7 Reasons Why You Should Make A Vlog Right Now


There’s nothing quite like actually seeing your blogger hero* come to life on your computer screen in the form of a video of their fabulous face. HOWEVER. Vlogs are certainly not limited to videos of the fabulous face! They can be virtually anything in the form of a video – but today I’m talking about videos of your actual fabulous face.

I've made a few vlogs in the past and I can vouch that it is highly enjoyable experience. But what is even better, my frens?? WHEN I GO TO YOUR FABULOUS BLOGS AND SEE THAT YOU POSTED A VIDEO OF YOUR FABULOUS FACE. Thus I am here today to logically convince you to make a vlog as soon as possible.

*otherwise known as that annoying person who keeps popping up in your feed and disparagingly BEGGING YOU WITH WAFFLES to please come read their blog (otherwise known as me.)


That’s right, sir. Pointing a camera haplessly at your fabulous face and clicking record is one of the most enjoyable experiences. NOT TO MENTION COMPLETELY TERRIFYING. Honestly, could anything be scarier than filming a video of your fabulous face and thinking: “Soon this will be on the internet and LITERALLY EVERY PERSON IN THE WORLD will be able to see how awkward I am???” No, sir. Nothing is more terrifying than this.


But there is fun in the danger! In the great unknown! IN THE WORLD WHERE EVERYONE WILL SEE HOW AWKWARD YOU ARE IN REAL LIFE OMGOMGOGMGAKJGSADL

INTROVERTS BEWARE: vlogs can be scary territory for a number of reasons:
- You have to talk
- You have to probably smile???
- You have to THINK OF THINGS TO SAY omg no
- You have to let people see your face
- And hear your voice
- And basically sit in your house with you UGH HOW INVASIVE

OKAY OKAY THIS MIGHT BE A LONG LIST OF CONS…but they can also be pros?? Yes we’re living on the edge, letting people see our faces and listen to our voices – BUT THE EDGE CAN BE KIND OF A FUN PLACE. I’m all for venturing outside your comfort zone, but don't try to be someone you’re not. JUST BE YOUR FABULOUS SELF and know that you’re not nearly as awkward as you think you are.


Real life is real life. YOU ARE FILMING REAL LIFE. There’s no way to edit the real out of anything, even if you do chop out those looooong pauses in your videos*. How you do your hair and what clothes you like and the color of your bedroom wall are all REAL THINGS THAT ARE COOL BECAUSE THEY ARE AUTHENTIC. I love getting a glimpse into what my blogger frens’ lives are like. It’s not only fascinating, but it helps me to better understand their personality/world and maybe even the inspiration behind their blogs!

*this is what i do when you think i “edit” my vlogs. BECAUSE IF I DIDN’T CUT OUT THOSE LONG SILENCES THEN YOU’D BE WATCHING A 50 MINUTE VIDEO NO JOKE.

Even if you’ve posted pictures of yourself on your blog, it’s simply not the same as a video of your fabulous face. IT’S LIKE CONCEPT ART VS PIXAR MOVIE. Which one is better?? HUH??? How I smile and make various stupid facial expressions is part of who I am. You are obviously entitled to this as a beautiful reader of my blog. BECAUSE WHO DOESN’T WANT TO SEE MY STUPID FACIAL EXPRESSIONS.

Do I talk in ALL CAPS in real life?? WHY YES I DO. But who knows this for sure?? I might be a small fatigued sea slug who never raises her voice above a monotone drone of boredom. Yes, I have a very definite voice on my blog, but what is my voice like in real life?? LOL YOU DON’T KNOW BECAUSE YOU ARE READING THIS POST IN YOUR OWN VOICE. Don’t worry, we all do this subconsciously I think. Whenever I read someone else’s blog, I’m hearing the words in my head as if I am actually the one speaking. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOUR VOICE SOUNDS LIKE OR ELSE EVERY BLOG POST I READ FEELS LIKE I AM YOUR VOICE.

Actually the sea slug analogy is entirely accurate because I HAVE THE MEMORY OF A SMALL FATIGUED SEA SLUG. No joke my friends. What's your name again??



WE ALL LOVE THIS ADVICE DON’T WE?? No. More like WE ALL WANT TO SKIP THIS ADVICE. I’ll be quick with my borrowed propaganda: there may come a day when you need to be not a blabbering mess of nerves in front of a camera. Like when Oprah invites you on her show or something. You must always be prepared for that day. BECAUSE IT’S COMING, SIR.

We all know the easiest kind of vlog: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. Readers of your blog love asking you questions, but vlogging your answers IS BASICALLY LIKE SITTING DOWN WITH YOUR READERS AND HAVING TEA/WAFFLES/CONVERSATION. It’s brilliant! It’s fun! YOU SHOULD REALLY DO IT LIKE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I HAVE QUESTIONS I WANT TO ASK YOU. Actually to be honest you should just make a vlog right now because you are a fabulous person and the world needs more of your unreserved glory.

