Wouldn’t you agree that consistently uploading high-quality, entertaining vlogs is very difficult?
You might feel like you are consistently doing the same things in your vlogs and not coming up with enough new ideas. To help you change things up, we’ve compiled a list of 21 content ideas you can incorporate in your vlogs.
This list should make it easier to produce more new and original content for your viewers.
If this is your first vlog ever, start with an introduction video! Tell your (potential) viewers a little bit about yourself. Who you are, what you do and what you hope to achieve with your vlogging channel. To many people on the internet you are still a total stranger and they need to know you better before they know if they want to subscribe for your vlogs or not.
If you already have built a little bit of an audience there is a good chance that they regularly leave comments on your videos and interact with you on other social media websites like Twitter. A lot of your audience probably leave comments about what they like or dislike about your vlogs or what they want to see in your vlogs.
If you already receive this feedback from your viewers, listen to them! They are literally telling you how you can get them to watch more of your vlogs. They will also appreciate it if they see you incorporating their feedback into your videos. It really shows that you value your audience and take them seriously.
Pranks always do very well on YouTube and have a tendency to go viral which could get you a lot of views and subscribers. You can search around on YouTube to see which pranks do well and receive a lot of likes and comments.
Just keep the pranks fun for everyone involved.
If you know a lot about a certain topic you can also create some ‘how to’ videos and tutorials to share the knowledge with your viewers. This works especially well if your YouTube channel is focused on a certain niche.
Nowadays most people search on YouTube if they need help with anything because it’s a great visual way to learn. This can mean a lot of people find your YouTube channel through one of your ‘how to’ videos.
If you don’t have inspiration for new videos you can also do a question and answer video. In a Q&A video, your audience can ask you questions in the comments or on Social Media and you dedicate an entire video to just answering the questions of your viewers. Q&A videos are a great way for your audience to get to know you better.
YouTube challenges are another great option if you are struggling to think of ideas for your vlog. Challenges are fast and easy to record, don’t require much time and are very entertaining to watch for your viewers. If you are looking for a challenge to do, check out our list of YouTube challenges.
Your viewers are used to seeing the end result of all the recording and editing work you do but have no idea just how much work goes into creating a video. Dedicate on of your vlogs to just the behind-the-scenes. How you start recording, editing etc.
Your viewers usually only see one camera angle but can not see the rest of your room or house. Because viewers are usually very curious you can dedicate an entire video to showing your room or house.
If you run a gaming or technology related channel you can also create a video showing your setup and what equipment you use to create your videos.
Reaction videos are always well received on YouTube and can be hilarious to watch. A reaction video is a video where you film yourself reacting to ‘something’. You can view some old videos, your YouTube comments, tweets you receive, funny or scary videos or anything else that will cause an entertaining reaction.
Create a video dedicated to your favorite activities, movies, music, products or something else. The best way to do this is to create a top 5 or top 10 video and explain why you like or love that product, movie etc.
For example your top 5 favorite movies or tv series.
This is the opposite of our previous vlog idea. Instead of picking your favorites you can also do the opposite and pick the ones you dislike the most. What are the worst movies or tv series that you have ever watched? Why were they so bad?
A draw my life video is a video where you tell your life story and illustrate it with drawings. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be very good at drawing. The drawings are just to help you tell your story and make the video more entertaining to watch. It’s easier if you have a small whiteboard with non-permanent markers but you can also do this with just pen and paper.
Here is an example of a draw my life video:
If you have a gaming channel this vlog idea isn’t really new but if you usually vlog about your life. Why not try a gaming video?
Gaming videos are always fun to watch and there are many, many games to pick from. From simple online games to games on your PC or gaming console. You can pick any type of game that you think best suits your audience.
If you are feeling artistic and want to put some creativity into your videos you can do a video edit. A video edit is a shorter video where your main focus is not the content but the video editing itself. Focus on new camera angles, play with camera settings, synchronize your recordings to the audio.
If you don’t want to dedicate an entire video to an edit you can also do a short 30 sec to 1 minute edit and incorporate it into your regular daily vlogs.
We all regularly watch TV series and movies, listen to music, play games, read books and buy new products and services. Share your experience with any of these things with your audience. What do you like and what don’t you like about something.
If you have been recording for a longer time you probably have lots of video footage laying around. You can use this footage to create a compilation video.
You can use all your bloopers into a blooper compilation or your best moments into a highlight video.
If you are out of inspiration for new ideas for your vlog you can also look at what other YouTubers are doing. We recommend using the Trending tab to see which videos are currently popular and try to see if you can use some of these videos into your vlogs. You can find all the trending videos on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/feed/trending
Your vlogs are mostly a compilation of all the highlights of your day, but why not show the full day for once? Try to record as much footage as possible from the moment you wake up to when you are going to bed. This gives your viewers an insight into what a regular day in the life is like because they never really get to see that in your vlogs.
Last but not least, share a cool, funny, scary or interesting story about your life. Share a cool experience, how you met your best friend or any other story you can think of that will be entertaining to your viewers.
If you can’t think of any stories, ask your parents, siblings or friends. They can probably come up with multiple funny stories about you.
You can also go on a rant about a topic that you feel strongly about. You can create a rant video about almost any topic from sports, hobbies, school or anything else.
If you want to involve someone else in your vlogs you can also do a quiz. There are many online quizzes you can take or you can think of your own questions for a quiz. Quizzes are a great way to involve your boyfriend/girlfriend, family or friends in your vlogs.
Hopefully you’ve found some new inspiration and ideas you can incorporate into your vlogs! If you are looking for more inspiration for general video ideas for YouTube you can also check out our list of 67 YouTube Video Ideas.