A vlog is essentially a journalistic video documentation on the web of a person’s life, thoughts, opinions, and interests. They can contain embedded video or a video link with supporting text, images, and other metadata. Entries can be recorded in one take or cut into multiple parts. It is also a very popular category on You Tube. The main objective of vlogs is to achieve communication on a personal level with the intended audience.
While some may vlog to share and entertain with an interest or hobby of their own, others may do it to market their own business for profitable reasons. This is because video logging can give you credibility, establish your expertise and can give you celebrity status. It also lets the audience know how you sound and look when you talk; body language is very important and communication is done mostly through this.
I personally prefer humorous or factual vlogs, that are done purely out of hobby or interests. Below are links to two vlogs; one is a tutorial from an independent makeup artist that shows off her talents in makeup online. Another is a boy who puts on a funny voice and pretends to be a character called ‘Fred’ videoing events in this made up character’s ‘life.’