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!