6 Things I’ve Learned From Vlogging

One of my goals for this year is to post a vlog each week.

I didn’t realize back in January how stretching and yet how fun this would be to make sure I had a new vlog filmed, edited, and posted every single week of the year. To say my channel has been a smashing success might be a bit of an overstatement. To say that this goal has been a grand adventure? Well, that’s a little bit more like it.

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Despite the lackluster amount of views that the vlogs have garnered, looking back I see vlogging as one of the highlights of my year. I’ve learned so much. About vlogging. About filming. About books. And mostly about myself. As it turns out, it can be pretty helpful to discover things about yourself.

For instance, as much as I want to be a princess I’m not sure how well that job would suit me. I mean, look at all those lovely facial expressions? The media would be delighted with me for sure. I can just imagine my face looking like that plastered all over magazines in Walmart. I guess it’s a good thing I was born a peasant.

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Also, apparently my family and everyone else I’ve ever met was correct when they said I talk fast. Y’all, like half the time I have to do a re-take just to make sure I’m talking slow enough. But yo, people! Talking fast is fun because then you can have shorter vlogs. #ProblemSolvingLikeAPro

My vocabulary needs help. Yeah, I used to think I had a voluminous vocabulary and Grammarly kinda cheered me on by giving me weekly reports about how many “unique” words I use. But then when I watch my vlogs they’re filled with “phenomenal writing” “fantastic world-building” “gripping storylines” and “stinkin’ excited” types of phrases and I do a lot of facepalming while editing.

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Oh, and folks. I click. Don’t ask me how or why, but there’s a clicking noise I make at the end of about 80% of my sentences. Why, just why? Thank goodness for editing skills.

So okay. <— That, my friends (or a variation) is the way I start 84.2% of my sentences. Talk about a large vocabulary, ya know? So articulate.

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One of the biggest things I’ve learned though is how to prepare ahead of time. Vlogging isn’t something I can just whip out anywhere at any time like a blog post. During weeks when I’m traveling, or when there’s a wedding, or when I have a ton going on, sometimes vlogging just can’t happen. So, thinking ahead, preparing, and getting it done even when it’s hard has been really good for me.

Do you vlog? If so, leave a link with your channel cause I want to check it out!

8 thoughts on “6 Things I’ve Learned From Vlogging

  1. Emily says:

    I know I couldn’t be a princess. You are so right about the media and what I like to call “the national gossip section” (aka, the magazines at the checkout in Walmart). Those poor people on the covers…makes you wonder how much is drama and how much is real.

    Anyway! I like your blog and videos, and I know if I tried vlogging I’d throw a fit of anger at myself like, every video. So keep up the good work!

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Haha, thank you! I have a lot of fun with vlogging. It’s so great to be able to explore that part of my creative side. 🙂 And yep, although being a princess sounds amazing, all the media wouldn’t quite be my cup of tea. 😉


  2. Christopher Lane says:

    What’s wrong with clicking. You can claim you click with people. Sorry i tend to wait and watch several of your vlogs in one setting. Guess i do the same with your blogs but it usually helps brighten my day when i read them. Merry Christmas

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Haha! That made me smile. 🙂 My family likes to mimic my clicking nowadays and it’s amusing. Merry Christmas to you, too! And thanks for watching my vlogs and commenting!

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  3. Rob Moses Photography says:

    Really well written post. I am a very sporadic vlogger myself haha. It is so much work to get one video together so I have a tenancy to do my video in spurts. That’s cool you did a whole year of weekly. I have re-started this year and am just going to keep making them till I dont want to anymore. Well see how it goes haha. I’m gonna swing by your channel and see whats up 🙂

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Thank you! It was fun to do for a year, but rather time-consuming so I’ve not decided yet what I’m going to do in 2019. It’s hard to know what’s worth it for the fun, and what needs to be done in order to be productive.

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