Vidme - Getting Started and Verified

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  • [ – ] Kaleidoscope-Ish reply I am new to vidme too!!!
  • [ – ] BrianAiya reply THESE ARE REAL ADVICE!!! :D Glad to see this in the trending page. You are doing everything right. @Vidme Team Pick this video! Perfect video for newcomers.
    • Roamancing parent reply Thank you, Aiya. I have been learning by watching and listening, along with experimenting on my own. I like this platform and hope to see it successful.
  • [ – ] AsKaGangsta reply very awesome video! Glad i saw your video on trending :)
    • Roamancing parent reply Thank you! Just watched your latest video. Some wise advice in there, and you are right it is important to stand up for yourself and the communities you love. Good for you.
  • [ – ] Westley_Nash reply VidMe is really cool for creators, everyone gets the same chance to get views. YouTube sees videos uploaded & lost without any views. Verification is a great idea because it's a two way process, you prove you are a creator invested in the platform & so VidMe invest their platform in you 👍 Ultimately mutual investment is the only real way any community can prosper & development. Some really good tips here (especially avoiding drama 😎)
    • [ – ] Roamancing parent reply Well said! Yeah, I suspect what has happened on YouTube is the advertising algorithm. More juice is given to the videos that are likely to gain YouTube ad revenue. I quite like the feeling of anticipation of newer platforms like this. A bit of that Wild West feel.
      • Westley_Nash parent reply Totally 😎 It feels fresh & new & like anything can happen. Like with the Wild West, we can either wait for someone to build our town for us or we can build it ourselves 😊
  • [ – ] Hoshi-Hana reply That's some really great tips, which is easy to follow - and some are even universal. You can't expect people to automatically engage with you unless you engage as well. And as many says: It's an awesome community so it's difficult not wanting to take part! I have never had more fun commentating than here. At least that's how I feel :D My advice is also 1) do content you're passionate about. Don't do something just bc others do it. Oh! 2) share with the social media and the sites you're on. Don't be shy. You have worked hard for the videos so ofc they should be seen! :D And if people got discords it's definitely worth joining the unofficial vidme, the vidmelove and the Drama Crew depending on what you want :D I'm in all 3 xD You can get to know people personally there and share your videos too :D
    • [ – ] Roamancing parent reply Great additional tips. As soon as I get my computer back, I am writing a blog post around this video, so if you don't mind, I will share your advice in the blog post with a link back to your channel.
      • [ – ] Hoshi-Hana parent reply Please do! Let's use one of the Internets more positive and effective forces: share the message so most people possible can use it^^ That's really sweet of you. Thank you❤
  • [ – ] redRomina reply This is a great video! I have a couple friends now who are trying to get verified here and I didn't know how to help. These are great tips!
  • [ – ] JustABloke reply Amazing how many find the verification concept a daunting task, but it's true, engage and be patient. This is an amazing video and so well thought out. Thank you for creating this.
    • Roamancing parent reply Thank you for your kind words. I had an old broadcast friend staying at my place last week and was explaining Vidme to him. As he got excited about it, I thought I'd make this to explain to my media friends how communities like Vidme work, as they get broadcasting but struggle with social media. I also teach at a post-secondary school and as I am liking the Vidme community I thought I'd create this to introduce my students to Vidme, as some of them have been creating wonderful videos.
  • [ – ] duffy reply wow...great video! thank you for taking the time to make this :)
    • Roamancing parent reply I am glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully it will help a few people out. Thanks for your kind words and your generous tip.
  • [ – ] ZTV_Productions reply What can I say that hasn't already been said before? Very good tips. Patience is key. I've had to keep that in mind since coming to Vidme from Youtube. I messed up by burning myself out there, only to come here and have to deal with the 50 follower requirement. I couldn't help but feel that this was no better than You Tube. I'm throwing coins into a bottomless well and expecting to hear a splash. But the community here has been the saving throw. So to all the newbies...please stay. It will take some work and time, but good lord it's gonna be worth it!
    • Roamancing parent reply Yep, and part of the beauty in putting the work in to build your first 50 followers is in connecting with the community.
