soltirefa wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Not to be negative about your endeavor, but I am turned off by vlogs. So often they seem to chronicle every step of a person's day with them waking up, making breakfast, walking to the next place etc etc. And then to stay relevant the vlogger needs to keep making new vlogs. So they need to come up with new ideas for a vlog, and it just becomes gratuitous accounts of the minutia of their life.
But, apparently if you get subscribers and people give you lots of "likes," then you're succeeding. Just not my cup of tea.
I totally respect your opinion, if you don't enjoy the idea or concept of vlogs nobody requests you to watch them, there is no need for you to waste time on something you dislike. In fact, you couldn't be more right, everyone should enjoy their cup of tea
On the other hand there are also many people who do enjoy this kind of content just because is not a sophisiticated production but an experience more down to earth through which one can get an insight on a type of life which is not like yours or which one might be curious to know more about. If only my vlogs inspire people to keep practicing, retake the guitar, improve their skills, expand their musical knowledge or simply offer a good moment of entertainment it is all worth it for me. Hence this content is made just for these persons.
Believe me when I say that I do get what you mean with "they seem to chronicle every step of a person's day with them waking up, making breakfast, walking to the next place etc etc.", yet, if you would have seen any of my videos at all, you would have understood that watching me have breakfast is not the point of it. My projects (be it concerts, festivals, competitions or any other musical related project) are what drive the content through which I open up a window to talk about different music concepts, guitar works, pieces, technique, entrepreneurial ideas for musicians and, in general, a large variety of experiences related to this job that people might find useful to know about without creating yet another guitar channel 'technique tutorials exclusive'. I don't see anything wrong in sharing the musical experience from a new light for classical guitarists.
Of course, I take as a pretext my daily life because thats what I do and what I studied for. Rather short youtube videos, or vlogs, are accesible enough for me to record and edit and entretaining/educative enough for people to follow it and enjoy free content anytime.
Anyways, if my goal was to accumulate 'likes' to feel successful you can be certain that I wouldn't have started vlogs on such a small niche like the classical guitar...
If I only wanted to "hunt" likes I would rather do something much more trivial with a much more "appealing look" (you certainly know what I mean because the net is full of such channels). What matters to me is that, in fact, I receive daily moving feedback from persons who really found my work useful. That is what matters to me the most.
In any case, thanks for your comment, sometimes criticism can help us to be even more certain about what one really wants to do. No hard feelings at all