Blogger or Vlogger – The Same Rules Apply


As Bloggers we all know there are certain ‘rules’ that apply to having a successful Blog. Yet sometimes when making that additional step to becoming a Vlogger we forget that the same rules apply. Creating a YouTube Channel and simply posting videos doesn’t create success anymore than creating content and posting it without any interaction or promotion will work for your Blog.

Taking the same rules you applied to your success as a Blogger and applying them to your success as a Vlogger can not only increase your Channel’s views and shares but your subscribers as well which in turn increases your Channel’s impact with Brands. How? Let me share a few ways with you…

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THE RULES

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Blogger – Subscribe/ Vlogger – Subscribe

What do we all do when we come across a Blog that we know we want to keep up with and never miss a post from? Subscribe. We subscribe to their site by email, newsletter or RSS Feed but however we do it we make sure that when that Blogger post we know. By doing this we let that Blogger know ‘I like you and what you are doing‘ this makes that Blogger that much more likely to return the love.

The same applies to being a Vlogger. Be active. Subscribe to fellow Vlogger’s Channels. You will see their newest videos on your What To Watch and you will have the opportunity to stay ‘in the know’ on what is going on with them. This will also let that Vlogger know that you want to get to know them as a Vlogger and what their Channel has to offer you as a Viewer. In turn they may return to your site and offer you the same Subscriber support.

 

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Blogger – Read / Vlogger – Watch

The same way you read your favorite Bloggers posts faithfully you should watch your favorite Vloggers videos. By watching their videos you not only give their channel additional views but you get to know them as a Vlogger, person and brand the same way reading a fellow Blogger’s content allows you to get to know them as a writer and their site as a brand.

Just like a Blogger’s site thrives from views and engagement a Vlogger’s Channel is impacted greatly by the amount of views they have. Views mean that people are watching. People watching means their influence is increased.

 

Blogger Or Vlogger - The Same Rules Apply | MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter.comBlogger – Comment / Vlogger – Comment

Did you know you can comment directly to the Vlogger on YouTube the same as on a Blog? You can and you should. I know as Bloggers we all love when we get those comment notifications because it means that what we wrote had an impact. The person reading it had a reaction and was kind enough to share it with us. They are offering us feedback that can help improve and encourage our future content.

To comment on a video is no different. When you leave a comment on a Vlogger’s video you let them know that what they said meant something and that you could either relate or it reached you in some way. Your video comments help a Vlogger understand what they may need to change, adjust or keep the same for future videos. In all situations, your comments are valuable!

 

Blogger Or Vlogger - The Same Rules Apply | MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter.comBlogger – Support, Share & Promote / Vlogger – Support, Share, Promote

What’s the first thing you do after you read a post you like? Share it. Pin, Tweet, Facebook, Google+ whichever you choose you get the word out “This is some great content and I think you should check it out too!”

You can do the same thing for your favorite Vlogger’s video. Just like a Blog has share buttons YouTube offers a convenient way for you to share a video on many different Social Media networks with one simple click. Doing this will offer that Vlogger the same share support that you give Blogger’s everyday.

Don’t let your Channel rely solely on your Viewers – just like you share and promote your posts you should schedule the same attention to your Vlog content as well. 

 

Bonus Tip

Blogger Or Vlogger - The Same Rules Apply | MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter.comBlogger – Post Regularly / Vlogger – Be Consistent

Bloggers know that staying present with your Readers is essential to maintaining their support and turning them into Followers. A Reader may visit your site every once in a while to see what you’re up to but a Follower looks forward to your content and your next post. By establishing a regular posting schedule you give them something to rely on.

This can be beneficial as a Vlogger as well. When you are constant in your video publishing you give your Viewers the opportunity to ‘tune in regularly’ they know when you post and how often they can look forward to new content.

As with anything, be careful not to set yourself up for a downfall in either of these situations. Be careful when posting set times, dates and frequency for posts on both a Blog and Vlog. If you promise your Followers and Subscribers something every Thursday at 6pm and life happens you may loose a few people.

