Last year, I made the conscious decision to start a youtube. Having famous friends like Lily Sweetz gave me the confidence to believe that I could create a channel worth watching. Let me tell you that YouTube is not what it's cracked up to be.
I thought it would be popping in the comment section.
Easy to record videos.
Getting everything right on the first try.
I was sadly mistaken and quickly corrected. Having a YouTube channel takes work and dedication. MAD WORK AND DEDICATION. More so than just having a blog. If my blog was my baby, then YouTube is your baby during terrible twos. Always demanding attention and talking back. Here, I can write at any time. I usually write when I'm on the train or early to work. However, with NYC noise you can't just whip out your phone and start recording. Then there's the monetary part of it. YouTube costs money. Good content costs money. Good production of videos definitely costs money. I purchased a camera last year and ran into some financial trouble and had to return it. So as of right now, my videos look like hell. A fuzzy, messy hell. I can prove it.
Then I have this weird sense of humor so what's funny to me is not funny to other people. But I edit it to my liking not anyone else's.
Before you start a YouTube channel makes sure you have these things on your checklist.
- A decent camera
- The ability to edit videos in iMovie or Quicktime or whatever you're going to edit in
- Lots of extra time
Have you started your own Youtube channel? If so, what do you think is the hardest part? If you haven't do you think you ever would??