Category: Youtube

You Tube Update ultrakat75

Thanks to everyone who has been checking out the videos so far……..I know they have been sporadic at best and the quality could be better.  I am trying to make the best videos I can and they will get better as time goes on……..thank you.

This is January 2016 and I hope I can be up to par by sometime next year……..but this is a long term get broke quick thing as one Youtuber put it.

So Pardon my Language – its not that I am creating shit content on purpose……rather the best that I can with the limited resources I have.  As my computers and things get better over time, I hope the videos will get better over time as well.  This is something I have toyed with for many years and now am finally committing to it even though yes this is a multi year endeavor even under the best possible circumstances.

Anyways I have recently developed an interest in watching a lot of Youtube videos, some from bigger studious like Vice News or IGN or whatever……..but the vast majority of cool videos I have seen online are from Youtubers who are either professional or semi-pro.  There is something different about the content I can get from various youtubers……and I want to be a part of that as well.

Now NO I am NOT saying I have the talent or that I will get to where those Youtubers are, they have busted their asses and work at it all the time…….and even then they where fortunate to make enough videos to finally have the opportunities they have.  However I am throwing my hat into the Youtube ring, and why not?  If nothing else. its something I can do to learn about how all of this works and maybe that can lead to an opportunity one day?  In any case I begin my Odyssey on Youtube and look forward to my Feedback, Subscribers…..likes on Facebook (when there is a page which will be forthcoming)……..and Twitter.

Thanks again to you all……even to the haters…….just bring it….thank you too.


Update On My You Tube Channel

So yeah perhaps I was a little, just a little bit overly optimistic……you need millions or I would venture it fair to say in the hundreds of thousands of views to get enough clicks on your ads somewhere to actually make any money with You Tube. Having said that, some people can post a video that maybe only people they know will watch and then it’s a mega
hit! Of course that is more the exception than the rule – especially when you take into account that there are millions possibly billions and maybe more videos being uploaded to you tube on a daily basis…… any case no matter what you want to say about that / THERE ARE A LOT OF VIDEOS BEING UPLOADED TO YOU TUBE ALL THE TIME!

There are some You Tube videos with higher production values that are done in studious or by people that may be at home but yet have a lot of experience with You Tube. So to be fair these videos are going to get more traffic by default but also these videos are to the viewer usually the most entertaining and or informing to watch.

However, You Tube is a great place to just express yourself and do things how you see fit without having to deal with advertisers of other people involved in the creation of your videos. Of course in some cases, having more than one like minded individual contributing to a You Tube channel can be a great thing – I just do not see the need for myself to do any type of collaborative effort with anyone at this time. Also, if I could in any way – I would love to maintain my channel as it is now and continue to make videos the way I want to (and I see no reason why that would conflict with another channel, I would even feature such a channel on my channel – and would NOT feature my channel on the one that was the collaborative effort channel).

I am not opposed to ever working with or even for someone else in the future as far as You Tube is concerned, that would actually be pretty cool. I am just saying I enjoy what I do on my own and would love to continue that (on my own time) if I ever was to work on anything with anyone else.

So as far as ads are concerned, for the vast majority – or at least a huge number – of You Tubers the ads will not give you any benefit one way or another since you need a certain number of clicks to see any revenue. Also you have to factor in how many people are actually clicking on your ads….so when you further factor in that most people will skip or ignore the ads that means you have to have an even greater pool of viewers to get enough overall clicks on your ads.

Also voting on your videos is big too, but perhaps the best overall measure of success on You Tube is how many subscribers that your channel has. I suppose if say you had over a million and counting subscribers but not very many ad clicks – there would be other ways you could capitalize on that success such as (for example) paid product placements, sponsorships, endorsements and so on.

Anyways I am not concerned with ever waking up and being a Millionaire from You Tube, though it might be technically possible – it is extraordinarily difficult or you just have to make the right video at the right time to capture enough people to make your videos successful.

I enjoy the freedom I have now, if I ever was to have a popular channel…..well I will deal with that then…….but anyways enjoy the commercial free videos on my channel! Thanks!

Youtube Update

OK sorry everyone that I had not kept up with the Blog the last few weeks……lots of stuff going on!

One thing which I was working on was to get all of my past content into one current location and on one channel. I have also created a few new videos over the last few weeks as well……though the majority of the content on my channel so far is older content. However, some of the videos while older had not yet been posted……I never took the time to really figure out or to think about what it means to even have a very small modest channel such as I do currently myself.

I do plan to of course continue to make new content…..and will be posting at least one new video 5 on my channel so far is older content. However, some of the videos while older had not yet been posted……I never took the time to really figure out or to think about what it means to even have a very small modest channel such as I do currently myself.

I do plan to of course continue to make new content…..and will be posting at least one new video (quite possibly several) within the next few days.

My channel has had a slow start so far…..however I am very optimistic and feel good about picking up more subscribers and up-votes as time goes on and I post more and more content. What type of content? Well Cat videos for sure…..though maybe not as much for a bit……but there is always room for more Cat Videos on the Internet. Also videos of me talking about various topics, hmmmm Politics perhaps? Yeah that could be interesting. Movies? There is so much to do and to talk about, the possibilities are endless.

I only have one “Local Attractions” video on the channel at the present….BUT I certainly plan to have quite a few more over the next couple of months…..and for sure more going into Spring as the weather starts to get a little warmer and all the snow and ice have melted away. I am far from an expert on anything in Illinois, having only been here for close to three years now. However, one thing I do wish I had done more of when I lived in South Carolina was to have taken more advantage of seeing all of the local sites (so many historical sites there I never bothered to visit even once / or the ones I did go to – I certainly did not get to them enough when I lived there.

