The Era of Vlogging and the Standing Desk Converter
May 14, 2021
The internet has made it easy for anyone to access all kinds of entertainment with a tap of the fingers. From online gaming to browsing through international news, to watching what's going viral in another country. Almost anything under the sun, from comedy relief, to films to daily lives in the other part of the globe. One of the things that I find very interesting and entertaining is vlogs.
Vlogging is a form of blogging through videos or putting content out in video format on the internet. It usually consists of a person, a duo, or a group which talks about or exploring a subject. It is a very diverse way to connect with an international audience. Some put out tutorials, travel, tell stories, animate, explore abandoned places, share their creative process, and the like. Some creatives and gamers also do live streaming via social media sites like Facebook or Instagram and upload it to video websites like YouTube.
Tracing the History of Vlogging
The earliest history of vlogging dates back to the 1980s in New York. An artist named Nelson Sullivan recorded in a vlog style around South Carolina and New York. But this kind of content creation has gotten its momentum from the year 2000 to the present. A person that goes by the name of Adam Kontras created a series of videos for his blog that records his pursuit of a career in show business.
This was aimed to keep his family and friends updated on his cross-country move to Los Angeles. It has then become the longest video blog in history. Another person in the same year by the name of Adrian Miles created the same but added text on a still image. He would then coin the term vlog for his video blogs. After that, Luuk Bowman, a filmmaker, and musician would create a now-defunct website that records a diary of his travels after graduation.
YouTube and Vlogging
In February 2005, YouTube was founded and so did the real era of vlogging. It was founded by three PayPal employees who ran the company from a small office above a small restaurant in California. The co-founder of the site, Jawid Karim posted the very first YouTube video which showed him in San Diego Zoo with elephants.
This was the stepping stone and a set tone for future vloggers. Astonishingly, the next year by July, YouTube became the fifth most popular internet site. This while having 100 million views daily and 65,000 new uploads. Later that very year, Google bought the company for a whopping 1.65 billion dollars. Currently, it has a valuation of between $140- 300 billion dollars.
Fame and Fortune in Vlogging
A lot of social media celebrities have garnered fame through vlogging. With the monetization of video blogs, the highest annual revenue earned by a vlogger is 26 million dollars. That is why a lot of people have been tempted to also join in the fun. But that is not the only advantage of vlogging.
After all, it takes a lot of years to gain a following that could get millions of views which is also needed to make a lot of money off a vlogger’s channel. There are a lot of benefits to creating one's channel and uploading vlogs. For one thing, it could be like a diary so you can keep your memories intact on the internet. You can entertainingly update your friends and family.
Imagine five, ten years later you'll have children or your children would have grown up. You would have something to look back on and it would give them insight as to how life was at a particular year in your lives. The entire family can watch it again and again and relive the moments together.
Creating a vlog also keeps your creative juices flowing. You have to tell a story however mundane and straightforward it is. You need to edit the video, put music, sound effects to make it cinematic however you want.
A vlog also enables you to connect with people around the world and build trust with that audience. Lastly, if you create tutorials or show processes on how to do things or create things a vlog would display your expertise. It will help you build a brand or prove what you can do to potential clients or employers.
You may have already decided if vlogging is for you or not. You might be wondering how to get started.
● First, you have to decide on what your niche will be. What would you like to vlog about? Or will it be sort of a diary for you? You can watch existing creators in the kind of niche you would like to delve into and figure out what works for them. Then you can throw in your ideas on your video and make it uniquely your own.
● Next, decide on which equipment to use. Keep in mind though, that you don't need expensive equipment when you are just starting. You can always upgrade as your channel grows and rake in profits from ad revenues.
● You can have good content that people might like even with your phone as long as you are interested. Then, you need to edit your video and optimize it, share it on social media so you will have more views and subscribers.
When you vlog or make commentary videos in your room or home office, it's a good idea to have a sturdy desk to put your tripod and your camera on. The good thing about FlexiSpot, you will not run out of great, high-tech desks that are built to last.
If you have a short-legged tripod, then it won't be a problem for you With the FlexiSpot Standing Desk Converters. My personal favorite is the EdgeRiser Standing Desk Converter M8L 47”. It is very spacious and you can fit your camera, laptop, and phone. It also has a very intuitive height adjustment keypad so you can record at a perfect angle.
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