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How to Blog – Submit Your Blog Tips Videos

Today I want to start a little group project to help us identify some cool blog tips. It involves readers recording their best blog tips on video and sharing them with our wider community.

  • Record a short video (under 2 minutes if you can) that contains your best blog tip.
  • Upload it to your Youtube account (you’re welcome to use other video sites – but it needs to be embeddable for me to feature it).
  • Tag your video ‘howtoblog’
  • Leave a link to the video in comments below
  • I’ll feature some (maybe all – depending how many there are) in the coming weeks here on ProBlogger

Try to record a blog tip that might be a bit different from others to make it a little unique. Also feel free in the video to share your blog’s URL so we can check it out.

My hope is that this project will do a number of things:

  1. It’ll get YOU thinking about something that has helped you in your blogging
  2. It will help others to learn something that will help them improve their blog
  3. It will help us to get to know each other a little more as we see and hear each others voices

I’m really looking forward to seeing what you come up with on this – please submit your videos in the next 7 days and I’ll pull something together to feature posts next week here on ProBlogger.

About Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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Comments

  1. Shabbir says:

    I have a post and not a video which include blogging tips from your paper book (on amazon) –

    http://www.codeitwell.com/better-blogging-tips.html

  2. Jimvesting says:

    Great Idea ProBlogger.
    I just made a video review on WordPress 3.0 which was released yesterday, might not be what you were looking for but I would check it out nonetheless :)

    Hopefully I can whip up a video for this challenge soon!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Great initiative! Definitely looking forward to seeing the collected videos. I’ll see if I can contribute with something of my own…

  4. Robby G says:

    This is cool, gives people to share their tips without having to write guest posts. I like the concenpt. I’m sure you’ll get loads of submissions.

  5. Thanks for the opportunity of possibly being included in your blog :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAvhSQgP_Ac

  6. Eric Dobson says:

    Here’s my video on the importance of a clear, inviting format to your posts:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaDko8vb3D8

    Thanks for the opportunity to share this, and I look forward to hearing some great tips!

  7. how exciting. I know exactly the tip I want to share I will be working on it soon!

  8. Good idea, we will work on this!!!

  9. Julius says:

    gladly looking forward to reading about the submissions. this is a very nice way to encourage bloggers to share with each other.

  10. Yeah, this is a great Idea. I would love to see some of the things that are helpful in the blogosphere!!!

  11. Susan says:

    Do you have a blog and a Facebook page and are tired of having to update Facebook separately? Here’s a quick how-to-video I made that will keep your Facebook page fresh without you having to do any extra work.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PisjJAJiZ00

    or on my site at:

    http://www.susanmcintire.com/Site/Movie.html

  12. Brett says:

    Hi Darren,

    Thanks for providing a platform for everyone to speak their mind. I wonder with everyone clamouring to be heard, who has taken enough time to learn how to listen?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quuea4qKQV0

  13. Taking the challenge. Our tip can be found here – “Solve People’s Problems”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGRnSyh51-Y

    In the nice of computing tutorials this is the most important thing you should do. If you want to know more about us, visit: http://www.7tutorials.com/

  14. I decided to record a video about setting a blogging schedule, and I give an example of a 3 day per week blogging schedule and how it can be used to maximise traffic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVk8T6yNseY

  15. Candida says:

    Excellent idea. Not only will it allow us to see other Bloggers ideas, but it could introduce them to something they’ve never done with video before.

    It’s a win win for everyone.

    Looking forward to seeing some of teh good ideas.

  16. Greg Friese says:

    Video on using the Screenr.com screencasting tool to record a screencast that answers a reader email question. Also can use the process for answering FAQs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49A7isz1qnA

  17. Nick Stewart says:

    I posted a comment yesterday with a link to my video but I think it may have been discarded. :(

  18. Nick Stewart says:
  19. David says:

    Here is my video, i didn’t record my voice because i don’t have a studio.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiZfozrsU60

    thank you ;)

  20. Nate Riggs says:

    Darren – nice idea!

    Here’s my tip on how to stay on top of generating content ideas by using a simple playbook and taking notes as you are networking with folks over coffee.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2xtn7sTfgU

  21. Amy Andrews says:

    I posted a tip about that thing so many bloggers struggle with: email management!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcjSnQ4LeBo

  22. Great idea and I look forward to seeing the results. Here is my submission, called “Blog About Your Customers!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fjeJYh3KZ8

    Thanks for the opportunity to contribute!

  23. Here is my best blog tip via video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5uDV5C2sIk

    It focuses on the importance of testing and tracking ALL blog promotional efforts.

    my blog is:

    http://www.makemoneyontheinternet.com

    Hope you like,

    Chris Guthrie

  24. Darren-

    Great idea. Appreciate what you do.

    This video talks about the advantages of offering readers and search engines targeted content, as well as a review a plugin that allows bloggers to offer customized widgets based on a post, page, category, tag, or author.

    One of the best free plugins I know of.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6-nnbaJITc

    -Travis

  25. Nice idea. The problem is that what would people do who does not have good video capture devices? Do you accept videos created using windows media player alone (Mainly text) to be featured? I suppose the video should be personal

  26. Chef Keem says:

    Hi Darren,

    thanks for the opportunity to possibly contribute and give back a tiny token of gratitude for the massive education I’ve received through Problogger.

