Video blogging, or vlogging, is becoming an increasingly popular medium for sharing blog information online. This is especially the case in areas that are more tech savvy, like new gadgets and video games. It allows you to be more personable than text can be when providing your opinion on the latest PS4 release while simultaneously making you look more technologically aware by utilizing the various types of hardware and software necessary to produce a decent quality video. Once you have a system down it can be quicker and easier than regular hosting, and YouTube makes it easy for you. Which is exactly why you should be hosting with them.
Free Video Hosting
First, and perhaps most importantly, uploading and hosting videos on YouTube is completely free. Your videos must be less than fifteen minutes long, which isn’t a challenge for most blog posts as talking for fifteen minutes is quite a long time, and your content must meet certain restrictions such as not containing any sexually explicit materials, but other than that your content is essentially yours to do with as you will. And YouTube will never charge you a dime for keeping it hosted on your site. Not many hosts can offer you the bandwidth required to stream videos, let alone do it for free.
An Existing Audience
YouTube has been around for a long time. Its brand is synonymous with online video sharing, and it has upwards of one billion registered users. The site gets upwards of 4 million videos viewed every day on YouTube and on average each user spends five to six hours viewing said videos. That’s a lot of dedicated viewers. Its user base has been around for a long time, and they are always looking for something new to stream. So long as your content is interesting and made easy to find via the use of accurate titles and descriptions, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to tap into the current list of users already registered with the service.
Little to No Extra Steps Required
The really great thing about hosting a video blog on YouTube as opposed to writing up your video game blog on a site like WordPress is that it’s beyond simple. Once you have your video ready to go all you need to do is create an account and upload your video. After it’s been processed, it’s all ready to go. You can create a banner for your profile page and set up a few channels to help organize your content, but other than that there isn’t a lot left that you have to tweak. There’s no coding to learn, no designs to pick out and no web hosting packages to choose between. No maintenance, no worries about codes or images breaking on your site or your page crashing while you’re away. It significantly simplifies the process of setting up on your host, leaving you with more time to focus on what’s really important: your content.