If you’re looking to get into travel vlogging, this recent article I wrote for The Planet D will definitely give you some important advice on how to be your best self on camera.
Vlogging has become the next sensation in the travel blogging world. Many bloggers are turning on their camera and shooting videos of their travels rather than writing about them. The benefit of this is that your audience can simply sit back, relax and watch the story unfold before their eyes. Video is also a great way to create a strong connection between you and your visitors. Why? The voice we use when we write can be very different than how we actually appear. Video allows your audience to get to know you on a different level creating an even more powerful connection. All in all, vlogging is a great way to keep your audience coming back for more!
Now, at this point, you may be telling yourself “I really need to jump on this vlogging bandwagon…except I am terrified of being in front of the camera!” The fear of speaking and being yourself in front of the camera is more common than you may think. If you watch any of my videos, you may not be able to believe it, but I used to have a fear of being myself in front of the camera, especially if others were watching me do it. Now, I have done a complete 180 and actually feel my most comfortable self in front of the camera. So, how did this come to be?
Kristen Sarah is a full-time traveller, tiny home owner and adventure junkie. She has one of the leading YouTube travel channels and is the head honcha of award-winning travel and lifestyle website, Hopscotch the Globe.