Filming, editing, and uploading videos look easy, but each part of the process is time consuming. When life throws so many things your way, you wonder how to keep a weekly posting schedule to appease your fans and YouTube's tricky algorithm.
Here's my current uploading situation. For YouTube, I post on my main channel weekly (every Saturday) and have been pretty good about sticking to that schedule; however, I struggle with my LIFE channel which covers daily vlogging. I spend many days working on my computer, hanging with my mom, and just lounging around that I don't always have the best visuals. People don't want to watch me clean and stare at a wall every single vlog. For my website's Journal (the blog you are reading right now), I try to post once a week on no specific day. Because Google's algorithm doesn't always demand "freshness," I can afford to slack on this blog. I try not to mess up my post schedule, but it happens, and I don't beat myself up over it.
How to Keep a Weekly Posting Schedule
Create something that realistically works. I used to constantly create weekly posting schedules that didn't make sense. How did I forget that I'm a sleepy girl? I'd nap through the majority of my plans. I did the same thing for my 2018 New Years Resolutions. I ended the year sad with so many incomplete goals. Don't do that to yourself.
Don't assume your future. It is easy to visualize that you will have X amount of subscribers by Y so you are guaranteed to make Z amount of money. It is nice to splurge here and there on your videos with colorful props and nicer equipment, but do not create a complex video project until you have the budget, time, etc.
Film what you like. If you don't love it, you will procrastinate. I struggle with this a lot, but I'm getting better at choosing ideas that sound fun rather than viral. You gotta love something to stick with it.
Just do it. Working for yourself can be hard because you are your own boss. Practice discipline and say no to some friend hang outs, late late nights partying, and Netflix binges, so you can concentrate on your craft. Don't wake up without a video on your posting day. You'll hate yourself a lot.
If you're looking for more resources, I suggest you check out the YT channel Little Monster Media that covers CTR, audience retention, and other factors in YouTube's algorithm. I plan to cover these eventually, but Mat is doing a great job teaching so far.
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