10 days into my 30 day Ytube Shorts Challenge

Here’s one I liked that got 5 views.

So far, so good! I’m a little behind checking in here, but, Ive been consistently posting two shorts a day this week.

I’ve gained 32 followers and thousands of views in 10 days. I have learned how to use CapCut pretty effectively, and it’s fun!

I wrote that 4 days ago. Since then, I’ve hit a wall. Im still posting twice a day, but I’m beginning to understand how challenging it is to offer relevant content every day.

My current stats: 74 followers– I had 31 when I started.

15.6 K views; I had maybe 100 in 12 years before.

78 hours of watch time, 449 % more than usual

This one, same day, received 1900 views in less than two hours.

I am also observing the strange highs and lows this kind of content creates. Resisting looking at my stats first thing upon waking is hard. I try not to pick up my phone for at least an hour. But, if I went to bed with a short that was doing well the night before, I have a hard time waiting to see how it’s doing.

It’s odd to have one video viewed 1000 times in an hour and another 4 times in 3 days? It’s a rollercoaster. And then, there is…what’s next? I will have to keep posting, or the growth will not continue. I knew that, of course, but it feels different now that I’ve been making shorts twice a day for two weeks.

I will, of course, do more long-form content soon, and I’m looking forward to it. That won’t make it easier, though. What I’ve learned so far–Youtubing is real work. I’m enjoying it and learning. I will keep going with the shorts for the next two weeks. My dream is to reach 1000 subscribers during this challenge.

Your visits, subscribing, likes, shares, and comments, here, and there, are appreciated.



Day 3 Ytube Shorts Challenge

Today I learned you can’t choose your thumbnail on shorts, which sucks. Still, this video has received more views than my others with prettier thumbnails.

I also learned there is such a thing as viral sounds one is advised to use. Say, if another video with similar content as yours gets a lot of views, you can use their music. Though I don’t know how that helps get clicks.

This isn’t a viral soundtrack. I couldn’t find one I could bare. this one reminded me of the first Rocky movie, so that felt like a good idea.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Paz, A

30 Day Ytube Shorts Challenge

If you have been reading VSVEVG for a while, you know I love a challenge.

I posted a poetry recitation once a week for a year. I did Napowritmo and Nanowritmo. And last year, I posted every day for a month just to get back in the swing of things after a blogging dry spell.

This challenge is to build a spoke on my media wheel hub. Every day for the next 30 days, I will post two youtube shorts a day. I have the help of Robert Benjamin, a social media consultant. It’s already worth the investment.

The goal is a significant increase in my subscribed viewers and monetization. I plan to use youtube as the main venue for my food forest project and also to promote my cookbook. So, I’m building the audience now.

I’m learning many new skills. This week Im focusing on editing my videos in Capcut. It’s quite the learning curve, but I’m accustomed to learning hard things. Hard for me anyway; there are probably five-year-olds making videos for MTV with it. Does MTV even exist anymore?

Regardless, I’m so grateful to have this tool for free, and the hundreds of videos on YouTube to help me learn how to use it.

So, please follow along, hit the subscribe button on my youtube channel if you haven’t already, and let me know what you think of my new editing skills.