A while back I wrote an article titled: YouTube Videos are They Worth the Effort, which resulted in some pretty decent traffic. I guess anything surrounding YouTube is a hot topic right now.
I have been telling myself that I really need to do more with YouTube. Hopefully this year will be the year I make that happen, and after seeing a decent flow of visitors from that single post I keep telling myself to get it done.
The only drawback I see with creating and sharing videos on YouTube is that it can take a considerable amount of time to produce something decent and worth posting.
I used to spend a lot of time creating and editing videos, but that was years ago. Computers were much slower back then, and it took way too long to produce something decent.
Now that computers and technology have a little more horsepower I am hoping to get back into making videos again.
I have written a lot of Boonex Dolphin Tutorials over the years that I have posted on the main part of this site. I couldn’t even count the number of hours I have put into them. Probably upwards of hundreds of hours, and more likely into the thousands of hours.
I have also put in hundreds of hours if not thousands into assorted hosting, database, maintenance, and related web server types of things, which I would like to continue doing.
So after all of that I am not sure if I should jump into YouTube video tutorials or not. It’s mostly about whether or not I will have enough time to take on another project like this more than anything that concerns me. I am going to give it ago and see what happens.
I am kind of picky when it comes to making videos, which is why it seems to take me so long to make one. I spend hours editing and cleaning up audio and video tracks. I know some people can whip out a video in less than an hour, which is great. They probably have put in a lot more time making videos than I have, or they aren’t as picky as I am.
Video is definitely the popular thing right now. I just wish I could create a decent video in the same time it takes me to make a text post or tutorial. Right now I would say it’s 5 to 1 or even 10 to 1. I know for certain I could do at least 5 text post in the same time it takes to make 1 decent video, and probably closer to 10.
The plus side is that YouTube is a good source for additional exposure and traffic. So I figure why not. I have nothing to lose except for my time.
I think I am going to shoot for one or two videos per month. I don’t want to commit to a large number because I have a feeling I would start neglecting my other projects, sites, and posts.