Yesterday I wrote about discovering an An Unusual Niche on YouTube… Specifically, Blowing people up (with special effects that is, I’m not stupid enough to try it for real!)
The first of these videos that I did, Mr Safety Explodes!, was an amazing (for me) success. Instead of getting anywhere from 25 to 50 views, it got nearly 800 in the first day, and is now up to 937 as I write this. The second one, What the Buck Explodes! in which I blasted popular gossip Vogger Michael Buckley, hasn’t done so well with only 31 views.
Then today I did another one, Not Too Old To Explode (or do anything else!) where I detonated myself in the test video I made when first learning how to do that effect. That one’s doing better with 143 views so far. So I’m definitely going to be doing more of these in addition to my regular stuff.
On the funny (well, to me it is.) side of this, my neighbor is aggravated no end to hear this news. First he finds out recently that I’m a “Nielson Home”, because I’ve got the barcode scanner that let’s me scan my purchases and upload that information to the Nielson Homescan site where it’s used to determine what things are popular where… information that helps determine what shows up in stores. Now he’s discovered that I *might* just be turning into a YouTube personality (well, a minor one at least).
The guy is positively green with envy, not only because I’ve learned how to make videos but that more people watch them than he can believe. I can’t blame him, though I’ve tried to tell him that it’s not all that hard to learn and I’m certain that anybody can be a success on YouTube.
And by the way, I really am certain that absolutely anyone can be a hit on YouTube. Put another way, if Fred can become the number two most subscribed YouTuber of all time, then literally ANYONE can do it.
Seriously, if you’ve ever seen even one of his videos, you’d know what I mean.
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