Common Vlogging mistakes and how to avoid them?

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Mistakes..

If you are a Vlogger you have done these mistakes and if you are new to Vlogging you should avoid them because great minds will learn from others mistakes rather than their own.

Do you remember clicking on a vlog on YouTube just to browse the next video after five seconds? Yeah, exactly that’s how your vlog shouldn’t be.

Hooking audience to your vlog demands content and execution so here are some mistakes vloggers often commit

Boring introduction.. (Never ignore the power of ‘first impression‘)

The introduction is all about assuring your audience that you have great content ahead to look forward to, that’s as important as saying “Hey!! Welcome, you are going to enjoy the ten or so minutes of your time here” so get the introduction done right as follows:

  • Keep it short
  • Keep it entertaining
  • Put the best content of your vlog in short clips of 3 to 5 seconds ( don’t reveal everything)
  • Make sure it’s well within a minute
  • Put some music ๐ŸŽถ
  • Put the best clips in the front, middle and end of your introduction

An example for good introduction is:

Introduction…

That’s it, now the audience has a taste of what lies ahead they won’t leave you until you tell them what it is.

Always shaking (Avoid shaking videos as much as possible)

We understand that camera you are shooting your vlog with may get a bit unstable and hence the video shaky but too much isn’t going to convey anything but rather disturb the audience attention. Although a bit of shaking is considered natural too much is always too much.

Zero expression (Show them that you have ample energy in store)

Did you know that filmmakers concentrate more on the actors’ reaction than the concept to be conveyed itself? because it’s a known fact that displaying emotions is as contagious as yawning. So keep your energy high and make them feel it. Although it’s subject to the topic you are vlogging about but any emotion displayed must mimic the same reaction from your audience. Look at the above video and observe how she carries her energy according to the situation. Just don’t be a robot, chill and become expressive.

Don’t insert too much of your daily chores (unless you are a celebrity)

Some vloggers for good reason insert their daily life activities in their vlog and talk about it, it builds trust with your audience, but if you insert too much it becomes boring. Like, come on! We all go through the same things daily (except some occasions) so we don’t want to see the same thing.

Stretching unnecessary (Edit your Vlog without mercy)

You thought every video you shot is too good to be cut off unnecessary part of it? Well, sorry my friend, you got it all wrong!! A video no matter how lengthy or short generally has unnecessary content in it, so it’s your job to make sure you remove those extra media from your vlog.

  • Never take editing for granted because it can make or break your vlog.
  • If the content goes too far off from the theme you are presenting then cut that part-out
  • Use graphical representation whenever required
  • If you think you suck at editing don’t worry, just hire an editor

That’s the common mistakes vloggers go through that we know of… If you know more, please comment it and help others.

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Vlog editing problem solved!!! here’s how you can save yourself from the trouble

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Editing

You shot those beautiful videos for your vlog and enjoyed every minute of doing it. But you can’t show those videos as it is to your audience, So what will you do? Obviously, you edit it or hire a Video editor.

Since we asked many vloggers about their vlogging experience the only cumbersome part they told about vlogging is editing. But there are people out there who would love to edit your Vlogs and they have years of professional experience.

‘Editing’ as easy as it may sound requires enormous patience as well as creativity. An editor goes through major six phases for a project:

  • Import
  • Rough cut
  • Edit
  • Effects
  • Music
  • Export

And after exporting if there are any corrections then ‘Revisions’.

There was a time when people used to sit with editor physically and make corrections they desired for their videos, but thanks to technology now one can sit at home and video call an editor and get the same job done easily.

If you are new to vlogging or even a experienced vlogger a second opinion from an editor is a must since an editor will always criticise your videos constructively .

Filmmakers have always known from the beginning that a second opinion -and a honest one- must needed for their content quality to improve, that’s where editor comes in.

So we contacted some of the expert editors and requested them to edit videos at a minimal cost. So dear vloggers contact us and we will direct you towards the best video editors out there.

Email: vloggerscommunity1@gmail.com

Which niche you should choose? Two important types of Vlogging

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Your choice

The most sought out answer from beginners. Which topic should I start my Vlogs on? Well… let us help you in this blog.

Search in any social platforms, only two types of content has larger audience:

  1. Entertaining
  2. Informative

Because that’s what we, the people browsing the Internet are actually looking for. Either the video should evoke emotions in me or it should answer my question. But I will later illustrate the real golden videos which will hit the right spot on your audience.

Entertaining

The list of topics which will entertain your audience are:

  1. Funny videos
  2. Performance videos (singing, dancing etc)
  3. Events recording (videos which showcase what’s happening in your life)
  4. Showing off your skills (how to do painting? How I got 40 kills in PUBG? etc)
  5. Acting (play with emotions of your audience, they like it)
  6. Kids ( they are the peak of cuteness aren’t they? So do Vlogs with kids playing, it will make your audience connect to you much faster)
  7. Gaming ( you think you are a pro gamer? Cut the Pro moments of your gaming and make Vlogs with them)
  8. Pranks ( don’t you enjoy doing pranks with the people you come across? Well it becomes authentic when you do it with Vlogs.. People enjoy it)

Entertaining videos are most watched in any platforms but informative videos help you to build a brand that people will remember for a long time.

Informative

  1. Classes on cooking (many people want to cook good food but fortunately you may know that only recipe)
  2. Classes on academic subjects that you are learning (some students struggle with specific subjects so you may help them to sort out their problems)
  3. Technical details about new product release that you use (everybody loves shopping but sometime don’t have the necessary information about the products they are going to buy. You may help them by explaining their technicalities, Like mobile phones, bikes, cars, gadgets, etc)
  4. Food reviews (who doesn’t want to eat good food? So review the food you come across in your daily life)
  5. A day in the life of (any interesting personality)
  6. DIY projects (are you good at crafts? Then help others to be the same)
  7. How-to videos (how to do a backflip? I don’t know please tell me)
  8. Myths busting (you know people have misconceptions about something? Bust it out live)

I know that above-mentioned niches barely scratch the surface of the vast number of topics out there. But I am sure it will show you the right way to choose your niche. Now the golden videos I told you about.

Golden videos

I just explained to you two major types of Vlogging but the real player knows this fundamental rule:

“Your videos must be both informative and entertaining to be able to build your audience.”

That’s true, if you can manage to bring both qualities in your videos then it will be good enough. Like while giving food reviews you can explain its flavour or the way it tastes in a funny way. That’s the catch, my friend. Make it informative as well as entertaining.

Another example is Travel or Trekking vlogging. In this niche, you can be both entertaining as well as informative. Go to beautiful places and en route don’t forget to give your audience information about the place and how to reach there and what to look at.

In short, choose a topic carefully. It must be of your interest, otherwise you will hit a wall on the way and give up. If you love doing something, you will never give up!