I’m sure I could find answers to this on the wider internet, but I wanted to ask my fellow dopers.
I occasionally post youtube videos of myself playing particular computer games (without commentary for now. I’m not confident in my own skin enough to record my voice. I also despise the sound of my voice when I hear it back!)
I don’t do it for the attention (or at least that’s what I tell myself ), I do it for something to do. I consider any attention or feedback the videos get to be a bonus.
But I also feel that getting attention/feedback is likely to be a motive to keep doing it and get better at it. So what I am asking is how do you get to a point where your videos have views in the thousands?
Each new video I upload, If I consider it good enough, I’ll post links to it on facebook and in the relevant game thread on this message board. This garners the video maybe 15 views (not counting my own). But I notice relatively bad videos in the same style as mine (someone playing a PC game without commentary) with almost a thousand views, and it makes me wonder if they are actively following some rules to get those views.