In The Beginning
When I first started making YouTube videos, I posted them on a channel that bears my personal name “Todd Clippinger.”
I suppose that I did just what many popular YouTube content creators have done: start sharing on a channel with their personal name, then realized a brand, and then made changes due to the need for establishing that brand.
Starting Over and Moving Forward
Now I am at a point that I want to start posting more video, and take things a bit more seriously. So, I have started a new YouTube channel titled “American Craftsman Workshop.”
I only have a little over 6,000(+) subscribers on my “Todd Clippinger” channel with 784,400(+) views. I can’t say that I am in too deep as I switch things to “American Craftsman Workshop” and I really figure this is the best time to do it.
As I look at my situation, I think it is pretty exciting to take what I have, shake it up, break it down, and start building it back up, only to be better.
I know some people will be annoyed and not want to move over to the new ACW channel, but I will not let that stop me from doing what is best as a business. It can’t be any more annoying than me posting video sporadically through the years.
Rebuilding A Video Library
I went through the videos I have on my hard drive, picked the ones that I felt were of higher quality and posted them to the new ACW channel.
I know that as I make more video, I will become more skilled and I will probably feel these videos are not very high quality. But I am not going to allow myself to get hung up on this issue.
We have to realize that, no matter what interest we have, be it woodworking, making videos, etc., what we start out making in the beginning will not be as good as what we make in 6 months, a year, or in 5 years.
Each piece that we produce will be a benchmark of where we are with our skills at that moment. But, I figure that I have some decent videos to start with as a base, and I am not going to fuss over it too much.
One Thing To Consider For Your Videos…
One thing I realized about making video, is that it’s a bad idea to label episodes on videos if they are considered evergreen content. If you are doing a VLOG, it is a chronological record, so dates or episode numbers are OK.
But if the content is the type of information that will be as valid in 5 years as it is today, then just give the episode a title but do not date or number it. If people see a date, they will dismiss the video thinking it is outdated information.
That is the latest from the ACW. I am starting over on YouTube with a new channel as American Craftsman Workshop and I will be posting new videos soon.
As I post this, I have 1 subscriber, so I hope you will subscribe and be a part of building the American Craftsman Workshop channel!
Until next time - Be safe in your own shop.
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Todd A. Clippinger
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