The power of story in creating great content for your business

A guy left a comment on my YouTube channel yesterday as follows: ”These are the best vlogs on YouTube”. The video he was commenting on was “I crash my drone twice on the same day”. I don’t, for a minute, think that my vlogs are the best on YouTube, or anything like it. But I… Continue reading The power of story in creating great content for your business

20,000 YouTube subscribers-I have reached a milestone

I reached a milestone yesterday when I noticed I had reached 20,000 subscribers to my YouTube channel. It is hard to believe given I am a one man band and have made all the videos myself since the first in 2010 or 2011. Over the last year or so it became apparent, however, that the… Continue reading 20,000 YouTube subscribers-I have reached a milestone

Exploiting the tendency to binge watch Netflix, Amazon Prime and others

I came across a video the other day on YouTube. It was from a channel that has over 1 million subscribers and know what they are talking about. The video was about making extra-long videos for YouTube and exploiting the tendency for people nowadays to binge watch tv programmes, series etc. What a guy like… Continue reading Exploiting the tendency to binge watch Netflix, Amazon Prime and others

Why I am going to start using B-roll in my videos in 2023

I have been looking into the use of B-roll in the creation of videos in the last few weeks. Because I intend incorporating B-roll in my videos in 2023. B-roll has a number of advantages for the type of video I make, which could be described as “talking head” videos. B-roll will allow me to… Continue reading Why I am going to start using B-roll in my videos in 2023

Why I never think of retiring (and who I am doing it for)

I published a video recently about my typical working week. The video sets out the hours I work each week which total at least 60 hours. A commenter on one of the social media sites asked me who I was doing it for and helpfully told me “you cannot take it with you”. The answer… Continue reading Why I never think of retiring (and who I am doing it for)

Vlogging and storytelling

I’m fascinated with this idea of making better vlogs using storytelling. Finding a story that is interesting or entertaining or which will hook and retain a viewer in one’s ordinary, everyday life. There must be a story, no matter how trivial or apparently inconsequential. And I want it to have 3 acts, as in the… Continue reading Vlogging and storytelling