Why every Blogger should have a YouTube Channel in 2021?

Every Blogger should have a YouTube Channel.

I have always loved shooting videos, but I was not confident enough to take that passion for making videos to the next level. It was only after I attended the Blogchatter #LightsCameraChatter campaign last year that I got to learn so many tips and tricks of video blogging. And, now I look forward to making a video & share it on my YouTube channel and embed it on my blog as well. I feel that every Blogger should have a YouTube channel in 2021.

Do you have a YouTube channel? 

This July, I got an opportunity to take a session during the #LightsCameraChatter campaign and talk about my love for video blogging. I did an Instagram Live on Blogchatter’s page, where I spoke about my YouTube journey as a blogger. And how I am capturing travel stories on YouTube and connecting them with my blog.

I also talked about the difficulties & challenges a beginner may face when starting their YouTube journey and how to overcome those obstacles to stay motivated and positive even during the low times.

Every Blogger should have a YouTube Channel


I started my blog growingwithnemit.com in 2017 to share my parenting journey and travel experiences with the world. I also have a YouTube channel that goes by the same name – Growing With Nemit. For those who are new here, Nemit is my 4-year-old son & all my parenting & travel stories revolve around him.

And, then I took some questions, sharing a few here. You may watch the video at the end of this post for all questions.

Q1 – When did I feel the urge to start a YouTube channel, why, and how? 

I started my YouTube channel at the same time when I started my blog in 2017. I knew that one has to have a presence on all social platforms. But what I didn’t realize was how difficult it is to manage all social platforms along with a blog, especially when you are a parent.

Since I enjoy clicking pictures and shooting short video clips, I instantly fell in love with Instagram. And because I was getting good traffic on my blog through Facebook, I tried to stay active there as well. But it was different with YouTube.

I can describe my YouTube journey in 3 stages – Newborn, Infant, Toddler.

Newborn Stage

My first video was a 7-sec raw clip of Nemit going down a slide, and nobody watched it. It’s not that it bothered me, but I realized that I am doing it wrong & it will need a lot of work if I want to get the best out of it. So, I gave it a break.

September 2017

Nemit having fun at the park

Infant Stage

The next video which I shared on YouTube was after a gap of 15 months; it was also a raw clip. But, this time, the whole purpose of this video was to use it in one of my blog posts. And, surprisingly, it did make a difference.

My readers spent more time on that post, and that video also got more views as compared to my first video.

October 2018

Stimulation Activity for 0 to 3 month old babies - Talking to them and responding to their coos

Here’s the post where I added this video – 30 Stimulation activities for Babies!

Toddler Stage

Now, it was last year April when I was participating in the Blogchatter A2Z challenge, and I was writing on the theme of traveling with kids, I realized that I could use our travel videos to attract more traffic on my posts.

I shared two videos from our Kashmir trip on YouTube, which I then embedded in my posts. But due to the time constraint, I couldn’t do it for all my posts.

April 2019

A Fun Day at Lidder Amusement Park, Pahalgam
Here’s the post where I embedded another video – Gulmarg Gondola!

That was the time when I wanted to take video blogging seriously. I wanted to learn from the experts to give my YouTube channel a push & take it to the next level. That’s when I participated in the Blogchatter’s Lights Camera Chatter campaign in July 2019.

Q2 – Why you should start a YouTube channel if you are already a Blogger?

  • Video blogging is the ‘in’ thing.
  • You can attract more traffic to your blog.
  • To increase your brand’s visibility.
  • Embed YouTube videos in your blog.
  • Make your blog more impactful for your readers.
  • YouTube videos can rank on Google, just like a blog.
  • Fight writer’s block by shifting to video making/editing & keep your creative juices flowing.

Every Blogger should have a YouTube Channel

Q3 – What Equipment I started with and gradually upgraded?

Just like any other YouTuber, I started with my mobile phone only. But there are some pros and cons of using a mobile phone to shoot videos.

PROS of using a mobile phone for shooting a video

  • Quickly access the mobile phone to shoot videos.
  • Edit on the phone and upload it directly.
  • Most mobile phones come with a good camera so you can shoot quality videos too.

CONS of using a mobile phone for shooting a video

  • Mobile phones catch all the noise around you if not using a microphone.
  • You can’t capture clear shots of faraway objects.
  • Degrade the video quality if shooting in the dark.
  • Not suitable for shooting selfie videos.