  • [ – ] IDEFINEME reply Thank you for this awesome video. I like how you even include advice from others
    • Roamancing parent reply I look forward to videos from you in the future. Do be sure to let me know once you have shared some.
    • Roamancing parent reply Thank you! And yeah, so many great people out there with experiences of their own, so would be silly not to collaborate, given the opportunity.
  • [ – ] YourSugoiStrwbry reply Hooray for more "how to get verified on vidme" videos :D
    • [ – ] Roamancing parent reply Not sure if you are being sarcastic here, but my intent on creating this was for my students and the media community I am a part of off of Vidme, to introduce them to the platform. For many people it helps to have a familiar face to them to introduce and ease them into a new space.
  • [ – ] ResearcherPodcaster reply Thank you for sharing
  • [ – ] TheCatandCap reply I thought it was rather informative,good work :)
  • [ – ] techmespot reply Wow!! That's very informational and Thanks for the links, You are awesome
  • [ – ] whako reply Well congrats on the verification and this is a great way to all those new to Vidme! Also welcome to all the new people enjoy your stay'
    • Roamancing parent reply Thank you. I am planning on telling my post-secondary school students about Vidme, so thought this video might help to introduce them to the space and get them off to a good start here.
  • [ – ] imperialterra reply hoah ship, i dont wanna use rebbit :<
  • [ – ] WalkingForWeightLoss reply Thanks for the insights Roamancing! Good tips. I hope I may respectfully share things I disagree with. First, please keep in mind some creators are so busy creating it's hard to make time for customized engagement on other people's content. It's a good idea but it can be a challenge to make time to do it. Back when I was on YouTube I did however always do my best to reply to anyone who was kind enough to post a comment on my channel. A Video creator has to wear so many hats doing the equivalent of all the jobs that a large team in Hollywood does for a single famous person. If one aspires to be a video creator as a 1-person crew making do with the limitations of one's income, unless you're rich, it ain't easy - as I'm sure you know. Next, I very much believe that YouTubers with a notable following should be able to qualify for verification instantly if they pledge to Vidme to create either exclusive content or simultaneously release on YT. I feel this way because they've already dem...moreonstrated commitment to content creating so there's no reason to add automatic hindrances to them building a fan-base here. A 3gb upload limit can be reached by just 1 or 2 1080p videos. Next, I tend to be weary of terms like "community" that often come with expectations of group-think and conformity. For example, as a gay man (one who's put in years of work in equal rights activism), I don't feel I am part of the so-called LGBT community just because I am gay. I am an individual first and foremost and I judge people on a case by case people. I try to live by the non-aggression principal and also the golden rule. Next, I very much wish Vidme would ditch reddit and have those forums here at the Vidme website. Their goal is to "build the world’s most creator-friendly video community." To do this best, they need to make everything as easy as possible for creators. It would be easier for me to join a forum on Vidme while I am already signed in rather than have to go to another site, create an account there, do more work learning about how that new site works, and then engaging over there. What's more, in my firsthand experience, I found reddit to be very hostile place to self-promoters. I think one of their admins once told me I have to pay to self-promote (just like Facebook and Twitter wants). Also, their "your posting comments too fast" restriction is easily triggered. Anyway, I still commend you for the information in this video. Again, you provide good advice here. Luckily I've been doing the things you recommended... I think... I hope : ) Lastly, I see you appear to be into travel too - so am I hope to resume my vlogs about my journey living in and traveling out of my SUV later this year. In the meantime, I have some weight to lose so it's all about walking for weight loss for me right now.
