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Offline Neil Lynch

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Spreading the word - on Youtube
« on: June 27, 2022, 11:08:47 AM »
I just posted my first-ever video on Youtube, a promo video for my free novel.  After noticing this part of the forum, I thought it'd be a good idea to give something back to the forum by trying to promote it in the video, so I give it a mention at the end.   :)

Anyone else posting promo material on Youtube? 

It could be the future!   :up:

Youtube promo video for Zen And The Art Of Saving Life On Earth (FREE novel):  https://youtu.be/gVTvVepMiCY

Or just head to: https://tinyurl.com/mr8b5dh8 to have a read of the novel / download it directly

Offline MichelleG

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Re: Spreading the word - on Youtube
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2022, 07:09:40 AM »
No I hsvent done it, but my son suggestion something similar to me a while back.

Have you found any success with your promo?
"You look at these scattered houses, and you are impressed by their beauty. I look at them, and the only thought which comes to me is a feeling of isolation and the impunity with which crime may be committed there." - Sherlock Homes, The Copper Beeches - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Offline Neil Lynch

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Re: Spreading the word - on Youtube
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2022, 07:25:13 AM »

I think you should do it.  Anyone / everyone should do it.  Why not?  What do you have to lose?  And - as I've tried to do - you can give something back to this site by name-dropping it.

Myself, OTOH, I've had next to no success.  A paltry 50 views or so.  But then I know there's many possible reasons for that.  I can be a cantankerous git (oops).  I'm a bit of a recluse, these days (largely because of my green views and the frustration I feel that people aren't doing enough / don't care enough about the planet).  Then, I'm also the bearer of bad news, I accept.  With all the overkill, I'm sure people are getting tired of hearing what's around the corner and my views on the subject could hardly be more extreme.

What I need to do now - and what absolutely terrifies me - is that I have to go all-in and make lots of videos on lots of subjects (when I really just want to curl up in a ball  ;D and let others worry about it all, instead).  This first video needs the traffic.

I have a good video on how to quit smoking half-planned.  That's innocuous enough and needn't fill me with any more dread:

Get an inhalator, avoid smokers and then - most important of all - fantasize about being able to run again.  Practise sprints on a bicycle first.  *You need to get out of breath to get out of breath less* logic.  How could you ever relapse again when you realise the good you're doing to your lungs (and the misery you're having to go through to do it)?  Lose the inhalator, eventually (after 3 months).

If I can extend my life expectancy, I can get to attempt to promote my novel for longer.  Woohoo!   ;D
Youtube promo video for Zen And The Art Of Saving Life On Earth (FREE novel):  https://youtu.be/gVTvVepMiCY

Or just head to: https://tinyurl.com/mr8b5dh8 to have a read of the novel / download it directly