To outsiders, the idea of daily vlogging may seem boring and not very entertaining. And that’s a perfectly reasonable assumption, after all, if you just filmed your day and mashed the film together, that video would be incredibly boring. But it takes more than that to get one-third of your 3.5 million strong fan base to watch your videos every day, and that’s exactly what Casey Neistat has managed to do for the past year. At the time of writing, Casey is at episode 94 of the second “season”, i.e., year, of daily vlogging, meaning he has been vlogging for 459 days straight (which is a feat in itself). What Casey does so well is that he doesn’t just make his vlogs about everything he does during the day. Of course, he does use the events of his day as the starting points, but more importantly, he weaves a story out of the what happened that day, picking and choosing the moments he would include and exclude to make an entertaining video.
Channel Showcase: Casey Neistat
A year and one month ago, I showcased Casey Neistat’s channel on this website. Back then, Casey had between 600,000 and 700,000 subscribers and had been daily vlogging for around a month and a half. Fast forward to today, and Casey’s channels has exploded, barely comparable to it’s earlier self. With almost 3 and a half million subscribers, the channel skyrocketed onto the scene of only the most successful YouTubers, his videos now getting more than 1 million views on the daily. This is all because of Casey’s daily vlogging; just ask anyone who watches his videos – they’re entertaining, captivating, and quite frankly addicting. There’s a reason he’s known as “the King of Daily Vlogging”.
And when he really doesn’t have anything interesting going on, he does Q&As through twitter, opens fanmail (of which he gets plenty), goes out and shoots timelapses, and more, all in moderation and only when necessary. Now, I can say these things, but you won’t really know what I’m talking about until you watch his videos for at least a couple days. His vlogs are, each and every one of them, fun to watch, interesting, and a great use of a spare 5-10 minutes each day. Casey Neistat’s vlogs are aesthetically good films, outstanding vlogs, and altogether a wonderful insight into the daily life of the funny, intelligent, and very talented filmmaker Casey Neistat.