So while I have a lot of different options concerning local sites where I live now as compared to where I used to live……there are still some amazing options. For one thing, in the nearby town of Ottawa, IL I can go to an open public park and take videos and pictures and walk on the same ground that our former President Abraham Lincoln did at one time.

There is a nice State Park nearby……Starved Rock…..which I would love to visit again and take some videos in maybe early spring before it gets too hot so I can walk all over the park (as much as possible in a single day anyways) without worrying about the weather being too hot or too cold.

So there is much to do and many things to come on the channel! Please check out the channel, Subscribe , and enjoy the channel.

Currently I use a Nikon L110 camera which I got about 5 years ago ….. so if you are going by technological standards it might be old. However I use an 8gb SD Card (I can use up to a 16gb SD Card if desired, which would not be needed unless say I was doing a lot of longer videos). I can record up to 27 minute clips at a time, and yeah I suppose you could then edit those clips into one longer feature or one long random video. However, I prefer the more popular method (seems to be the most common posting method from all of what I have seen on Youtube so far) of posting more shorter clips instead of fewer clips but much longer in length. I do have a tripod, which OK I may have gotten at Goodwill so its not state of the art and is off just a touch……BUT with a little care I can use it to get shots and videos without any extra movement……though the videos can be trickier depending on lighting & what I am filming and so on.

I am passionate about posting and having fun doing so, however there is much I still have yet to learn and I will learn more as time goes on and try to improve the quality of my postings along with the quality and substance of my content as time goes on. Some of my content is not exactly Oscar winning stuff……but I also want to have a broad cross section of different types of videos… yes some are in fact silly bordering on just plain ridiculous. Some are OK, and some are quite good. I plan to make as many good videos as I can and to build on the success of the channel as a whole.

WTF You Tube?

WTF YouTube?
(Perhaps not the best title for a post – but I couldn’t think of another one since what information I have found so far on the subject has amounted to inane techno babble.)

OK so to be fair to YouTube or You Tube or whatever it is, there are a LOT of people using the website………..of course since YouTube is owned by Google (since 2006, officially anyways) you would think they would have addressed things like upload time, etc. Of course, I have uploaded some videos since 2006 and they have not taken anywhere near the time they do now to upload.

One obvious reason is the sheer number of people that may be using YouTube as well as uploading videos to YouTube. However, being that YouTube has been (for lack of a better term) a subsidiary of Google for a few years now…….what can only be described as a severe sever issue should have been addressed years ago! OK, so yes you have to verify the content being uploaded that is not infringing on copyrights or outright illegal and so on. However most of these functions, as well all know are performed by machines and not people! So why not just give the machines better instructions?

Then again, YouTube is for the most part a free service unless you are ordering a PPV movie on YouTube (yes for those of you living under a rock, under the sea too – PPV has actually been available on YouTube for a while now. I’ll come back to PPV in a moment, but yeah maybe I should not be what you may perceive to be as ungrateful for such a truly cool website that does not cost me anything to use. There are a number of AMAZING free things on YouTube, such as for example “Vice News” which have a lot of great stories and documentaries that you can view for free.

Then we have the lady who took a bath in Milk and Cereal and ate the cereal, and she gets to interview The President! Now if that is not a WTF, what is? I see what the President did there though, he is trying to reach the younger generations (as well as Americans in general who have grown tired of the traditional news media) who are more often getting their news from Facebok, YouTube, Reddit, Twitter and so on.

Anyways I have embraced the whole YouTube thing myself, and overall it is actually quite fun once you eventually get your videos posted and they are processed! Now I have read on YouTube’s website as well as many people throughout the web explain various ways to edit your videos for YouTube so that they will process faster. To be fair to this end of the situation……as a Newbie Youtuber who would easily be Pwned by a YouTube veteran…….I am still learning a LOT about how the whole process works.

However my point or thought is when did it get so damn technical? I mean yes of course we all know there are tools to make your videos better or to add effects and so on. However, uploading to YouTube was actually much less of a hassle at one point in time ….. And it could also be that people are intentionally making their uploads more complex which then has the unintended consequence of making the whole website slower anyways. Could that be it? Who knows? I do know though that even though I only recently have taken more than just a passing interest in YouTube… used to be far less complex to upload to YouTube.

Now of course you have serious people on YouTube, who are people who have either been fortunate enough to basically become a Youtbuber or YouTube Journalist or reporter of some sort and there is also the more Traditional media Professionals who are more and more embracing YouTube whereas a few years ago the establishment Journalists and Reporters would have laughed off YouTube as a fad. Z

So there are the serious minded posters, as well as the noobs like myself and everyone else in between… sure adds up to a lot of people posting a LOT of content at the same time no matter how you look at it.

I guess there almost has to be some safeguards and checks and balances with YouTube……I mean think of the worst thing you can imagine and then in reality it is far worse and that’s what would be all over YouTube without the checks and balances that YouTube has in place. Now that’s not to say anything about free speech, at least in the USA….but people would abuse the website and ruin it for everyone otherwise as they always do.

Anyways overall my experience with YouTube has been good. I will continue to explore how to do different things with my videos as time goes on…..I am learning after all and ranting maybe just a little bit at the same time. I can see a torrent of negative comments coming my way from this post…….but let me say these are my views SO FAR and I am only stating WHAT IS ON MY MIND AT THE MOMENT. I am not dissing YouTube in any way, I am just stating what I am frustrated with….BUT…..BUT……every time I use YouTube it gets easier for me and I learn more about the different features of YouTube.