    • [ – ] Roamancing parent reply Thanks for your thoughts. A true community has nothing to do with conformity. If you knew me, you'd know that there is nothing I do to conform, as is the case with my team - I expect each of them to be their own person. Community rather serves to explain a shared connection, rather than conformity. We are all a part of many different communities in our life's. hopefully some of those communities are spaces that help to broaden ourselves and our ideas. I am only too aware that a creator has to wear many hats, but this is 'social' media not 'broadcast' media. That's the beauty of Vidme asking everyone to get 50 followers before getting verified. It reminds them of that 'social' element and helps them connect with others in the space. And 50 followers is a relatively small ask. I wholeheartedly disagree with you on giving those that have built up on other platforms a free pass, for several reasons. A) They don't end up engaging here, rather simply just share their YouTube videos here....more Commitment on another platform does not mean they will be committed on this platform, as we can see on here from many accounts. B) If they built big channels on other social media platforms, gaining 50 followers is generally no big deal. C) Do you see other platforms giving content creators a free pass, simply as they have large followings on other platforms - no. And I say all of this, not as the little guy, who is hating on the big guy, but as someone that could probably have gotten verified the first day, if I'd decided to go on my merits on other social media platforms. While I wish Vidme had other forums for sharing and discussing outside of reddit, they are wise to have such spaces off the Vidme site, as there are already plenty of spaces where these conversations are happening on the Vidme site. By having them in other spaces, they invite in a broader audience to the conversation. And while I may not be a huge reddit fan, they are connecting and engaging more people there than they are on twitter or Facebook. It is part of the nature of the beast. Incidentally if you do decide to wander on to reddit, the vidmeos subreddit is designed to share your own videos and is expected. Yes, I am into travel and culture. One of my ways of trying to make a difference in the world is by showing people how similar we all are around the world and rather than fearing our differences, learning about them. I look forward to checking out your travel videos, and in the meantime will checkout some of your weight loss videos. Incidentally, travel is always the biggest weight loss regime for me. Probably due to how much I walk. Thanks for your thoughts.
      • [ – ] WalkingForWeightLoss parent reply I also wanted to reply to your comment "One of my ways of trying to make a difference in the world is by showing people how similar we all are around the world and rather than fearing our differences" My reaction is 💗 I look forward to discovering your content more.
      • [ – ] WalkingForWeightLoss parent reply Thanks for sharing your perspective with me Roamancing. It's nice to engage with someone where there's disagreements yet civil exchange. If Vidme gave creators on YouTube (or any other video venue) expedited verification, they could include a requirement that the creator pledge to engage with their commenters on Vidme. If they are engaging with their fan-base on Vidme, that should suffice. Personally, I don't bother with channels if the creator does not engage with the commenters. What's more, if the Vidme newbie migrating from YouTube is posting new content here and not just re-uploads of their YouTube archive, that should suffice. Also, if the creator wants to move over to YouTube entirely and exclusively publish on Vidme, then Vidme should certainly embrace the move and verify them right away. If they can demonstrate a plan to be a Vidme creator intent on putting effort to grow here, it would seem making the path as easy as possible for the creator would be most consistent with t...morehe "build the world's most creator-friendly video community" goal. Also, since, as you claim, attaining 50 followers should be easy for a creator with a large following on another video venue then requiring the task to begin seems unnecessary. I actually did join Vidme's reddit pages and posted this: Proposed Alternatives To Vidme's 50 Follower Verification Requirement https://www.reddit.com/r/vidme/comments/6hjyj6/proposed_alternatives_to_vidmes_50_follower/ I get into my ideas more in depth there. Regarding total newbies, of course I understand that anyone coming to any video platform and expecting an instant fan base and not putting any or much work into it is absurd. I think most of Vidme's verification criteria is reasonable for newbies - except for the 50 follower requirement. I see a lot of creators here expressing frustration about discoverability. It's a catch 22. How do you develop a fan base if the only place your videos MIGHT be seen is on the New page? YouTube address this with the Creator Academy - but personally I've lost faith in YouTube for more reasons than I have time to explain now. Creator Academy is great. The venue, not so much anymore in my humble opinion. Hopefully Vidme can create something a little more extensive than the FAQ page as a guide for newbies - and if they do they should of course embed this helpful video by you. Another ideas: • different account types for creators and viewers/commenters - I never understand why video publishing sites treat viewers/commenters the same as creators • staff-labeling or community-labeling of a channel's status in a hierarchy - perhaps with labels like "New creator" or "Indie Creator" or "Underdog Creator" or "Advanced Creator" • Vidme could offer rewards/perks for large creators who mentor smaller channels Next regarding your take on reddit, all I can tell you is I attempted to join several groups there and nearly all of them forbid self-promoting. And I get penalized for being a fast (I'm not even that fast) typer with "your posting too fast, wait 5 minutes" flagging. Facebook and Twitter used to be wonderful places for self-promoting but now most "like" or "fan" pages I see get little engagement compared to how many followers the page has. Why? I theorize places like Twitter, Facebook and reddit only want to promote people who pay for their ad service. Even posts on personal profiles and in groups don't get much engagement anymore.
