What is your next channel goal?

KapGranite

New Hampshire, USA
Jun 16, 2020
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Sitting at 818 subscribers so my goal is to hit 1,000 by the end of the year then after that it is to be able to create content during the winter where as normally I just don't put out any content during the winter.
 

HippoDrone

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That sounds very do-able mate :cool:

I am so glad I banked a lot of videos last year to help me through the winter as Covid would have seen my channel nose dive otherwise!
 
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KapGranite

New Hampshire, USA
Jun 16, 2020
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That sounds very do-able mate :cool:

I am so glad I banked a lot of videos last year to help me through the winter as Covid would have seen my channel nose dive otherwise!
Definetly trying to build a back log of videos but life is getting in the way an I keep having to dip into them. First time was the bike was down for 2 weeks then now I am about to close on a house so filming and editing have taken a back seat.
 
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humes

Colorado Motovlogger
May 17, 2020
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2012 Ducati Monster 696
Sitting at 818 subscribers so my goal is to hit 1,000 by the end of the year then after that it is to be able to create content during the winter where as normally I just don't put out any content during the winter.
Where are you in NH and what's your channel ? That's where I grew up and I'll be back there mid July around the Lake Winnipesaukee area.

@HippoDrone, the backlog is definitely something I want to figure out, generally. I had one lined up and found out my newly caught footage didn't record properly for segments and had to throw it out, so nice to have a bank in case critical path footage is lost, too.

@motosera awesome job on the channel progress! Would love to watch more motoexplorer content.

For my channel, still looking to just keep foot on gas for consistency. Just uploaded my 18th video since May 10th, so feeling good about it so far. Have moved from 2 videos/week to 3 videos/week, so will see how long I can sustain that. Had my first viewership milestone with a video tipping over 100 views, so small win, but a fun marker nonetheless.
 

Meifesto

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That sounds very do-able mate :cool:

I am so glad I banked a lot of videos last year to help me through the winter as Covid would have seen my channel nose dive otherwise!
I still have way to much backlog, so sometimes i end up removing older stuff xD
But it helps greatly in the wintertimes.
 
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HippoDrone

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I still have way to much backlog, so sometimes i end up removing older stuff xD
But it helps greatly in the wintertimes.
Aye, I have held onto stuff in the past as backup content, but once I change cameras (or sell the bike) I often just bin them as they don't feel relevant or of the same quality anymore
 
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KapGranite

New Hampshire, USA
Jun 16, 2020
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New Hampshire
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Victory Cross Country
Where are you in NH and what's your channel ? That's where I grew up and I'll be back there mid July around the Lake Winnipesaukee area.

@HippoDrone, the backlog is definitely something I want to figure out, generally. I had one lined up and found out my newly caught footage didn't record properly for segments and had to throw it out, so nice to have a bank in case critical path footage is lost, too.

@motosera awesome job on the channel progress! Would love to watch more motoexplorer content.

For my channel, still looking to just keep foot on gas for consistency. Just uploaded my 18th video since May 10th, so feeling good about it so far. Have moved from 2 videos/week to 3 videos/week, so will see how long I can sustain that. Had my first viewership milestone with a video tipping over 100 views, so small win, but a fun marker nonetheless.
I am right next to Laconia so not very far off from the lake. My channel is KaptainGranite I will be posting my last video I did here in a moment on the other forum.
 

whingnut

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Jul 29, 2016
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so for me would be to (once i return to homeport) start fresh, build a new intro/outro and finish going through my old raw footage for out takes. i have to basically film and edit most of next years videos. and then upload with a release date for each month like i did this year. of course i've been extended on deployment so i will have a gap in my videos.
 

KapGranite

New Hampshire, USA
Jun 16, 2020
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New Hampshire
I ride a
Victory Cross Country
so for me would be to (once i return to homeport) start fresh, build a new intro/outro and finish going through my old raw footage for out takes. i have to basically film and edit most of next years videos. and then upload with a release date for each month like i did this year. of course i've been extended on deployment so i will have a gap in my videos.
Well I just subbed so I can't wait to see your videos when you're back. Thank you very much for your service!
 
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HippoDrone

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so for me would be to (once i return to homeport) start fresh, build a new intro/outro and finish going through my old raw footage for out takes. i have to basically film and edit most of next years videos. and then upload with a release date for each month like i did this year. of course i've been extended on deployment so i will have a gap in my videos.
I didn't do Youtube with any seriousness when I was in the Royal Navy Submarine service, kinda wish I did though as that was when it all started pretty much, but then I thought it was "silly" and only really made vids for me with no tags or descriptions.... Is funny to look back at missed opportunities, but like you I wasn't able to commit to a schedule as getting deployed tended to screw with that! :D
 
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motosera

Weirdo, mosher, freak
Jun 4, 2020
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www.motosera.com
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So, much to my surprise I hit 100 subs this morning.... better get on with some more content! And I now have a custom URL... :)

@humes I'm working on a schedule for some local explorer type content - will likely do a mini series of content and release it on regular dates through autumn/winter when it's more difficult to get out on more ad-hoc content creation trips. :)
 

KapGranite

New Hampshire, USA
Jun 16, 2020
35
45
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32
New Hampshire
I ride a
Victory Cross Country
So, much to my surprise I hit 100 subs this morning.... better get on with some more content! And I now have a custom URL... :)

@humes I'm working on a schedule for some local explorer type content - will likely do a mini series of content and release it on regular dates through autumn/winter when it's more difficult to get out on more ad-hoc content creation trips. :)
Congrats on hitting 100 subs!!!
 

