So if you follow me on Twitter, or if you saw my post during Armchair BEA, you’ll see me constantly playing around with the idea of becoming a crossover hit. You know, reaching the top of both the country and pop charts. I’ll be like the next Taylor Swift.
YouTube has this thing called ‘booktubers,’ a community of vloggers that are passionate about books. I have been watching vlogs for several years now, but had no idea until like this year that there was a special word for those who vlog about books. It seriously had me wondering if there was a different site actually called BookTube.
While I am not particularly funny or talented, I have been wanting to stick a toe in those awkward video waters and give it a try. But the grand question for me is: how?
There are a lot of subsets to that question. If you know the answers to any of these questions or would like to weigh in, please do in the comments!
- What kind of camera is best to use for an entry-level vlogger?
- What type of set-up is best? Camera up, low, mid? What kind of lighting? What about the backdrop? Is a bookshelf too overdone?
- What type of editing software is best for an entry-level vlogger?
- Should my channel name be the same as my Twitter handle (deckfullojokers) or my blog (Playing Jokers)?
- What are tags?
- Who are some good booktubers to start following?
- What other resources or questions am I forgetting that would be good to know?
These are questions that I may not get any answers to but it would be great if I did! I plan on posting at least semi-regularly on my journey into being a crossover.