Lots of folks usually go on the internet to chat with friends and families or visit their social media platforms, but nowadays things are changing most of people around the world don’t go on the internet for only those reasons again, they now visit blogs or vlogs now either to keep their self’s updated with thing’s going on around them or to get a sense of humor, truth be told going on the internet to chat with friends and families or visit their social media platforms alone sometimes it gets very boring.
But the main topic here is Blogging vs Vlogging – which is better, generally speaking this is a tough one but today am going to show you the difference between the two and also tell you the advantages and disadvantages.
Some of you might not be familiar with the term Blogging or Vlogging, well
Blogging is the act of keeping in touch with your audience in a simple and effective way such as sharing a specific topic with your readers while increasing the traffic of your blog (a blog is an abbreviated version of weblog, which can be used to describe a discussion or informational website published on the internet)
Most blogs on the internet are being operated by small business owner or mass media giants to provide a great platform for engaging with potential customers/readers and this has also become the latest way of knowing what’s going on around you or it can also be used as a way to find a product online.
Now am very sure you would like to know the advantages and disadvantages of blogging
Advantages of blogging
To set up a blog is very easy to do as long as you have a laptop or a desktop with a good internet connection and you don’t need to have any extended knowledge because nowadays they are now various platforms like Blogger, WordPress, Wix, Tumblr, etc which has now made blogging easy.
Let’s be honest even though you didn’t start your blog for the aim of earning money there would still be sometimes you would like to earn from your blog that’s why blogging can be a very good source of income provided you provide quality post to your readers and gets lots of traffic daily.
How is it possible to earn money from a blog you ask? Well that’s very simple, they are lots of ways in which you can earn money from your blog such as affiliate marketing or advertising and so on.
What do I mean by not time consuming, well what am trying to say is that you can run blog and still be able to keep up with your business or daily activities with no stress at all.
- Easy to edit after submission
This is one of the many reason why I like blogging, we are all human being’s and we tend to make mistakes once in a while and blogging doesn’t punish you that much for this errors because after your post has been published and you find errors in them you can always go back to edit them.
Disadvantages of blogging
- Need to have good knowledge about SEO
Search engine optimization is very important when it comes to blogging unless you don’t want to reach out people or generate traffic to your blog.
Whats SEO all about?
SEO is all about targeting keywords or placing specific links within your content to generate traffic to your blog.
That’s why you should learn how to
- Use high frequency and low completion’s keywords in your post
- Add meta tags and add appropriate description where necessary to ensure that your blog is one of the top results shown on search engines like Google, Bing etc
- Use images in your blog post where necessary and don’t use images that have copyright unless you have permission to do so
- Use proper title for your post
- Need to keep your blog updated
If you have a good and quality post your readers will always come back for more and this can get stressful sometimes because you don’t want to lose your regular blog readers, so you have to make sure you write in an engaging and captivating manner.
Vlogging is also the act of keeping in touch with your audience in a simple and effective way such as sharing a specific topic on your vlog (a vlog is the shortened form of video blog or video log which the medium someone can use to describe an event or share his/her thoughts with others by creating videos) but this time you are doing this in form of a video format.
Advantages of vlogging
- You don’t have to be a professional writer
There lots of vlogs out there but most of them are for recreational purpose because you don’t need to writing skills to know how to start a vlog but that doesn’t me that if you have good writing skills you can’t run a blog, the main truth here is anyone can run a vlog.
What do I mean by anyone can run a vlog you ask? That’s quite easy because if you have good writing skills you can run a blog and still run a vlog with no stress and if you don’t have good writing skill you can still run a vlog with no stress but your vlog should not include anything that has to deal with writing skills such as comedy videos, fashion blog etc.
- You don’t have to be an SEO expert
If you are not an SEO expert, you can still become a very good vlogger and this is very good because you won’t have to worry much all you have to do is concentrate on making your videos good to keep your audience engaged and this will make you very successful and popular.
Disadvantages of vlogging
If you are not bold in front of the camera your audience will notice on time and see you as someone who is not serious and this will end up taking you down.
Well not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera and that’s ok because you have another option which is blogging.
- Difficult to edit after submission
Vlogs are very hard to edit after it has been submitted Unlike blogging which is very easy to edit after it has been submitted, Vlogs can be a pain in the butt when it comes to editing after submission because its either you take the video down or re make another video to correct that error.
In order to ensure that you become a successful vlogger you have to have the right equipment because this days no one wants to be watching bad quality videos and in order to keep you audience engaged you have to have a very good camera to shoot high quality videos and a professional editing software which will cost you some extra cash.
Vlogging can sometimes be time consuming because you need 2-4 hours to record, edit and publish a vlog and this can be very hard for you if you have to go to work or have a lot of daily activities, but you can always quit your job when you are a successful vlogger.
But the main question here is still Blogging Vs Vlogging – Which Is Better
That’s for you to answer, but remember that you must consider somethings first such as
- How much time you are willing to sacrifice?
- Resources available to you
- The area in which you are better at before you make your decision.
If you are better at expressing yourself in words, then you should go for blogging and share your knowledge and if you are someone who is not a great writer and find it easier to speak to people then vlogs is your calling
Let’s not forget that you can always run the two at a time if you find it easy to do and this is actually a good thing because this makes it easier to attract more readers and viewers.
But the most important thing here is still the quality of your content, readers or viewers will always come back for more if you have good and quality content be it written or on camera.