If you’ve been around the internet as long as I have, you’re probably familiar with the idea of answering a list of questions on your LiveJournal or MySpace and then ‘tagging’ your friends to do the same. In more recent years the trend has moved to Facebook, Tumblr, and of course, to YouTube. It’s been argued by some that the whole tagging phenomenon on YouTube was started by YouTuber, Nerimon (Alex Day). I’m not sure if that’s true or not but he has started one of the most widespread YouTube tags, “YouTube Survey 2013”. I’m planning on doing mine next week since I recently got tagged. I participated last year (and the year before but on an older channel.)

Another popular tag has been ‘The Ladies Survey’ which was started by YouTuber, missxrojas (Rosianna Rojas). It is a tag about being a woman on YouTube and the supportive communities that are popping up. This was the second year the tag has been around. I participated in it last year and also this year.

Now, it seems to always be stated that anyone can and should participate without the need to be tagged by someone else. I completely support this however since I do have a few YouTube friends, I find it fun to see who will tag me and to find out who has not been tagged yet so I can tag them.

Go ahead, participate in a tag currently going around YouTube! Tag videos are a great way for beginning vloggers to get their feet wet. The idea stage is done for you, you just have to fill in the blanks. Before you know it you’ll be coming up with your own creative videos and inspiring others!

As always, if you are new to video making and have any questions regarding the website or the community, feel free to ask me! I do this sort of thing for my day job as well as my hobby and I’m always happy to help!

Jennifer Sargent