How Different Is Blogging, and Vlogging?

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I'm starting to develop my own Youtube Channel, to learn video editing, if nothing, else. How different is blogging, vs, vlogging, anyway? I started a couple blogs in early 2014, but gave up, unable to get anyone to watch. Those that did watch praised the content, but that didn't seem to help much, getting views. I learned how to SEO, but it just didn't help, and that's because it's for blogs and youtube channels already successful.

How to avoid failure, this time? How to successfully market my channel, and avoid having it pass unseen, again?
#blogging #vlogging
  • Profile picture of the author DesignHackz
    Learn to drive traffic, or if you are sure that you created good content, make a partnership with someone that is good with traffic.

    Traffic is the lifeblood of a website, or online presence.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex The Lion
    You could always Vlog and Blog, there's no need to limit your audience to a single platform. Vlogging on YouTube is a great method for driving traffic to your blog on your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    With vlogging, you have to pay careful attention to your social media distribution channels.

    Also, you have to be very careful how you categorize and tag your videos

    Pay attention to these two factors (assuming you are going to be producing videos that actually add value to people's lives) and you should be good to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author Noitartst
    Okay; I would very much like to work with someone interested in trafficking, an have a good many ideas, i would like to share. Partnering with someone along the marketing/product division sounds like a great idea for someone like me, starting out.

    How to do that? How to search out a partnership? There a wiki, or article, for this?

    As to blog/vlogging, I hear that just pasting the link to your vlog on your blog works well, as video is the single-highest favored factor in terms of SEO. Just leave a transcript of what you say in the video after the link, and you're good.

    That seems like a non-synergistic approach, but appropriate for certain blogs, I would expect. As is, that approach just seems carbon-copy. A YouTube Video, though, with a link to your blog on related, or more-in-depth content, however, sounds about right.

    Okay--vlogging, and social media distribution, channels. I've heard of one Youtuber, after having promoted his channel over Twitter, and gotten over a thousand subscribers, decided to start over, because most of the subscriptions were dead--i.e., no one used them.

    I want to do this right, and also, because the only social media I use is Facebook, despite having a Twitter account. I'd like to try using it if I had a smartphone, but I don't yet.

    On Facebook, I sent my social network a series of news articles on Syria, which no one replied on, so I guess that shows my lack of skill, or tone-deafness,

    For blogging, at least, I know that there are only 150-300 topics available to blog about, and if your blog's not in one of the niches, then you'll never succeed, no matter how skilled you are, in everything else.

    I don't know if I focused my blogs correctly, for starters, but that is something I'll have have to take account of, in the future. As for YouTube vlogging, well, I'm working on some very interesting--and entertaining--and controversial, which self-promotes, of itself--articles, but I'm unsure how to promote them. I think they can fit within a sustainable niche, but in developing it, I'm unsure.

    Also, in the on-going course of learning video-editing, I made a Keyboard Cat video of SpongeBob, but don't know who, exactly, would be the proper constituency. Spongebob fans, I guess, but how to make them aware, exactly?

    As to SEO-ing on YouTube, how to do it? Tagging, on YouTube, is basically the same as SEO-ing, yes? I did that carefully, on my SpongeBob-Keyboard Cat creation, which you can see for yourself on my YouTube channel, dubbed, "Noitartst."
    As the specific piece, watch it here:
    As to categorizing, what do you mean? How do you "categorize" your videos?
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Not much different. You still have to drive targeted traffic to it and get subscribers to your blog. Make sure you promote your sign up form on every page, and for 1st time visitors, let them see a hover ad to spur new leads also. Do this proficiently and your income will slowly grow. Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Noitartst
      Don't know how to multi-quote, here, despite punching multiquote. Moving on...

      How to research the top YouTube channels in your genre, though? I just read this article here, about getting blog "influencers" to promote you for free: Blogger Outreach: Get Influencers to Promote You for Free

      In it, it specifically talked about how to research, and identify, the relevant blogs within your blog's field. Well, how, and with what tools, to do the same for YouTube channels?

      The rest seems pretty straightforward, but right now, I'm trying to identify my competition/herd. How do I do it?

      As is, I'm still trying to figure out what kind of videos I like to make, keep in mind.

      Promoting sign-up, for now, seems like a technical problem, as opposed to figuring out how to outreach, which at this time, I think is more important. I'll get to it, but there are a lot of problems to solve, not just one.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Noitartst View Post

    I'm starting to develop my own Youtube Channel, to learn video editing, if nothing, else. How different is blogging, vs, vlogging, anyway? I started a couple blogs in early 2014, but gave up, unable to get anyone to watch. Those that did watch praised the content, but that didn't seem to help much, getting views. I learned how to SEO, but it just didn't help, and that's because it's for blogs and youtube channels already successful.

    How to avoid failure, this time? How to successfully market my channel, and avoid having it pass unseen, again?
    If you keep producing quality content, eventually you will get noticed
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  • Profile picture of the author Stefan Shields
    I find that you can reach a larger audience vlogging but struggle to make any money from that audience.

    When blogging on the other hand it is much, much harder to reach a large audience but is significantly easier to achieve sales, sign ups etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author Noitartst
    As you know, I've been getting a lot of my ideas, here:Boost Blog Traffic

    They've said, for starting bloggers, to not focus on SEO, and instead on the blog influencers.

    Okay, so I'm trying to do that, but A big part of my problem, is, I haven't really defined my niche that I'm aiming, for. I just came out, with another vlog, an attack on George Lucas, here:

    This is a review, but it is also commentary. What exactly are the review channels, on YouTube? How do I define the niche for this, assuming there is one?

    You know, now that I think about it, given that there aren't any blogs/vlogs that I regularly have followed, I'm kind of at a disadvantage, in making something, and expecting others, to follow me. As is, I graze on individual articles, and video clips, without really focusing on a core group of sources. Expecting to be one myself, however, I don't have much to go on, as a role model, do I? "News and & Politics" on Youtube seems to be dominated by tv clips, not Youtuber commentary, though celebrity gossip, however, is big. It's Philip DiFranco's bread and butter, but that, I'm not passionate on, though I find a bit of gossip savory.

    I know that some blog topics just aren't blog-worthy, for any number of reasons. Well, I'm trying to find out what works for me, and my interests. Within my channel, Ihope others can apply insight.
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