Genuine question. How do I transfer the renewed joy and consistency to my YouTube channel? Some of you have seen it, maybe you haven’t, but I need your help and advice. I wish I was offering you something different today but when I sat down to write, it’s the only thought I have. Not that into it? Check out yesterday’s cosy AF outfit post instead. So, YouTube, huh?
How do I do that?
And no, before you suggest it, there’s no way I’m making a video a day. You’re dreaming. Calm down, you don’t want to push me over the edge. But I am committing to my previous one per week schedule again. That’s more than manageable for me. I can do that.
I have some questions if you’re willing to answer them. I’m wondering about the topic, the feel and what the heck would be useful to you to see on my channel. It’s not about me just making the videos you tell me to make, it’s about getting some ideas, and being really in tune with what you NEED to live your best life.
1. What kind of content would you like to see me make on YouTube?
This is your chance. If you’ve ever had a thought or a suggestion this is it. Do you enjoy the tutorial style content like the photo editing or Instagram workflow? Or would you prefer something more ‘talky’ like the back-story of my blog or my confidence story?
2. What questions do you want to be answered?
Is there something that you’ve always wondered? Is there a topic on the blog that interests you and you want to know more about? Someone suggested I should be talking about confidence more on the channel, is that something I should be doing? Ask away, anything I feel I can answer, I will.
3. How do I deliver on my blog mission?
In case you don’t know, my blog mission is to provide women with the tools to live a successful, profitable, balanced, and joyful life. Which is a big, fat, lofty goal and one I am taking very seriously! But how does that look on YouTube?
How does that mission convert to individual videos? I’m wondering if it means that I need to be sharing more about things like what I’m watching or reading, lifestyle tips and things about just living well… I’m not sure.
And that, my friends, is what I’ve been pondering today. And by today, I mean since I edited the final Suger + Ink podcast episode for the season a couple of weeks back. I won’t go on about it, but if you feel like lending me a hand, please do. The comments section is open and if that doesn’t work, just leave it in the comments on Facebook.
Thank you muchly, team. Let’s do this.
And you know, follow along for the ride on YouTube!
Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.
A) with video you have to feel happy talking about it otherwise it’ll just be weird. Not good weird, either.
B) how to literally find a first client. If you want to help people build freedom and sand in the laptop and all that stuff 😉 then starting from the start is never a bad thing. Plus I haven’t freelanced in a few years and feel like a useless knob at times trying to get back into it now, it feels harder than doing it for the first time. So there’s totally a selfish reason for me asking that.
A) omg, so true. I had done a first run of the body confidence story video literally the first week I started, it was SO awkward. I scrapped that and did it again a few months later when I was more comfortable in front of the camera. I’m glad I did too.
B) This is a great idea. Sourcing business/first client/all the jazz. Thanks, lady. I’ll make some notes about what I know and see what I can do.
I think you should follow your heart and people will follow you, if that makes sense. I think what you’re doing is pretty awesome and you seem to enjoy what you do but it’s not nearly as fun when you try to second guess and put pressure on yourself. So I’d like to see more of you!
It does. And as someone that I know watches the videos, it is nice to hear. I think what I’m going to take away from this is that I need to get comfortable in front of the camera, enjoy the process and just make some stuff and see what shows up. Time to clear this video block, I think. I’ve got some time this weekend, I’ll see what shows up.
I like talky, I like real, I like who is/what is Suger. Just life.
I’m less about tutorials tbh.
I am a hanger-on-er from Suger fashion/confidence etc days though, so the new focus is not as ‘me’
I like the talks too, the tutorials are good and useful, of course, but just getting to share stuff is fun too. And I wouldn’t worry too much about those days being behind us, haha. More and more I’m missing parts of the blog that had been “shelved”. Watch this space. No official announcement to follow, just doing stuff. Haha.
I’d say relax a bit more, you’re putting so much pressure on yourself to be perfect with your filming, editing etc. people follow your blog because of your genuine voice – and I’d say do that on YouTube. Easy to say I know. Plus remember you’re in the middle of changing your blog focus and going through those adjustments is confronting and hard. So slow down and enjoy your journey. You will succeed just not straight away xx
You’re so right, on that pressure thing. I’ve been having more fun lately doing videos for my niece and nephew’s channel. I will remember that for myself too.
And oh boy, if I could make that newsreader voice of mine disappear on video, that would be amazing. Haha. More practice, I think. More just doing it. I’m interested to come up with more ways I can be more genuine via video. Will think on it.