In The Real World
Ah! So it's Jenny! Well Jenny, you haven't seen "can't shut up"! LOL!! And for a person who claims to talk too much, your posts are nice, short, and to the point. That's great.
So, on FB, I know for some people they have a "Follow" option, but I don't know how to tell/have/encourage folks to "follow" me? As far as YouTube is concerned, I really know nothing except how to upload a video to my account. I know folks that use YouTube and they use the term "channel". Whatever that means? In fact, I haven't even figured out how to search for me on YouTube! What I plan to do is copy the link to the song I wat to feature, and just paste that into my FB post.
Philboy, allow me to share my limited experience of having a few songs available on YouTube. For the most part, the only activity they receive is from the link I provide on my Facebook page and nothing at all from YouTube. I would guess you will have the same results but you never know. That is my experience being an unknown non-performer, so you could have better results; but I would suggest most of those viewing your YouTube video's will come from friends on your Facebook page.
Now Pro's like MAB will get a lot more activity from their YouTube video's and even act's like Jen and John could get quite a few especially since they have a decent following. However; I don't want to sound negative towards your efforts to share your songs because I think many folks will enjoy your music whether your listeners come from Facebook, this site, or the many open mics you attend. I'm looking forward to you posting a few.
By the way, now that you've met Jenny. Did your realize she was once considering leaving her boyfriend and moving to Ohio to take up with this Old Dog. Well, maybe only less than a second but I had a chance for awhile. Ha!!! Only teasing you again Jen, you know OD "Loves You Best".
OD (and everyone), there is a forum here called "Blow Your Own Trumpet." Why not go ahead and post your YouTube videos there? I think a good way to go about this would be to create a new topic there, using your name (or nickname) as the title, and then use that space for any links that you want to post now or later.
Gavin Ole Buddy, this old guy is a little confused by your suggestion. I used to play trumpet and I still have one. Are you suggesting I get it out...... my trumpet Gavin....... my trumpet...... (cover your eyes and ears Jen)...... and attempt to load an old tune on YouTube with my trumpet and post it in the section you recommended. Let's see..... I may be able to play a few bars...... not a few bars Gav, they don't want to hear it......, I'm talking on the trumpet Gav....... on the trumpet. How about "Oh When Those Saints, Go Marching In". Okay Brother, I think I still remember that one. Actually my carrier pigeons like that tune, they may be flying in rhythm when they deliver it to you.
Thanks Gavin! I was going to post in the "Video Venue", but I can post in the "Blow Your Own Trumpet". Any song I do post will be "finished", but I still wouldn't mind some generic, "I did, did not like it because..." kind of feedback. I'll use feedback to (hopefully) do a better job on my next song.
What I'm thinking of here is that you can start a topic labeled with your name and post links there to places that host your stuff, even old stuff - YouTube channels, SoundCloud pages, your own website or whatever. Then new members wanting to know more about those who are here could go there and browse. Individual videos you are looking for feedback on would still belong at Video Venue. I hope I'm not making things too complicated. I might need to make a separate forum called Member Links or something.
Not confusing. I am not looking for specific, "maybe change this" type feedback. My experience with "views" is, it doesn't tell you anything. If you "view" a YouTube for 10 seconds, it registers as another view. You really have no idea if the person actually watched the whole thing, or even liked it. So, if I start a thread in "Blow Your Own Trumpet", folks that do watch a video would be welcome to post a reply about what they did or did not like. Would be fine with me.