Have you ever posted something outside your channel's focus?

Drakhen99

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Most of us are motorcycle-based vloggers, but have you ever posted something to your channel that's just outside of its focus, completely?

I went golfing with a buddy of mine a couple of months ago and wanted to play around with my GoPro, so I brought it. I attached it to the cart in a few spots, got some ground-level swing shots, general goofiness.

I have been cutting it up and am struggling with whether or not to post it. I think it's a fun video to watch a truly bad golfing have a go at it, but don't want it to cause any issues with my channel, like lost subs.

So, have you ever posted something outside your channel's focus, like way outside?

-John
 
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I posted some skydiving vids on mine, but kind of felt it fitted with the channel, and I hope to get back into sailing in the future too, which I'd also put on my channel. I have a second (and third) channel for stuff that is way off topic, although I have not really posted much on them since starting my Hippo-Drones channel.
 
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Like HD, I have a second channel I put misc videos and such on to share with friends and family. Although, I might get to sail to Svalbard this summer, if I do that, I'll probably put it up, just because it is interesting and adventurous enough I think moto viewers would be interested enough to watch it.
 
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HRMV

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I did one involving a pheasant... Nothing to do with the channels focus. If you find it, drop a comment on it.
 

Drakhen99

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So, it sounds like the consensus is to drop it on a different channel so you don't fudge with The Algorithm and all that, especially as smaller channels. Got it.

I may actually have to just post it as part of my personal YouTube account... even though I mentioned my golf outing and having recorded it, in one of my other videos. But that was at the END of that video, so I'm about 99% sure nobody saw it ;)

-John
 
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if it is too long to include\edit in to some riding video, as an addition to that, then I'd think if it really is worth putting up to the channel. Also, if it is something you want to share with quite everyone, or maybe only with your friends? Unlisted is also an option. I post a lot of random stuff unlisted, that I only share with my family or few friends.
 

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I have found that being a petrol head I love both cars and bikes.. so I do what I like and that is both. In fact, I've done a fun one today. Not sure if I could share it on here though or even do the link however go check it out. I think if you are going what like, it's within the interest of the channel then that is fine. Motorbikes are a tough sell to YouTube, considering only 1% of road users are on bikes!
 
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Drakhen99

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I have found that being a petrol head I love both cars and bikes.. so I do what I like and that is both. In fact, I've done a fun one today. Not sure if I could share it on here though or even do the link however go check it out. I think if you are going what like, it's within the interest of the channel then that is fine. Motorbikes are a tough sell to YouTube, considering only 1% of road users are on bikes!
Oh, this golfing video has literally nothing to do with motorcycles except I'm wearing a Harley hat in it :)

I'll probably play the rough cut for my buddy tonight who was in the video golfing with me, see if he likes it. It'll probably stop there. I already have videos scheduled from tonight through the 22nd of January LOL.

-John
 

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I don't plan to post anything non-motorcycle related to my channel. I created it as a motovlogging channel and that's where I plan to keep it focused.

I might start a second channel in 2021 to post random videos to, and if I get a drone I might make a drone footage channel just for fun. I wouldn't expect it to ever be successful or anything, it would purely be for my own personal enjoyment! :D
 
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Drakhen99

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I showed my golfing vid to my buddy who is in it, and he was laughing the whole time. I think I'll do a bit of color grading, add some BG music, and throw it up on my personal YouTube account just for grins (and so he can re-watch it - I bet he goes to his shots and analyzes them!)

-John
 
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Drakhen99

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Yes, during lockdown I posted a video on cutting and soldering LED tape. Working in tge lighting industry has advantages - I'm very well lit!
I just subbed your channel (as RoadReality) - and am watching your painting project video now... good stuff!

-John
 

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Unlisted is an option as suggested above. It really depends if you think your following is following because of their ultimate love of your motorcycle content or just because they like how you present etc.
 

Drakhen99

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Unlisted is an option as suggested above. It really depends if you think your following is following because of their ultimate love of your motorcycle content or just because they like how you present etc.
Yeah, I think they're in it for the bikes, not me ... unless they're friends & family, in which case I harangue them until they watch :D

-John
 
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I just subbed your channel (as RoadReality) - and am watching your painting project video now... good stuff!

-John
Thanks, appreciate it. Crazy project coming up.. Myself and three mates purchase 125cc bikes for £750 or less and ride to Scotland and back. Will be something a little different, and a semi top gear parody.
 

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I just subbed your channel (as RoadReality) - and am watching your painting project video now... good stuff!

-John
Thanks, appreciate it. Crazy project coming up.. Myself and three mates purchase 125cc bikes for £750 or less and ride to Scotland and back. Will be something a little different, and a semi top gear parody

We are doing some challenges along the way, including dyno challenge, and 1/4 mile at Santa pod.
 

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My channel has no focus. I post whatever I happen to take the time to record, which isnt alot. Looking at analytics I'm mostly an old american car/truck how to channel, then maybe tied for Honda Civic content and Motorcycle/Sena/motovlog stuff. I still rank very high in Sena searches on youtube and google but it's not profitable at all.

My buddies have really tried this motovlog thing but it's very hard to get any views and gain any traction. They are at the point of giving up, one uploads weekly and he's stuck at 500 subs with vids getting only a few views per day.
 
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Anything entirely unrelated to "moto" I'll drop on my normal 'landyvlad' channel.

If I were to do an occasional video about a car or something I might still put that on landyvlad rides as there would probably be some interest overlap.
 
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