Tuesday 26 April 2022

V is for Valour #YouTube #AtoZChallenge

YouTube - What They Don't Tell You - V AtoZChallenge

YouTube - What They Don't Tell You
V is for Valour

"Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you." -Bethany Hamilton

My AtoZ theme this year is my YouTube journey with my new fiction channel, and all that I have learned - plus some free fiction - scroll down to the embedded vid for that.

Putting ourselves in front of a camera, or even just behind a microphone takes courage. All of us with blogs or who write books etc, know how hard it can be putting our work out there for the world to see. Being right there with it, in person as it were, can be harder (at least for those of us who did not grow up with TikTok).

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 I've had a podcast for a while now (it's naughty so not suitable for YouTube – Virginia Waytes' Sexy Stories), so recording the longer stories was nothing new for me. However, the shorts, with me actually being on camera, now that was a bit of a leap. I'm pretty used to it now, but at first it was nerve wracking.

Vid making is like anything else, we get better at it the more practice we have. Hence, the best advice I can give is:
  • Practice before committing to that first vid, at least a little bit, to make it as good as possible.
  • Accept that things will improve over time and the first vids will probably make us cringe when we look back.
  • Ball up all that courage and hit post!
  • Do not feed the trolls – I've had two so far (just little ones) and they are not worth our time. Ignoring them is best, unless they are breaking the rules, then report them.
How do you feel on vid? Do you love being on camera or do you need all your courage?

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  1. "Hit Post" So true! I sometimes will edit a post for hours till it feels right, but until I hit that post button it isn't doing anyone else any good. Videos it seems are the same way.

    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side | The A of Z of Conspiracy Theories

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  3. That hesitation and fear part is so true. Even when publishing a post I feel so sceptical before hitting publish. Even after posting I keep on editing the post... Good tips as always... I think trolls are everywhere.. I have a feeling that I experienced trolls during this A to Z challenge too. I am not still sure but maybe I will write about it :)

  4. I'm tempted to make TikTok videos but having to appear in front of the camera puts me off. I think I would scrutinize my voice and appearance when watching it back. Ignoring trolls is definitely good advice. They just want attention.


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