5 reasons why I want to start vlogging

Yes, you read that correctly.

Shy, quiet, little old me has decided to start vlogging. I am not setting my sights on Youtube domination or anything like that but I have been thinking about making vlogs for a little while now.

Up until recently I haven’t felt brave enough to put myself out there and get in front of the camera but I have decided I have got nothing to lose. The worst thing that can happen is people leave horrible comments and, well. I can easily just delete them.

For my first ever video I thought I would tell you all about my reasons behind my decision to start vlogging.

I hope you like my first ever vlog. It may only be one small step for my blog but it is an absolutely massive leap for me.

Enjoy!

Are you thinking about making vlogs too? Perhaps you are a seasoned pro, got any tips for me? I hope you enjoyed my video, it was nowhere near as terrifying as I thought it would be.

See you next time.


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  1. February 19, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Great video πŸ™‚ I have been thinking about vlogging! Wising you all the best with the new vlog

  2. February 19, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    I really enjoy watching vlogs and see it as a great way of capturing life as the littlies grow up. #TheList

  3. February 19, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    Thank you! Oh you should do it, it took me so long to press publish last night but I am glad I did. Thanks for the good luck πŸ™‚ xx

  4. February 19, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Yes, me too. I am looking forward to making lots of videos with Leo and then I can show him when he is older xx

  5. February 19, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    Very brave to start vlogging. I'm not sure I could be in front of the camera. Well done you. #thelist Lifeinthemumslane

  6. February 20, 2016 / 9:36 am

    Thanks! It really took a lot for me to publish this, I hate being in front of the camera xx

  7. A Cornish Mum Blog
    February 21, 2016 / 1:04 am

    Oh bless you, you come across as confident in your video even though I can tell how much effort that took. I've done a little bit of you tubing planning to do more when I have time eek I'm always nervous doing it!
    Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x

  8. February 21, 2016 / 8:19 am

    Good on you! It's not something I've given any thought to, I talk way too fast and have trouble thinking on my feet – writing's where it's at for me! All the best with your vlogging venture πŸ™‚

  9. February 21, 2016 / 11:10 am

    Thank you, it took a lot of effort not just close the laptop and give up on the whole idea. Ohh I will have to check out your videos for inspiration πŸ™‚ xx

  10. February 21, 2016 / 11:11 am

    Thank you. I definitely prefer writing too but I thought I would give vlogging a go just to see what it's like.xx

  11. February 21, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    Aw lovely first vlog. I am a massive vlog watcher and would love to do my own but am not confident at all that side of the camera! Look forward to watching more #picknmix xx

  12. February 21, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    Thank you :). That's how I felt but I am so glad I put myself out there, really proud of myself as I'm not confident at all. If you ever make one I will watch πŸ™‚ xx

  13. February 22, 2016 / 8:29 am

    Great stuff. Well done for putting yourself out there – so many people talk about it but never do it!
    I chose to branch out from blogging into podcasting instead of vlogging… but who knows whether that's something I'll move into in the future! #AnythingGoes

  14. Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    February 22, 2016 / 10:52 am

    Very brave. You couldn't drag me in front of a camera. I like your reasons though- good luck x

    #fartglitter

  15. February 22, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    Ohh podcast img sounds fun and much less scary than vlogging. Thank you, I'm glad I've done it but it really did take a lot to publish this. Good luck with your podcasts xx

  16. February 22, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    Thank you!Ah I always thought that too but look at me now haha.xx

  17. Mrs Mum NZ
    February 22, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Well done you! I totally take my hat off to you. You are so much braver than I am. Vlogging isn't even on my radar for the future. I hate being on camera. I've only just got used to being in photos.
    High five blogger buddy! #fartglitter

  18. Mummy In a TuTu
    February 23, 2016 / 10:23 am

    I think you did a really good job. I am hoping to start vlogging to but it's taking that first plunge isn't it? And i desperately need to sort my eyebrows out beforehand too – random I know!! Go you!
    #abitofeverything

