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In Focus: 4 Misconceptions About Vlogging That We Should Drop Right Now

In Focus: 4 Misconceptions About Vlogging That We Should Drop Right Now

 

We're spending most of our time watching vlogs that it makes us think about what goes on behind the camera. What's it like constantly thinking about your next content? Perhaps there's that pressure of creating something better than the last one and keeping those creative juices flowing every day. Since most of us don't know what it takes to be a vlogger, sometimes, we can't avoid but make up assumption that may or may not be true. 

You can be a vlogger if you want to, but it's not as easy as it seems. So cut those YouTube personalities some slack because we're debunking all those misconceptions about vlogging!  

1. People who vlog are vain. 

Unfortunately, some people look down at people who walk around talking in front of their cameras. They immediately assume that they are vain because they want to be seen on camera. When, in fact, the truth is that vloggers are having a hard time when all eyes are on them! It's not easy to vlog when everyone's looking at you with judgment, that's why vlogging also serves as a means of practicing public speaking because they have to conquer their fear to make quality content. If you think vloggers don't ever get shy, you're wrong! It just takes a lot of practice to be able to talk comfortably in front of the camera.

2. Vlogging is easy.

Just because the people who vlog enjoys what they're doing, it doesn't mean that it's an easy thing to do. Think about it, for an actual film to be made there should be: (1) screenplay writers to write the script, (2) directors who have to set the film in motion, (3) several cameramen to take every shot, (4) a dedicated editor for video effects and sound, and (5) a producer who gives the final call. When you're a vlogger, these should all be done by only you! Honestly, vloggers are one of the most hardworking creatives!

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3. Thinking of content comes naturally.

When someone vlogs consistently, people assume that they just upload whatever they like. In reality, vloggers conceptualize every day for new content. They need to think deep, so that they'll stand out from the rest. Plus, they also need to study what works and what doesn't. That's why even if you didn't enjoy the video, realize that the vlogger took time to think about it to give you quality content. 

4. Vloging is for achieving fame. 

People never vlog for fame or the money, because, honestly, even if they don't have millions of subscribers, they still enjoy what they're doing. These people love to entertain, and vlogging has been an extension of their love for it. For them, the process of coming up with ideas, filming, editing, and then seeing the responses from other people who appreciate what they're doing is enough to keep them going. If they can make one person happy, then they've done their job well. Sometimes, filming a vlog is just about keeping daily memories, nothing more!

Many people vlog because it gave them an outlet for their passions, expertise, and personalities. Not only does vlogging entertain people, but it also gives the vloggers a way to connect with those who are just like them. That's why if you're interested to try vlogging, don't let these misconceptions stop you from doing so! 

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