As you know, February first marked the beginning of a competition between Patty Cake’s Pantry and the YouTube Channel Random Life of A. To spur the friendly competition along, I decided to share my list of 10 reasons why blogging is better than vlogging.
- I don’t have to be camera ready to blog. In fact, I can show up to my computer and blog in my pajamas and with my hair uncombed. No one will see me.
- A blog is easier to set up than a vlog. Access to a computer and the internet is all you really need to get started.
- Bloggers don’t need to own a lot of expensive camera equipment or editing software.
- No one will ever come up to me on the street and say “Hey, aren’t you Patti Cake from Patty Cake’s Pantry?” If I was in front of a camera, that could happen. I like the anonymity of blogging.
- Editing my blog is much easier than editing a video. I can change a word or two if I decide I don’t like it. If I used video, it would be more complicated to make a similar change.
- Blogging doesn’t depend upon my appearance or charisma. My success or failure as a blogger is based upon the content of my site and my understanding of SEO.
- Search engines seem to prefer blogs to vlogs. When I search for something, it’s rare for me to see a video in the top spots on Google. It happens occasionally, but it’s not the norm.
- It’s easier to make money as a blogger than it is to make money as a vlogger. You can set up your blog with affiliate links from the beginning. It takes quite a few views before you get the opportunity to have advertising on your videos.
- Blogs are more stealth than Vlogs. You can read a blog post on your phone positioned under the table in a boring meeting at work, but you can’t watch a Video. Well, you can, but you will have to do it without sound. If anyone has ever used the automatic subtitles on YouTube, you know that they are often not even remotely close to what is being said. This is either funny, or frustrating. Your perception depends on how important it was to hear what was being said.
- When you have a blog, you have a domain. Your posts are linked to a specific name. For instance, PattyCakesPantry.com brings you here. A google search for Patty Cake’s Pantry, will direct you to this site. Aaron’s Random Life of A channel doesn’t show up on search engines. Even when I search for him on YouTube, he doesn’t show up if I don’t remember to type it as RandomLifeOfA.
That’s my list. I hope you found it interesting and educational. I’m sure my friend, Aaron, will have a video of the reasons why vlogging is better than blogging. Head over to his channel and check it out.
As always, thanks for visiting Patty Cake’s Pantry.