  19. Kerry-Ann Ferreir
    February 23, 2016 / 11:39 am

    Well, good for you! If that was your first time vlogging then you should keep going – great effort. I liked the way you broke the speaking up with a bit of text and you didn't 'um' and 'ah' which is what a lot of people do. Good luck – I wish you all the best! x Abitofeverything

  20. February 23, 2016 / 11:54 am

    Well done! You don't come across as shy at all. You seem really chatty and confident in your video. I'm still a newbie to blogging so can't even consider Vlogging yet! Good luck with it! x #Abitofeverything

  21. February 23, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    Well done! I really don't have the confidence to do vlogging … something about hearing my own voice makes me feel a bit self concious, haha! You came across as really confident πŸ™‚ x #anythinggoes

  22. February 24, 2016 / 3:05 am

    I never thought I would Vlog, but I have done a few, my first ones were terrible, so boring I think. Like you I am super shy so I guess I was challenging myself too. I want to do more as well. You are totally gorgeous and I think it will be great if you do your little videos of family and things. Good luck! Oh and link them up with me if you do at reflectionsfromme.com, that way I won't miss any! Yay!

  23. February 24, 2016 / 8:24 am

    oh well done you!! such a brave step – i've thought about it but not done it yet! My daughter is just about to start blogging about her modelling career – think its the coolest thing to do at the moment!! Fantastic! #abitofeverything

  24. Agent Spitback
    February 24, 2016 / 10:45 am

    Good on you, for starting to vlog! I haven't dared dipped my toe in there yet so no advice or tips from me. You do sound confident and present well. Good luck! #abitofeverything

  25. February 24, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    Thanks for the high five! I don't like being in pictures that much either, not sure I've thought this through haha xx

  26. February 24, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    Aww thank you!Yes it's just about going for it, I was so nervous but now it's published I'm actually looking forward to the next. Hahaha, I didn't even think about my eyebrows, oops!xx

  27. February 24, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    Thank you so much!xx

  28. February 24, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    Thank you! I am chatty and confident, just not around people I don't know. It's easy to sit and talk to the laptop haha xx

  29. February 24, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    Thank you! Haha, I think that too, my voice is much higher than I thought it was xx

  30. February 25, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Aww thank you for the lovely compliment. Oh I will have to have a watch of some of yours, glad I'm not the only shy person giving it a go xx

  31. February 25, 2016 / 11:45 am

    Thank you, I have been thinking about it for a long time too, feels good to get the first one out the way!How exciting for your daughter, good luck to hr with the modelling/vlogging xx

  32. February 25, 2016 / 11:46 am

    Thank you so much xx

  33. February 26, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Thank you!xx

  34. February 27, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Well done on deciding to vlog. I'm not sure I am brave enough to take this step. #KCACOLS

  35. Scandi Mummy
    February 27, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    Firstly, well done for doing this! This is actually what I do in my in my career/day job – not vlogging (though it is something I would love to start this year as well) – but helping people with presenting and public speaking. I loved that you were really engaging. It was clear you relaxed into it and when you brought your leg down it really opened your body language and was more welcoming that way πŸ™‚ Just a little tip as the more you can open yourself up, the more people will relate to you. Maybe also think about slowing down slightly and varying your tone. Funnily enough I found you at your best when you were retelling what had happened at your job interview. But overall really well done, I'll look forward to the next one and thank you for sharing this #KCACOLS

    Nadia – Scandimummy x

  36. February 27, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    Congrats on taking the plunge! I've thought about doing it but I don't have enough interest in it to actually make it happen yet – plus all my main meetings at work are webcast and I hate the way I look in those, and then I have a room full of colleagues with me! Lol. #KCACOLS

  37. February 27, 2016 / 11:38 pm

    Well done you, you don't come across as shy on the vlog at all, I can see this neing a great tool for you. #KCACOLS

  38. Silly Mummy
    February 27, 2016 / 11:39 pm

    Congratulations! Great first vlog! I could never do it – I just can't cope with being on camera! Very impressed by anyone brave enough! Good luck with it. #KCACOLS

  39. February 28, 2016 / 3:05 am

    I really want to blog more. I enjoy it but find it takes a lot of time (or I just forget to do it lol) #KCACOLS

  40. February 28, 2016 / 4:32 am

    Very brave of you! I freeze the moment you stick the camera in front of me and I have this bad habit of blinking when I'm nervous!

