Starting my YouTube channel
This is about me starting a youtube channel and after a false start putting out some videos, mainly comedy form 8 seconds to several minutes.
If anybody wants to have a look at my channel and the 24 videos i currently have you can click on this link to get you there http://www.youtube.com/user/michi12388 and if you do visit i hope you enjoy them and understand the Scottish accent.
Starting my YouTube channel
It is only in the last year or so that i have got involved on internet sites and started leaving comments on different subjects. in October 2010 i joined hubpages and started to write various things and put them on here. A few months before that, though i had joined YouTube and thought i would give it a go and make a couple of videos and put them on. So i joined YouTube and......done nothing. Yes i joined in summer 2010 but it wasn't until May 2011 that i put my first video on. I started slowly, not really sure whether to put videos of myself looking stupid out there!! My first video was of my cat and that got me into the ways of the procedure of putting your videos on and organising my own channel.
Through the years, and when i had been writing funny stories and poems on hubpages i thought i would try and do some funny things in person. So this became the main focus of my videos- trying to be funny! I put on the first video of myself, in a slight disguise ( as Elvis! ) and the video ran for a whole 8 seconds but after putting it on i then felt that i could put more on featuring myself and felt more relaxed about it.
The first video of myself i put on YouTube!!
After this i set about making more videos- the dafter the better.I put up a few videos of just a few seconds in length and tried to be funny in them. Now, i noticed quite a few comparisons with hubpages. You have to go out and look at other people's videos and if you like them you can comment on them. You can become a friend and you can subscribe to their channel. This is all very similar to hubpages. Nobody will just appear as if by magic to read your hubs-you have to be out there commenting and interacting within the community and people will come and read your stuff if they like the look of your writing. The same with YouTube videos. Unless you are particularly lucky or have a large group of people to call on right away then you will have to build from nothing and start interacting.
Another early video.
I didn't have the best of equipment to record anything and i just done some basic editing at the start and end of the videos and for a few i just held the camera until i used a tripod after a few videos. The early videos were quite shaky but it was all a good learning experience. Also i was aware of talking too fast or talking in a strong accent so i tried to make it more understandable. It was strange when i realised my videos had first been watched by someone. Again, similar to hubpages when someone first reads your words it's a strange feeling. Good but strange. This was similar. Knowing there were people in other countries watching me being daft in my own house is quite weird. I remember getting my first comment and then my first subscriber and that was really good. Ideally you could get loads of views from people just tuning into YouTube and finding your own video, but i think the majority of people rely on getting a lot of subscribers from within YouTube as they are then told about your video output and are more likely to watch them.
Another video of me trying to be funny.
I used to watch a lot of videos on YouTube but it was mainly old sport highlights or old songs and these things could have thousands or millions of views, and i am aware of some videos that have many millions of views. It is really only since putting my own videos on that i have had more of a look at other peoples channels and there are quite a lot of them who make really good videos- maybe music or comedy or vlogs and get a handful of views. At the moment i get just a handful of views but they are slowly improving. With each person subscribing to you there is another person who may watch a lot of your videos.
I currently have 40 subscribers and it's good to see them grow and getting another couple of views per video.
Some more nonsense!
At the moment i haven't mentioned to many people that i know that i have a You Tube channel, and i am just gradually dipping my toe in. Those that i have said to have had a look and seemed to quite like them so i'm hoping others will when i tell them. So telling people on hubpages seemed like a good next step. Not people i actually know, but sort of do!
So it's approaching 3 months since i put on my first video and i now have a total of 24 videos, and in that time i would say my channel has changed slightly. At the start i thought i would just try some comedy stuff but as things have went on i have tried a few other things. I have had one or two just talking without trying to be funny. After viewing other peoples videos calling for a video response i have made a few responses trying different accents. I have also tried music. I am not musical apart from singing around the house, but i wrote some things that i thought i would try and sing and so far the comments have been positive!! I have used a couple of ideas from my hubs already and if you see any of my hubs disappear don't be surprised if you see some in their entirety in a video.
If anybody fancies checking out my YouTube channel and a few more of my 24 videos then just click on this link http://www.youtube.com/user/michi12388