I Did It! Thank You All!
Last Update: Feb 18, 2020
I did it! Another "FaceTime"-like video.
When I've created my YouTube channel 2 months ago, I felt like it should have an introductory video - something similar to the "About Me" page on our blogs. Stepping way out of my comfort zone, I published that video. First, I'm guilty of being a perfectionist, second, I'm still shy of speaking publically in English as I can't speak smoothly, and third, I'm still not relaxed in front of the camera. I recorded it overcoming the last two of my problems, and I even published it overcoming the first one. However, I thought it was horrible and couldn't watch it myself, needless to say - promote it.
At that time, I didn't know how to edit a video and thus had to speak the whole monologue in one shot. Since then, I figured out Adobe Premiere Rush. I now re-recorded the video speaking in small chunks and connecting them together. It is still far from perfect, but I think it came out much better this time.
I'm now brave enough to ask you, my WA family, to watch my video, comment/ like, and most of all, SUBSCRIBE to my channel:
Also, I'd appreciate your honest feedback here under this post.
I also believe that my thumbnail came out the "right" way this time - thank you Schalk and Kaju, for encouraging me and teaching me how to do it. But, if you, Kaju, still think that it's not good enough, please tell me how I could improve further.
Thank you, Lenka, for motivating me by your personal example to re-do my video.
Thank you all who subscribed and who will subscribe to my channel. I have 17 subscribers - still, 83 to go until I achieve my first milestone of 100 subscribers that Kaju explained, and will be able to get my own branded URL.
I invite everybody who has their YouTube channel to join us in the
I'll be happy to see your videos and support your channels! I greatly appreciate your support of mine!
Thank you. Have a wonderful week!
Massive congratulations, Jewelia! That is awesome! Thank you for your massive support to others! The hard work you put in to help and support others has certainly not gone unnoticed. Looking forward to celebrate your 100th subscriber with you!
Ps. I will be heading over to your video now. The thumbnail is looking great so by the way! Keep up the good work!
Thank you, Schalk, for all YOUR help to me and others!
It's so much easier to overcome the learning curve together and to move forward with others who are going through the same exercise towards the same goals.
I'm so happy to be a part of the community where we all share the knowledge and support each other.
Good afternoon Julia,
Well done. I looked at your video. I would not dare to make one.
The same as Lenka I think it is a good beginning. As I am a very visual person I would like to see a bit more color. Wishing you lots of success.
Greetings from the south of Spain,
Thank you for watching and for your feedback! More color? Should I be wearing a red sweater instead of white? ;) I'm not sure how else I could add color to it. Do you have any ideas for me? The light definitely asks to be better. I'm thinking about how to improve it...
Julia, I am not an expert, far from it. I mean that your video is 14 min. and that is quite longish. Will it keep people spellbound all this time? Somewhere halfway bring in an element to regain the interest? As I said I am not an expert so you probably should not listen to me.
All the best, Taetske
Taetske, of course, you are an expert! You're looking from the viewer's perspectives - who can be a better expert?
I will definitely experiment with the colors and elements in my following videos. I think I understand what you are saying...
Thank you for your advice, much appreciate it!
We look forward to your first video, Taetske, we know you can do it! If Julia can overcome her fears, so can YOU!
Good Morning Julia,
I am happy you understand what I mean.
Take as an example TED talks. These speeches are 15 to 20 min. long. You see the speaker on stage, walking a bit back and forth, taken as closeup or further away and from different angles. Sometimes you also see the public.
Even if it is only 1 person speaking there is some movement. Looking at a person who sits in one position and talks is visually very different.
Looking forward to your next video.
Greetings from the south of Spain,
Thank you, dear Taetske! I'm limited in the equipment and need to stay in one spot, but I'll do my best and try to be creative with what I have.
Have a wonderful rest of the week,
Awesome video! Kudos to you, my friend! I subscribed! I'm planning on doing this sometime this year and you have emboldened me even further!
Thank you very much, Jeff! I greatly appreciate your support and I'm glad that I was able to embolden you. :)
Good luck and best wishes,
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Julia, this is a great post! I'm happy I could inspire you to make an improved introduction video. It is a constant process and when I did my latest video yesterday (thank you for commenting there already), I felt that I was more comfortable with speaking in front of the camera. I think we both will be more and more confident with recording in time.
My channel also has only a few subscribers and I think all of them are from WA :) but I'm sure it will grow in time.
Lenka, I'm sure we'll be more confident with each video we record and act like Pros soon! 😅 Creating videos is actually fun! Not easy, but fun. I'm glad we can progress side-be-side and help each other as we have the same hurdles to overcome. Thank you for your support and inspiration.
That is so true, Julia! I also find it more fun now and it feels so good when it's done. I even enjoy it more than writing but I do still write articles as well.
I'm also glad we can support each other and work on our improvements.
Have a wonderful day!