What’s with the increase in video blogging lately? It seems like if you own a Mac and don’t video blog, something is wrong with you. I can’t name one of my friends who has a Mac and doesn’t video blog. Seriously. To me video blogging is the new hotness.
So why do so many choose to video blog?
When the audience watches a video blog they feel a sense of connectivity with the blogger, which is on a completely different level than they would normally be on if they were just reading text. The blogger can speak more freely and in a tone that can only be conveyed while listening.
It also lets the reader see what the blogger is really like. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they present themselves and the mannerisms they use while talking to the camera.
My friends who all video blog on a regular basis tell me that one of the main reasons they do it is because they’re too lazy to write. It’s easier to talk than write as they put it. Many times I see a video post that looks like the author is winging it on the spot. Sometimes these can be the best posts because it’s a true representation of the blogger’s real thoughts – whether he/she is lazy or not. Video blogging can also help the lazy reader out as well. Why read when you can sit and watch, right?
I’m sure there’s other reasons why video bloggers do what they do, but I’m too lazy to write about them.
My Favourite Video Bloggers
- Lonelygirl15 – (Don’t worry, the link is work safe. It only sounds dirty)
- Chris Pirillo – Geeky tech guy that somehow managed to score the #1 result on Google for keyword ‘Chris’.
- iJustine – Justine Ezarik from TastyBlogSnack.com
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