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Helpful Blogging Links: Tips for Better Vlogging (video blogging)

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Vlogging is something I’ve tried a few times, but I’m just not comfortable in front of the camera. I’m working on it, but it’s a struggle. For all you extroverts and interested parties out there, though, I think you’ll find today’s links especially helpful if you want to try your hand at vlogging (video blogging). It’s a great way to take the relationship with your readers to another level.

  • HOW TO: Make a Great How-To Video via Mashable. This article walks you through five of the basic steps you need to consider before (and during) you produce your next vlog. You might also want to check out 4 Tips for Producing Quality Web Videos (also via Mashable).
  • Video and Vlog-It! via Danielle Smith. Danielle is a friend of mine who is known throughout the blogosphere as the go-to gal for vlogging. In a former life she was a news anchor and she knows her way around a camera. She has vlogging down to an art and she shares her experience with you several times a week in the form of video tips to take your own vlogs to the next level. She’s pro and you’ll learn a lot from her.
  • Simple Vlogging Tips by Jendi. Jendi’s another friend of mine who fell in love with vlogging back in 2008. Every Friday she challenges you to practice your vlogging skills by giving you a topic to vlog on — then you have a week to produce the video.
  • How to Be a Vlogging Superstar via Wellsphere. Beth (aka RoleMommy) gives some solid advice about how to start vlogging (hint: be a storyteller). Regardless of the topic, if RoleMommy’s talking, I’m listening.
  • Discover the secrets to starting a successful blog by reading this article on how to start a blog that people will love

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  3. Another great way to start vlogging is “Monday Mingle”. I host this each Monday on Eighty MPH Mom. Three questions are posted each week, and participants answer them via “vlog” and post it on their blog. They then link up on Eighty MPH Mom. It is super fun and also a great way to meet other bloggers.

  4. Great List! I just posted a video post on my blog. You know I might even start a video blog. Thanks for the idea! *I’m totally going to subscribe!

    1. John Paul, Thanks for the tips now all I need is the courage to get out there and vlog on a weekly basis. For some I guess its easy. For me its a different story!

  5. Yoli,

    That’s good news about conquering your introvertedness! I’m still working on it, myself. 🙂 lol It just takes consistent practice in front of the camera.

  6. Okay – my first comment didn’t go through so my P.S. is first. Good thing you didn’t say that I’m a pro at commenting. 🙂

    Thank you so much for the recommendation. I truly love vlogging and teaching others.

  7. Thank you for this list. I have been able to conquer my introvertness thanks to Jendi, Danielle and Lizzie B. They are all great teachers, communicators and a fountain of inspiration. Must go and check Beth’s tips now.

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