In a nutshell, a blog is a written set of discussions and information, as opposed to a vlog which talks about or explains the same on a video. There can be many types of blogs as well as vlogs such as tech-review, travelling, gaming, and many more.
What is a blog?
Blog (web-log) is an online personal journal of sorts, where its creator(s) shares their thoughts, inspirations and commentaries. Blog topics may range from NASA to gaming to politics. From schoolers to professionals, bloggers are well versed with their subject-matter and the art of compulsive writing. Hence they’re able to draw success, by connecting with similarly inclined readers.
Difference between blog and website
What is the difference between blog and website? Blogs are dynamic, updated dailies and interactions with its audience, whereas website writeups are almost made of static content.
Why are businesses investing on an added blog site to market themselves? Many awesome personal blogs can be found in Medium and Tumblr.
What is a vlog? Difference between vlogger and YouTuber
Vlog is just a video representation of blogs. With blog-characterized videos posted on personal websites, streaming sites or social media, vlogs are a more interactive look into a creator’s content, covering mundane daily life from cute pets, road trips & vacations to in-game streams to reviewing things. With mobile phones and fast internet, vlogging has gathered popularity, both solo and companies. Nowadays, vlogs are more popular because they can connect with viewers better, being visually and emotionally more vivid.
Many may be confused about the difference between vlogger and YouTuber, the latter being a far more popular vlogging platform. Well, a YouTuber can post music, vintage videos, documentaries or videos of others (like a professor’s class) and/or also produce original content like interviews and physics explanations, whereas a vlogger would record himself while in actions like sky-diving, cooking or tech reviews.
So which one is better and why?
An honest comparison states both have their strengths and shortcomings.
A popular vlog is liable to earn more than a popular blog but focus on the word popular. Yes, popular vloggers now reach millions of views and followers but focus on the word popular. They spend big on content, lighting, editing and possibly even make-ups. Topping that, if your videos are not unique or up to the mark, talented YouTubers will cast a large shadow on you. You can start small, and as people love watching videos you might become a catch.
On the flip side, well-written blogs tend to hold the attention of readers. Albeit you need SEO skills, but blogs are more formal and believable, according to Google’s research. You can even edit blogs after posting.
In the end, it’s all about your skills, audience and budget, and one’s niche of making contents which both the creator(s) and viewers enjoy and learn from. You can further consider adding videos to your blogs, for better user experience.