Hey everyone! I wanted to take this opportunity to announce that my brand-new YouTube channel is now live! I’ve mentioned it over on Twitter, but I wanted to spread the word here on my blog, as well. Over the past several months, I’ve had this idea in my mind to start augmenting my written blog content with video content of some kind. My idea is that some people may prefer to read a post with text and screenshots, while others might prefer to watch a video and follow along.
In a previous life, I worked quite a bit with photography and video production, so why not merge that experience with the technology-related content I’ve been putting here on my blog? But, if I’m going to do this video content, I wanted to do it right with quality audio and video. After all, I do have some decent DSLR cameras and lenses that are perfectly capable of shooting video. So, I decided to stop stalling and take a crack at putting my first video together. However, I think the biggest challenge for me is that I’m used to being the one behind the camera, not the one in front of it!
As of this writing, I only two videos up there, but hey, we all have to start somewhere, right? The first video I recorded is called “Welcome to my YouTube Channel,” where I do a quick introduction and what I hope to achieve on the channel. I’m also brand-new to setting up and managing a YouTube channel, so this is completely unexplored territory form me. One thing I have learned is that I just can’t just register youtube.com/[custom-user-name] until I reach 100 subscribers. So for now, my long, funky channel URL is actually https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWPOfLX2kBFAhDfC-K31WQ. I know content creators are always asking people to “Like, share, and/or subscribe” to their channel, but I really hope to reach that first milestone of 100 subscribers (and get rid of that complex URL)!
As always, thank you for stopping by! Please check out the YouTube channel and let me know what you think! (If you don’t want to leave a comment here or on YouTube, feel free to send me a DM on Twitter).