Selecting Your Blog Host and Domain
If you have already started podcasting, and you've set up a domain name, web hosting, and a blog for this, there usually isn't any need to set up a separate domain name, web hosting, or blog for your video blog. It can all be incorporated into one.
Your blog will allow you to set up multiple categories. You could set up a category for your podcasts, which will be listed by date, and a category for your video blogs, which will also be listed by date. This will save you money. It's kind of a 'two for one' deal. However, if you are not podcasting, or if your video blog will be on a different topic than your podcast, you will want to use a separate domain name, with a separate blog installed, however, if you've chosen a web host that allows you to have more than one domain name on the server, this is ideal.
There are also, of course, free options for setting up your video blog web hosting. You can now host video blogs in multiple places. Some places are specific for video blogs, while others are not. Regardless, you will probably have to use a free file storage service to store your videos.
Some of the top blog hosts include:
Note that the only reason you may not want your video to be publicly available would be if you want to get traffic to your site, as opposed to just getting views on your video. However, you can typically drive traffic to your site through your publicly available videos. This will be discussed in detail later.
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