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How to Create a Vlog in 10 Easy Steps

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Creating a vlog is easy once you dive in and give it a try. Vlogging can also be a lot of fun. Follow the 10 easy steps below to create a vlog and join the world of video blogging.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: Varies

Here's How:

  1. Step 1. Get a microphone.

    To record a video, you need to have a microphone that is compatible with your computer.

  2. Step 2. Get a webcam.

    Once you have a microphone, you need to get a webcam that allows you to record video and save it on your computer's hard drive.

  3. Step 3. Prepare your vlog content.

    Take some time to think about what you're going to say or do during your vlog.

  4. Step 4. Record your vlog.

    Turn on your microphone, start your webcam and begin recording. Save the file when you're done.

  5. Step 5. Upload your vlog file to YouTube or Google Video.

    Upload your vlog file to a site like YouTube or Google Video where you can store it online.

    Note: See the Tips below to learn an alternate method to insert your video into a blog post.

  6. Step 6. Get the embedding code of your uploaded vlog file.

    Once you upload your vlog file to YouTube or Google Video, copy the embedding code and keep it handy.

  7. Step 7. Create a new blog post.

    Open your blogging application and create a new blog post. Give it a title and add any text you'd like to introduce your vlog.

  8. Step 8. Paste the embedding code for your vlog file into your new blog post.

    Using the embedding code you copied earlier for your uploaded vlog file, paste that information into the code of your new blog post.

  9. Step 9. Publish your new blog post.

    Select the publish button in your blogging application to send your new blog post with your vlog in it live online.

  10. Step 10. Test your vlog.

    Open your new live blog post and view your vlog entry to ensure it's working correctly.

Tips:

  1. If your blogging platform includes an icon in the post editor to upload a video directly into your post, select that icon and follow the steps given to upload your video directly into your blog post rather than uploading it to a separate site and copying the embedding code as described in Steps 5, 6 and 7 above.
  2. You can also use external video equipment such as a digital video camera to record vlogs, download them to your computer then insert them into a blog post rather than recording directly on your computer.

What You Need

  • Microphone compatible with your computer
  • Webcam compatible with your computer

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