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You Tube

For me, the "You Tube" thing is rather odd.  Okay, I have to admit, I've only actually watched about 5.  Two were done by our son-in-law on our grandson Aidan-one before being born of our daughter's stomach bouncing around while he was obviously in  utero kicking away, the other about 14 months later of him doing the "hot dog" dance during a Mickey Mouse Club show.

The third was a video a great writer colleague did to advertise a book she had done-of which I took a part in, so a picture of me was in it.  It was really fun!

The last two-one I cannot remember.  The last was of the medical in nature.  I'm probably going to have some hand surgery soon, so I was researching on Google when a "safe" link came up stating it was on the said site-so being curious I watched it.

It was pretty informing and it actually made me feel better.  It didn't gross me out a bit.  Of course, I also watched (pre-You Tube) a video of what my cataract surgeries would look like, other people's MRI shots of their bulging L4,5 and S1 degenerative discs (yes, I looked at ones that showed the corresponding neck discs as well)and even some fairly gnarly videos on caesarian sections.

On Face Book, lots of people put links to You Tube videos and I never go on there-but I've heard of others who are addicted to the site.  

I guess I'm writing this because while I understand how watching some of the videos can be interesting to everyone if you know the person either in or creating it or if the subject is something you need to learn more about, I don't understand how people find the other ones that "go viral".

This could be the "technodweeb" in me coming out-but how does someone even find things such as the one of the girl who evidently couldn't sing?  What do you do?  Go to Google and type in "video of girl who can't sing, singing"?

And to those who put their videos on YouTube, if you're one of those lucky ones whose "few frames" does go viral-do you make money off of it?

I'm sure if I thought about this, I'd start wondering about all those people who also have blogs that actually earn money from them.  Questions would start floating around in my head such as, what is their subject that others find so interesting?  How did people find them?  Where did they get the idea for their musings?  How did they get lucky enough become this popular?

One of the things that we all have heard is that "if you follow your passion, the money will come".

If that's true, how long are you supposed to wait?  I write because I can't imagine not doing so.  I'm sure those submitting videos to You Tube do so because they too can't imagine not creating little short and hopefully entertaining films.

When it comes to blogging and "You Tubing"-I guess I'm still searching for answers.

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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 22, 2012
    • Carine, I’m not a big YouTube fan either. I will go there to watch animations of things like cardio dynamics. lymph flow, white blood cells and such since I’ve been in school. I watched a sheep brain dissection the week before I had to do one in lab. That was interesting. But to just go to YouTube and watch other people’s stuff, I have no interest.

      One thing you could do with your blog if you‘re so inclined is to add some video clips of cooking demos and helpful hints but then that means letting people into your kitchen and having to adjust lighting, get someone to film and the like.

      Your passion is food journalism and it would be a shame for you to give that up. I know the economy has taken its toll on your industry but gosh I’d hate for you to give up what you love to do. I hope there’s a way to hang in there and wait it out with this economy of ours.heart



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      Carine Nadel wrote Mar 23, 2012
    • LOLOL, oh Cynthia that is a great thought-but I can’t even figure out how to post a picture on my blog!!!!



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      Victorious wrote Mar 24, 2012
    • Carine...I think you have a passion for writing... and you do it very well. Sorry I dont comment each time I read it...but because of health issues it has been difficult. Keep it up. I love to read what you writeheart



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      Carine Nadel wrote Mar 24, 2012
    • victorious-understand completely. I have numerous ones myself.  the real challenge will be in a few weeks when I have hand surgery and have my grandsons here in mid-May!



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