Why I’ve started vlogging


Ok, Ok. Yes I do remember that blog post that I wrote – the one where I said I wouldn’t vlog and where I questioned it. I mentioned that vlogging is not for me – and where I stated that I just didn’t see the appeal. Quite a few of you commented (and said you agreed) and we all stood unified that vlogging was not the way forward for us.

BUT…I did say at the end of that post “Never. Say. never“.

Well, two years into my blogging journey and I am going to have a go! I am currently switching my camera and iPhone onto ‘video’ instead of being permanently in photograph mode and am going for it – making little clips here and there and embracing the world of real-life and chat.

Vlogging is quite different from my current blogging process at the moment. Currently my blog posts are written out, I style and shoot my photographs and then edit them in iPhoto. A lot of my time is spent creating text.

Videoing, however, is SO different. Even though you can style the shot and edit the clips it is still quite unforgiving (I am cringing at the sound of my own voice!). Yet it has more personality and warmth than a blog post and you can convey a lot more feeling.

I am not ditching the blog at all because writing and photography is such a passion of mine, but my plan is to be using vlogging to further enhance this blog. I think some of the work that I currently do could be better shared via video – such as our lives, mum-life, and our home & interiors updates. I will therefore use the two to compliment each other. My YouTube channel can be found here – if you fancy a peek and hopefully subscribing too!

There is a lot for me to learn (again) but I am up for it and am excited to give it all a whirl. Plus it seems like it is just great fun!

So here goes…my latest vlog is below and it is my first proper ramble!

What do you think? Any top tips?

Love, Jess x

Jess Soothill

Jess is a Mother of twins, blogger and writer.

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  1. July 7, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Great job! I definitely think it requires a new skills to vlog but you just have to give it a go. I am sure you will do brilliantly. Look forward to following you on the journey.

    • Jess
      July 7, 2016 / 6:25 pm

      Thanks!! It took me so much to do just it! Am feeling better now and ready to VLOG!! xx

  2. July 7, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    Yay! So pleased you’re giving it a go Jess! Really looking forward to seeing more of your videos lovely. xx

    • Jess
      July 8, 2016 / 9:53 am

      Thanks Alex and I am enjoying watching your channel SO much xx

  3. July 7, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    Yey! Love that you’re embracing vlogging! Me too! I’d defo want to see style blogs and I’d love to see your house because I’m mega nosy! We’re just about to move and I’ll be creating my own office space and I can already see we have similar taste in style…. Spying your little copper lamp with envy!

    LOVED that you disappeared at the end! Poof! Like rent a ghost! Heheh!

    • Jess
      July 8, 2016 / 9:53 am

      Eeeeek off to watch your vlogs – exciting 🙂 xx

  4. July 8, 2016 / 7:05 am

    Ahh I remember reading that blog post and I was one of the ones that agreed with you that vlogging wasn’t for me. I’ve also jumped on that vlogging bandwagon and like you say, great fun!!

    Loved you vlog and I can’t wait to watch more! x

    • Jess
      July 8, 2016 / 9:03 am

      Yay!! Off to watch you too xx

  5. July 8, 2016 / 10:15 am

    I’m looking forward to seeing your vlogs! I started a channel recently too, I’ve done one day in the life vlog so far, the rest are just pregnancy videos. There’s a lot more editing involved with vlogging and so much to learn!

    I’ve subbed and will watch your latest when work is over.

    You can find my channel here if you’re insterested: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLwY31aEd-co2RNHdSAmKiw

    Debs x

    • Jess
      July 8, 2016 / 12:07 pm

      Thanks – off to view!! xx

  6. July 8, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    You will be great Jess Good Luck – a much braver lady than me xxx

    • Jess
      July 10, 2016 / 7:36 pm

      Thanks – and yes, jumping in and trying not to panic too much!! 😉 xx

  7. July 10, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Really looking forward to your vlogging! I’ve long said that I don’t want to vlog, and that I don’t like watching them either, but I’ve relented on the second front and really enjoy watching quite a few vloggers! I still maintain that I’ll never do it myself though 😁

    • Jess
      July 11, 2016 / 1:32 pm

      Thanks lovely!! Maybe you will one day – I said that too!! 😉 xx

    • Jess
      July 11, 2016 / 1:32 pm

      Yay and I will be looking out for more from you too!! xx Good luck! xx

  8. July 10, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    Jess you are a natural and I am sure you will be fantastic at vlogging. Looking forward to seeing you on camera. I am having a mini meltdown as I have to do a video review for a companies website…. all of the cringe lol x

    • Jess
      July 11, 2016 / 1:33 pm

      Oh no ha ha! Lots of luck and you will be fine- having a subject matter really helps!! Good luck xx

  9. July 12, 2016 / 12:14 am

    Brilliant!! As you know I’m with you 100% on this one honey. Let’s venture forth together and see what happens. I predict big things for you Mrs ; )


    • Jess
      July 12, 2016 / 4:02 pm

      Whoooop! Coming to you for TOP tips xx

  10. July 12, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    I love it!!! I think you’re brilliant in front of the camera. Way better than you give yourself credit for. I’m hoping to film one in the next couple of weeks. Stand by for hilarity … and not in a good way.

    • Jess
      July 12, 2016 / 4:03 pm

      Thanks Rachel and cannot wait to see yours….excited! xx

  11. July 12, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    Lovely to see you/hear your voice – you’re a natural! Enjoy vlogging, I look forward to more 🙂 x

    • Jess
      July 13, 2016 / 8:24 am

      Thanks lovely – I don’t ha ha it’s VERY weird!! xx

  12. July 13, 2016 / 10:23 am

    Ah lovely I was quite surprised when you said you were starting vlogging as I did read the previous post about you not planning to. You are fab and so natural looking forward to seeing more!! Well done Jess!

    • Jess
      July 13, 2016 / 12:09 pm

      Ha I know – I always change my mind 😉 xx

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