I recently made this film to help cope with my anger management issue:
Last weekend I visited my family in San Diego to hang out with my 15 and 17 year old brothers. The youngest one is into film while the other is into music. I’m fortunate to have creative family members because that (this) weekend I wanted to film something for my YouTube channel.
I haven’t posted anything for about a week. But I didn’t want to film just anything, I wanted it to be good.
The first concept I had was to start off being sad and then actually crying. The background would change as my face would tear up while looking miserably downcast. This is how I actually felt at the time (I’m a negative person). Then, the camera would shift and a smile would begin to creep up on my face as I looked up to see… the Disnelyand sign!
The next sequence of shots would be of me having a ton of fun on Disneyland rides. I was going to call it: “The Happiest Place on Earth.” However, we didn’t film it because we realized that Disneyland is very expensive, almost three hour drive away, and their was something missing in the overall concept. I swayed back and forth until I made the decision that we needed to push the idea for a later date.
This got me into a very depressed mood.
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I’m in this weird state right now where I’m not really happy nor am I really sad. I’m in a lull. I’m bland. I’m silent? It’s a mood perfect for writing because I’m not trying to say something profound, I’m just here… I’m just typing. My impulses are just telling me to write… something.
What do you think about when you think of the classics? When you go on YouTube, when you look at your movie collection, when you go on Netflix, when you look at your book collection… what do you grab if you’re looking for something classic.
Classic: that one particular artwork that makes you repeat every line projected from the character’s voice or make you giggle even though you’ve read that sentence over and over before. Classics.
Here are my classics…
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According to Seth Godin, a prolific name in the marketing world, says that “resistance 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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A very cool thing happened the other day. I posted my first Vlog on my new YouTube channel and in a couple days it reached about 2,000 views. Now this isn’t nowhere as close to the brands I’ve worked with, but for me, someone who calls himself “non-viral,” it’s pretty good.
How did I get it to 2k? Well, I’m a spammer. I repeat. I’m a spam-spamy-spammer. Hell though – everyone has to start somewhere, right? Let me explain:
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I’m writing this piece because I think almost every YouTuber should create a viral Facebook Page. It’s a great way for your audience to stay engaged with your brand. And if you’re someone who uses predictive analysis like this page explains, you’ll know that most of all it will help retain your fans to keep following your every move: retention makes your fans loyal to you, trust you, and ultimately make them fight for you in the long run.
I figure since Facebook’s sharing algorithm keeps changing. I want to give you what I’ve learned, up to this point, before it changes again. If you have any ideas or critiques please comment below. I’m curious.
We’re going to use Simple Pickup’s Facebook page as source for this material. Here are their stats (before I left):
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