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Here are the things I do every time I upload a new video. 

1) youtube thumbs up, add to favorites, add to appropriate playlist(s)

2) add to an appropriate forum (or two or three) on permies.

3) click on the video "share" button:

3a) email all my youtube friends

3b) tweet

3c)  put on the facebook fan page, my facebook page, and maybe one other permaculture page

3d) buzz

3e) if I think the video is really good, I'll put it on stumbleupon

4) post to mailing lists where appropriate

4a) lawrence london's permaculture mailing list

4b) ppg (the portland permaculture guild)

4c) cascade harvest coalition

4d) rural roots

4e) missoula eco events

5) submit to one subreddit

6) submit to forums that would be appropriate.  Make sure to get instant email notification of any replies - and keep up on all responses.  posting to a forum is okay if you an active member of the community.

6a) tree hugger

6b) homesteadingtoday

6c) backwoods home mag

6d) dave's garden

6e) homestead.org

6f) totally frugal

6g) pri

6h) idigmygarden

6i) country plans

6j) sustainability forum

6k) sufficient self

6l) homestead garden

6m) survival podcast

6n) MD forum at coderanch

7) see if it can be added to appropedia.org

process embedding stuff to get the video to appear at the top of permies and on the sidebar at richsoil.

9) put on new blog

10) check up on reddit submission.  If it is doing poorly, try submitting to a different reddit. 

I never post to gardenweb because self posts are frowned on.

I never post to wiserearth because I just never got the hang of it. 

There are probably a thousand other places that I can or should post, but I'm either not aware of them, or for some reason I stopped posting there.

I can get all the videos posted in about an hour.  And then I spend four hours responding to lots of questions, usually presented in the form of how stupid I am. 

If the video can get enough views/upvotes/comments/favorites in the first 24 hours, it will appear on a youtube stage where it will get LOTS more views. 

Remember the tiny house video?  I didn't post it to garden sites, but I did post it to eco building sites.  Here are the results:

permies.com 1620
homesteadingtoday 560 (lots of debate in that thread leads to lots of views)
reddit 518
stumbleupon 269
thetinylife.com 239 (I didn't post there, so somebody else must have done that)
richsoil 120
facebook 106
countryplans 86
sufficientself 71
backwoodshome 55
thesurvivalpodcast 30
PRI 26
treehugger 10
sufficientself 7
twitter 5
homestead.org 4
 
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Well..... I'm glad it isn't long 
 
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Jami McBride wrote:
Well..... I'm glad it isn't long 



It gives you an idea on why it takes so long.

 
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Paul, I'm a graduate student in China trying to spread the word about Permaculture.  I know making videos is a lot of work and see your website is copyrighted, but I can't imagine not wanting to share with the largest population of (crippled) Internet users in the world.  YouTube is blocked outright here, and recently VPNs and proxies don't work either.  

What would it take to convince you to let me spread your videos to the rest of the world?  If you get your videos to me, I will add subtitles and dub a few and post them on several ChinaTube sites.  I would be posting them with links to permies (through google translate) and a new copyleft wiki and forum in Chinese.

Is it worth it?  Just by labeling it with the words 'forienger' and 'american', your videos will see thousands of hits from bored college students and depressed lower class, leaving their own farmsteads behind for a factory job in the city.  People don't know about permaculture here, but it's so close to Chinese tradition it's rediculous.  A few new tools, techniques, and outlets to sell organics and this could start off with some amazing force.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to make my own videos too, but I have close to no permaculture experience and am not half as handsome as you are.
 
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NongJiu wrote:

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to make my own videos too, but I have close to no permaculture experience and am not half as handsome as you are.



Oh boy - his head's going to get really big this time...   
 
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I already have a giant head! 

How much work would be involved?

I have to say that 50% of the spam we delete here comes from china.  And 40% from russia.  So I'm not exactly charmed by china right now.  And it's not like I see a lot of discussion from folks in the forums from china. 

Part of me is thinking that this could be a good thing.  And part of me is thinking that I already give the world thousands of hours of my time, and this is another call from folks wanting more.

I know that each video ends with a plug for these forums, but I'm guessing that would not be a match for folks in china.  These forums are in english. 

One of the biggest problems I have is with folks in china stealing the content from my other forums and republishing it - which is causing me all sorts of headaches.  So once again, I am not charmed with china.

This is the first I have heard of youtube being blocked in china.  Wacky. 

Anybody have advice?
 
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