I met a former computer engineer today who suggested I move my videos from my own hosting service over to YouTube. After he explained I completely understand.
Retired in Santa Cruz is a simple videography site where I quickly capturing an interesting story. “When I see it I shoot it”. I was not using youtube because I didn’t want it to be in today’s social media frenzy.
I would rather have it on my own web domain. That way if the people I am filming are not OK with it then, I have total control to remove it. I feel as if Facebook and Youtube is being watched by way too many people.
That is why I was using Vimeo along with a simple WordPress.com site.
WordPress is a great community of mostly Bloggers and I like it being simple and low key.
However, I am now going to start up a youtube channel.
I talk a little bit about this on our Front/Introduction Page. Why create your own blog? Most people simply post on the “Big Social Media Sharing Sites” The big 3 these days are Facebook, Snap Chat, and Twitter.
I have just found these platforms to be too noisy. You have to dig thru so many Ad’s and just random “RePosts” I am kinda tired of “RePosts” and am definitely tired of Ad’s, or they use “Suggested Content”, or the “Because You Liked” this you may like this…just more of the big social sites analyzing your internet browsing history.
Ok, that was a bit of a rant.
I like having my own website to avoid this. I follow blogs and podcasts I am interested in. WordPress is a great FREE way to view what you want with out all the noise.
Signing up is easy and you can find some amazing writers, photographers and just interesting people with cool blogs. Even if you don’t want to create your own blog, sign up so you can follow others.
I used to create online tutorials and/or Screencasts teaching people how to use the Apple Products. This was back in 2007 so we focused on how to use your iPhone, iPad and Macintosh Computers. I would be happy to help people learn how to create there very own WordPress Blogs. Just send me an E-Mail if you like to learn more.