        • [ – ] Roamancing parent reply Yeah, healthy debate is good, as it gets us thinking and problem solving. You have obviously put a lot of thought into this and have some interesting ideas and structures for setting things up. We are going to have to agree to disagree, both on big YouTubers jumping the cue and on the 50 follower requirement, as both are about getting people to engage which is healthy for the platform and for building a community. I gained my 50 followers doing exactly what I laid out here, and they are all new contacts for me, as no one in my life is in Vidme yet, aside from a couple of travel bloggers who are not being engaged community members here, as they all jumped the cue and are just scheduling their YouTube videos to be shared on Vidme, rather than engaging on the platform. The issue with people seeing your content on twitter and Facebook absolutely has to do with the algorithms and favouring of sharing paid advertising. As for Reddit, all I can say is it is a better space then it use to b...moree, your experience can be totally different depending on the subreddit you are engaging on and the Vidme subreddits are pretty decent spaces. Also the 'slow down' thing doesn't seem to be happening on reddit any more, at least to me.
          • [ – ] WalkingForWeightLoss parent reply Thanks for your insights Roamancing. It will be exciting to see how Vidme evolves. I am very glad to see how much the Vidme leadership engages with the public.
            • [ – ] Roamancing parent reply Me too!
              • WalkingForWeightLoss parent reply After being on Vidme for about a week now, I think I see your perspective much clearer now. My perspective about what you meant in the content you were referring to about community has changed. It's wonderful to have a platform like this where we can find self-reflection and connect with like-minded folks, or even different minded folks who have things to teach us. In that context, finding community on VM is a beautiful thing. I see some channels that a posting on both YT and VM but they're not responding to people who comment on their videos. I don't think those types should be given auto verification. Only if they commit to engaging. Unless you're Lady Gaga or One Direction famous, I think all creators should reply to the viewers who are kind enough to leave a comment. Next, I've made a list of what I think are ways to be a good Vidizen here at VM: I try to be a good Vidizen here be engaging in follow for follow (excluding channels where the creator's ethics are incompatible w...moreith mine) other creators who are creating authentically-made, self-generated content, upvote for upvote, and I'll watch another creators' video and leave an original and relevant comment if they do the same. I also try to be a good Vidizen by replying to any comments or messages I receive - and, if I have time, replying to people asking questions on the VM reddit. What do you think?
  • [ – ] thetwstudios reply Great video. Gave me a lot of insight. Thank you very much!
  • [ – ] MUMS-Universe reply @Roamancing Really good video & thank you very much for the advice! <3 #makingithappen. :)
  • [ – ] MrRogut reply Good video, for me it has been hard work in getting followers but there I am gaining it with good content and patience. I just have not been lucky enough to be verified.
    • [ – ] JustABloke parent reply So I went to check out your channel, definitely not the sort of content I wish to see. I would never go to a horror movie or read a horror book, and that's fiction. But from your thumbnails your videos looks really interesting for those that enjoy getting petrified LoL, Your follower numbers are looking really good, and don't worry I know a few popular content creators here that are into that stuff, your future here is looking good.
    • [ – ] Roamancing parent reply Yeah, it takes a lot of work, but the beauty of it is that in the process you are connecting with others and becoming a part of the community. I look forward to visiting your channel and checking out your videos.
  • [ – ] PoeticOldSoul reply Oh WOW, you featured me *doing a lil' dance*!! :-O Thank yoooou...and awesome tips honey (I had to share your vid everywhere because small vidme users have got to see this!)! :-D
    • [ – ] Roamancing parent reply Ha! When I went to reddit to capture a bit of video on how I use Reddit, I smiled with delight when I saw your video, and really there was no question at that point as to whose video I was featuring in the example. Thank you for your kind words, and for sharing the video. That is most appreciated.
