Did Little Billy Quit YouTube?
Did little Carly want a little car? I can’t really blame her for wanting that. If I had been a child, I would have wanted a little pony. It made perfect sense to me because back then, ponies were all the rage. They ruled the toy market!
Well, back to the question: “How did little Carly get so mad?” This is one of the most-viewed YouTube videos and her parents have received death threats. Her mom called the police and the dad called the head cheerleader at her school and even the face of her favorite sports team. They called the little girl “stinky” and “kerplunk”. In her words, she wanted to be a real boy.
That video went viral almost as fast as Carly’s parents could get it out there. Before long, people were talking about the girl and her weird behavior. Then, her mom got some support from the school and even the local newspaper. Then, everyone saw the video and word spread quickly.
So what caused little Carly to become so upset? What triggered this temper tantrum? Was it because of all the attention her YouTube video got? Or, did her parents not teach her how to handle anger and she got frustrated by parents who wouldn’t understand.
Let’s put it this way: I’m sure her mother didn’t want the YouTube video to go viral. I’m sure they probably tried to stop her from making the video. Maybe they thought it was a good idea to have this Mom on their hands. She certainly did not help her kids by being on display in such a public way. And of course, the Internet is forever spreading information like wildfire.
You might be thinking that I am saying that little Carly did not really need the YouTube world to blow up like this. And you’d be right. It did not help her kids at all. But, if she had been home with them, perhaps she would have been better able to handle it. This may be the real reason why she did little Carly quit YouTube.
So why did little Carly’s parents allow this to happen? Was it lack of parenting skills or insecurity about their own parenting skills? It doesn’t appear to be a lack of parenting skills on the part of the parents. So maybe it was more about insecurity. Maybe they were not happy with how their marriage was going and felt insecure about their daughter’s involvement with the Internet. Whatever the case, the fact remains that little Carly had a problem and parents have a role to play there.
There is no shame in admitting that you need help to quit a bad habit, particularly when the task at hand is something as important as watching YouTube. So if little Carly asked you for your help, I’m only saying that you owe it to her to help her with this because YouTube is a huge influence on young people. If you are going to give someone videos that are going to influence their lives, you owe it to them.
What does this mean for you? Well, you can’t just sit back and wait for someone to come along and help you. You really need to do something about it yourself first of all. This means that you need to watch some YouTube and look at the different ways you could present the video. You have to ask yourself what kind of effect you would like to have. Are you trying to persuade her to go back to YouTube or do you want to encourage her to actually make a video for you?
The most important thing is to actually try and get people to watch the video. Get them to actually click on the link. Try and get enough people to actually go through the whole video. This means that you need to be aware of the basics about video promotion, such as having the right format, timing, content and title. It also means knowing how many people are likely to view your video and how many will comment on it.
Although I haven’t tested it myself, I think that YouTube videos are a lot more successful when you combine video promotion with a website. Having a website means that people know where to find you. YouTube videos, although they might seem relatively easy to make, require a certain amount of planning and thought in order to be successful. With the website, on the other hand, everything is laid out for you. There are tools such as buttons that you can push that will automatically post your video on YouTube.
In the end, you just need to choose whether you want to use YouTube as a way to promote yourself or create your own website. Whichever you choose, it’s important that you do everything in your power to get your video noticed. I’ve found that using both YouTube and a website combined is highly effective. If you use one, start promoting your videos immediately!