    Congrats! An awesome first vlog!

    #KCACOLS

  41. February 28, 2016 / 7:34 am

    Good on you hun – I'd be too nervous to vlog (although I have considered it). I think you're really natural and personable in front of the camera so keep it up! xx #KCACOLS

  42. February 28, 2016 / 8:00 am

    Great video, you did really well and come across as really natural. I would love to vlog but like you say a big thing is confidence but i'm not brave enough to work on it! πŸ™‚ #KACOLS

  43. February 28, 2016 / 8:10 am

    Fab video! I don't think I have the confidence to vlog so well done to you! It would prob take me 50 takes just to say hi hahaha #KCACOLS

  44. Suburban Mum
    February 28, 2016 / 9:35 am

    Well done on taking the plunge – I think your first video was great and you come across really well and confident! I don't think I could vlog – too wary of the way I look and sound on camera! lol #KCACOLS

  45. Reimer Ruby
    February 28, 2016 / 10:58 am

    Wow! well done you for taking this big leap… I've enjoyed watching it. I think vlogging is wonderful for some but I'm just not brave enough to give it a go. Best of luck with more vlogging soon! #KCACOLS.

  46. February 28, 2016 / 11:04 am

    Good luck with Vlogging I keep thinking about it, but I am really not sure it's me. I like writing not sure about videoing myself #kcacols

  47. February 28, 2016 / 11:14 am

    That was a great start to your vlogging and very good reasons to start too. Best of luck with it, and I look forward to seeing more of your vlogs on #kcacols.
    Amanda.

  48. February 28, 2016 / 11:25 am

    Aww well done,you did a fab job.I love watching other vlogs but can't say I ant to do it myself.I've done a few videos messing around with the kids and always thought I looked awful lol.Good luck with it x #kcacols

  49. February 28, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    Well done on being brave. #kcacols lifeinthemumslane

  50. February 28, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    Well done on being brave. #kcacols lifeinthemumslane

  51. February 28, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    I think this is where the future is headed. People just don't seem to want to read anymore. Good luck! #kcacols

  52. February 28, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Great vlog lovely and I want to wish you luck with your venture…I would be too much of a wimp to get in front of a camera, so I will take my hat off to you – vlogging takes a lot of courage! But for me I will stick to good old fashioned blogging and hiding behind my computer screen! πŸ™‚ #KCACOLS

  53. Mrs Tubbs
    February 28, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    I wish you all the luck. I wouldn't vlog if you paid me! πŸ™‚

  54. Charlotte TheMummyToolbox
    February 28, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    yay well done on the first one! I have considered vlogging but not sure I am very camera friendly! (plus I get distracted easily!) haha it would be a nightmare :p Thanks for co-hosting this week :p and good luck! #KCACOLS

  55. Someone's Mum
    February 28, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Good luck with your vlogging πŸ™‚ I am a teacher and so I am fairly confident at speaking in front of people etc. I think I could make a confident video but hate watching myself so could never watch it so not sure vlogging is for me! Well done you #KCACOLS

  56. Natalie Mudd
    February 28, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Good for you! Vlogging is something I keep toying with, but I do hate being in front of the camera and especially hate hearing the sound of my own voice. Never say never though. Great first Vlog xx #KCACOLS

  57. Mrs Mum NZ
    February 28, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    Well only one way to find out. In at the deep end. Good luck! #KCACOLS

  58. Natalie Brown
    February 29, 2016 / 11:36 am

    I started vlogging in November and have a grand total of 4 to my name (I'm planning on one a month at the moment). It's such fun and I'm loving it! #KCACOLS