  • [ – ] Calibri_Funtimes reply Yay! This is such a wholesome tutorial! Glad you're here on @VidMe!
  • [ – ] sapphiredskye reply I'm new-ish too 😁
  • [ – ] the_epilepsy_guy reply I totaally disagree with that video "No love for small vidme users"
    • [ – ] Roamancing parent reply So do I.
      • [ – ] the_epilepsy_guy parent reply my first week here i had other users giving me shoutouts offering advice and support
        • [ – ] Roamancing parent reply Me too. I think some of it is that I was actually engaged and interacting with others. So many people simply broadcast, not interacting with others, and wonder why no one is interacting with them. The 'social' aspect of 'social media' seems to be lost on them.
          • [ – ] the_epilepsy_guy parent reply i am a very talkative person so that part is easy I am getting used to talking on camera too. after 70 some odd videos you would think I am LOL
  • frawstakwa reply I enjoyed that, and it's true, it's vital to be engaged... my main issue since joining has been that I haven't found many members whose posts appeal to me, so I've been taking my time following people, which, in turn, will affect the number of people following me... but with patience, perseverance, productivity, and positivity I can see there being good things on the horizon... I use the mobile app and don't see how to really search users or hashtags, so I'll need to login to the web browser, do some in depth exploration... one thing to keep in mind is that these things don't happen overnight... oh, and quick question, is that a Canadian accent I heard there?
  • [ – ] AlfieGames reply Great video this is really helpful keep up the good work
  • [ – ] NoSpillRevoltion reply Awesome thanks for the info
  • [ – ] BrandonBuikema reply Thanks for these great tips! I just got a vid me account because I wasn't happy with the void that youtube seemed to nor the small user base that Vimeo has. VidMe, while in the early stages, looks to be a good balance between the two platforms.
  • [ – ] CoachMickey reply This was really helpful- it's been so hard to stay on track because of going daily on our YouTube channel as well - I wanted my vidme vlogs be extra special but your right - it's all about engagement!!! So much better now that I added the vidme app to my phone !!!!
    • Roamancing parent reply Yeah, it is hard to juggle between the two platforms and being engaged on both. I am struggling with that too.
  • [ – ] JaaakMilk reply thanks!
  • [ – ] BentoMomma reply Hey! Thanks for telling me about Vidme! Excited to road around and get to know the community! :)
  • [ – ] Flying_Purple_Pizzas reply Those are all excellent tips! You have a talent for explaining things in an easy to understand manner. Not everyone can do that. You could have much success doing instructional videos, though that may not be your passion. I am not a very social person generally, but Vidme has made it easy for me to share my thoughts and support with the other content creators. All in all, you've made a very helpful video for anyone new to Vidme. Well done!
    • Roamancing parent reply Thank you. What a lovely compliment. Translating between world into terms that are accessible to all, has always been a gift of mine in this life. I feel fortunate I can use that to help other people out. I would have never guessed that you were not all that social, as I find you most social and outgoing here. I love that Vidme brings that out in the community.
  • [ – ] FrenchWolf reply I meant mixer, still not used to it
  • [ – ] FrenchWolf reply Thaks a lot for theese tips im new to vid me i heard it has a similar community as beam and im a comunity guy so i think i will like it!
  • [ – ] Dazzlinglatte reply I've been on here since last year, but this is a really great video for anyone who's new & looking to see how things work. Thank you for making this. 😁
  • [ – ] Anonymous_Gamer reply @GoobleMoWizard watch this on how to get verified! Great vid @Roamancing
  • [ – ] MrATAndreiThomas reply Congratulations on getting verified
  • [ – ] Ms_K reply welcome and looking forward to your awesome content
  • [ – ] A4EProject reply Thank you. I found this very helpful. It's nice to know that your experience was that effort has returns on Vidme
  • [ – ] OfficialCorrupted reply cool video!
