YouTube week 5. Building and fostering the community around you

This essay is on fostering the YouTube community around me and how I answer that question. So I recently set up my YouTube channel, and basically my content is Lego Star Wars stop motion. A big part of setting up a channel, is to build up a community around you, made up of fans and subs. To better understand how to do this, I answer the questions below.

WARNING! This is a personalised essay, so the information is from my perspective.

Why do you want to do what you do on YouTube?

What are your motivations for doing this?

How can you integrate your belief or motivations into your content?

How can you facilitate interaction around your belief and content?

To answer the first question, I think that my strongest belief, my deepest motivation, aside from money, subscribers and fans, is to create good quality stop motion. The reason for this, is that there are only a handful of good quality stop motions on YouTube. To boil it down a little, I really want to bring a new perspective to stop motion. Now, I do not want to brag about making excellent stop motion, but on behalf of the question, that is what I’d like to do. This melts into the second question, which would have the same answer.

To answer the third question, I think that it will be harder to integrate my beliefs into a Star Wars theme. But that does not mean I can’t, it just won’t be as noticeable in my vids. This means that I will probably integrate it in small bits and pieces into my content. The fourth question can be answered similarly to the third, yet I would also try to integrate it into the rest of my channel, not just in my videos.


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