I've been creating online since I was 18.
A few years ago I started a Youtube channel. Everyone was vlogging at the time and it was THE platform to be on. Over a year I filmed and published over 60 vlogs, including a 30 day period of vlogging every day.
I learned so much. How to be comfortable on camera, how to film in public, how to edit videos. I met incredible people. I built up a library of videos on my channel.
But ultimately I gave it up.
I loved the process of creating & sharing my thoughts. But vlogging takes over your life. It's time-consuming AF. If you think writing an atomic essay is every day is hard. Try vlogging.
I knew video was a powerful medium as a creator, but it wasn't my medium.
Here's why I gave up Youtube for writing
- Writing is my first medium. I feel comfortable on the keyboard, getting my thoughts out. For me everything starts with writing - even a video script.
- Writing is less time-consuming. It takes me 30 minutes to write and publish an atomic essay, compared to a few hours for a vlog.
- I can publish 10x more. Because it takes me less time to write an essay, I can publish 10x more content on the internet by writing than by doing video.
Does that mean I'll never go back to Youtube. Nope. I plan on finding a cadence that works for me. Because words, voice and video are all powerful mediums and bring a different level of connection with your audience.
But words will always be my first medium.
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