To Blog or to Vlog?

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Most everyone is familiar with blogging and vlogging, or video blogging. Blogging of all sorts started as online diaries for people and quickly turned into a way for many to drive traffic to your site.

Blogs are great for all sorts of people and businesses. People who enjoy expressing themselves or sharing information through the written word will benefit from traditional blogging.  When one is constantly writing they get better at it, grow a bigger vocabulary and, in turn, produce higher quality content. In a way, a blog is grown, not simply written.
Often, blogs can become a tedious method of communication, especially if the blog is particularly poor in quality. Spelling and grammatical errors can detract from your message and make your business seem unprofessional. It can be difficult to come up with enough content to make a substantive original post. Vlogging suffers from none of these drawbacks.

Vlogging is the newest form of the blogging phenomena circling the internet. Video blogs are a fantastic way for people to blog for many reasons.  Not everyone has excellent spelling and grammar, and some people just don’t like to write.  Many people may be very expressive or engaging during conversation. It would be better by far for these individuals to vlog, rather than blog.  Readers do not want to read articles jammed with errors, smiley faces, and misunderstood sarcasm/humor. Vlogging is also wonderful for those who are selling a product that is best seen and not read about.

The benefit of a vlog is that it allows the personality of the writer to shine through. Whether he or she is a high-energy person, or a more serious and thoughtful character, it can provide a whole level of communication that writing cannot supply.


In today’s society, our attention span has becomes shorter and shorter. Videos can be listened to whilst the ‘reader’ is multitasking and can use interesting methods to grab viewer attention, but reading even a simple blog post simply requires concentration. Vlogs can appeal to a wider audience and promote a business in ways a blog cannot reach.

Both blogging and vlogging are beneficial and what you choose simply depends on personal preference. They can create income, make you an internet personality, and drive traffic to your business. Both are free to start through various online websites and platforms. They also can be very fun if either are activities that you enjoy!t reach.