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Sep 19, 2019 14:31:14

From Blogging to Vlogging

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Basile Samel

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I've started experimenting with a new content format: a vlog to complement my daily blog. 

Now it's gotten easy to write consistently every day, I'm free to focus on improving the quality and distribution of my posts.

The good thing with writing is that it can become an opportunity for literally anything: a newsletter, a podcast, a course, a book... writing is the pillar of content creation.

I want to expand my comfort zone by improving my speaking skills, so I hesitated between a podcast and a vlog. A podcast would be quicker to record and publish, but the time difference with vlogging is not that big if I keep it short and minimalist. Videos still generate more traffic than podcasts. 

If I were to start vlogging regularly, it would be to support my business goals. To sell more, I need to reach a wider audience while creating stronger relationships, and videos are better than podcasts regarging this aspect. Humans are visual animals, our appearance enables trust, that's how we get to interact (or not) with other. That was the deciding point.

I'm still unsure of the format of the vlog. I have to try out different things. It has to be useful for my audience, but not too time-consuming when it's performed every day. Or maybe I could just slice and dice my articles to come up with more long-form content I could translate into videos.

Live-streaming was another alternative but it's too time-consuming for my viewers and I wouldn't stay consistent.

Vlogging also makes sense because it's still uncharted territory in the maker niche. Maybe a good use of vlogging would be to review my work while offering tips and tricks to aspiring entrepreneurs.

What do you think? What would you like to see?

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    You continue to inspire me everyday. 👍🏼
    I totally agree that vlogging would maximize traffic in the maker space.
    It's not totally uncharted though... Pat Walls and Nathan Barry are good examples of makers who are currently using the medium and they seem to have gotten the format down.
    I've considered exploring vlog myself, but unsure what I would do with it.
    Also, I have an accent and I'm very self-conscious about it 😅

    carlos beas avatar carlos beas | Sep 19, 2019 14:22:18
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      @carlosbeas One video a month is not enough to be competitive on Youtube if you're not already well-known + two makers in the whole community is not enough to make conclusions :P

      Haha ho man I have the worst French accent! :D I don't care though, it would only add originality to my creations.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Sep 20, 2019 10:04:14
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    @basilesamel I wanna watch your vlogs

    Abe avatar Abe | Sep 19, 2019 20:39:18
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      @abrahamKim soon I hope :D Just need a nice idea for the format and what it should be about. Any idea?

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Sep 19, 2019 21:40:55
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      @basilesamel I would love as a viewer a shitty phone camera format one documenting your road to ramen. Nothing fancy. This isnt road to caviar.

      Abe avatar Abe | Sep 19, 2019 23:29:23
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      @basilesamel also because of your domain. would be cool to have very short snippets of code screenshares

      Abe avatar Abe | Sep 19, 2019 23:41:22
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      @abrahamKim Road to caviar :'D
      I thought about just documenting my day, but I think it's not enough content to make it entertaining.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Sep 20, 2019 10:07:43
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      But didn't you begin writing knowing that 200 words wouldn't be enough to entertain someone?

      Abe avatar Abe | Sep 20, 2019 14:37:17
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      @abrahamKim Yeah true! But it was entertaining me at least :P

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Sep 20, 2019 15:25:27
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      Find a way to vlog that is entertaining to you?

      What kind of vlog would entertain you to make? If that's not possible, maybe
      for now vlogging isn't the right medium for you at this time?

      Abe avatar Abe | Sep 21, 2019 19:32:17
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      @abrahamKim yes I need to give it some thoughts before choosing

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Sep 21, 2019 19:42:15
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      @abrahamKim yes I need to give it some thoughts before choosing

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Sep 21, 2019 19:42:15
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