Have you ever made a vlog? If so PLEASE LINK IT IN A COMMENT because I would love to watch it! Or perhaps you’ve made a video of something other than your face? In the event that you don’t have a face. OH AND ONE MORE QUESTION: would you mind taking my smol survey? (If you haven't already.) There’s only ONE DAY LEFT (!!!) and time is RUNNING OUT. Thank you frens.

love,
abbiee

43 comments

  1. BEST REASONS EVER. Do you hear this, my favorite bloggers?? VLOGS. DO THEM. HEED ABBIEE'S WISE WORDS.

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    1. EEEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH EMILY. :''') my words are rather wise aren't they <3

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  2. I LOVE WATCHING VLOGS!! I was thinking about doing a Q+A soon, but I may wait until my blogiversary. Not sure yet. This definitely makes me want to do it sooner! xD ♥

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    1. YAAAS PLEASE MAKE A VLOG. <3 I would flail and love watching it!! ALSO I WOULD LOVE ASKING YOU ALL THE QUESTIONS. eeep super excited for your blogiversary!!

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  3. oh my gosh sooooooo much truth here. Isn't it fab that a bunch of us bloggers got on the video kick?! IM LOVING IT (*lowers voice* I probably shouldn't be telling you this, but the challenge video is gonna be up on Monday. *squeals*)

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    1. ASDFGHJKL OMG YOUR VIDEO IS UP??? BRB FLAILING AND CHASING IT DOWN <333

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  4. I really want to start a Booktube account so I can screech about books, but I don't currently have the time or camera. It's very lame.

    (also, I tagged you for a "get to know me" tag thing! http://words-inmysoul.blogspot.com/2016/10/get-to-know-me-tag.html)

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    1. EEEEP THAT SOUNDS LIKE SO MUCH FUN KRISSY! You should totally go for it! Screeching about books is honestly one of the best things to do. :') Oh and thank you so much for tagging me!! THAT IS SO KIND. <333

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  5. I have made a vlog like...2 or 3 years ago? AND NOPE NEVER AGAIN HHAHAH. #DIES My sister did it with me and she did about 85% of the talking and I just stared awkwardly anywhere not at the camera. Because I am awkward and socially inept. And avoid cameras at all cost always. *runs and hides screaming* But as much as I plan to never show my face again....I love watching other bloggers vlogs! It does put a face/voice to the name and makes it all seem SO MUCH MORE REAL. Like look!! My internet friend is not a secret robot!! WOO!!๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. DUDE I REMEMBER THAT VLOG VERY VERY VAGUELY. (And I am very proud of this fact because muahahaha I'VE SEEN UR FACE AND I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE ONE. *evil laughter*) EEEEP I AGREE THOUGH VLOGS ARE SO FUN TO WATCH. tbh they can be a bit stressful to make but I shall persevere. :''') HAHAHA EXACTLY. I'm not a secret robot I am the Waffle Queen™ ♥ THANK YOU FOR READING DUDE

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  6. HEY! I JUST MADE A VLOG! THE TIMING OF THIS COULDN'T BE BETTER (Lol take a look and lemme know what you think of it Abbiee!) I filmed around my college and walking around with a camera is terrifying I had so many moments where I walked in the direction I wan't going to avoid peoples awkward stares!

    Make a vlog soon my friend!

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    1. EEEEEP I CAN'T WAIT TO WATCH YOUR VLOG VANESSA!! *jumps around excitedly* and I will totally let you know what I think of it! It sounds like so much fun! :D and omg the struggle is real. I don't know how people comfortably film videos of themselves in public?? I NEED TO GET MORE USED TO IT LOLOLOL. thank you so much for reading, dear!!

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  7. #6 all the way ;)
    Ugh this motivates me though because I'm supposed to be making a Q&A vid and I keep putting it off...

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    1. OOOOH I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR VIDEO NINA!! :D

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  8. Omgosh, this post is perf����! The struggle is real��, especially when it comes to those debates ( that sadly take several hours ) over whether I should make vids or not, and I usually end up not making one ��.

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    1. THE STRUGGLE IS SO REAL. :'''') eeep thank you so much Sarah!! I think you should totally make a video. *nods convincingly* <3 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING.

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  9. "Or perhaps you've made a vlog of something other than your face? In the event that you don't have a face." --> LOLOLOL
    DUDE I JUST POSTED MY FIRST VLOG!! so your timing is basically awesome x)

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    1. *FLAILS LOUDLY* OMG HEADING OVER THERE RIGHT NOW TO CHECK IT OUT!! <3333

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  10. AHHHHHH I need to do this but I have to find a camera that, y'know, won't make me broke...sigh. BUT SOON I WANT TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

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    1. YAAAS AIMEE YOU SHOULD TOTALLY GO FOR IT. Cameras are crazy aren't they :'')

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  11. Yessssssssssssss!!!!!!!!! I love love love.
    Gosh.
    Now I may have to go make a vlog..

