Tonight on Jake's Showcase https://youtube.com/JakesShowcase I have just released "MORE FAN MAIL - USA and New Zealand" https://youtu.be/OfbRLkqre5A currently at 27 Views 1 Like 1 Dislike. It was 2 merged together frames or shots with spotlight overhead and natural lighting.
This video was actually two video taken on corresponding days. Like the initial fan mail video from the UK I received the second piece about 8 days after posting that video. When I shot the video for that second piece I didn't really think it was quite enough to post as a weekly video...well actually it was but I just wasn't sure. When I got the third and fourth piece on the same day and took that video I thought it was long and likely entertaining enough on it's own but I had to include that second piece and do it in order because it just the right thing to do.
This video again is quite long which I'll say is over 10 minutes to be a long video but because the interesting box is opened at the end from New Zealand only those who watch the full video will be full entertained. This video is kind of like me. If you look just at the appeal at a quick first glance, it might not grab you, you might tune out and write it off.....but if your patient, look deeper, really dig into it you'll find gold at the end.
Yes I'm liking myself to a long slow starting entertaining, enjoyable and fun filled finishing fan mail video.
Just think about that though....I have fans....who like me enough to send me things, notes, letters, drawings and support from around the world.
This guy who walks up and down the street almost every day in a little speck town on the map is being sent worldwide international fan mail. Amazing. Thank you.
You know I have thought long and hard about if the ability to simply make videos was there would I do it and would I up the per week video content? Generally yes.
So here's the pluses and minuses of higher number of per week video releases. You get more videos out which gets your hard core fans watching more often, overall pushing you channel's video count higher and many of YouTube's back end metrics up. So you get more views, subscribers faster overall.
But the minuses. Your working a lot, lot more on YouTube, thinking of ideas, shooting footage, retaking and editing, uploading, titling, tagging and your average per video view count falls making your next video less valuable, you flood the market with you, you and more you making you not exciting, not anticipated, less and less special until many tune out.
And look years ago when I was doing 2-3 or even 4 videos a week I look back now and see many never even got 1000 views even after years of being available. So really the go time for a video is the period of time in which it is listed as your headlining piece.
Overall, I think the mix of me wanting to make more a week to keep my head fresh I would likely balance it out with two a week. But I'm not in that situation right now so the one a week stays for now.
So much is changing in my life right now for the better I can't wait for it all to unfold.
Have a Wonderful Day or Night Fans,
Jake Johnston firstname.lastname@example.org