Instead I would suggest to simply do it. If you are there every week your Followers and Viewers will be to but you still allow yourself the wiggle room in case you can’t post until Friday instead of Thursday. You made your weekly post but didn’t box yourself in to one day. This leads to less disappointment from your Viewers.

Have you ventured beyond your URL and started to Vlog on a regular basis?

How have you approached the success of your Channel?

Do you support fellow Vloggers like you would a fellow Blogger? 

 

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86 thoughts on “Blogger or Vlogger – The Same Rules Apply

  • klg1982

    I have never really considered vlogging, but this is really interesting. I don't usually follow that community, but I love those Parodies parents do to songs.

  • chbernard

    Thanks for sharing! I have considered vlogging but also sometimes get annoyed when I click on a post expecting to read about a topic and end up finding a video instead. Definitely something I am considering though so this is very helpful!

  • HilLesha

    I'm honestly not a fan of vlogging, but I agree with you that the rules with blogging can easily apply with vlogging. Wonderful reminder, especially for those who are wanting to have a popular YouTube channel.

    HilLesha

  • Rosey

    That's a good tip to leave the vlogger constructive feedback, positive even. I think viewers do sometimes see things we miss when using the recorder and of course it is good to know!

  • Maria-Teresa A

    I've always wanted to try vlogging but have been a bit shy to dive in. I agree with all of your points though – blogging and vlogging is very similar! I do think that users are more inclined to comment on Vlogs though as opposed to blogs (as I'm writing this…). I talso hink that vloggers also need to have an 'on screen personality,' which can be a barrier to many bloggers.

    Xoxo,
    Tee http://www.fashionfoodflair.com

    • MrsTee Post author

      True Maria …you definitely need a good personality that engages people in order to be on camera. I encourage you to give it a try thought 😀

  • notjustpaperandpaint

    I have considered trying some videos. Need to work on a good "stage" area. I do some live TV so I'm used to it.

    • MrsTee Post author

      Oh Live TV experience is definitely a bonus! I only recently set up a real \’stage area\’ but for Vlogs it\’s wherever I am … LOL

  • Fi Ni Neachtain

    Really great post, full of things people really should do if they want to be even remotely successful. I tried vlogging but have no idea how to edit videos and I thought mine looked awful haha 🙂

  • Rebecca Swenor

    This is awesome information for the bloggers and the vloggers. They do have basically the same rules but I believe one of the main things to being successful for both is consistency. I don't know to much about the vlogging but I do know more and more are doing it. Vlogging is one thing I will be checking out. Thanks for sharing.

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks Rebecca! There are of course difference but so many things that are the same it can take a bit of the nerves away from starting it.

  • mythirtyspot

    These are great tips. I have thought about vlogging, but it is a whole new realm and it does take a lot of work, but so does blogging too. I may have to reconsider with your good tips! – Erin Kennedy

  • The Trophy WifeStyle

    Hehehe not gunna lie I'm kinda a vlogging hater…. I'm so old school for not being an old person lol… I have a feeling that it will eventually run off on me though like everything else on the interwebs 😉

    • MrsTee Post author

      Oh No! Please don’t hate us…LOL It’s really a great way to extend and get to know your followers in a different way but it isn’t for everyone 😀

  • Jaime Nicole

    Not vlogging yet. I am trying to work up to it, but I am not sure when I would do it. Blogging is usually something I am doing with dogs barking and kids running around or playing instruments – not sure how well that would translate to video!
    My recent post 4 Reasons Why Solo Parenting Can Be Awesome.

    • MrsTee Post author

      Maybe soon Jaime 😀 I would love to see you give it a try. Vlogging much like Blogging is something you have to have a passion for but once you do it\’s addictive 😀 LOL..Take out the dogs and swap them for 4 loud Kiddies and we are the same 😀

  • Terri Ramsey Beavers

    I've been wanting to become a vlogger and have made a couple of short videos but my cam video is not the best. I've been researching to find a good camcorder. Thanks so much for all of the wonderful tips. When I do get started, they will sure come in handy.

