Day 2 Ytube Shorts Challenge, or what filters won’t do.

Today I learned how to pin a comment to my videos. The comment is a call to action, Subscribe! and there’s a link to my Bean Manifesto post with a recipe for making dry beans. Beans are a bit of an obsession of mine. I really don’t get why people buy them in cans.

I also learned that a filter will not make it look like you have brushed your hair or put on makeup, not the one I used, anyway. Tomorrow I’ll try that, hair and makeup, or look for a stronger filter.

I’m not going to make my two shorts goal today. It is really a lot of work! But I’m learning a lot and having fun.

I’d love to hear what you think of the shorts. Do you have a youtube channel? Do you have any shorts tips for a newbie?

Hasta manana, paz,


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.