It’s not about how good or bad your content is – it much more about the algorithm, it will give your following multiple times more than the quality of your content ever will. Maybe I’m just backwards, anti-change, anti “new things” but I can’t help think that is fundamentally wrong. It is truly not the humans steering the ship, but the algorithm. It is obvious that this is not the natural, organic way. Should it be? The true crime is that if you’re not even aware of this, when you could and should be. More discussion is needed. Away from the Kardashians. Continue reading “Of interesting wants and relevant needs”
Alex Jones is an excellent example of this. He is of course 95% clown and 5% journalist, and yet, I have a feeling that the majority of his followers take his stuff all too seriously… His topics are often serious, but his spin on them is… merely entertaining. Continue reading “Fiction conquers fact?”
Youtube is very scarce with words. “Bad actors” are mentioned as a reason to act. In short, if you’re unable to maintain a relatively high retention time, your channel will not be eligible for the partner program, to monetize your videos.
But who or what are these “bad actors”? How they operate? How large of a problem is Youtube dealing with? Continue reading “Bad actors, copycats and bots”
Or Gojira vs. King Kong.
For you to make sense of net neutrality, you would first have to form a clear stance on capitalism. Continue reading “Net neutrality vs. Capitalism.”
- The skillset to create awesome video content.
- The skillset to create active community around your video content.
- The skillset to search, contact and create deals with sponsors.
Or, the things you simply have to learn to embrace as a video content creator.
In the old days of celluloid, there was no dialogue with the director and the audience, other than one-sidedly, through the movie itself, from director to the audience, until the next one came to theaters. Continue reading “The hyper social video content creator”
Some things can be taught, but those things you most likely already know and have, the obvious, simple and universal stuff. By your natural inclination, general interests and hobbies.
Most things cannot and should not be taught. Unfortunately. That is a problem because; Continue reading “Kubrick never taught no one.”
The advertisers are fickle and disrespectful and all that, but is the audience any less fickle? Any more respectful? (No.)
The question then remains, for you as a content creator; is it easier for you to tolerate five thousand fools with one euro bill or five fools with a thousand euro bill? Continue reading “Money from the advertisers vs. money from the viewers”
Youtube has been around for many years, and yet it is so new, that many obvious and profound problems materialize only now.
YouTube makes the video content creator responsible of the content of every comment section of every video that he/her has ever published.
This means that if your video comment section contains something (specific words) that the YouTube algorithm has deemed “advertiser unfriendly” your video will not give you any financial gain. i.e. You will be put out of business.
To me, the function of this blog is to think the things that I consider to be interesting and relevant, write those thoughts down and publish. I have no time to make sure the stuff I write about is 100% correct. In the world of the internet, speed has won quality 7-0. This means I will do lot’s of mistakes, which I will publish without having any specific knowledge on my blunders. It’s called “getting out from your comfort zone.” Some critical individual (usually colleagues) would call it self-humiliation. But we know better, right? This is me “testing my wings.” In the best scenario, it would take years for me to be able to fly with my content. And it would be naive to believe in “the best.” Continue reading “Who Am I kidding?”