Blogging with Video

Dan Desmond, great Help-U-Sell Broker in Forked River, New Jersey, posted an article to Facebook that stated that 90% of Realtors don’t have blogs.  No surprise there.  90% of human beings don’t have blogs.  Actually, it’s probably higher.  Anyway, Dan’s comment was that he better get himself in gear.  It got me to thinking.

Why don’t people blog?  I believe it’s because putting together a coherent sentence and paragraph is difficult for most people.  Effortless writing is a gift most people don’t possess.  Not that we can’t write, it’s just that for most of us, writing is way too big a chore to take on with any regularity.  But you don’t have to be a writer to be a blogger.  If you can talk (most of us seem to have mastered that skill) and operate a video camera, you can blog with video.  It’s cheap and easy — much easier than writing for most — and is probably more effective in terms of being attractive to search engines.

Here’s a 6 minute video blog post I did.  It took less than 30 minutes to do, start to finish:  10 minutes to shoot (I had to start over once) and 20 to edit.  Uploading to YouTube took much longer, but required nothing of me but patience.  Embedding it here was nothing more than a copy/paste operation between YouTube and the blog.  I shot it with a Logitec Webcam with on-board microphone and edited it in Pinnacle Studio.

Ok, so it’s not a Hollywood masterpiece, but it is relevant and it will be noticed in searches. So why not try one yourself? And then tell me how many hits you get.

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