I’ve been making a lot of youtube videos this last week. It’s turning my brain to mush.
I am really enjoying all the videos, and the community around booktube. It gives me something to post to my youtube, and I love learning about new books. But I think I dove into a little fast. I keep thinking I need to write today and my brain keeps saying “but we already did the thinking for today, lets rest.”
Am I going to take a break from the videos? Heck no. I am, however, going to work a little smarter. I will be doing some batch videos (as in recording several of them all at one time) and uploading them to the youtube scheduler. I’m trying to keep it to four short (under 10 min) videos a week. That seems doable, for both me and the those of you who might watch.
I’ve also met some really fantastic book tubers like Books with B, Book Babble, and Call me Tea. Let’s not forget Richard Denney (there should be more men in the Booktube space.)
I also joined a couple goodreads communities, and have been watching videos from people within those communities to see what everyone is up to.
Let’s be honest, it’s a lot to take in.
I think Thursday will be a day for catching up on everything. Make some videos, send off some mail, and write write WRITE!
But for all the added stress I’ve given myself Booktube has given me a great gift. The gift of learning to talk to the camera without fear. I’m finally starting to feel comfortable in front of the camera and enjoying all the parts of my youtube channel. I’m even doing a little editing. (Now if I can just find a way to add an overlay to the videos.)
Tomorrow I will be putting up my “Wednesday Top 5” list on banned books that I loved. Look for that.
And have a wonderful week everyone.