Looking at it from a few years back, vlogging was not what it is now. Vlogging has grown in popularity, with millions of people doing it and watching it around the world, and it continues to grow in popularity as time goes on.
When viewed through the lens of YouTube, vlogging has become so popular that many people now make a living doing it. Vlogs may have a sizable potential audience in terms of popularity, especially given the current state of the media and it has become a popular form of content creation since the inception of YouTube, to the point where it is now a reliable source of income for many.
It is a great form of entertainment:
Before the emergence of vlogging, which became quite popular as a result of the birth of YouTube, most people relied primarily on movies for entertainment, and as time went on, and things evolved, vlogging has now become one of the most popular forms of digital entertainment.
Nowadays, short and sweet videos are more likely to keep viewers engaged and the fact that vlogs are much shorter is one of the reasons why so many people are drawn to them.
Some vloggers create entertaining content about their lives, challenges with family, friends, and other companions, or simply videos that discuss current events. Some vloggers even go as far as to create educational content and amongst other things that not only entertains but also educates people.
It connects people from all over the world
Vlogging is a simple way to communicate with people from all over the world and this has contributed to its popularity. Not only are vlogs extremely engaging, but they are also very accessible, allowing people from all over the world to watch and relate to them. Vlogs can be watched on any device, including smartphones, laptops, tablets, you name it and they are completely free.
Vlogs allow people to get a head start on conversations, form great relationships with one another, discover new places that are otherwise out of their reach, while also allowing them to share their feelings, thoughts, and even certain encounters they face in the course of their day-to-day activities.
Travel vlogs for example which are now quite popular and massive in the vlogging community, do an amazing job of highlighting various cultures, individuals from around the globe, their ways of life, and eating habits.
They are relatable
In general terms, vlogging, involves an individual imparting a part of their life with the entire internet, and no matter what topic or niche they discuss, there will always be like-minded people who will enjoy and relate to that type of content.
Vloggers share personal details about themselves, such as blunders, jokes, routines, illnesses, stories, travel experiences, and more. Some vloggers create relatable content simply by discussing a difficult part of their lives, or difficult experiences they have had to face, as well as their most interesting stories, and people in similar situations can relate to it, and statistics have proven that people are more attracted to the content they can relate to.
This is because it gives them the impression that they are not alone, that they are part of a family, and that they are more connected.
They inspire people
People nowadays have a thing for inspirational or motivational videos, as evidenced by the large number of inspirational videos that are trending on YouTube and other platforms.
People enjoy being motivated and inspired because it keeps them going. Vloggers inspire people with their content, and good vlogs with great content will always play a huge role in inspiring people, regardless of what niche they are in (it could be an informative vlog). Some vloggers go beyond just sharing their personal lives; they also encourage others, educate them on psychological issues, and even spread positive messages on an everyday premise.
Steady stream of income for many
Because vlogging is now recognized as a viable source of income, it has grown in popularity in recent years, with thousands and even millions of people making a living from it around the world.
It provides financial support to billions of people, and many people aspire to be vloggers in order to earn a consistent income from it, despite the difficulty of getting there.
People make money on YouTube by selling merchandise, which is the most common method, as well as affiliate marketing, sponsorships, Patreon, and providing educational resources and other services related to their areas of expertise, among other things.
Anyone Anywhere can start it
Another integral justification for why vlogging is so famous these days is that anyone, with a camera, and an internet connection, can start a vlog from anywhere in the world.
Vlogging is quite easy and requires no unique or specialized abilities to start one nor does it necessitate the purchase of any expensive equipment. It can be done with your mobile phone, and it is extremely flexible which means you can start it anywhere in the world and whenever you want.
When did vlogging become popular?
Although vlogging has been around since the year 2000, when Adam Kontras posted a 15-second video of himself sneaking a cat into his apartment building, it, however, skyrocketed after the launch of YouTube in 2005, which allowed vlogging to grow beyond expectations in just 6 months. In addition vlogging further exploded in popularity and accessibility around 2010 when the smartphone became the standard device, allowing people from all over the world to create vlogs.
Most Popular Vlogger of 2022
The most popular vlogger of 2022 is PewDiePie. According to youtube stats, his channel subscribers reached almost the 110 Million mark and 28,190,615,409 views in total at the time of writing this blog post.
Here is one of his popular vlog :
What kind of vlogs are popular?
Now let’s check out the most popular kind of vlogs
- Daily vlogs: Daily vlogs are viewed as quite possibly the most famous sort of vlogs nowadays. Such vlogs include sharing your goals, bucket list, house or room tour, your morning routine, and a variety of other topics.
- Travel vlogs: Simply put, travel vlogs are short videos in which the vlogger explores new concepts and places. Vloggers in this niche could cover topics such as food, hotel reviews, hiking, and much more.
- Beauty vlogs: Beauty vlogs have exploded in popularity in recent years, thanks to the introduction of new types of make-up. They simply involve the vlogger creating videos about cosmetics, fashion, hair styling, and other beauty-related topics.
- Tech vlogs: Tech vlogs are simply sit-down videos that introduce new technologies, provide tutorials on how to use them, and provide reviews.
Are vlogs still popular 2022?
Yes! Vlogs remain popular in 2022, and they don’t appear to be going away anytime soon. As of 2022, there are over a 50million vloggers around the globe, and more than millions and billions of youngsters aspiring to become vloggers in the nearest future. Not to mention the number of internet users who watch vlogs on a monthly basis, which, according to recent statistics, ranges between 44 and 45 percent.
Here is “vlogging” term popularity graph according to Google trends.
Why do people love watching vlogs?
Ever wondered why people enjoy watching vlogs as much as they do? Here’s why:
- People enjoy watching vlogs because they provide a light source of entertainment and relaxation when used in moderation. It can be quite entertaining to watch people share their thoughts and experiences about life.
- Also, people enjoy watching vlogs to gain insight into the lives of others. Vlogs can assist people in making decisions, particularly if they are in similar situations, which is why so many people enjoy watching them.
- Some people enjoy watching vlogs because it allows them to escape from their daily lives. People can connect with others by watching vlogs, and these vloggers go beyond talking about their personal lives by bringing something new and educational to the table for viewers to learn from.
In conclusion, vlogging is all about connecting with people and forming bonds and relationships with them, which is one of the reasons it has become so popular today. Viewers are not only entertained by vlogs, but they can also relate to them and feel at ease in the vlog community. It’s all about staying true to yourself, listening, and connecting with your audience at the end of the day. It may be a little difficult at first, especially if you are just starting, but it will be well worth it in the end. Furthermore, vlogging does not necessitate any specialized skills or abilities, nor does it necessitate expensive equipment, and anyone anywhere in the world can do it. The internet has made everything very simple, and we can now confidently assert that the sky is our limit. Overall, vlogging appears to be on the rise and trending around the world, and based on its evolution over the years, one can confidently say that it still has a long way to go.