Moto Mengy

Motovlogger from PA, USA
Mar 23, 2020
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Just uploaded my 18th video since May 10th, so feeling good about it so far. Have moved from 2 videos/week to 3 videos/week, so will see how long I can sustain that.
Wow, you have as many videos up as me but I've been at it two months longer than you! I've done two vids per week for a few weeks now but I'm just working through my backlog of footage, normally one motovlog per week is all I'm doing. Motovlogging can be time consuming and I don't want to turn this into a job, it's more of a fun hobby for me right now.
 
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Meifesto

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Motovlogging can be time consuming and I don't want to turn this into a job, it's more of a fun hobby for me right now.
This, 100% this.

And when time passes by everyone will have a moment where they just don't feel like doing it, for whatever reason.
Can be pushing to much content to consistently, and just getting tired from it. Or not feeling like editing, which will tend to mean more filming and creating content, not editing anything, and thus a bigger pile to edit. Editing fatigue can be a painsore ;)

So definitely do it at your own pace, so that you can still enjoy it.
Yes, youtube likes consistency, but it is more important to keep enjoying it ;)
 

humes

Colorado Motovlogger
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It's an interesting discussion point.

I like the self-accountability aspect of pushing out content Mon-Wed-Fri, or such cadence, and really holding myself to that for a period of time along with having a running list of areas to improve/focus on. It helps me flex my discipline muscle and also helps me put enough time into skill growth to get better at a reasonable pace.

The thing for me is that being bad at a hobby is not very fulfilling (even if it's leisurely). Or as the saying goes, you become passionate about what you're good at (not the other way around), so the better I get and the more I'm adding value to others (e.g. educational / entertainment), the more fun it becomes and the more meaningful the time spend feels.

I don't have competing priorities, so obviously that's a factor. No dog, wife, kids, house to take care of, or any of that. But that's also been a selective decision to keep my life as lean/simple as possible right now so I can maximize my focus on work + 1-2 hobbies + self-care. Also, I do see motovlogging as more of a "side hustle" with potential.

For sure everyone is wired differently; so wanted to add a different lens to the discussion.
 
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HippoDrone

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It's an interesting discussion point.

I like the self-accountability aspect of pushing out content Mon-Wed-Fri, or such cadence, and really holding myself to that for a period of time along with having a running list of areas to improve/focus on. It helps me flex my discipline muscle and also helps me put enough time into skill growth to get better at a reasonable pace.

The thing for me is that being bad at a hobby is not very fulfilling (even if it's leisurely). Or as the saying goes, you become passionate about what you're good at (not the other way around), so the better I get and the more I'm adding value to others (e.g. educational / entertainment), the more fun it becomes and the more meaningful the time spend feels.

I don't have competing priorities, so obviously that's a factor. No dog, wife, kids, house to take care of, or any of that. But that's also been a selective decision to keep my life as lean/simple as possible right now so I can maximize my focus on work + 1-2 hobbies + self-care. Also, I do see motovlogging as more of a "side hustle" with potential.

For sure everyone is wired differently; so wanted to add a different lens to the discussion.
It certainly makes it easier having no other ties outside of work, am in the same boat.
 
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Moto Mengy

Motovlogger from PA, USA
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I don't have competing priorities, so obviously that's a factor. No dog, wife, kids, house to take care of, or any of that.
Oh man, that sounds wonderful! I have a wife, a house to take care of, a 45+ an hour week job, too many things do make devoting time to motovlogging difficult sometimes.
 

Meifesto

L Plate Member
Jan 5, 2013
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The Netherlands
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Yamaha XT660R
It's an interesting discussion point.

I like the self-accountability aspect of pushing out content Mon-Wed-Fri, or such cadence, and really holding myself to that for a period of time along with having a running list of areas to improve/focus on. It helps me flex my discipline muscle and also helps me put enough time into skill growth to get better at a reasonable pace.

The thing for me is that being bad at a hobby is not very fulfilling (even if it's leisurely). Or as the saying goes, you become passionate about what you're good at (not the other way around), so the better I get and the more I'm adding value to others (e.g. educational / entertainment), the more fun it becomes and the more meaningful the time spend feels.

I don't have competing priorities, so obviously that's a factor. No dog, wife, kids, house to take care of, or any of that. But that's also been a selective decision to keep my life as lean/simple as possible right now so I can maximize my focus on work + 1-2 hobbies + self-care. Also, I do see motovlogging as more of a "side hustle" with potential.

For sure everyone is wired differently; so wanted to add a different lens to the discussion.

Also partly true.
Having a ritme to it really helps getting it done, and yet still having fun with it.
Setting easy to hits targets, that give you a feel of accomplishment will hit you with dopamine, and thus will help you enjoy the hobby more ;)
 
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