I’ve always prided myself on having an open mind. Always ready to learn something new. But for the love of all that is holy! I just don’t know if my brain can hold much more.
Our family used to have a running joke, don’t ask Mom – she doesn’t remember. To which I would respond, “I remember the important stuff. Unimportant stuff, I delete from my mind to make room for new stuff. A person only has so much gray matter.”
Okay, enough ranting. Deep breath and back to the subject at hand.
Vlogging? What the hell is Vlogging?
And don’t get me started on learning about formatting a book for IngramSpark and CreateSpace. Geeze, bleed area. Picky, picky. Understanding the terms and applying them are two different things.
Now a writer should know how to produce an infomercial about writing or what people are saying about writing or about books or….
It’s all about subtle product placement.
Talk, dance, read, go about your day, or write as if no one was watching. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you don’t bore people to death.
In this instant, YouTube generation, they will click on to the next video before you can shout, “Wait.”
Yes, this year, I made room in my ever shrinking brain for something new called a Vlog.
Here’s what I learned.
- Vlogs are located on Youtube.
- Make your Vlog easy to find. Link it to your blog.
- A Vlog should last 1 – 3 minutes.
- You and your books are the product in a Vlog.
- A Vlog, above all else, must be entertaining.
- It is another media to introduce you to your readers.
- Like a blog, you must update your Vlogs and post consistently.
- Make it fun. If you don’t enjoy watching your video, no one else will.
- Last but not least, I learned I’m not ready for Vlogging.
Have you jumped onto the Vlogging social media train?
Do you think Vlogging is a good platform for writers?
Talk to me, the lights on and comments are now open.
Great information dead ahead!
Vlogging Anyone? By Jennifer Wilkov
What’s a Book Vlogger? By Shari Stauch
Why Authors Should Be YouTubers – Vlogging Advice From Lindsay Mead