ALRIGHT so I’ve come up with an idea that I think may be fun to try. Now as you can tell by the title, I think it would be interesting for Byte users to create a YouTube channel together.
Obviously, there would be a lot to figure out before actually starting a channel like that and the idea is a bit of a long shot. What kind of content would the channel put out? Who would be in charge of the channel and who would be making the content? Why even start a channel like that on another platform? What about creators who can’t afford good equipment for video production? These questions along with a million others should probably be considered before the idea even (hopefully) gains some traction.
I’m just spitballing. If anything I’m only trying to get the idea typed out so I can have it somewhere and work on it more. But here are my best personal answers to the questions above:
1) Regarding the type of content that would be put out, I would personally like to see different sort of playlists on the channel that cover different kinds of content. As a hypothetical viewer, I’d like to see news about the app such as upcoming updates or important announcements. This might be useful to anyone who doesn’t know much about the forums or isn’t on them as well. I think it would also be great if creators collaborated to make entertaining videos on the channel. I’m not suggesting that anyone fly anywhere to go make a video with another Byter, but I do believe the channel would give creators a chance to grow and work with others. If you have any other ideas for the kind of content a channel like this could put out, please mention them!
2) I feel the best way for a channel like this to thrive is for any passionate Byters in the Partner Program or staff to “own” and sort of maintain the account. I kind of feel like a prick for suggesting this because I’m basically saying, “Hey, big guys! I have this idea! Can you carry it out for me?” Let alone the fact that smaller creators may not receive a lot of attention this way. Still, it would probably be the most organized way for a channel like that to run. As for the creators that would actually be producing content, I feel that should be left to who actually wants to do this sort of thing as well as the people in the community itself. For starters, tag anyone (popular creator or small creator) you’d love to see participating in something like this, or anyone you think would love to be doing such a thing! The process of actually bringing people onto the channel might actually be more like it was with the Partner Program where creators sign up.
3) I think the channel could be beneficial for the app. Not only would it show people that creators are serious about this place, but it would help bring a lot of attention to what the app has to offer. And not to shit on the time limit (that’s one of the things I love about Byte) but there is just some content that cannot be captured the same way in 16 seconds. And like I said before, a news playlist might be beneficial to people who don’t participate in the forums.
4) I’ll be honest. I can’t afford decent video production equipment. Don’t get me wrong, I love it when I can leech off the equipment my school’s video class has to offer, but that’s not an option for me anymore. It never was an option for a lot of creators. I really don’t have an answer to the last question. Actually, I’m starting to regret including it and flopping around like a fish with the answer. BUT, it was going to be brought up at some point and I figured I should try to answer for the sake of transparency. I’m saving up as best I can right now to hopefully get some of my own equipment, but that’s not really a priority for a lot of creators either. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’d love to figure out a way for helping smaller creators to invest in equipment, but I just don’t know.
Well now that my thumbs are sore, it’s time wrap this up. I’ll finish by saying that I would LOVE your feedback on an idea like this. Think this idea sucks and should be burnt to the ground? GREAT! Tell me why. Got some creators in mind that would love this or you’d like to see in a project like this? FANTASTIC! Tag them. Tell me how it could be tweaked to make it less far-fetched. Tell me what you like or don’t like about it. I’d like for something like this to be sculpted mostly by this wonderful community! I’ll try to make a byte on it tomorrow if the channel idea is received well!
(Edits are grammar and spelling.)