Starting a YouTube channel has been an exciting and challenging journey for me. As someone who loves writing and technology, I wanted to combine these passions and create a space to share my thoughts and ideas with others. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the experience so far.
Starting a YouTube channel has been exciting and challenging. I love the creative freedom and the ability to connect with viewers from all around the world. The biggest thing I’ve learned while making videos so far is that I have a lot to learn.
One of the challenges with video, as with traditional writing, is to find my voice. I’ve come to realize that authenticity is key. The more I stay true to myself and my interests, the better. I already knew that, but it can be tempting sometimes to merge with the meme. Also, I’ve got to remember to look at the damn camera!
Speaking of cameras, a common misconception about YouTube is that you need to have (or will ever have) a huge following and expensive equipment. The truth is, all you really need is any old camera and an idea. In fact, starting small can be a great way to experiment. I saw one of the (too) many meta-youtubers mention, “your first 50 videos will suck.” I found encouragement in that: Take a beginner’s attitude. Play around and have fun. Enjoy the mess. Learn from it all.
I’m discovering that YouTube is a massive platform with many different communities. There’s BookTube (see also BookTok ), AuthorTube, tech channels, photography channels, and so much more. I’m still exploring this vast landscape and figuring out where I fit in.
So far, I’ve made videos about topics like chatbots and repurposing old e-readers. One of my most popular videos is about virtual reality poems, which was a real challenge to make because capturing footage in VR is no joke.
As I look to the future of my channel, I’m excited about the possibilities and the potential to grow and improve. Thank you, reader, for being a part of this journey with me. If you like, you can subscribe to the channel , and while you’re over there on YouTube, press the like button on a video or two, if you like a video or two, that is. It helps to recommend the videos to others.
If you have any thoughts or comments, please let me know. If you’re starting your own new endeavor, whatever it is, I encourage you to go for it! It’s a rewarding experience to take on a new challenge. It can teach you a lot.