  • [ – ] CANADIAN_CONTAMINATION reply thx for the tips
  • [ – ] ChilliBeatAus reply thats something people dont normally do is explore vidme. when you take the time out and explore there is heaps of small community's and big ones as well thats what ive learned and met some awesome people along the way too
  • [ – ] Eggm4n reply These are some pretty good tips and I'll be sure to follow them :)
  • [ – ] theoldsparrow reply Straight forward and well measured. That makes for a great introduction to the platform. Thank you for making this video for new and only a little less new creators.
    • Roamancing parent reply My pleasure. Thank you for your kind comments, and just generally for how incredibly supportive you are of so many people on Vidme.
  • [ – ] GalacticMediaEnterprise reply I'm new on on vidme and so far I am optimistic. I hope I can get verified soon.
  • [ – ] TDNtv reply This was very informative. I see where I went wrong when I started and it has given me a new perspective on what I need to do.
  • [ – ] EplxPro reply Im not too sure If im ready for Reddit. But I guess I can try speak out more. this was a very helpful video
    • Roamancing parent reply Glad it was helpful for you, and yeah, I get it, Reddit can be a daunting place. The Vidme communities on there seem to be positive though.
  • [ – ] Trap_Luverz reply Good video although I think you got verified a little quicker than I did. Took a week or two for me.
  • [ – ] producermillian reply Very good video...I have been waffling on doing regular videos here on Vidme. Days I want to, and days I cant get to it. One day, maybe :-) Thanks for the tips
    • Roamancing parent reply Thank you. My personal goal is weekly videos. I don't know how the daily bloggers manage it as it is a lot of work, although I suppose you get quicker at it with time.
  • [ – ] BDS_in_the_Morning reply Great video! Engagement is something that our team has trouble with on our channel honestly. I am a sort of PR rep for three people haha. You did a great job putting forth the information! - <3 Stephen
    • Roamancing parent reply I hear you Stephen. It is time consuming. I too am often the person that does that for our team of storytellers.
  • [ – ] The_World_of_RipX reply welcome welcome!!
  • [ – ] WellReadDaily reply Great video, it's all about the engagement! I got rejected which was annoying.
    • [ – ] Roamancing parent reply That it is. Sorry you got rejected in your first application, but it looks like you are well on your way to building your first 50 followers.
      • [ – ] WellReadDaily parent reply I'm optimistic, I remember my first days on YouTube, that was brutal. But when I think about it, I'd rather have ten involved followers than 1 million bots or people who never say anything.
  • [ – ] ManySkills reply This is awesome advice. Simple, straightforward, and genuine. I'm going to make a push at verification over the next few weeks. This video is going to be a huge asset in this quest. Thank you so much!
    • Roamancing parent reply So glad this is helpful to you. Fingers crossed for you on your verification push. It looks like you are well on your way to getting there.
  • [ – ] oceanarts reply Great tips! Thanks.
  • [ – ] AirlinePilot reply Great tips - super helpful for new members!
  • [ – ] UnicornQueen reply This is really helpful thank you 👍🏼
  • [ – ] The_Mancave reply THANK YOU FOR THE VIDEO! I NEED TO GET VERIFIED! CHECK OUT MY NEW VIDME CHALLENGE VIDEO!!!
  • [ – ] MisterHan2000 reply Awesome tips, and welcome to the community! Good to hear you're with vidmelove as well!
  • [ – ] sowhat-vidme reply A very good, informative video. I have to toggle bewtween vidme and dailymotion, because of the upload limit I have as an unverified person. I do not want to engage in reddit at all, although I assume it is a good tip. I just wish more of my former youtube subscribers would go to vidme as well. The problem with dailymotion, for example, is that I cannot figure out where to enable comments or whether that is even possible. Anyways, thanks a lot and many greetings to you.
    • Roamancing parent reply I can understand not wanting to go to reddit. I wish I could offer you some advice for daily motion, but I have yet to experiment there. I am glad you found this useful though.
  • [ – ] lambdog76 reply Second video without Lucy the Duck. I'm afraid I must insist on Proof of Life at this point.
    • Roamancing parent reply You quake me up. I actually nearly did grab Lucy before I started filming, but she was looking positively ducky in the sunshine, so I thought I'd leave her to lollygag!
