Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 9:52 am
Just catching up on some replies today on my YouTube channel, and was surprised to see this on my channel!
Wow! It seems like such a short time has passed since my channel reached the first million, but actually it was a year and a half ago.
In that time, I have indeed continued to play guitar every day – my chain is unbroken! Unfortunately, due to work and band commitments, I haven’t had the necessary free time to produce many new videos and blog posts.
So, maybe it’ll be interesting to take a look at some stats for my existing videos. 2.5 million estimated minutes watched- that’s a completely mind-blowing stat!
Of my 53 videos, the top 5 most viewed videos are:
- Potentiometers- How They Work, Disassembly and Exploration (130,886)
- Guitar Ground: Dealing with ground noise problems (118,301)
- Guitar Tone Capacitors, part 1: Evaluating Material Types (114,661)
- Wiring Up Guitar Electronics 4, Connecting Tone Cap (111,317)
- Epiphone Riviera P93 Review (96,960)
Interesting to see the Epi Riviera Review video on that list. It was my first video on YouTube, and was just a quickie one take low-quality webcam video, with lousy audio. I’d obviously rather see that video fall to the bottom of the list, while my more well-produced videos get more attention. But it is what it is!
As I say at the end of most of my videos- “hope this has been helpful, and thanks for watching.”
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 7:04 pm
In my Millionth Anniversary video back in 2012, I talked about Jerry Seinfeld’s motivational technique for tricking yourself into getting things done. “Don’t Break The Chain!”
Since February 19, 2012- I’ve kept my pledge to play guitar every day, no matter what. That’s 660 days! Yes, sometimes it’s just a few minutes right before bed. But more often, once I pick up the guitar, I end up playing for a good session.
I no longer need to draw X’s on a calendar, as in Jerry’s technique- I just know that I don’t want to miss a day. This technique really builds new, effective habits.
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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 5:01 pm
It seems not that long ago, I was celebrating 100,000 views. Now, I don’t regularly check and obsess over my YouTube channel view-count. But this week, while trying to catch up on my replies to an ever-increasing backlog on my YouTube inbox, I noticed that my view count was in the high nines. Well, this morning, this is what I saw:
This is truly a mind-bender.
I recorded a quick video to say thanks to everyone, and to solicit some feedback for my future projects. I also talk a bit at the end about Jerry Seinfeld’s motivational technique for tricking yourself into getting things done. Don’t Break The Chain!