One week from today is 2013 WordCount Blogathon Theme Day #2 — the video post day, when everyone in the month-long blogging challenge is encouraged to add video a blog post.
Video is no great mystery. I made this short clip to show just how simple it is.
Adding a Video to a Blog Post
The easiest way to create a video is to use YouTube. Google owns YouTube, so you need a Google account to use it. Once you’ve got an account, go to the YouTube Upload page. If your computer has a built-in webcam, you can record a video right there. You can use the YouTube video editor tool to trim a clip and add title text, music and special effects.
Once you’ve created a clip, use the YouTube “Share” button and then click on “Embed” to see the HTML code for the video you created. Copying and pasting that code into your blog post will put the video into a post.
Read more about putting a video in a WordPress blog here: Embeds.
Here’s more information on putting a YouTube video into a blog post on Blogger: Posting a video from YouTube.
Here are some other resources you might find helpful:
- If your computer doesn’t come with video software, you can find more here: Video software.
- For WordPress.com users, how to put a video in a post.
- A 3-minute video from the Steve’s Classsrooom tech website on embedding a video in a WordPress post or page
- From Convince and Convert, 4 common mistakes you make when you post video on your blog.
One reminder – if you’re doing the Blogathon, you can record your own video for the June 17 theme day, or embed something you find online. Just remember if you’re material you find elsewhere, to include a proper credit somewhere in your post.
Good luck, I can’t wait to see your videos!