I want to revamp my YouTube channel. I want to make it a success. However; my uneasiness of looking at myself in the video has not really served me well at the beginning of this renewed adventure.
I am particularly critical of examining myself. From my eyes to my lips, from my facial expressions to my enunciation, how I wish that I could just let myself go, being free from the constraint of any inhibition that holds me back from being who I am in front of the camera.
YouTube is an interesting landscape. Viewership is synonymous with the word, attention, in real life. Browsing through countless videos, some people that I don’t think would be the type to galvanize attention in real life have amassed millions of views, while many of the real life cool kid type don’t get to be worshiped that much in the visual land of individuality-focused creative expression.
Do I need to act ridiculous, surprised, be shirtless, or stick my tongue out, while flipping up my middle fingers in order to make a name for myself on YouTube? I know that the quality of the video content matters, and the quality of video production counts; that being said, the various video thumbnail presentations seem to point me to a different route in order to achieve some level of notoriety. Or, maybe I should need to act ridiculous, while infusing a bit of authentic elements into my videos.
YouTube, another landscape that is not easy to traverse.