    • MrsTee Post author

      Well I initially used my iPad and for my Vlogs I actually use my iPhone. Just be sure if you use your phone to turn it horizontal to avoid the two black bars on either side of your video. A good smartphone can actually go a long way when used properly 😀

  • Robin Masshole Mommy

    I have tried vlogging a few times, but honestly – I have no interest in watching other people's videos, so I stopped making my own because it made me feel like a hypocrite LOL.

    • MrsTee Post author

      Hi Liz! What are you using to record? I started out with my iPad and use my iPhone for my Vlogs…fancy equipment is not always a must. Let me know when you get started I can’t wait to watch! 😀

  • Heather

    I've done a couple of V-logs and while you might think it's easy to just sit behind the camera and spit out a v-log, it's not. I've had to do so many re-takes simply because I got tongue tied or said something wrong, or realized I should have highlighted on something that I hadn't…then instead of editing text, you have to redo the whole thing again. Not saying I'll never do it again, but you are right the same guidelines exist.

    • MrsTee Post author

      No you’re right Heather it is so much more than just talking. I found once I learned how to be myself it came easier. I even keep in my blunders here and there because it helps keep it real. 🙂

    • MrsTee Post author

      You don’t need to be tech savvy…all you need is a camera and a good program. Let me know if you decide to venture in again and if I can help in anyway 😀

  • Audrey (Trihardmom)

    Great tips! I have not started any vlogging yet – my blog itself is only about 7 months old and I feel like I am still trying to get all the rules and avenues you can use for a blog down pat. In the future, these tips will come in handy when I begin making videos! I really enjoy videos that have product reviews so you can get a real feel for a bag just like seeing it in person.
    My recent post Kids repeat everything!

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks so much Audrey!! I understand Master one thing before taking on another. I did the same thing – I didn\’t really start vlogging until last year. Once you decided to start with videos let me know so I can support 😀

  • Jeannette

    This is an interesting read! I've gotten behind my camera a time or two but it's always been a part of something I posted on a blog and I was curious about how being a true vlogger worked. It makes sense that the same guidelines would apply.

  • Megan Elford

    I've just started adding videos to many of my blog posts. I'm not sure if it's vlogging exactly, because most of it is not the typical talking head style. Still, the same rules about promoting apply. I'm still working on watching and commenting on other vlogs, but I'm slowly getting there!

  • Joanne T Ferguson

    Great tips and thanks for highlighting today! I have learned something new! I think a lot of bloggers are going into trying to be vbloggers and to be honest, most people don't really have the time to read blog posts daily! I just think there is a glut of videos from bloggers…too many…but perhaps is just me!

  • Suzanne A. Lucas

    I haven't worked up the guts to start vlogging — mostly because I can't stand to see myself on camera, but also because I can hardly keep up with my own blogs. Would you say vlogging is easier or harder in terms of time and effort? I'd be interested in your experience with it.

    Stopping by from the Creative Style linkup.
    My recent post The Great Duchess Hair Twirl and Four Other Life-Changing News Stories You May Have Missed This Year

    • MrsTee Post author

      It can be hard to get used to but definitely worth the try. I usually schedule my Vlogs the same way I do a post and I work on them throughout a few days time to avoid feeling to pressured. I honestly feel it can be but if your make a schedule and organize well you can avoid being over loaded. I can say that editing a Vlog can take me a lot longer than editing a post but mainly because of the visual aspect of it. Feel free to ask me anything you need 🙂

  • Galaxia_Dawn

    I especially love your tip to be consistent! I gotta work on that–big goal for 2014! You are really good with all of these things and I'm always learning from you 🙂 Thanks for this post, MrsTee!
    My recent post Baby Coupons | Pampers & Enfamil

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks Galaxia!! I think being your brand and consistency definitely go hand in hand. You want to be recognizable across the board. I\’m glad my efforts to do this are showing 😉 Thanks!! That truly means so much… xoxoxo

  • @GrowItGirl

    I definitely approach my Channel the say way I do my blog. I promote the same way and I try to post once a week. My issue is deleting footage and posting nothing. As I adjust my lights and camera, I am keeping more of my footage. I would also say leave meaningful comments. I hate those short I'm just here b/c I saw your vid in a group we belong to message. Oh they drive me batty. Heck, you have had the please of my long comments on your channel. LOL
    My recent post Wake Up Wednesday Linky #25

    • MrsTee Post author

      That’s great! That’s exactly how it should be because design, content, promotion and support of fellow Vloggers is just as essential for a Channel as it is for a Site. Editing can be very difficult at times but I promise you find a ‘groove’ after a bit. When you do it consistently you start to remember this light goes here, this eating works best, etc.

