A while ago, I sucked it up, and made my first vlog. I was inspired by my friend Mary from The Mama Mary Show.
It was kind of a disaster.
.....But it was also really fun.
This is Mary:
I emailed Mary a while ago, and practically begged her to write, or film, a guest post for me. She said yes.
Without further ado, here are Mary's 5 Easy Vlogging Tips (to help you vlog with style).
Top Five Vlogging Tips
I met my girl Helena a few months ago via the SITS Girls website and it was love at first stick figure. When she asked me last month to do a guest post on vlogging tips, I was like "hellz yeah" and threw up a peace sign. It's taken me a while to getter done, but it's finally here (see below).
As I was recording it, I realized that I'm really not an expert in this field, but I like to pretend I am, so I had a lot of fun.
I also realized that I don’t even know how to pronounce Helena's name. Is it a soft 2nd “e” like Marlena from Day of our Lives or a hard "e" as in Marlena Deitrich? At the end of the vlog I tried to say “thanks Helena for having me on your site,” but instead it came out, “thanks (weird pause) thanks for having me.”
A little bit about me, besides that I am now a self-proclaimed vlogging expert. I began vlogging in 2009, soon after I started to blog. I figured that since I had named my site “The Mama Mary Show” I should better start providing show-like material. Plus I am much more comfortable talking then I am writing. Soon a weekly series called “Monday Momsense” was born, in which I discuss a topic du jour ranging from tips on how flat chested women can get cleavage to what to do with leftover vodka (I’m not sure why anyone would have leftover vodka, but just in case, I have a use for it, aside from adding it to tomato juice). The Monday Momsense vlogs are rarely posted on Mondays, but they are always filled with the sense of a mom, which is none.
(you can also watch it on Youtube)
Below are some of my favorite vloggers who work the camera from a different angle than I do.
Lizzie B TV
The Ohana Mama
Hoo Dee Hoo
Now go get your vlog on!
For more of Mary's vlogging tips, be sure to check her out at Bloggy Boot Camp SD, where she will be speaking on this very subject.
(Also, here is a quick pronunciation guide, for those of you who are identifying with her awkward pause. You can say my name however you want, but the way I say it is Hell-ay-nuh. There's this whole accent-over-the-second-'e'-thing, which doesn't always make it onto the screen. Here, I'll put it in: Heléna. That's my real name.)
Now grab your camera, and give it a try!