I am sure this question might have appeared in other forums – but after writing innumerable blog posts, I am always curious as to what should be the apt medium of communication for creating blog posts. Should it be videos or should it be plain text to get the point across? I am not going to be using any marketing terminology 🙂 …but rather a layman content writer’s viewpoint…
Let us see the pros and cons of each type.
While videos seem to be “in-thing” and every concept seems to be having a video, there are a few cons as well.
Next we will have a look at the pros and cons of ‘text content’.
As a user, what are your thoughts on this – do you prefer videos or written text?
While I personally, don’t have the patience to look at videos and grasp the whole idea and prefer a write-up, I understand that certain things are expressed better through videos(like coding, “how-to” videos and so on)
In conclusion, making a video or doing a write-up is entirely dependent on the subject. If the subject demands a video/write-up it is good to make one appropriately. Sometimes, a combination or different strategies might be needed to get the point across effectively.
Jayanthi Manikandan has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from India and a Master’s degree in Information systems with a specialization in Information security from Detroit, MI, USA. She has written blogs for Simplilearn, Whizlabs software, InfoSec institute and Jigsaw academy. She has created e-learning videos for Whizlabs software and Twenty19.
She has been passionate about Information security and has several years of experience writing on various technical topics. Additionally, she loves to pen a few personal thoughts here as well! 🙂