Vlogging, short for video blogging, is one of a handful of types of video content that has proved to be exactly what today’s viewers are looking for. Featuring vloggers (video bloggers) sharing the stories of their daily life in a candid, authentic way, vlogs have birthed countless stars and lucrative careers.
Filming vlogs can be a great way to expand your audience and help them get to know you better – but coming up with vlogging ideas can be tough. One of the biggest challenges of vlogging is undoubtedly content creation, but we’ve put together a handy list of suggestions to get your creative wheels turning and connect with your viewers in new ways.
1. Make an FAQ video.
Both new and existing subscribers often enjoy the opportunity to learn new things about you, and a frequent-asked-questions video is a perfect way to share. Ask subscribers to submit questions, or compile questions that you often receive from viewers, and then film a video answering as many as you’d like.
2. Film a “day in the life” video.
At the heart of video blogging is the idea that you’re sharing authentic views of your day-to-day life, and what better what to do that than with a “day in the life” video? Take a camera along with you for a day, whether it’s just a regular day in your routine or something special like an exciting vacation. The video shouldn’t be overly long or boring, but rather a compilation of fun moments from your day.
3. Interview a friend or family member.
If you want your viewers to get to know you better, sitting down with someone you’re close to can be a fun way to give your audience an insiders’ perspective. Put together a list of interesting interview questions that will allow your guest to show a side of you that your subscribers may not have seen before.
4. Give a tour of your space.
Whether you want to show off your bedroom, filming room, office, or another space you love, your subscribers will love getting a peek of your real-life surroundings. Remember that for many subscribers, their view of your environment is limited to the wall behind you during filming – so taking them beyond those boundaries keeps things from getting stale.
5. Open up your bag or closet.
The “what’s in my bag” videos have enjoyed long-term popularity in the digital world, perhaps because nearly anyone finds entertainment in seeing the random items that others carry around with them on a daily basis. Making this type of video isn’t just enjoyable, it’s also very easy, requiring just you and whatever is in your bag, closet, or backpack.
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