  • PogoAndKraft reply For quite some time now I have been a passionate fan of red pots. Yours is quite nice. Perhaps it could be improved by placing a small statue of a regular goat or a large statue of a small goat next to it. The juxtaposition between the two would be quite striking. Is Vidme the name of your plant?
  • Jynx_McNinja reply Very new to vidme, I find this very informative and helpful. Hope to be able to apply this myself! :D
  • [ – ] BusterTheFox reply See, now I feel dumb because I already applied for verification (And got turned down) because I thought my ~330 subscribers from YouTube would help sway them. The work I've put in there ought to count for something... But, oh well. One thing I HATE about what you say Vidme is trying to foster: The idea of engagement. The idea on its own is GREAT, don't get me wrong, but it's also far too idealistic. All it effectively does is encourage people to upvote your videos without even watching it and to follow your channel with no intention of actually watching your videos, all with the hope of you giving them a "follow-back". You see it all the time on YouTube, where some small YouTuber will comment on your video with a generic message, and then ask for a "sub 4 sub" or whatever. I can't stand that sort of underhanded attempt at trying to gain followers, but clearly many people think it's necessary, as it happens a LOT. On top of that, I've been putting in tons of time and work to make thre...moree videos every week. That's already a lot of work on YouTube... And now you're asking me to spend who knows how long just watching other people's videos, leaving thoughtful comments, etc... And all on a platform that nobody can guarantee will even be worth the work in the end. Like, most of the videos I see on trending either have no tips or have made like one dollar. If the people who are on Trending ALL THE TIME can hardly make anything, how can I ever hope to? I don't mean to be so negative, I'm just voicing my fears. :/ It isn't like I'm making any money on YouTube right now with only ~300 subs, but I've been putting in the time in an attempt to MAKE it a thing. A lot of my videos also end up longer than 30 minutes, so it's tough for me to import stuff from YouTube. Right now, I'm just importing videos weekly from a series I just started, and being careful to keep new videos between 20-25 minutes (I have a gameplay channel by the way, and the series is me playing through Pokemon White Version). I've noticed also that when you import from YouTube, Vidme just uses the YouTube player instead of actually importing it fully. Do people see that and get turned off to a channel around here? Because I feel like that could EASILY be a thing people do. "Oh, this loser is only importing from YouTube? Clearly, he doesn't actually care about the platform and is only here for views. Another small YouTuber hoping they can make it here instead. Pitiful." Something like that. :p That kind of mindset is so common, I would be impressed if at least a decent portion of the community HASN'T made that a thing. #WallOfText. I'm tired, and also have a lot of questions and concerns about this platform. xD Add those together, and Buster types out an essay. Thanks for reading this far.
    • Roamancing parent reply I think the thing that people don't seem to get is that this is a different platform to YouTube. To be effective and thrive, Vidme needs people engaging on it. Having built an audience on YouTube doesn't mean that you are going to engage on Vidme. Proving you are invested by building your first 50 followers is not a big ask and helps the content creator by giving them a nudge to establish themselves in the community. And engagement means watching the videos and commenting meaningfully. People aren't stupid. They can tell which comments are real and which are self serving on the part of the commenter, and if you listen here, you'll quickly learn that people sending ridiculous follow 4 follow messages are getting shut down. That is not engagement and everyone knows it. I am not asking you to do anything, I am just sharing what I like about the space and what has worked for me. Ultimately as far as spending the time here, that is up to you. My advice, create because it is something yo...moreu love to do, rather than because you want to get rich at it. To be an artist and a storyteller is a labour of love. We all may hope to make a living at it, but very few do and it often is a struggle getting there, so you have got to love it. As for the sharing from YouTube, I wouldn't worry about that, as long as you are engaging on this platform, as many people share their videos from YouTube here. The defining question is are they engaging here or just broadcasting their videos here? If it's the latter, than yeah, the community here is getting tired of that. I'm tired tonight too. Sleep well and thanks for your thoughts.
  • cruzando reply I got verified in my first ten minutes on vidme when verification first started haha
  • [ – ] basic_goku reply Well fuck
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