Sooooo, I’ve spent the last day or so creating two YouTube channels as it seems to be the way the world is going. Unlike some channels, hopefully I can put up some videos of interest and perhaps even a little merit.
It doesn’t mean I’m stopping blogging, far from it but it is just another tool in the social media toolbox and as I’m out and about so much, I occasionally come across things that would make neat videos but wouldn’t necessarily be what I’d blog about.
In fact in some quarters it is almost expected to be on these things. I’m a big believer in substance over style. So many people seem to go in for the opposite and it only serves to get others rich rather than achieve a practical purpose. Expensive cars that still get stuck in traffic, flashy websites that look really nice but offer little worthy content, people with huge designer kitchens yet can’t cook to save their lives.
However, I do seem to be reaching some sort of tipping point in several areas. My tours company is kind of booming and getting busier year on year. Sometimes, some people would rather look at a quick video rather than text and for that reason I’ve created a Ye Olde England Tours YouTube channel. Not only can I put tours related videos on here but when I am out and about, I can shoot some video shorts on lesser known places that might be of interest generally speaking but which I’d feel bad about swamping my blog with.
So here it is, I hope that you like the little trailer I created yesterday morning. If you’re vaguely interested in seeing what I do in the real-world and perhaps learning something new even if you can never visit the UK then do subscribe and tell your friends to also!
Then there is the other side of my professional life, my writing. Though it is growing much more slowly than tours… doesn’t that seem to be the case for everyone except the occasional lucky and or talented new author, it’s hard not to notice my book sales are gaining traction. Some days I see double-digit sales, when I started most months weren’t that successful.
Whilst I can’t ever imagine creating an author’s website beyond the few pages dedicated to my books you can access from the top menu of this blog, I have various book promo videos so why not have a dedicated YouTube channel for those too and as such I have created a Stephen Liddell Author Channel trailer which you can see below and which when people ask what do I do, I can quickly refer them to my books… I’m not sure magazine articles have the same cachet though they are often harder to get published in their own way. Visit YouTube again to see the videos in action.
I do have some more books in the works, one hopefully for this spring and even the offer of another publishing contract when I get the time to put pen to paper on a particular subject.
Thank-you for indulging me with this post and your continued support and readership!