Week of 18 January 2010
Update: Sunday, 24 January 2010 12:16 -0500
- I took the day off.
For the next 30 days or more, posts here are likely to be short and
sporadic. Looking at my to-do list, I see more things to do than I have
time to do them, and all of them are high-priority items. Please keep
checking back, but don't be surprised if there's not much new here for
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
- Things are going well on my new YouTube channel.
After the channel being public for only four days and with only seven
videos posted so far, I'm already up to 200+ subscribers and about
6,000 video views (although for some reason only about 10% of those
views are listed on my channel page). Experienced YouTubers tell me
that the first magic number for achieving critical mass is 1,000
subscribers, which I hope to reach in the next couple of weeks. After
that, my next goal is 10,000 subscribers, which seems impossibly large
Thursday, 21 January 2010
Saturday, 23 January 2010
- Things are pretty much on track with my new YouTube channel.
I'm closing fast on 400 subscribers and I'm now well over 10,000 video
views, which was my first goal. Not bad for the first week.
YouTubers tell me that it's now immensely more difficult to develop a
large following than it was even a year ago. There are now so many
people posting videos and so many videos available that it's hard to
stand out from the crowd. That's no doubt true, and it's why it's so
important to reach the 1,000 subscriber level, the minimum level where
YouTube starts to take you seriously and offers you a partnership.
Several people have told me that there's a significant increase in
traffic and subscription rates once the channel reaches 1,000
subscribers, so that's what I'm focused on right now. They've also said
that it's easier to make the jump from 1,000 to 10,000 subscribers than
it is to go from 0 to 1,000.
If you're wondering why all this effort, it's because I've decided to brand myself.
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