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Week of 18 January 2010


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Monday, 18 January 2010
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00:00 - I took the day off.




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Tuesday, 19 January 2010
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10:09 - 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 a while.



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Wednesday, 20 January 2010
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08:42 - 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 right now.


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Thursday, 21 January 2010
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Friday, 22 January 2010
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Saturday, 23 January 2010
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Sunday, 24 January 2010
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12:16 - 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.

Experienced 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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