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Last night, Jenny came home from a long day at work and complained the dishes hadn’t been done. Most nights they are, long before she gets home. But of course, you only hear about these things when there’s something to complain about, rarely do people acknowledge work when it’s getting done right.
Looking back at my [...]

The New YouTube Front Page

A few weeks ago YouTube made the pointless swap of calling the featured videos “spotlighted videos” and renaming spotlighted videos to “featured videos”. Yesterday, we got our first hint at the reason why: YouTube has completely removed the Featured, I mean, Spotlighted videos from the front page.
Instead, the front page of YouTube.com, for the millions [...]

BUILD-A-BLOG

It’s hard to find something new to do on YouTube. Collab vids. Check. Annotated interactive vids. Check. Vlogs. Uh, duh, check. So about a week ago I had an idea for something that I hadn’t seen on YouTube before. I wanted to provide dozens and dozens of phrases, half-sentences and other random clips that could [...]

YouTube Channel Redesigns

The first of many rumored changes taking place today on YouTube has happened to the channel pages. Go here to see an example of the new channel page layout.
YouTube’s new channel layout redesign looks quite slick compared to the channels we’ve had for the past few years. Less boxy, less separated, the channel page now [...]

Surviving the YouTube Redesign

While my blog titles as of late may sound sensational, they are only a reaction to the first major overhaul of the site… ever. Since YouTube began, the site has functioned more-or-less the same with only cosmetic upgrades from time to time. We, the YouTube community, have not really had to go through such a [...]

The End of YouTube?

As most of you have heard by now, April 16th is going to be a very important day for those in the YouTube community. For those of you who haven’t heard, in exactly one week, YouTube is planning a major redesign of their website.
The redesign will structure the website so as to promote commercial content [...]

Purchase and Download YouTube Videos

YouTube has recently announced a new feature which allows you to purchase and download YouTube videos in high quality. The feature is rolling out slowly, so only select content creators currently have the option.
Video creators can set the price at any level they see fit, or allow the video to be downloaded from YouTube for [...]

YouTube Musicians Release CD

Are you one of the 300,000 people subscribed to DaveDays? How about one of charlieissocoollike’s 125,000 subscribers? If so, you’re familiar with their music. They, like thousands of other bedroom musicians, have been using YouTube for years to reach their listeners and fans. But until now, fans were stuck with refreshing YouTube videos to hear [...]

Book winners and a special offer!

Thank you to everyone who signed up for my email newsletter and entered the drawing for one of three free copies of my new YouTube book. The three random winners were chosen and contacted yesterday (I assigned everyone’s email address a number and then asked my friend Rachael to pick three numbers). Please check the [...]

Purchase and Download YouTube Videos

Today, YouTube announced that they will begin allowing select partners to charge a small fee for, or give away, their YouTube videos as downloads.
While most people would have no reason to download a rambly six minute vlog, many people would love the opportunity to download and re-watch (in higher quality) music videos, short films and [...]

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Viral Video Wannabe...

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…is written by Alan “fallofautumndistro” Lastufka, co-author of the book, “YouTube: An Insider’s Guide
to Climbing the Charts“. This site offers resources
for readers of my book and new tips and techniques expanding upon what is in my book. Visit the Purchase page above to order your own copy today!