      Yes! A Vlog deserves the same meaningful comments and any good post..the same work, effort and thought is applied so why not give the same to a comment. You are making some really great points!

      I appreciate your support on my Channel and now here as well 🙂 Thanks so much for coming by!

  • Katie

    Great tips!! It really is true that the same rules apply for both the blog and vlog. I've never had a vlog but I've had a blog for a few years. I would love it if you linked this up to my Motivate Me Monday linky party at IT'S A ginger SNAP.

  • spiritedlife

    Completely agree! I keep saying that I'm going to do it, but I haven't set any time aside to do it. I know what I want to talk about… but have to do it! ya know! But I'm exhausted!
    My recent post Blogger Opp: Origami Owl

  • Steph @MisplacedBrit

    What a great post, with tones of tips & advice from personal experience… Some things sound so obvious, but we don't do them anyway!!
    I love this wake up call to the world of Vlogging – hadn't even considered it until I read your post! I'm imagining it's even more time consuming than blogging – Do you think so?

    Thanks for sharing at the #SHINEbloghop 🙂

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks so much Steph! It can be easy to forget that being a Vlogger really isn\’t that different from being a Blogger. It honestly doesn\’t have to take that much more time than Blogging. Preparing a video is very similar to prepping a post. It just depends on your process. I am very detail oriented so my editing may take a lot longer than most people but when I plan ahead and know exactly what I want I can cut the time down significantly.

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thank you! It is a really great way to expand your presence and influence to an entirely new audience. So happy you took the time to come by 😀

  • The Vanilla Housewife

    I have always wanted to vlog but couldn't! I have a lot of what ifs LOL What if they laugh at my accent? What if I mispronounce a word or what if they point out grammar mistakes? and what if they laugh at me? <-this one's a weird fear because I am a funny blogger wanna-be. LMAO
    And I don't even have the courage to post my photos on the blog. Pffft.

    • MrsTee Post author

      But you CAN! If you see mine whenever I mess-up saying something I acknowledge it and move on…no biggie! I would love to see you start flogging 🙂 When you’re ready let me know so I can be subscriber #1 😀 xoxoxo PS – you ARE a FUNNY Blogger!

  • Ana Lynn Amelio

    I haven't started Vlogging yet, although I have toyed with the idea of making one weekly post either a Vlog or a Podcast. However, I lack a proper microphone at the moment so those plans are postponed until autumn!
    My recent post A Short Break

  • LifeAsAConvert

    Great tips. I am trying to expand my vlog. I would love to actually have some viewers rather than posting everyday (we are daily vloggers) and hardly any views, but it is my fault. I need to use these tips and "market" my vlog more. I do watch a few other vloggers, but I hardly comment on them. I am trying to change that though, but if I mention that I am also a vlogger in my comment then some people take it as if I am trying to force them to subscribe.
    My recent post Easy DIY Mickey Mouse Birthday Ideas

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thank you! Expanding a Vlog can seem really daunting but if you approach the same as you did when you started your Blog it is truly very similar. Start with your design, keep it consistent to the look of your Blog to create Brand recognition, Promote – add your Vlog to your site on a sidebar or attention grabber (the top bars) – this will allow your Blog Readers the chance to see what your doing on your Vlog. Don\’t keep them separate. When you comment to other Vloggers most times it isn\’t necessary to say you are a Vlogger because you comment will be from your Channel name anyway. If you stay present and they see you often enough they will come visit you. If you have any questions, feel fee to drop me an e-mail or reach out through my Contact Me Page…

    • MrsTee Post author

      I was so scared at first but now I look at it as a conversation with one person. Takes a bit of the pressure off 🙂 Thanks Rea and thanks for coming by!