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I am too familiar with the issue you're having here unfortunately, it's a problem for all of us trying to vlog.
What lens and camera body are you working with here?
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As for your issue here, I would first recommend trying to use a prime lens to go your vlogging. Second, you need to keep your auto focus setting on something more dynamic, because you aren't going to be able to always press the shutter halfway to focus during a vlog.
Do you have a Nikon or Canon camera here?
I am a Nikon user here, so let me just double check the exact terminology for your camera for you.
In the settings on your LCD screen, try switching the auto focus setting to AI Servo, this is for moving objects.
You can also try AI Focus AF, which is a combination of stationary and continuous auto focusing that recognizes when the subject is stationary and when the subject is moving.
Continuous/AF-C for the Nikon is the same as AI Servo on your Canon
AF-A for the Nikon is the same as AI Focus AF on your Canon
I would try both settings on each camera to see what works best for you, but like I said a prime lens is better here.