What is Video Blogging?

By , 10 June 2005 12:20 am

Raymond M. Kristiansen of dltq.vlog asked “What is video blogging” in a recent blog post and video. He specially asked for replies in the form of video blogs, so here’s my take on it.

I’ve deliberately held off from participating in the dicsussions on the videoblogging yahoo group, as I feel that text is so much easier to misconstrue. Video can convey feeling as well as just the words. My video reply is enclosed, or you can click on the image below.

11 Responses to “What is Video Blogging?”

  1. jay dedman says:

    this is smart…maybe its the english way.

  2. This is one of the best ‘definitions’ of videoblogging I have seen. Thank you for sharing it.

    I am very excited about the future of videoblogging; where the spectrum you mention will be in just one year from now.

    I see you use DreamHost and WordPress – I am considering moving to that as well (I already have dltq.org at DH, and am pleased with that so far). By the way, the Movie link in your post is currently incorrect – I changed the folder of my media from “vlog” to “media” at dltq.org.

    Again, great video!

  3. Markus Sandy says:

    Great video!

    Part of what you call “videoblogging”, I think of as “peer media casting” (or “SpinCasting” when it can be done simply and easily – e.g. simple as Drag and Drop).

    Clearly Ipswitch has the capability to push these ideas further as well. While there are many great tools and resources out there, it is still very difficult for most people to put all the pieces together.

    Thanks for contributing to the conversation (especially by using videoblogging). I also made one of these on my personal vlog. You declare genre, frequency, etc. as irrelevant and I applaude that.

    Markus Sandy
    Coordinator, SpinFlow.org community for Creative Professionals
    SpinXpress Applications Architect, Outhink.com

    P.S. It’s good to meet another fan of The Richard Show. Come meet Richard and many of the other videobloggers at our twice-weekly, on-line, video conferences. Richard often joins and shares his many insightful comments.

  4. Markus Sandy says:

    By “our”, I mean the “Yahoo! Videoblogging Group” — Hey Raymond! How’s Reboot?

  5. Gemini_II says:


    I have been avoiding this whole discussion, but I very much enjoy your definition of a videoblog. I think it’s acurate without being discriminating; which is what vlogging is all about.


  6. FluxRostrum says:

    b,i,n,g,o,b,i,n,g,o,b,i,n,g,o & Bingo was his name-O
    case closed.
    …as far as I’m concerned.

  7. Frank says:

    Thanks for your comments everyone. I really appreciate them.

    I was a bit unsure whether I’d just get flamed for joining into this potentially heated discussion. I’m glad it seems to have worked.

  8. richard says:

    Since you mentioned “Dr. Richard”, I figured I’d better comment. Great video and I really like the fact that the fundamental part of your definition is that there is no “middle-man” producer, but it’s directly from the producer (and usally actor, director, camera person and janior) to the audience … cool

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  10. lucas says:

    i was wondering i you know how, how to make a valid vob file which means a valid video file

    thank you,
    lucas venegas

  11. Frank says:

    VOB is usually the way video files appear to a computer when they are on a DVD. The most common way to make a VOB file is to use one of the many DVD-burning programs.

    What sort of video do you want to make into a VOB ?

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