How Do Videos help With Effective Blogging?

Posted by on Oct 04 2012 | Blogging, Blogs

This would not be a Ripley’s ‘Believe It or Not’ moment, if we say that a visual always makes a greater impact when it comes to presenting an idea. So, it is no surprise that while blogging, adding a video can make a lot of difference to the overall content that is being put together for the audience.

There are plenty of reasons why a blogger would like to add a video to the subject in question. To begin with, the video can elaborate better on the matter. Secondly, the video will bring in the element of conversation with the audience. Lastly, an audience would show more interest in looking at the color, sequence or even background where things happen, than just plain text, thus, achieving entertainment. The kinds of videos that are more popular with the blogs are as follows:

Do It Yourself: Lovingly known among its followers as DIY, these videos are handy tools for people who like to pick up techniques from the web and learn to do things by themselves. This tool has led a variety of people to share their ideas to the world and get a fan following for all kinds of fancy things; things that people don’t usually think can be done with ease.

Instructions: There are instructive videos, mostly working on the idea of ‘how to’. A web audience comes looking for questions and an assortment of it. Now, if a blogger can let the viewer have a complete step by step view of how to achieve a particular end result, this gets appreciated. A lot of query based, cookery and fashion blogs make use of these videos.

Sharing the Idea: Another important facet of adding a video to the blog is of sharing the idea with the audience. A video lets the viewer enter a zone which is actually perceived by the author of the blog. At that point, the author and the viewer/reader/listener connect better, which is also the triumph for the former as the purpose of communication meets success in the latter’s satisfaction.

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3 Responses to “How Do Videos help With Effective Blogging?”

  1. shivangi

    While some prefer using videos as an accessory for their blog, others do it the otherway round. No matter how videos are embedded in a blog i.e. as the main object or as an attention grabbing frill, videos definitely increase the “interactiveness”.

    06 Oct 2012 at 4:13 pm

  2. Tajal

    videos definitely provide a much more tangible approach to a blog. since you can gain first hand experience by watching a video and the text provides the keynotes to a better understanding of the topic.

    06 Oct 2012 at 4:20 pm

  3. shivangi

    when people get to see something that is related to what you are writing about, it gets processed and understood faster and makes it more amusing for the reader. It is definitely a better way to express thoughts and ideas.

    06 Apr 2013 at 9:42 am

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