Let’s Be Real…

I think everyone has skills that are better than the other things they’re trying to do. For example, I think I’m a better writer than I am when dabbling with YouTube vlogs. To make it more precise, I think I’m a better storyteller than a vlogger. Yet, here I am vlogging – does this make sense?

This in no way means I’m leaving my YouTube channel. Are you kidding me? I love that I’m trying to be consistent and publishing content. It’s instilling me to never give up and put me in the mindset that filming should be a part of my life.

However, I am still trying to find that sweet spot. So far the one thing that I’ve enjoyed the most was when I did the “How I Met Shannon” & “Meet The Coolest Brothers” episodes. Why? Because there was a story behind these videos, I wasn’t vlogging just to vlog. I was telling a story.

I think there is a lesson here…

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My Book Writing Formula

There are many things I want to do before I’m 30. One of which is to write a Young Adult novel. I started writing one but I ended up holding it off due to lack of time and utter laziness. I’m back on my groove and I’m continuing the book. However, I’m not putting a time limit when I’m supposed to finish each chapter: I’m not going to rush creativity.

Though I’m not going to follow any sort of writing schedule, I am going to be following a specific formula when writing my book…
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Embarrassed to Broadcast My Work. Should You?

I just published my newest video. There are a lot of snappy moments and it doesn’t really tell a fluent story. It can be confusing. However, I wanted to publish it so I could make sure people (who follow me) knew why I was / am in Utah at this moment.

So, with the many flaws, I’m really embarrassed to promote the video on my personal facebook page, twitter, or even here for that matter. I’m not going to and hopefully when my channel grows – this will be one of the videos that I will delete from my arsenal.

I’m headed to about 6 videos and the next video I’m working on should get over 1,000 views. The goal is to have a stream of 1000+ viewed videos for the next few weeks.

There is a lot of my mind right now. I know this is a very short post. I’ll probably throw up some “How To Get a Girl’s Number” type post tomorrow because I really miss writing those. 😀

And, last note. I want to say – that even though everything is a slow start… I’m really happy at the moment: but more later.

Peace.

Throw Content Till It Sticks: Shipping on YouTube

According to Seth Godin, a prolific name in the marketing world, says thatresistance will do whatever it can to slow you down and average you out.”The resistance he is talking about are the outside and internal factors that deter you from completing a project, writing a paper, or in my case (maybe yours) – uploading a YouTube video.

This is a grave issue because resistance can overcome your body and stall you from doing anything. If you let it, resistance will keep you and your goals idle as everyone else passes you by. 

So how do you overcome resistance?

You Ship: Shipping
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Sunday. Tuesday. Thursday.

Sunday.

Tuesday.

Thursday.

I made it very clear on my Twitter and YouTube channel that I will be putting out videos every Sunday. Tuesday (Sometimes). Thursday. I’m not going to lie when I say that I am NOT a big of a fan with my newest episode. But I’m glad I published – something. This mentality is actually a good thing because, even though I’m not happy with the episode, I’m essentially training myself to follow through with my schedule.

In the past I’ve waited and waited to put something out because I thought it wasn’t a good enough episode or video. I do care about quality, however, what I need right now is to push myself to create a habit of consistently uploading content on my YouTube channel.

I’ll worry about quality as time moves forward. Remember, uploading consistent content is a great – but having a line of shitty content won’t grow the channel. But one thing at a time. Inch by inch is a cinch.

This moment, I’m working on uploading consistently.
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