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To start the vlogging you have to follow some practical tips to know:

Identify a subject

No doubt because it is so easy to embark on the adventure unexpectedly, this crucial first step is often omitted and you end up with hundreds of channels that start talking about everything and nothing ... and who quickly give up when they realize that everyone is talking about everything and nothing, and that their vague concept of vlog does not feed itself. Yet, a well-chosen theme or format can serve as an invaluable fuel.

Your mission: to find a subject, a theme, a concept, a format.

The indications: Nothing illegal, nothing that constitutes calls to hatred or discrimination, and nothing annoying. Well, you can be soporific if you want ... But we do not recommend it!

Take one! We turn!

Green-screen-camera

Let's clarify now: the advantage of vlog is to combine image, sound and content. We must therefore try to produce a nice video to watch.

A flickering video may make nausea to your audience. To adjust this detail, simply use a tripod. Or arrange a pyramid of books and supports to get the desired angle and height (your camera should be at the height of your face: no one wants to see your nostrils under-diving!). A webcam will also perform the task correctly. Placed on your computer, you can scroll your text on your screen while the camera rolls.

In some cases, it will be necessary to zoom, adjust the lighting, the angle, the resolution. Do not worry too much - the idea is to let your audience meet you and become familiar with you and your facial expressions, as well as the tone of your voice.

Depending on the type of vlog you are targeting, you may not need to film yourself. Using screen capture software, you can register while you visually explain steps and instructions from your desktop. Especially useful for tutorials (computer, drawing, music, etc.) With similar applications that let you record your Skype conversations, you can also make interesting video interviews with experts or personalities who could interest your audience!

Behind the scenes

Once your video is filmed, you are in the editing phase. If you have made a perfect decision, you may be able to do without it. Otherwise, a video editing software will be more than useful! Just find your shoe and soon you will cut and rearrange video sequences like a pro, adding effects, titles and subtitles, retouching the speed of video, and so on.

Choose a platform

Once your video is finished and finished, it's time to put the fruit of your efforts online. The good news: you do not need a server, a domain name and a dedicated blog to deliver your videos to the world! Most vloggers turn to Youtube or Dailymotion, sites widely known and frequented, with the bonus of being easily shared and incorporated on social networks, blogs and sites.

Nevertheless, if your creed is "Why make easy when you can do complicated? You can also publish your vlog where countless blogs are published: Wordpress. A good dose of autonomy will be nicely combined with the many choices of stylistic models and plug-ins offered on the site.

With this YouTube WordPress plugin, you can easily insert YouTube videos / playlists into your message, comments and into RSS feeds.

This plugin will retrieve YouTube video comments and insert it into your blog, schedule schedule, daily, weekly and manually update.

As its name suggests, this plugin will help you share your posts on popular social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Reddit, Bebo and others.

A smart description

In the jungle of the web, the compasses are oriented thanks to the search engines. It is therefore essential to know how to plant appropriate signs so that your videos are found by your future spectators!

To ensure the accessibility of your vlog, take the time to compose a suitable description of your content. Between your title, your keywords and your general description, there should be enough clues to guide the public to your vlog.

Interact with your fans

Remember: what makes news platforms superior to traditional media is not just immediacy and accessibility ... it's also about dynamism. By promoting interaction on your channel - that is, by reaching out to your audience and responding to their comments and messages - you will make them want to come back. They will feel valued and will be inclined to comment more, share more, and they will help grow your project.