I have been finding a lot of blogs these days that post videos. Normally, that’s not an issue. However, when video becomes your entire blog post, you can almost guarantee that you will lose readers. I mean, you can’t really be a reader if you are watching a video now can you?
The reason for my distaste for that blogging style is that I often listen to music while I blog hop and read articles. If I am trying to listen to something else, why would I pause it to see what you are talking about?
There is a good way to get around this issue. Be smart enough to actually write an article to summarize the video. That way, those who do not wish to watch the video can read about it’s contents and still leave a thoughtful comment. You should never leave potential readers hanging with such a limitation. There are very few blogs on this earth that will see me pausing my music to watch their videos. That’s just how I am, and so is a significant portion of the internet population.
=== END RANT === … but feel free to leave a comment about it 😉