October 13, 2023

I’m having a hard time trying to figure out what to write about today. In some ways, that’s not a bad thing. Having a slow day is good.

I’ve been gaining some momentum on YouTube. I’m up to 291 subscribers, at the time of writing. The subscriber count is important because different milestones open up opportunities for monetization. My guess is that “the algorithm” factors in subscribers when suggesting videos, too.

More than just the subscriber count, it’s been interesting to receive comments on my videos. I usually watch YouTube videos on my TV so it’s not easy for me to write comments. I often feel like I should. The comments go some way toward building a sense of community through interactions. If this were an online course’s discussion board, I’d feel entirely differently.

I do try my best to make time to film and edit the videos. It’s a fun process, even if irritating at times. I like the documentation of it. While editing, I learn things about how I do things. I’m curious to know what other people see. Why do they watch my videos? Why have nearly 300 people subscribed to my content? What are they getting out of it?

Sometimes, I’m amazed that I make videos about pen turning, and other woodworking projects, at all. Eventually, I’d like to try different types of videos but I’m okay with where I’m at for now. Of course, I hope to continue to grow, gain more of a following, and work toward building more of a community through the channel. Slowly, but surely, I’m growing a little each day.


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