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    1. EEEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH ELISSA. <3 and yes I think you should totally make a vlog. ;)

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  12. I love watching vlogs because I'm little bit nosy and I want to see their real life. Also, I totally agree with you that it puts the face and voice to the blogger. Though I don't think I'd be able to vlog something because I'm scared of cameras when standing in front of them. I'm always the one behind the camera taking photos. :)

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    1. Same here Simone!! I'm usually the one behind the camera but yesss it's so refreshing and good to get in front of the camera sometimes too. *nod nod* VIDEOS ARE SO MUCH FUN. thank you for reading, dear!! <333

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  13. see, now i need to go buy a camera so i can vlog. abbiee, why did you do this to me??

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    1. MUAHAHAHA BECAUSE I LOVE MY READERS. :''') <3

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  14. Ah, you are at the point of convincing me! But it's still a super scary idea, so I will probably think about it for a few years before I actually publish a vlog. (Honestly, I do think about things for years before I do them. :P)

    And I agree with Vanessa - when are you making your next vlog? When I saw the title of this in my feed, I was secretly hoping you'd end the post with, you know, a vlog. XD But anyway, this post was still fabulous, and hopefully it inspires many more vlogs in the blogosphere (so then I don't have to feel obliged to provide one. XD).

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    1. YOU SHOULD TOTALLY DO A VLOG JESSICA. *nods convincingly* but y'know...I can definitely relate to thinking about things for a few years before actually doing them. I KNOW I'M A TERRIBLE PERSON I DIDN'T MAKE A VLOG FOR THIS POST. xD although I did think about it! after...I...posted this...AHEM.

      SOON MY DEAR VERY SOON. <3

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  15. Hi, Abbiee! I don't know if you do tags or not (I've never seen any evidence that you do, but then again I haven't been here that long...), but I tagged you for the Blogger Recognition Award. :)

    If you'd like to check it out, here's the link: https://storyanddarkchocolate.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/my-second-ever-tag/

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    1. EEEP THANK YOU KAYLA MARIE. <3 as a matter of fact, I love doing tags! :D ALSO THANK YOU FOR THAT LINK. I was just about to ask you for a link to your blog because I couldn't find the right one. *tackles link*

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  16. *now randomly desperately wants to make a vlog* You make vlogging sound so awesome, Abbie! I might just have to give it a shot... *hides under my blankets* Some day... And BTW, I LOVE when you do vlogs, Abbie, it IS amazing to be able to put a face and voice to the incredibly tallent on this blog. <3333

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    1. YOU ARE SO SWEET MY HEART IS PUNCHED THANK YOU SO MUCH GAH. <3333 I intend to make a vlog very soon. ;) AND IN THE MEANTIME YES YOU SHOULD TOTALLY MAKE ONE. BECAUSE YOU'RE AWESOME.

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  17. WAHT NO. I WON'T DO A VLOG YOU CAN'T MAKE ME.

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    1. oh wait I was supposed to introduce myself wasn't I

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    2. YES YOU HAVE TO I DEMAND IT AND I HAVE UNICORN ARMIES AT MY READY JUST SO YOU KNOW >:D
      btw who are you

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    3. I DO NOT FEAR YOUR UNICORN ARMIES SORRY NOT SORRY
      oh I'm just your neighbor's cousin's dogwalker's nephew, aka wielder of the [stolen] waffle gavel

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  18. OOOH I kinda want to make a vlog now XD. BUT I'D BE SUCH AN AWKWARD BUTTERFLY IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. Oh well. Hopefully someday :D.

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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    1. I'M SURE YOU WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT in front of a camera Savannah. ;) You should go for it!! <3

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  19. Vlogging is one of those things that a low-key plan to do one day....Maybe. I love watching them, but I'm very shy and also HATE how my voice sounds when recorded, so....we'll see. It's definitely something to think about.

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    1. YES YOU SHOULD TOTALLY MAKE A VLOG ALEX. *nod nod* I SHALL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SOMEDAY. :D thank you so much for reading!!

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  20. BRO YES I WANT EVERY BLOGGER I KNOW TO DO A VLOG. THANK YOU FOR THIS. *CHEERS*

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    1. RIGHT??? THAT WOULD MAKE MY LIFE BASICALLY.

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  21. VLOGS ARE THE BEST OF EVER!!!!!!! I really want to do another one now but AGH I HAVE NO TIME AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD TALK ABOUT. Obviously since you posted this, it means we need a vlog from you very soon. ;)

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Nice comments brighten my day x100000! I read and respond to every single one (and I also give my commenters free virtual waffles, so that's a plus.)