Here’s the list of equipment which I am using now-

  1. Canon G7X Camera
  2. Mini Tripod & Long Tripod
  3. Bluetooth Selfie Stick with remote & selfie stand

What else you can invest in to make better videos –

  1. Boya Microphone
  2. Ring Light

Watch the full video of Instagram Live here –


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That’s it for today guys. Do you think bloggers should have a Youtube channel too? And, if you do have a channel, how has been your experience so far? Do share your YouTube link in the comments below, would love to check it out.


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    Alpana Deo December 17, 2020 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    I think I attended this session. And yes, I agree we have to give an extra limb to our blog. Youtube is a great way. I have been thinking for a very long time about youtube but with two podcast channel, I guess youtube will have to wait.

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    Sakshi Varma December 18, 2020 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    You know this is really timely for me. I have been thinking of building a brand around my blog and a you tube channel has been on my mind for a while. These tips are very useful. Thanks so much!

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    Surbhi prapanna December 19, 2020 at 4:01 am - Reply

    Yes completely agree Neha that bloggers should have youtube channel. It definitely offers many advantages as you mentioned in this post. Personally I used to make videos with my girls only during vacation . Your post has made me inspired to make more videos and take video making seriously.

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      Amrita Basu December 20, 2020 at 10:52 am - Reply

      I loved your YouTube journey Ig live.Very helpful. I am still an infant with the vlogging thing.Its amazing how much youtu.be can help us .

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    Roma December 19, 2020 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    You are right buddy, our YouTube channel does contribute to our blog’s growth. I have captured my weight loss journey on YouTube as well as my blog and those posts hve done really well

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    Noor Anand Chawla December 19, 2020 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    I totally agree with your reasoning for starting a Youtube channel. I have one and I use it but it’s unfortunately not my main focus as of now- I use it merely as a video platform where I can upload affiliate content!

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    Seema Bardeskar December 20, 2020 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Definitely agree! Bloggers should have a youtube channel. I have that on my list too for 2021. YouTube does help to grow one’s blog alot.

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    Ujjwal Mishra December 20, 2020 at 12:44 am - Reply

    I have never thought of starting a youtube channel for my blog. My son has a YouTube channel, where he live streams games.

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    Jyoti December 20, 2020 at 3:02 am - Reply

    You are so right . I wish i have started it earlier but never mind . Your post has inspired me to make more videos on youtube

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    MeenalSonal Mathur December 20, 2020 at 8:06 am - Reply

    WE don’t have Youtube channel citing the reason it requires an equal effort to do so. But reading your post I got an idea how to build a youtube channel and how good it can be for a blog too.

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    Deepika December 20, 2020 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Yes! I agreed. For me, videos are more interesting and more connecting than blogs. I started my YouTube channel for reciting my poems and giving those a platform.

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    Snigdha December 20, 2020 at 9:32 am - Reply

    You are definitely right . I have a blog and a youtube channel also . And yes , youtube channel contributes and helps to our blog’s growth also .

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    Shweta December 20, 2020 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Completely agree! With social media platforms becoming a major marketing factor , blogging on various platforms is a must.
    Leave your footprints wherver you go!
    Also, regarding the additions for a good video, I personally prefer ring light.

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    TheOtherBrainInc December 20, 2020 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Yes even I feel every blogger should have a youtube channel. Cross posting surely helps build traffic to both medias. Some of my previous Videos are going viral now and bringing in some good traffic to my blog.

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    Rakhi Jayashankar December 20, 2020 at 11:31 am - Reply

    You made me think of having a YouTube channel. I have never given a thought about this but after reading your post, I am seeing this with a new perspective. Maybe I should start a YouTube channel to promote my blog. Thanks for this insight.

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    The Champa Tree December 20, 2020 at 11:33 am - Reply

    I totally agree with you. Every blogger should have a youtube channel no matter how small it is. When I started mine, I never thought deeply about it but looking back I realise that it is the best decision I took.

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    Surbhi Mahobia December 20, 2020 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    The visual medium is extremely powerful and I agree with all the logic. It’s also important to be on various platforms as a content creator since one shouldn’t confine oneself to just one medium.

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    Ruchi Verma December 20, 2020 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    I totally agree that we bloggers should have youtube channel, I have one channel but still need to work on that!! Thanks for sharing this article it is really great!!

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