Vlogging is a way to share your thoughts, opinions and life experiences with the world. It can be a powerful tool for self-expression, personal growth and connecting with others.
The best vloggers use their voice and their camera to tell stories that are personal, intimate and authentic. They create something of value for themselves and for others.
Starting A Family Vlog on YouTube
Many people want to start a family vlog on YouTube, but they are not sure where to start. This article will give you some tips on how to get started.
Find your niche
This is the first step in starting a family vlog. You need to find out what your niche is and how it relates to other things that you like doing in your life. For example, if you like cooking, then you might want to do a cooking show with your kids. If you like hiking then maybe you would want to do videos of the hikes that the whole family has been on together.
The most important thing about this step is that it should be something that is personally interesting for you and something that other people might also enjoy watching too!
Practice a lot and remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect straight away
When we first pointed a camera at our own face, it felt awkward. It is better to hold the camera yourself. When someone else comes that close to you with a camera, it’s easy to feel intimidated. Pretend you’re talking to a friend on the phone or you’ll soon look like a TV reporter. That doesn’t look very natural haha.
Sometimes we make a script with detailed text when we know we need to mention something. A sponsor or an important sentence. However, it is important to be able to laugh at yourself. So just keep filming if something happens. You can remove too many ums, funny slips of the tongue, and pauses while editing. A lot of practice also helps. The more you vlog, the better you know what you like.
No expensive equipment is required to start vlogging
We always tell beginners that it’s about the story, not the expensive camera you’re working with. Especially if you haven’t vlogged for that long, it’s a shame to spend the same amount of money. Maybe you don’t like vlogging at all. So just start with your smartphone. Many people have a smartphone that comes with a good camera. Oftentimes, you’ll feel more comfortable using your own phone. Don’t forget to film horizontally, that’s the format suitable for YouTube. Once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s a good idea to buy a good camera.
You have to be yourself in front of the camera
No one can replace you. You are unique. That’s why you have to be yourself in front of the camera. It’s hard to pretend to be someone else. Your audience will see through this. We travel all over the world and experience special things, but most people react to our personalities, to how we are as people.
People usually follow you because of your own style and personality, not because of your great content. The followers want to feel that you are real and get to know you. In our case, we realized that it was our spontaneity that pushed us forward. The less we script, the more we improvise, which people often find nicer. It’s nice to know that you’re valued for who you are.
Read also: Blogging as a Mom – Personal Content About Home And Family
Learn to edit
There are great benefits to being able to both record and edit. You can learn this by watching other YouTube channels. There are enough online tutorials. If you can already edit videos, you’ve got a head start. We often receive emails from companies asking if we would like to make use of their in-house editor, but we always decline these offers.
We think it’s important to edit it yourself, that’s what makes a video a real king-it video. You may be the face of your channel, but when you have full control over what you show, you own your channel even more. We have a specific style of editing that is not easy for anyone to replicate. We also pay attention to that. Everyone should protect their own editing style and not just give it away. Grow your skills and make insane stuff!
Tip: Add subtitles to your family vlogs. You can add subtitles to video automatically. Subtitles for your vlogs make it easier for those who have difficulty in hearing or just to break the language barrier if you happen to reach an audience outside the English speaking zone.