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Keep Calm and Carry On Filming: 11 Rules for Daily Vlogging

August 19, 2020
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Daily vlogging can become a real challenge. While it may be hard to find the motivation and self-discipline to keep at it, the game is worth the candle as it can help you win a large audience and make your vlog a source of income. We’re here to help you with some tips every vlogger should know before they get started.

Why Should You Consider Starting Daily Vlogging 

If you have a channel, you’ve probably already noticed that the YouTube algorithm loves it when you upload new videos regularly and often. Posting new content every day for a week or two is a great way to boost your stats and attract more people to your blog. 

Beyond that, filming and editing vlogs every day will definitely improve your video skills. Every day you’ll have to think of new things to say, find new shooting angles, try out new effects in your video editor to keep it interesting and engaging for your viewers.

Daily vlogging is also an excellent way to get to know your audience and discover what they like. You can experiment with titles and thumbnails, see how people react on different topics and what they are more likely to watch to the end.

How to Rock Daily Vlogging

Here are some dos and don’ts of daily vlogging. Let’s start with the don’ts.

1. Don’t Film Everything You See 

Even if you live an exciting life full of unexpected twists and never-ending adventures, your audience doesn’t need to know every last detail. People get bored easily these days. So make sure your content is well thought out in advance, message-bearing, thought- or action-provoking, and making a difference.

2. Don’t Ramble

Nothing makes people more irritated than someone appearing on a camera with nothing to say. Plan your narrative, focus on your message, don’t bore your audience with long pauses — simple things like this will smooth your path towards the hearts of your viewers. 

3. Don’t Copy 

We bet you know of a couple of vloggers who have influenced you and made it big. The good news is, they clearly know the secret of winning over an audience. The bad news is that imitating their approach, style, or gestures, copying their content and the like, sets you up for failure. People value authenticity. Be yourself. Movavi Video Editor will help you to personalize your videos. With our special effects, you’ll be able to make an engaging movie out of even the most basic video. 

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4. Don’t Neglect Your Audience 

Whatever satisfaction you get from filming and uploading the content, it’s others who will be experiencing the end product. So make sure they will enjoy your offerings. But how will you know if they don’t? Ask them! Interact, ask for feedback, provide opinion polls and surveys, discuss hot news, seek advice and feedback. Always reply to the comments viewers leave, and never miss an opportunity to create content based on viewers’ requests or as a result of their reviews. 

Pro tip: check your analytics to better understand your audience’s preferences. Check out our guide to YouTube Analytics for more on this topic.

Now that you are, hopefully, more aware of what you should avoid while blogging, it’s time to learn what you should do to make your content rock. So, here are the dos of daily blogging.

5. Plan Ahead

There’s no need to make an annual content plan, though you can if you want to, of course. But having a detailed and clear picture of what you are willing to share with your audience is an absolute must. 

This tip is equally valid for everyday random stuff, which is actually not that random when you look more closely since you’re in charge of choosing the highlights worth broadcasting to your viewers. But it is also true for important national, political or cultural events that you can use as breaking news or anything viral happening today.

Remember to be flexible with your content plan. Whenever a topic worth mentioning crops up, don’t hesitate to address it.

6. Include a Call To Action

Worthwhile never should always prod a viewer into some action. Ask yourself, what is it that you want them to do after watching your video? The options can be as simple as commenting, sharing the video, signing up for your notifications, subscribing to newsletters, following you on other social media platforms or even donating.

Make sure it’s easy for them to do what you want them to do.

7. Use Ready-to-Use Templates, Visual Effects, and Presets

Why? Because it saves time and effort for a start. Secondly, it helps you add a personal touch to your videos, which will help your audience to recognize future content from you. Movavi Video Editor has a wide range of built-in options with a user-friendly interface, making it easy for you to make your video content stand out and stick in your audience’s memory.

Don’t forget that adjusting your videos to mobile formats (e.g. Instagram) might require applying some extra graphics and titles, as the audience often watches video content on mute when accessing it from smartphones. Put some effort into exploring a Write-on Video tool for mobile platforms – they’ll help you achieve the best effect.

8. Try different formats

If you’re not sure you can come up with new interesting stuff every day of your daily vlogging challenge, choose one particular topic or format for your videos. Your vlogs can be focused, for example, on food or workouts, your vacation, or your daily routine with kids. The choice is yours – there are thousands of options!

9. Choose your equipment wisely

Even if you have a super pro camera that makes videos of the highest quality, if it’s too heavy, you’re going to hate it if you’re shooting daily vlogs without a tripod. Instead, go for something that (together with the lens) will be easy to hold on an outstretched arm for 10 minutes or more. Also, pay attention to the stabilization features of your camera – especially if you’re going to use it without a stabilizer (which you probably are). For example, the Canon PowerShot G9 X or Panasonic Lumix G7 will do a good job at this. 

10. Set Aside Time for Editing

Yes, simple vlogs do not require much-advanced editing, but still, it does take some time to make your videos look ready for prime time. Make sure to plan your day so that you have an hour or two to edit your footage in peace. 

11. Watch Other Vloggers’ Work

And learn from them. Steal like an artist, they call it. While you should never imitate another vlogger’s manner or copy their content, we do suggest that you look for inspiration and ideas from the content they post. How do they engage with their audience, what is it that they are excited about, what touches, animates, or puts you off? Other people’s work is a great source of motivation, too. It’s that invisible support that helps you move on. 

Famous bloggers come in all shapes and sizes. For example, one of the world’s most famous beauty influencers is Jeffrey Star. He has more than 17 million subscribers, even though his looks and topics may seem quite controversial to some.

Age can make a difference too. Yes, yes, we all know about kids grabbing the biggest piece of the pie on YouTube. But have you heard about a 73-year-old Tim Rowett, who uploads tutorials about unusual toys from his personal collection? He has almost 2 million subscribers! 

You don’t need to stick to a particular topic to retain the interest of your viewers. Take Casey Neistat, for example. With about 12 million subscribers, he is surely one of the best-known bloggers in the world. His talent for finding find inspiration in simple everyday random things, as well as an eye for detail and a never-ending desire to have a say in social issues, have won him renown as a vlogger with a difference. 

Who said bloggers must be adored? Here is a proven way to gain massive audiences — make them mad! Lifestyle blogger Janni Deler, whose subscriber count is approaching half a million, makes everyone envious of her luxurious Monaco life and fabulous journeys to exotic locations. Jake Paul and PewDiePie rank high on the world’s list of most hated bloggers. Not bad for with over 12 million subscribers, is it?

Last but not least, keep testing. Never stop trying new things: make 30-second or longer videos, change angles, experiment with visual and sound effects, excite and surprise your audience with hot topics, don’t be afraid to shock, make it memorable. Evaluate the impact, then adjust and change as necessary. Consistency and hard work will bear fruit in the end.

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