paul wheaton wrote:
Normally, I can get 1000 to 5000 extra views on a new video. I seem to average about 1500.
I left the canning video up for several days. Outside of my efforts, it looks like others fetched about 100 extra views.
So I lost about 1400 views by not doing my regular promotion.
In related news, the time that I dropped for promoting a video, was used to put up a podcast. For that I received about 300 downloads.
So I traded 1400 video views for about 300 podcast downloads.
It would seem that my time would be better spent promoting my videos than in making podcasts.
I feel I have a very important mission and I need to focus on where my time is best spent.
On the other hand, if a new video were to receive a lot of attention - possibly more attention than if I were doing the promotions stuff myself, then it would be wise to continue this path.
I'm willing to continue this experiment, but I do require some feedback that folks are willing to get on this and make it work.
"paul on facebook" wrote:"It sounds like folks are not interested in helping me to come up with the time to make the podcasts - they just want more free stuff.
My passion with this is to get it into as many brains as possible. 1400 for 300 is a n...et loss of 1100.
If I have help getting the word out, I have time to make more content. If I don't have help getting the word out, I don't have time to make more content.
It is looking a lot like I need to drop the podcasts and get my ass back to work on sharing the videos since it isn't getting done. The new video hasn't even been submitted once to reddit."
Yesterday I posted links to
on messageboards I visit.
I can't make people click those links, unfortunately.
It takes time to get the podcasts up. It takes time to get the videos up. It takes time to promote them. I'll do it all as fast as I can, mostly because I cannot stop doing it. But since I am going back to doing the promotion, it will all be much slower. I suspect there will be two videos per week and two podcasts per month
If 200 people took on the promotion stuff at one or two minutes per day, I think there would be three podcasts per week and three videos per week.
I'm headed home. I might get caught up on stuff in a week or so.