The battle royale is on… BLOG vs VLOG. It’s a phrase that just a few years ago would of seemed silly, now not only entertaining but genius. When you sit down at your home computer at the end of a long day at work, what’s the first thing you think of news, sports, shopping, gaming, movies etc.? The bottom line is we all want to be entertained so no matter what you are doing on your computer that’s the goal. For many, turning their entertainment time in front of a computer into a money maker is one of the most genius thing ever.
In the early days of the “just the average Joe building a website” internet BLOGS were born. At first they seemed like a joke but now, brilliant. From Joe blogger in the early days, to Barstool Sports now this is a legit business. Who knew that just writing stories about your own personal life who generate an income? These people did. Put it this way, if you think it’s dumb for somebody to sit on their computer and just write nonsense about random things all day think again. Barstool Sports just got sold a few months back and the value of their blog site was $30,000,000.00! Not bad for nonsense right? Now lets look at VLOGS. Think back in the day when camcorders first came out and every family looked like a TV crew doing a shoot in Disney Land. Brutal. Looking back at those old apple picking days when my father just had to make us look like that film crew for some reason. But imagine all those crap videos posted online? Nobody would watch outside the family right? Wrong! Hello Vloggers. These new breed of entrepreneurs have figured out a way to post on YouTube their family videos but for some reason make them way more interesting than our vlogs aka home videos. With crazy content and entertaining shots these vloggers have figured out a way to bring in the big bucks just like their mentors… the Bloggers. Imagine posting a less than 10 minute video and making it entertaining enough to turn that into millions? Yes 10 minute videos for $millions$. Casey Neistat or Roman Atwood may not seem like house hold names to you but ask your kids or grand kids who they are and they will for sure know. Casey has a daily vlog that is always under 10 minutes with great content and editing almost making it seem like a real movie. Chances are, even if you don’t know who Casey is you’ve already watched him. Remember last winter and NYC got hit with a huge snow storm and they basically shut the city down? Remember that video that surfaced with this guy who tied a rope to a Jeep and had his buddy pull him like he was water skiing through TIMES SQUARE? That was Casey, that “stupid” video made him millions and his vlog channel brings him lots of dough. His net worth… $2million! Not a bad living for a guy that just makes those same home videos that my dad used to make. BTW he’s 35 years old. Another successful guy is Roman Atwood! This guy is one of the biggest vloggers in the world with a networth $3.5million! How do they do it? Vlogs are stupid right?
This is where I get to the Battle Royale part. Ive done blogs before but recently I vlogged for the first time. I figure the quickest path to success with either blogging or vlogging has to be the video part right? Maybe it’s the narcissist in me but I think people would love to watch my “home videos” I mean, Vlogs. They, who ever “they” are say vlogging is a quicker way of the two to have the chance to earn revenue. Sign me up! How it works is that when you post a video on YouTube and that video reaches a certain number of views you get a nice check in the mail for your troubles. Again, sign me up! Hello PicaLife! Yes, that’s the name of my new YouTube channel where I am destine (as my first video is titled) to be a YouTube sensation! So far there are 100 views on my first video, a far cry from my goal of 1 million views so I can make some money on this thing. You have to start somewhere right!
So the new era of debates will roll on Blogs vs Vlogs… which one would you try?
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