How To Vlog
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How To Vlog

Today is Wednesday and that’s the day when my weekly vlog series, @Schmittastic Social Media Tips, is posted on the blog for I thought I would do a checklist of things for you that I do when I get ready to vlog for one of these episodes.

How to vlog:


  • Research news and social media information
  • Decide on a topic, relevant and implementable
  • Outline important subtopics on a sticky note
  • Go get pretty
  • Set up camera on tripod
  • Take test shots of self to make sure I’m in the center of the frame
  • Wait for the traffic to get quieter outside
  • Start smiling so I’m in the habit for the rest of the video


  • Start filming with opening lines (Welcome to another episode…) also on a sticky posted on tripod
  • Continue filming by rolling into topic of the week
  • Pause for any necessary jump cuts (usually only for list posts)
  • Make sure every subtopic outlined is covered
  • Finish recording with outro lines (see you next time, you can find me on…)
  • For more details on my personality and connection through filming, click here


  • Remove files from memory card to computer
  • Edit with Cyberlink Powerdirector
  • Produce and Upload to YouTube in Private mode
  • Watch video on YouTube to make sure it uploaded correctly
  • Add description and tag words for search optimization
  • Publicize video and rearrange YouTube Channel so the video is first in the queue


  • Embed video in a blog post
  • Add description and tag words to post for search engine optimization
  • Save as Pending Approval
  • Wait for the boss man to approve and market through social media
  • Market to audience on my own social media outlets

And that’s pretty much it. These are the steps I go through once a week on the Tweetfind blog (my videos on this website are M.I.A. for some reason… *guilty face*). I’m usually able to film the whole thing in one take which makes the whole process take about 1.5 hour. If I’m having a bad filming day (we ALL do) it might take 2 hours.

See? It’s not that hard! Why aren’t YOU video blogging yet?

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Amy Schmittauer is a video authority coach, public speaker and host of Savvy Sexy Social, a video series for people who want to create an amazing brand platform through video and social media. Amy writes, hosts and produces the show which has an archive of more than 600 episodes. Impacting businesses in almost every country in the World, these advocates have helped the YouTube channel amass nearly 3 million views, contributing to Amy’s portfolio of work on the platform totaling over 10 million views. She is an internationally-acclaimed public speaker and edutainer, voted #1 Best Speaker at Social Media Day San Diego in 2015 and with high marks at events such as Tropical Think Tank, Hubspot’s Inbound and Social Media Marketing World.
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Awesome tips ,haha i started to vlog a 2 week ago,and uploaded one video in youtube , i can do it .


"Why aren’t YOU video blogging yet?" I'm stymied when I come to this step: "Go get pretty.".