My First Vlog Experience

Making My first vlog

I’ve no idea why, out of the blue I decided to start a vlog. Without any topic or content in mind, I just went ahead and it just kept going. I ended up sharing what my day was like in the vlog as well as what’s on my mind.

With just my phone and the phone holder in the car, that’s how I start. Then I realized, I didn’t have any microphone when I recorded it and was afraid that I was too soft in the video. Thankfully, it’s still audible when I played the video while I was editing it at the end of the day.

Editing

I used the Inshot video editing application on my phone. To me, it’s a basic editing platform for a not very tech-savvy me. It’s simple and user-friendly in my opinion. Nothing complicated, so I’m good with it. Have been using it for a few years since the day I started exploring making videos for my work.

Most of my past videos were non-verbal and fast-forward to make a lengthy video short and get almost everything into a one-minute video for TikTok. So creating a vlog is a whole new experience for me as well as editing it.

It took me a while to finish the entire editing. I’ve tried keeping the video at its normal speed as well as a fast-forward one to see which would be better. I have no idea how long a vlog usually lasts, but a 45 minutes video seemed lengthy to me. But cutting out some parts totally doesn’t allow me to tell my story in full. After much contemplation, the final video up on youtube is what I’ve decided to have.

Due to the editing, I didn’t manage to post the video on the same day as the video was made. But I guess it’s OK, I’ll do better next time. At least I took the step forward out of my comfort zone to do something I probably never imagined that I would do.

Looking forward to second vlog

I’m looking forward to making a second vlog, but I’ve no content in mind yet. So it’s still on a hiatus. Wondering how those content creators can come up with content for their social media? Nevertheless, a second vlog is still on my mind and yes, it’ll be up to be shared when it’s ready.

So do stay tuned on our youtube channel if you’re keen to find out what’s my second vlog content will be.

Discovered Tiktok

Hesitation

I knew about TikTok a few months ago when it started to boom all over the internet. I wasn’t sure if I should jump onto the bandwagon as well. Mainly for work because I do not want to be left behind in regards to technology. It’s a fast-paced world right now, and being left behind can be scary while your competitors are far ahead of you. And at a time like this, we need to keep up and change in order to survive during the pandemic.

I was curious and went to Google it for more information. It’s a social media solely for videos in case some of my readers have no idea what it does. However, according to my findings, TikTok’s users are the majority of youngsters. So if you’re intending to use it for business and your target audiences are the younger generations, this is where you should be lurking at.

What i Discovered

Finally downloaded the app after much hesitation. Created an account for both ourfamilee and my work. Wanted to have at least a personal account to scroll through pet videos or random stuff.

Before I follow any tiktokers, my feed was flooded with videos. There are some cute challenges that aren’t harmful. But the majority, in my opinion, are trying to hard to get attention. However, there are some videos providing information and knowledge.

For example, I’m following a veterinarian who is on Tiktok. He’s using this platform to educate pet owners about pet’s health. There’s also a couple who are traveling on a van and making it their home. It’s like documenting short videos of their adventures which are interesting to me.

Short Video

Tiktok is a place where you post short videos up to a minute long. It’s a place to showcase your talent in terms of content and creativity in that short time frame. Quite challenging actually.

Have been trying it out and I must say it’s not easy putting every information into a minute-long video. So far our Tiktok videos that received the most views are food-related. I thought it would be our fur kids, but I was wrong.

Nevertheless, it’s fun to try this out. And it’s a major milestone for me making this scary step. I’ve no idea how Tiktok will help in my business but there’s no harm to actually try it.

Hopefully, I’ll improve as time goes by. And yes, this is how I get through the second month of the circuit breaker.