A blog is a short form of “weblog”. Blog is like an informational website. It appears information in reverse time order. It is regularly updated website. Like latest post is displayed first. It is also like an online journal. The writer who writes blogs is called “blogger”. Blog is a platform where blogger share his views for the readers. The blog has contained one topic or mixed. Like, we have made technology blog. (triople.com). Mostly a blog is run by an individual. Sometimes it is run by a group too.
Vlog is video format of a blog. In short a blog which includes video material is called a vlog. Video Blogger means vlogger. Vlogging is concentrated on video material instead of writing articles. Simply, Vlog is video form of a blog. The information is presented in videos. The prime medium of this blog is video. Vlog videos are mainly included text, images and data.
To know more difference, we are writing this post. Let’s start Blogging Vs Vlogging :
As you know the world and technology are subject to change. Blogging is a conventional strategy to provide information in written form. But Vlogging is newer one, it makes information more interesting. In point view of the websites, Blogging and Vlogging both are extremely important part of traffic generation strategies. As we know, the websites are focused on promotion of sales and business; Blogging and Vlogging are advantageous to expand the traffic base of a website.
For many people, Vlogging and Blogging is a key source of income. Vlogging has been getting popularity in recent years. It is a human nature, he loves to watch rather than read. Youtube traffic is growing day by day. There is immense scope of vlogging in these days. But we should not underestimate the blogging too. As a conventional strategy, you can focus your attention while reading a blog. Blogs have still lot of information than Vlogs. Blogs are prevalent from decades. What is better for you business? Let’s compare and know in smooth way.
Blog is like online journal where blogger share his experience, thought and valuable information. He also gives suggestions to the readers. Creating and publishing blogs is a usual strategy of business owners and professionals. Blogging has huge potential to generate good traffic.
As blogs are free and easy to publish, no complicated and technical knowledge is required for it. There are many free platforms for blogging like Blogger, WordPress, Wix. You need not to invest any money for it. A newbie can setup his blog without hard efforts. Everything is readymade. Very few steps and some clicks are required only.
If you have hobby and skill of writing, your words can make living for you. You will have to optimize your blog and you will need to make it suitable for search in search engines (through SEO). Advertising and Affiliate marketing are prime sources to earn through blogs.
Negative side of Blogging
– It is hard to keep loyal readership on blog.
– Good knowledge of SEO is required to make blog in search on search engines.
– It is really hard job to attract visitors on a blog
-There is a neck to neck competition on each topic.
-You need to consume good amount of time in searching and writing posts.
-You have to regularly update the blog to engage readers.
– It is a tough job to keep the interest of the readers for long time.
– Writing appealing and captivating by an individual is a steely challenge.
The motto of Vlogging is same to share experiences, views and information; sometimes, giving suggestions and advices. The process of Vlogging is approximately same. Creating a Vlog is not a cumbersome job. Here you need some equipment to shoot your videos. You have to present information by facing camera. You have to set up any video site (Youtube, Dailymotion, Vemeo etc.) account. To shoot a video, you need a good camera, a mike, tripod, editing software and a good place. You can publish a video easily.
You can avoid writing here. You should have good communication skills and enough confidence to show yourself before the world. If topics are interesting and catchy, Vloggers become popular. Vlogs attract good traffic. Here you are working on established platform so attracting audience is not a big issue as compare to a blog. As subscribers increase, you will be successful and popular vlogger.
Negative side of Vlogging
The downside of Vlogging is investment over equipments. In order to record high quality videos, a vlogger needs DSLR camera. A good DSLR camera rate starts from Rs. 40,000. You should have good knowledge of editing. Buying editing software is another problem. Good editing software can cost Rs. 7000-15000. You have to invest good amount of money (Near INR 70,000 to 1, 00,000) to start a Vlog. It may be disturbing if you are not pro-vlogger.
Another drawback of Vlogging is that it does not allow you to edit a vlog video after publishing online. In case of any error, you need to unpublish and then edit it. Whereas, you can change any post of blog anytime without unpublish it. Vlogs are very time consuming in compare to blog. You need to spend near 3-5 hours to make a catchy Vlog.
As blogging required good writing skills, in Vlogging you should have good communication skills. Otherwise, Vlogging will be not interesting and attractive to keep audiences engaged.
Both are very useful and effective sources of communication. It completely depends upon you what to choose. You will decide on basis of your requirement what need preference: Blogging or Vlogging. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Think wisely before start any. You can go with both too. But you should have capabilities to manage both parallel. You should have also enough time to spend for both. If you launch both strategies, you can get double benefit too. You can attract more visitors to your websites.