VLOG: Vlogging is the New Blogging

I‘ve been thinking about this for a while, the idea that vlogging is the new blogging. It seems like these days, there is more commenting and engagement happening on YouTube…the kind of fun, real engagement that used to happen on our blogs back in the day.

So, of course, I shot a vlog about my thoughts on the current state of blogging and vlogging. Have a look and share your two cents…

Mentioned in the video

Katy of Modly Chic:

Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly:

Maegan of love Maegan:

 

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13 comments

    1. Ha, thanks doll! I hope you will vlog weekly…you’re so good on video! I know your readers/subscribers will love it. Thanks for popping by!

  1. I did vlogs under my author name years ago but after two years of week after week and trying to come up with blog posts as well, it’s just like, nuh, I’m over it. I find I’ll really get into something for awhile and when I’ve had my fill, I don’t want any more. It happens with a lot of things, especially food and anything blog/social media related. It gets tiring, boring and it’s not new and sparkly any more so I’m done.

    1. I get that! I think the only reason why I haven’t called it a day on the blog is because I only post when I want to…I’ve never stuck to a particular schedule, so I think it has kept me from burning out.

  2. A while back you wrote a post about how you preferred Instagram over reading blogs. I started following a couple of your recommendations and am now really into instagram. I rarely read blogs anymore, and my own style blog is now defunct (though I still pay for the site.) I don’t have time to watch you tube videos, and I’ve never been that into them anyway, so I don’t think I’ll be switching over to watching vlogs anytime soon. I totally agree with your feeling that blogs are SO slick that they’re not all that interesting anymore. I feel like I might as well be reading a magazine, and even fashion magazines don’t interest me that much anymore. My favorite blogs are nouveau Cheap (for drugstore makeup reviews), Allways in Fashion and your blog. That’s all I read these days! Well, my comment is kind of random, but I hear you!

  3. I have a lot of thoughts about this!

    I love “sit down in front of the camera/computer – stream of consciousness” videos and blog posts. While I appreciate the creativity and effort that goes into fashion and lifestyle blogging and vlogging these days, there’s something so much more enjoyable about a genuine, simple, “here I am, this is what I’m thinking right now” video or blog post.

    As a (recently retired) blogger, I’ve always enjoyed reading your thoughts on blogging and how it relates to the latest popular choices/direction in social media. You always seemed to say what others were feeling. I think your post about Chictopia and other popular style/OOTD websites was what initially drew me to subscribe to your blog. Wonder how they’ve been doing since Instagram came along. Anyway…

    I think your authenticity is refreshing and fantastic, and special, especially in this era of heavy “digital stylization”. I would watch you “babble”. 🙂

    I don’t read a lot of blogs anymore or consistently watch many vlogs unless, they’re about something random or intellectually interesting. Or, stimulating from a real human perspective…Like, what the vlogger recently learned about life in her/his thirties or forties, fifties etc., how they came to make a major life decision and how the decision has affected their life (i.e., renting v.s. buying a home, moving away from home/family to a new state or country, changing careers, having or not having kids, dealing with aging parents or sick parents, etc.), or how she/he felt about a current controversial event/news story. How they deal with unpleasant human emotions. How they deal with unpleasant people. Their opinions about certain theories and ideas! Their thoughts on faith/spirituality/religion…

    I’ve see posts/vlogs here and there on the different subjects but, not yet a Blog/Youtube channel where it’s pretty much the focus. Any recommendations?

    1. Hi Christina, thanks so much for your comment and ongoing support! I really appreciate your perspective about what interests you in terms of blog and vlog content. I actually don’t know of any YouTubers who basically chat about life and dealing with difficult issues, only people who might mention an issue in general life vlogs. You have given me some super ideas, though, so thanks!

  4. I would LOVE to see vlogs from you, on just about anything. You should vlog about whatever moves you – those usually seem to be the best for people to create, therefore, the most enjoyable to watch. I have enjoyed your other mediums (Instagram and blog) for what seems like forever and I can’t imagine that I wouldn’t enjoy this one as well – I think even more so. I have gravitated from reading blogs to watching videos as I find them more interesting and visually stimulating. I agree – I do not like slick, magazine-type blogs, especially the ones that seem to only want you to click through so it appears as though they get more page views than they really do. Then there are the ones that give my computers viruses or make my anti-virus go nuts, and they simply refuse to fix the issue(s). Then there are the ones that take forever to load. I could go on and on. It’s a shame, as I am a reader by nature. I guess I’ve become a voyeur too – ha.

    By the way, I rarely comment and never subscribe as I am a very private person and don’t like the idea of “big brother” having a clue as to what I am doing or watching. But I am here.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Tessa, and for your ongoing readership and support. I am flattered that you went against your usual policy to stay incognito in order to comment on this post.

      I appreciate the feedback about my vlog, and will definitely post more of them soon. It’s nice to know there are folks out there that appreciate this kind of candid interaction.

      Thanks again!

  5. I totally agree with you! I love your content and your videos; I have subscribed!

    I think Vlogging and Blogging have become so hyper commercialized that it’s hard to find authentic people who I care to watch!

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