DISCUSSION: Vlogging and Why I’ll Never Be Able To Do It

I have a huge problem with vlogs. It’s not that I don’t like watching the videos. Actually, I love watching them. It’s just that I am insanely jealous of the people who make them. 
Some of my favourite vloggers, also known as ‘booktubers,’ can keep me occupied for ages. 
Some of my favourites are…


So what do all of these booktubers have in common? Here are some things that I think are important for vlogging.

1. You must have a clear voice. If I don’t understand you then how am I supposed to follow what you’re saying?!

2. You have to know what you’re talking about. If you keep muttering or stumbling then I won’t believe what you’re saying

3. Be confident. The viewer will be happy watching you if you don’t hide your face! We’ll also feel more comfortable because if you’re confused, we will be too!

Do you have any vlogging tips? 

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    25 January, 2013 at 2:17 am

    OOH they look like totally amazing booktubers! 😀 I totally agree! This is why I fail at vlogging I CAN NEVER TALK RIGHT. ACK. Anyway. I’d definitely recommend learning how to edit videos properly just so if you stumble you can stop and restart your sentence and just cut out the bumbled line 😀 (It’s what I do since I talk so fast lol)

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    Book Blogger Mom
    25 January, 2013 at 4:07 pm

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    Book Blogger Mom
    25 January, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I like watching them but could never make one.

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    25 January, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I have to say, I have never been one for vlogging nor have a watched many booktubers for some reason. I guess its a good way to review your books, and showcase them though I don’t think its for me! Brilliant Discussion, Lucy! 🙂

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    25 January, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I’d like to start to make vlogs for like Letterbox Love/On My Bookshelf but a) I NEVER have the time and b) I’m so awkward in talking to my friends so talking to a camera is like MEGA awkward I think. And I use my hands to talk so it’ll just be my hands waving about all over the screen.

    I think sometimes it’s nice to have a more passive role in blogging and writing your posts rather than saying them. It’s what the internet is kind of about.

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    Zoe Crook
    25 January, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    YES! I TOTALLY RELATE TO THIS POST! I don’t think I’ll ever be able to vlog, I’m just to shy and I’ll be too fan-girly so you won’t know what I’m saying o.O Whenever I try to video myself I play it back and just squirm… :/
    Brilliant discussion! You always have such great ideas for posts 🙂

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    Read. Write. Ramble.
    26 January, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I LOVE watching vlogs, and I actually started making a few of my own… But it’s weird for me. I think it takes practice to get really comfortable and natural in front of the camera, and I’m not quite there yet. It’s a lot easier for me to write posts than stand in front of a camera talking. But hopefully I’ll get better eventually. 🙂


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    Nina @ Death Books and Tea
    2 February, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I was thinking about starting to vlog, but I lack the ability talk and talk without saying something embarrassing, stupid, or just plain wrong. Writing’s so much more relaxing and there’s less pressure-it’s easier to edit!

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    Lanell Beckles
    22 February, 2013 at 1:50 am

    Vlogging is not something that you start off being good at. Just like blogging, everyone’s first blog wasn’t so good. But as you do it more and more, you get better. Keep at it. Here’s w quick video to help you start vlogging NOW!! Hope it gives you some good direction.

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