Hmmm… where to begin?
First of all, I feel like my creative juices are flowing. I have so many ideas for videos right now… it’s kind of overwhelming. I am constantly writing ideas down and planning them out. It’s exciting (and reassuring) to know that I have content for a while.
I’m still playing with formats. I am loving doing the vlog-style videos (and my most successful video this month was in that format).
The shorter days and lack of light is making it really challenging to shoot. Even with my lights, I fear that my videos this month don’t look as good simply because they aren’t lit as well. And I learned a very valuable (though painful) lesson this month making this interview video. The sound is terrible, and the views on the video sadly, reflect that. I can’t do something like this again until I have a mic setup, because, frankly, it’s kind of embarrassing. I maybe shouldn’t have published it.
On the downside, both views and viewers were down this month, even though I managed to make 4 videos, AND I also achieved my goal of making a new channel trailer (go, me!). I didn’t yet make it to 200 subscribers. But I’m trying!
Here are my stats for November:
|Subscribers||Watch time||Views||Average View Duration||Likes||Dislikes||Comments||Shares||# of videos|
Making the YouTube channel trailer was A LOT of work, as I had to go back through all my old footage and pull clips. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it, I think it turned out pretty well. I may still make a new one in 6 months, though, as the sound isn’t amazing. Again.
Goals for the next month:
- Get to 200 subscribers! Ugh. Again. I think I can, I think I can…
- Learn how to close caption my videos. I know that videos with subtitles do better–but I haven’t yet figured out how to do this.
- I need to start thinking about creating a bumper for my videos.
See you in a month!