I see sawed back and forth about going back to my YouTube channel or starting a new one. 🤷🏽♀️ I’ve said this in lots of blogs posts about how long I’ve been on YouTube, but I’ve also said how much I’ve come to not like what YouTube has become. 😔 Reminds me of Facebook. As a YouTube viewer, it’s good shit. I can find a lot of videos on a wide variety of topics for learning or opinions. But as a content creator, bring out the sharp knifes and get ready to be cutthroat. 👀🔪
I’ve now made my decision about what I’m going to do. 👏🏽🙌🏽👏🏽🙌🏽👏🏽🙌🏽👏🏽🙌🏽
🥁****DRUM ROLL PLEASE****🥁
I’m ditching my YouTube Channel or building a new YouTube channel for starting a new IGTV channel. 🤯😳
IGTV will be a year old on June 18th and despite I’ve been reluctant to dip my video chops into the IGTV waters, I’ve been keeping an eye on the medium. Now I can say I got in on the platform before it was a year old. 😂 Semantics, I know. But still true! 🙃
The previous interface of IGTV wasn’t pleasant because I struggled with how I’d bring traffic to my channel. I felt like it was too much work, like YouTube. Trying to get people subscribe. A positive of IGTV is my audience is build in because it’s already being streamed to my followers. My IGTV videos are posted in my feed. Plus I have the use of hashtags to help allow people to find my content even more. #winning 🤩
I also like the fact that IGTV isn’t monetized…as of yet. So everyone who is posting videos on their channels are truly there for the content and not to make money from the site. They can be making money from sponsorship deals but that’s not in direct competition with the IGTV platform. The platform is there for the content creators. 🌎🌍🌏
In addition, I like using vertical video. It’s simple and easy to use. I can record on my camera just like I would if I was looking it and I don’t have be concerned how close my face is to the camera in horizontal aspect.
I don’t feel like I’m in competition with anyone on IGTV. I have my videos that I post my channel, that show up in my feed for my followers and that’s it. If people find my content through my feed, then they follow, then they have access to my videos. EASY. No fuss.
I feel like I’m back in balance. I love doing videos. I loved doing my videos for my YouTube channel, but I felt I wasn’t in balance because I didn’t have the subscribers to grow and finding those are difficult. I know. I watch people all the time on YouTube and don’t sub to their channel. It’s like a competition to get subs. And YouTube bases so many of its features on how many subs a channel has. You get this when you get this many subs. And I don’t think that’s fair when you have people who’ve been on the site and using it before Google came along to purchase it. I can go on and on about this, but you guys get it.
So now you can find my videos on IGTV. I have two channels. 👇🏽
@michellescarey - this was really my author channel, but I’ve seem to allow it focus more on bowling and highlighting my daughter’s bowling. I do also highlight my other daughter’s musical talents. Sometimes, I will highlight my books. I will also showcase my life from time to time.
@michellecareywrites - this is now my author and writing channel. I don’t feature anything about bowling or anything about my children’s endeavors. This is strictly about me being an author, writing and my life.
Look me up and follow. 👈🏽 I’m looking forward to building content and sharing information! ✌🏽