    Here’s the link to my blog tip about the importance of personality, transparency, and honesty when blogging, similar to the situation in a physical store.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnLzpdj-Ots

  27. Ryan Mason says:

    Can always use more blogging tips. Here’s mine on staying on schedule:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZuVi-YWDJ8

    And check my blog at:

    http://masonryan.wordpress.com

  28. This is a great idea!

    Here’s my video “Why Bloggers Need Self-Doubt”

    http://vimeo.com/10712761

    (Vimeo has an embed function)

  29. Thanks for the opportunity to allow me to share my most valuable blogging tip, including INCREDIBLE CONTENT! Below is the link to my YouTube video for it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fet_93OoHM

  30. Pascal says:

    Hi Darren,

    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to talk with all bloggers. I just prepared my first face to face video yesterday. I am really happy to share my blog tip on video.

    I have created 125 screencasting video tutorials for Thesis theme, wordpress and blogging. Just now started to shoot face-to-face videos. But I am really enjoying to talk through videos.

    I share a blog tip about using videos in blog to stand out from niche crowd. I share my all video traffic techniques in this video for problogger.net readers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt34NL6lc8Y

    This video comes in 5:47 time. It is little bit more than your suggested time. But I can’t reduce it as I have to tell at least basic points. I uploaded captions also so that my Indian accent won’t stop anyone from listening to me.

    I expect suggestions, questions from problogger.net readers through comments of this video.

    Pascal

  31. Whoa, that was certainly awesome info. Appreciate it for the good post. Will be back again next week to check out if there might be other updates.

  32. Hi guys,

    This is a good idea. I look forward to seeing these videos.

    Kind regards,

    Sam
    X

  33. Nick says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grBTc-1bt24
    It cut off for a second at the end but only because I stammered as I looked for the “stop recording button”. Just a quick tip from a new blogger on visual aid/presentation.

    Here is my blog’s URL:
    http://www.retortnation.com

  34. Mario says:

    Here are my 2 cents on this group project. I kept it short:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu546A8IaNA

  35. mohsin says:

    hi, this is my first ever comment and contribution to problogger.
    This is a very nice step and has motivated me to participate. Although I am not that expert in making videos, but I have tried to make it short yet useful.
    kindly check it at:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFVojpuzFsE

  36. I’m hoping that my new blogger perspective will encourage those who are still trying to decide whether they can blog.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zbtmV-3bpo

  37. John Bump says:

    I will be posting tomorrow. I have about 100 of the best Blog tips that I have been saving for my new WP blog, but I just posted about the new Article Video Report tonight, so i will ise that to convert one of my Ezine articles and then I’ll upload it to You Tube. You have a super idea going here!!JB

  38. ray Johnson says:

    I would like to thank Darren for the opportunity to share my blogging tip. I have a young site only a month old but I found that if you blog in series you tend to have more content and you keep readers on edge.
    Here is my video tip.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FoKjrHAzqI

  39. Eric says:

    I made a video and put it directly on my blog at: http://bluepop13.com/2010/04/09/my-best-blogging-tip/

  40. Hey Darren — I love this idea — you can find my video at
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srKLL4V9fCQ

  41. Jason Davis says:

    Darren,

    great idea for a thread/topic. Aren’t the best ideas the simplest! I’ve only been blogging 4 months and have been getting a really encouraging increase in traffic – I’ve been cherrypicking the tips from your site that I think will work for me. My video is about branding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP7xo9w3dvw

  42. Kelly Walsh says:

    Hi Probloggers! I’ve put together a video tip about how I recently increased traffic and grew my subscriber base by putting up a Facebook Fanpage for my blog (EmergingEdTech.com). EmergingEdTech was started about a year ago (with a lot of help from the 31 DBBB project), and saw a nice growth spurt early this year with some help from the Fanpage I put up on Facebook. Check it out!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjssj4fgZjY

  43. Hi there!

    We hope that this videotip helps to the blogger world for being more powerful and creative.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS70rBwCw6Y

    Greatfully for this great idea,

    RV.

  44. Hello Darren,

    Here is the video with a very peculiar tip from Rockvertising.com

    It´s fun to do videos like this, i hope you like it!.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS70rBwCw6Y

    Jonathan Betancur.

  45. Deb says:

    Hi All,
    I’m an email subscriber so this is my first comment. My husband’s new toy (digital video recorder) arrived a couple of days ago so today I have made my first video and opened a YouTube account! Be kind.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfRGm4ERFCs

    I think you should write about starfish! Actually, it’s what I learnt from a particular post about getting the audience involved.

    Thanks for this opportunity, I’ve found it’s better to get in and do something than wait until you’re perfect and never get it done, so it was a well-timed push to start adding videos to my blog.

  46. Okay — mine is up!

    And since I’m a songwriting type, I’m singing mine. :)

    I believe this should take you to it…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNIMOg1M_b0

    Thanks for such a fun opportunity to share!!

  47. Kelly Walsh says:

    I ust uploaded a higher res version of my blog tip video (about using a Facebook Fanpage to increase traffic, visibility, and brand value and recognition). I posted a lower res copy over the weekend, but have now learned how get Camtasia to make a better res video – always learning! :).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r47FSjpdw0

  48. Dede Nessen says:

    I find myself returning to your blog mainly because you have plenty of impressive insights and also you are actually at this a while, which is very impressive and tells me you know your stuff.

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