Moto vlog is a segment that has picked up pace over the recent years in India. Both in regional as well as English language, there are tons of motorcycle enthusiasts who take the help of an action cam to share their experience to the fellow cohorts.
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We interviewed 8 leading moto vloggers so far and we thought we will compile some of our observations in this blog. If you love moto vlogs, if you aspire to start one or if you wanna know how did the pros do it – you can watch all the interviews or just scroll and read this one out.
Consider this as the 10 Commandments for your next Vlog!
Choosing a Channel Name
Every channel name has a story, but it has nothing to do with numerology or virality. They had to find something people would easily relate to like Number Plate.
Sometimes, it is as simple as Vignesh PT Travel Vlogs and sometimes, it is based on their nick names such as Unluck Jack or BlackBuddy!
Don’t think hard. Just name it.
Birth of the Passion
Loving Bikes and the Love for travel is something that grows along with everyone. Some people realize it and progress searching for more such experience.
The rest of the world experience it only when they are exposed to it.
All of them we interviewed had the inspiration right from their childhood days. Rider Mugi explained how he used to enjoy riding with his Grand father on his Royal Enfield sitting on the fuel tank.
Passion starts early. Find it.
Problems they faced
Nothing comes easy. Unfortunately we see only what is shown in the camera. Behind the scenes there is a lot of retakes, shuffles, broken cams, missed audio records and a lot more before the final video is out.
B4Choose Karuna, shared how they got caught by the police once when they were vlogging outdoors and later they had to explain it in detail before they we let go.
It must take 10 times more energy to make you not do it.
How did they start
No one had the notion to be a YouTube star or had a milestone in mind when they started their YouTube channel.
Some loved telling stories, some loved saying it in a video format, some loved sharing their knowledge to others and all of them loved talking more about it.
They started small, made a lot of errors, continued correcting the same – they succeeded.
To succeed, do it with all your heart.
Friends, Family, Support
Not just charity, even the journey of a good moto vlogger begins at home. If it had been not for their support, many of them would not have existed by now.
BlackBuddy named his channel after his close friend. They even shared their bikes until he bought John Wick.
DDCM concepts Dr.Dinesh is supported by his wife and brother to cover up his duties whenever he goes for a ride.
Vignesh PT’s wife who understands his passion and sacrifices a part of the family time for the same
Unluck Jack’s sister is the kind of sister we all wish for in our life.
Literally, all of them had their family who understand their passion and provide them the space to progress on the same.
Be thankful for the people you are blessed with.
Having a unique style for your vlog is one of the reason people will come back to watch your videos. It is one of the primary reasons, you see a genre with vloggers as well.
You would see a specific style in the camera angle, the story telling pattern, the ethnicity behind the scenes.
One way or the other, they all have their own style and continue sticking to it. It just happens over time.
People love natural content. Be the way you are.
What keeps them going
Every creator goes through a phase of creator block. They don’t know what the next content should be. Sometimes after a 1000 attempts, they still can’t figure out the best narration to express the story.
In all these times, two things help
- The love towards motorcycles and travel
- The subscribers
Shortfall is common and temporary
A YouTuber is made by the number of subscribers he gains over a period of time. Not everyone managed to hop into a shooting star, many had to wait before they started receiving better traction.
But during all times, Subscribers served as the best source of motivation helping them move forward again and again.
Many had a funny story but to top them all is checking with Number plate How often does he washes his hair!
The crazy ones are the best.
One has to be a productivity master to manage a full-time professional job, spend quality time with family, go for rides and manage a YouTube channel with 1000s of subscribers.
Every hour of the day is planned well in advance to make sure none of the pillars in the family take a dent.
You have to burn the midnight oil to see success.
Success tastes the best when it is hard fought.
The dream to ride longer and faster gets only bigger. It is the real-time Akshaya Patra (the vessel that never goes empty) which keeps coming back asking for more.
Like the vlogging style even the dreams have their own taste. Ranging from the roads in Iceland to the different places within the villages of India, each biker has their own dream ride in mind.
The exposure to touring and motorcycles on a professional level might have alleviated them from being fan boys to brands, but they all do have a motorcycle of their dream to own a day.
Don’t be stingy with your dreams.
I had the pleasure of interviewing these people who share the same level of passion with travel and motorcycles just like you and me.
Finding a network of people who share the same passion is one of the hardest thing to happen. But we are happy to bring together this community through our show.
If you haven’t watched the videos, do check them out on your Instagram page and YouTube Channel.
Hope you guys loved the read. What would be your favorite commandment?