Has 'Comments' Really Improved?
Happy New Year to everyone !!
Im back in Spain and getting on with business... Lots to get on with... a new year and targets to meet.. This is the first time I have really set targets for myself with my SAC website, well apart from the targets set each month by Kyle. So I am working on blogs as usual but also videos this month.
I have spent the last 2 days going through the various platforms suggested by Kyle to see firstly how easy they are to use and what the cost of the full version is. No point trying out a trial version and getting used to it if Im not prepared to pay for the full version in the end. So a few were kicked into touch, others were not intuitive (Im not a great one for reading instructions, or instructional tutorials to be honest - I know, I know, my own worst enemy)
So having gone through all this and settled on Screenflow, I decided to start with a video on a blog that I had written a few weeks ago, still fairly fresh in my mind and an easier one to start with as videoing is totally new to me.
Spent the day fiddling around with it, trying it out, videoing parts to see how it would look, fielding calls in the middle of the 'Take' 😂 So inconsiderate of people to ring me when Im the actor and producer! But after a few takes, I got the swing of it and got through it.
Research on You Tube for similar videos, looked at jaaxy for great keywords to use. Uploaded to my YouTube channel, all details filled in, posted on my website!
Next step to ask for comments.... and this is where I got frustrated... it has been a frustrating day in lots of ways (still waiting for my lost suitcase to turn up 3 days later - Spain is really the pits for getting anything done in a timely fashion, I feel that they are on a totally different timescale to the rest of the world)
I set the request for comments, and considering my video is about 10 minutes long (I don't expect anyone to watch the full 10 minutes) I do expect they might watch 3-4 minutes and as i asked for comments on the topic and the overall article, thats what I expected to get.
Within 2 minutes of setting the request I had a comment back - it was clear they had not listened to anything of the video and even used the work 'writing' - there was no writing and about the overall website.
I still think there is work to do on getting people to understand how to leave comments - maybe a compulsory tutorial on how to do it, what is required before anyone can leave comments or earn credits.
Its still not working that well to be honest. I just hope the rest of the comments are worth my credits.