Successful Video Blogging Requires Taking Risks
"Well, this is it; you're really going to do it this time," I thought to myself. My heart raced, my feet began to perspire and I held my breath as I lowered my index finger toward the "send" button on my laptop.
There was no going back. I was going to post my most controversial video to date and I had no idea how my audience was going to interpret it. I loved the concept and so did everyone else that I showed the three minute masterpiece to. However, the question remained, would they, my loyal fans, understand it?
Before you decide that you want to enter the video blogging (vlogging) stratosphere or continue your quest any further, consider the following three repercussions:
1. You have to put yourself out there.
This is your name, your face and your reputation that you are putting on the line. You can't hide behind a pen name anymore. This is the big time and everything that you say and do will follow you. People might forget, but the Internet never does. Something that you say today will be brought up 10 years from now. You're literally recording your legacy with every post that you put up. What if you're wrong and everyone thinks that your viewpoints are foolish? Will your great grandchildren respect what you're saying right now?
It takes courage, bravado and the utmost confidence to freely record and post your opinions out there. Do you really have what it takes?
2. People are not going to agree with you.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion and they will freely share it (especially if they don't have a picture and/or a real name). You'll find that some people will take a significant amount of their time to listen to your argument, only to disseminate every word that you say and look for a reason why they can not possibly agree.Continued on the next page