Video blogging, sometimes shortened to vlogging (pronounced 'vlogging', as opposed to 'v-logging') or vidding or vidblogging is a form of blogging for which the medium is video, and is a form of Web television.

Entries often combine embedded video or a video link with supporting text, images, and other metadata. Entries can be recorded in one take or cut into multiple parts. It is also a very popular category on YouTube.

Video logs (vlogs) also often take advantage of web syndication to allow for the distribution of video over the Internet using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats, for automatic aggregation and playback on mobile devices and personal computers (See video podcast).


In November 2000, Adrian Miles posted a video of changing text on a still image, coining the term vog to refer to his video blog. In 2004, Steve Garfield launched his own video blog and declared that year "the year of the video blog".In an effort to fulfill this prediction, Miles and Garfield soon joined their online colleagues Jay Dedman, Peter Van Dijck, Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen, and Christophe Bouten in creating a group on Yahoo! Groups devoted to video blogging.

Vlogging saw a remarkable increase in popularity beginning in 2005. The Yahoo! Videoblogging Group saw its membership increase dramatically in 2005. The most popular video sharing site to date, YouTube, was founded in February 2005. Many open sources content management systems enable users to post videos content allowing bloggers to access and administer their own video blogging sites. Moreover, convergence of mobile phones with digital cameras allow the publication of videos contents on the Web almost as it is recorded.

Radio Stations and television stations are now using video blogging as a way to help interact more with listeners and viewers.

  • 2000, November 27 - Adrian Miles posts a video of changing text on a still image, coining the term vog to refer to his video blog.
  • 2004, January 1 - Steve Garfield launches his videoblog and declares that 2004 would be the year of the video blog.
  • 2004, June 1 - Peter Van Dijck and Jay Dedman start the Yahoo! Videoblogging Group, which becomes the center of a community of vloggers
  • 2005, January - Vloggercon, the first videoblogger conference, is held in New York City.
  • 2005, July 20 - The Yahoo! Videoblogging Group grows to over 1,000 members.
  • 2006, March 17 - the show with zefrank is launched. A short video program produced Monday through Friday for one year (March 17, 2006–March 17, 2007).
  • 2006, July - YouTube has become the 5th most popular web destination, with 100 million videos viewed daily, and 65,000 new uploads per day.
  • 2006, July 5 - Host Amanda Congdon leaves Rocketboom over differences with her business partner Andrew Baron.
  • 2006, November — The Vloggies, the first annual videoblogging awards, is held in San Francisco.
  • 2007, May and August — The Wall Street Journal places a grandmother on the front page of its Personal Journal section. In August she is featured on an ABC World News Tonight segment showing the elderly now becoming involved in the online video world. 2010, November - an announcement is made about a movie entirely made by combining vlogs from real people and virtual avatars (VLOGGERthemovie.net). Due to be released in 2011.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_blogging