After recently launching my vlog, one of the first questions I got was “Why do you vlog?”, which is a great question worth answering.
There are 4 reasons why I started vlogging: It’s fun, it nurtures my creativity, it’s part of my personal development process and I’d like to inspire my audience. Let me explain in more detail. Keep reading.
1. It’s Fun
Life is too short not to have fun. I enjoy seeking out and documenting new experiences. Capturing the moment and sharing it in form of photographs or a video brings me joy. Regularly creating vlog episodes gives me, even more reason to get out and explore while having fun.
2. Nurturing My Creativity
I’ve always enjoyed being creative. At the age of 16, I documented my first family holiday in Thailand with a bulky old school video recorder. In high school and my university years, I was seriously into creating and playing music.
Photography, filming, and editing has always sparked my creativity. Creating regular vlog episodes lets me explore, nurture and further develop my creativity by documenting and sharing experiences. Creating regular vlog episodes lets me explore, nurture and further develop my creativity by documenting and sharing experiences.
3. Increasing Self-Awareness
Over the past few years, I have been on a journey of personal development and self-discovery. Increasing my self-awareness has been a huge part of better understanding myself and my behavior. Recording myself regularly and then reviewing and editing the footage into a vlog episode is a great way of increasing my self-awareness and better understanding my behaviour.
It’s like attending a Toastmasters event where they film participants as they practice public speaking. Imagine someone filming you every other day and reviewing that footage. It’s a learning process, which lets me make subtle improvements.
4. Inspiring My Audience
I regularly watch my favourite vlogs online, which have provided me with hours of joy and inspiration. Whether it’s Gary Vaynerchuk documenting his entrepreneurial journey, Casey Neistat sharing his crazy adventures or Tom Tech Time reviewing drones – the content these creators share has changed my life for the better and for that I am grateful.
I would love to do the same for my audience. I’d like to share positive and inspiring experiences that show what’s possible and that life is worth living to it’s fullest.
Celebrating All Creators
I salute all creators that take the time to create something unique and share it with the world. Keep creating and keep sharing.