“You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales) or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free” – David Meerman Scott.
Blogging and Vlogging basically serve the same purpose of sharing ideas or information over the internet. Both Blogs and Vlogs act as the most powerful tools of digital marketing in the current times and are among the most popular ways of making money over the internet. There is only one thing both Vlog and Blog revolve around and that is content. If your content is good, it doesn’t matter which platform you choose, you are already on the way to success. Although, the presentation of the content is what makes Blog and Vlog different from each other.
Even large websites are investing in Blogs and Vlogs nowadays to generate more traffic on their websites. Blogging and Vlogging are the key methods that are followed by many brands to generate traffic. Both help in boosting online activities and increasing sales. Blogs and Vlogs can also act as an online store where brands or individuals can sell anything they want and can even provide different services to the customers. So, the question is what is the difference between a blogger and a vlogger? And for the answer, we need to understand the basics of the two.
A blog is basically an online diary or a journal on a specific topic or topics where the writer can express their feelings /views on topics of their concerns. Blogs mainly consist of words, images and sometimes graphs. It first started in the mid-‘90s when people just got access to the internet, many people started writing about their personal lives, thoughts and other stuff which was then called web-log which later became a we-log and finally blog.
Vlogging is just blogging but on video. Vlogs basically stand for Video weblogs. Video is the primary presentation method used for a vlog. Images, graphs and words can also be used in vlogs. It started in the 2000s and became noticeable around 2004.
The definitions won’t solely justify the difference between blogging and vlogging. So, let’s just move to it.
These are the basic differences between a blog and vlog but to understand which one is for you, let’s talk about their advantages on one another.
Final words: - Hope the above guide is helpful to you to understand and decide. Blogging and Vlogging emerged as the most trending things over the Internet in the last decade and they might seem different but are only used for one thing and one thing only to share information or ideas with others. Even the content and the topic of the two can be the same. Any topic that is covered by Blogs can be covered by vlogs and vice versa such as unpacking, travel, food, lifestyle etc. Both turn out to be a great source of income in the time being. You can choose any one among the two by assessing your skills. The success of your web-log depends on your skills entirely although if you don’t have the writing skills choose Vlogs and if you feel presentation is not your strong suit then choose Blogs.
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Aug 02, 2020
Aug 02, 2020