  59. mummydaddy mia
    February 29, 2016 / 11:48 am

    Great! Well Done! I did my 1st video not long ago and I wasn't keen although people did watch it! Its daunting at first isn't it but I'm sure the more we do, the easier it will be! πŸ™‚

    #KCACOLS

  60. February 29, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    You don't sound shy at all and you look lovely on camera. I've done a bit of filming this weekend for my first vlog. It's something that I never saw myself doing and I haven't been brave enough to get infant of the camera yet but I am quite excited about it. I just hope it doesn't take too long to edit. Good luck with yours! #KCACOLS

  61. Lucy O
    March 1, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    Great idea to start vlogging. I hope it helps you feel more confident. Sounds like you have some skills from uni that could make your vlogs look nice and pro too. Exciting times. It's definitely not something I'm going to branch into BUT I do admire those that do! #KCACOLS

  62. Harry's Honest Mummy
    March 1, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    Good for you. I hate hearing my voice on audio, to see myself makes me cringe. Keep going. Great job #KCACOLS

  63. Becky Pink
    March 1, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Ah that was great, you seem like a natural in front of the camera (even if you are faking it till you make it a bit ;-)) I really want to start but don't have the guts just yet – thanks for sharing on #KCACOLS. xx

  64. Rachel Lifeathomewithmrsb
    March 2, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    Your very brave and you look really natural in front of the camera. I wouldn't have thought you were shy πŸ™‚ #KCACOLS

  65. March 3, 2016 / 12:50 am

    Well done, it seems like a very successful first vlog and you didn't come across as shy. I haven't seen many vlogs yet and it didn't used to interest me much, but just recently I've started thinking it might be something I'd like to try, I'm not sure exactly why though! It would be a challenge, I'm generally quite shy and I'm no good at talking at all, but I'd like to find out if I can actually be any good in front of the camera, or whether I just make myself cringe! Technically, I'm not really sure how to go about making a vlog, and I only have an iPad at the moment, so that side of things is holding me back a bit. Maybe one day! #KCACOLS

  66. Dot Makes 4
    March 3, 2016 / 11:09 am

    Great video! You don't seem shy!
    I'm not brave enough to get in front of a camera! πŸ™‚ good luck with your vlogging!
    Laura xx
    #KCACOLS

  67. Sarah Pool
    March 3, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Oh well done you. I'm not brave enough for that yet, prefer the anonymity of keyboard but I'll take a little inspiration from you! #KCACOLS xx

  68. March 4, 2016 / 3:42 am

    You did great! I don't think I would ever have the guts to start a vlog, let alone have the time or energy to get done up for one! Wish you a bunch of luck with it and hope you keep on going!
    #KCACOLS
    Tori
    http://www.themamanurse.com

  69. March 5, 2016 / 10:26 am

    Thank you xx

  70. March 5, 2016 / 10:29 am

    Thank you for all your advice! I always speak fast when I'm nervous, hopefully as I get more used to speaking to camera I will calm down and be able to speak slower. What a great job you have, I could have done with someone like you around when I had to do presentations in uni!xx

  71. March 5, 2016 / 10:30 am

    Thank you! If you decide to vlog one day I'll watch your videos. Oh I would hate webcam meetings xx

  72. March 5, 2016 / 10:30 am

    Aww thank you!xx

  73. March 5, 2016 / 10:31 am

    Thank you πŸ™‚ xx

  74. March 5, 2016 / 10:32 am

    It is very time consuming. Took me ages to edit this and I didn't even do that good of a job xx

  75. March 5, 2016 / 10:32 am

    Thank you! I think I blink quote a lot too haha xx

  76. March 5, 2016 / 10:33 am

    Aww thank you so much πŸ™‚ xx

  77. March 5, 2016 / 10:35 am

    Thank you! Yes overcoming the confidence issue was the hardest bit xx

  78. March 5, 2016 / 10:36 am

    Thank you! It took me ages to get my intro right!xx

  79. March 5, 2016 / 10:37 am

    Thank you so much. Haha I think my voice sounds awful xx

  80. NewMummy Blogger
    March 5, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Popping back from #kcacols