About two years ago, blogging hit a surge that allowed its way into the mainstream, and now everybody is blogging for a wide variety of different reasons. Blogs resemble web-based public diaries of sorts, where the creator can record their thoughts, their opinions, questions and answers and essentially anything else that they like. Blogs initially only contained basic text and the occasional image, but then people started doing audio blogging, and now people are doing video blogging. When audio blogging came into the picture, it became known as podcasting because people would be able to download the blogs into their iPods, playing the audio blogs back as mp3 sound files.
The simplest form of blogging with video is known as vlogging. This type of “blog video posting” entails putting a simple video file online, then embedding it into your blog or linking to it through your blog. Then whoever is reading your blog or subscribing to your RSS feed will know that there is a new video, and they will visit your website to watch it and see what you have to say or show them.
Your readers who are subscribed to your RSS can open up your latest vlog in their RSS feed reader, and they will be able to directly view your video simply by clicking the RSS feed link. There are also more advanced types of blog video posting, including having your vlog blog accepted into iTunes on the Apple Website so that subscribers can easily become subscribed to your video blog, allowing you to reach out to a potential of 19 million more viewers than ever before.
People who post blog video posts use a wide variety of different file types for their videos, including Windows Media files, Quicktime files, Real Media files and MPEG files just to name a few. What you should know, though, is that if you want your videos to be of the highest possible quality, then there are two formats that you should aim to use above all else, and these are FLV, which stands for Flash Video, and SWF which stands for Shockwave Flash Video. These are capable of being read both by MAC computers and PC computers, which means that everyone will be capable of seeing your videos online.
The FLV format for your blog video posts is best suited if you want to do a full motion video, but smaller length video files are typically capable of being handled by both platforms. If you want to do blog video podcasting, then there is a completely different format that you need to use, which is MPEG4, or you can use the Apple proprietary version which is M4V. In order to create a blog video post you will also need a digital camcorder or a webcam, a microphone for sound, software for the production of your video, a blog that you can post to and also an RSS feed that you can syndicate your content to.
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Originally posted 2009-06-29 05:08:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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