A vlog, also known as vid-blogging, is a form or weblog or online diary where the delivery method is via video instead of text. Some users create a vlog instead of a blog, while others use the medium to produce a series of Internet shows.
Before you begin your vlog, you should decide on the purpose and content. Will your vlog be about your life or will you focus on a different topic, like celebrity gossip, politics or fashion? Of course, there are no rules when it comes to vlogging and you can do a little of both, but if you want your vlog to become a hit, you should consider the most professional set-up.
To set up a vlog, you will require a microphone and web camera that are compatible with your computer. These can be purchased cheaply at any computer store. Again, for a more professional vlog you should purchase quality equipment. For more information about webcams, see this site.
You will be able to record and save videos once you have set up your microphone and camera to your computer. So get in front of the camera and start talking! You might need a couple of takes to get it just right.
When filming your vlog, you should consider your background, as too much background detail can be distracting. You might like to create a 'set' for your vlog, or you can set up a screen or even hang a sheet behind you.
Once your video is ready, upload it to YouTube or Google Video. If you have a blog, copy the embedded code into your blog for maximum exposure.