Ok in case you didn't get the pun... I just made my intentions pretty clear with a paragraph of 11 of my videos linked in it. I miss making videos. I really really miss it. I love to share, entertain, make people laugh and see myself doing so years later. I am seriously considering doing a vlog but haven't quite narrowed it down to a specific niche so that I can maintain sanity, organization and profit.
However as I was thinking this through I came up with 10 reasons to vlog to get the ball rolling.
1. Create A Visual Image Of Myself
I can become my own spokesperson for a product, affiliate or topic that is HOT on the internet. People build trust faster when they see someone daily and enjoy learning from a real person. Plus I love people watching me. Well you know what I mean. :)
2. Vlogging Strengthens A Message
The written word is nice but it can get interpreted in many different ways while it is being read. Sometimes things get perceived in the wrong way. I know I love to throw jokes in my blog but I always wonder how many people misunderstand me. Vlogging can make the idea clearer while being truthful to the viewers.
3. Videos Are Popular
We are a population of voyers who love to watch other people. Practically everything on tv is a reality show. Reading takes brain power and more and more people are relying on the visual to get the idea across. If done right, DIY videos are extremely popular because it's easier to learn from a video than from a written script.
4. You Can See A Video On Any Device
There used to be a time where you could only see a video on a computer but today you can see a video on phones, ipads, computers, book tablets and many other devices that are currently being developed. When I was installing my kid's car seat I used my phone to get me through the parts I forgot about in the manual.
5. People Love Being Nosey
Oh did you see the video of the little boy who was high after coming from the dentist? How about Charlie bitting his brother's finger? How many times did you watch the mother throw the baby out of the window and being caught by the dad with 1 hand? Ok the last one isn't a real video but boy were you about to get nosey on the internet. :)
6. You Can Watch Yourself Get Better
Will Smith was absolutely dreadful in the first year of the Fresh Prince of Bell Aire. Wether you loved him or not WS himself will admit his acting skills were asleep in the beginning... But boy did he wake them up fast. So fast in fact he used his stuff as a way to grow to one of Hollywood's most talented and entertaining actors today.
7. It's Your Own TV Show
Who hasn't dreamed about having his or her own TV show? I used to hear Ed McMahon say HEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRREEEEESSSSSSSSS Jai every night while I was growing up. Ok so now I just dated myself.
8. It Would Be Fun
I think it is fair to say I love to have fun and what good is doing anything in life without the element of fun. Yes it would be a lot of work but I know the video field well and I know how to have fun even more. Well I used to know how to have fun. Having 2 kids has put the fun to bed earlier than I would like... I am ready to have hard working fun again. :)
9. Video Will Never Die
First there was the book. Then there was radio. After that there was TV. Where do we go from there? I can't see the visual form ever dying because... well like I said before, aside from being lucrative, people are nosey. :)
10. Viral Baby
Back when I was growing up I made sure I protected myself from anyone or anything viral. Now I can't wait to go viral again. After my Doritos Crash The Superbowl video went viral I never stopped thinking about how I could repeat that formula again. It was a great boost of success energy and... the payday was pretty good too. :)
What kind of show would you like to see from me?
Is there a product or idea you think fits me and my personality well?
I would love to hear your thoughts.
More about this coming soon...
There are 3 things I can't change... my 2 kids, my 1 wife and my 0 rights.