, paste that information into the code of your new blog post.

  9. Publish Your New Blog Post - Select the publish button in your blogging application to send your new blog post with your vlog in it live online.

  10. Test Your Vlog - Open your new live blog post and view your vlog entry to ensure it's working correctly.

Tips

  • If your blogging platform includes an icon in the post editor to upload a video directly into your post, select that icon and follow the steps given to upload your video directly into your blog post rather than uploading it to a separate site and copying the embedding code as described in Steps 5, 6 and 7 above.
  • You can also use external video equipment such as a digital video camera to record vlogs, download them to your computer then insert them into a blog post rather than recording directly on your computer.

What You Need

  • Microphone compatible with your computer
  • Webcam compatible with your computer