What is Video Blogging? How to Create Your Own Blog

Create your own vlog

vlogging upward facing dog yoga pose on patio deck
Vloggers make good use of their time.  Hero Images/Getty Images

Video blogging is becoming more and more popular on the internet. Once you purchase your camcorder you may want to consider starting your own video blog.

What is Video Blogging?

Video blogging or vlogging is when you make a video and post it on the internet with the intention of getting a response from viewers. In most cases blogs are done in a series where the blogger will put out one blog per week, or per month on a particular topic.

What Equipment Do I Need to Make a Video Blog?

To have your own video blog all you need is a camcorder and a computer with video editing software installed onto it. Popular video editing programs for vloggers are iMovie and Final Cut Pro. These allow you to edit the final video into something you're proud of; you can crop out mistakes or mishaps and include whatever you want.

Once you have made your vlog with a video editing program, you will also need to find a site to host it so you can share your vlog with the world and access (preferable high speed) to the internet to upload your final vlog.

What Do I Make a Vlog About?

There are no real rules for vlogging. You can make a vlog about anything you want. The important thing is to pick a topic that you are passionate about and can stick with. A vlog isn’t much of a vlog with just one episode.

Create Your Own Vlog

Video blogging is becoming more and more popular on the internet. Once you purchase your camcorder you may want to consider starting your own video blog, like the yoga mom in the photo shown here.

Where Do I Post My Vlog?

Most people simple create a YouTube account and have their own channel to post vlogs to. Others create a full, separate website. YouTube is the easiest way to pick up viewers quickly; it's tougher to work with a separate website and gather the traffic to make your vlogging worth your time.