March 2017

The Dark Side of YouTube Culture

March 31st, 2017|Uncategorised|

by Rachel Shannon, Co-Administrator As a community of YouTubers, we traditionally comprised of self-broadcasters but have fantastically expanded to so much more. A few taps can take you from watching animations to music videos, product reviews to how-to-anything - all from people just like you. I wanted to give us a moment to [...]

Should You Set Up A Second Channel?

March 29th, 2017|Uncategorised|

by Nadya Yudina, Web Editor All of us eventually experience a time when we want to experiment and make something different on YouTube. Perhaps you’ve already been through it! But when this notion strikes, there’s an innate fear of losing our current audience if we do which can stop us in our tracks. [...]

The Basics of Cross-Promoting Your Videos

March 22nd, 2017|Uncategorised|

by Nadya Yudina, Web Editor Having consistent and unique content on your channel is important, but it’s also important to be able to successfully promote it across all your social media platforms. Each platform works differently, so your cheeky promo needs various tweaks and changes according which platform you post to. Here is [...]

Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Creative Block

March 8th, 2017|Uncategorised|

by Nadya Yudina, Web Editor If you upload content on YouTube, chances are you are trying to do so as often as possible. YouTube encourages active channels that consistently upload videos, and so we have to be creative and come up with weekly or sometimes daily ideas. Of course, sometimes we find ourselves [...]

How to Step Up Your YouTube Branding Game

March 1st, 2017|Uncategorised|

by Nadya Yudina The other day a few of LSY’s admins and members went to an evening dedicated to creating your brand on YouTube. Hosted by Tom Martin, the evening was led by Charli Prangley, a designer and fellow content creator with 44,000 subscribers (as of writing), talking about the importance of branding [...]

February 2017

Why Online Echo Chambers Are Dangerous and What To Do About it

February 24th, 2017|Uncategorised|

by Rachel Shannon Playing around yelling into a cave as a kid is pretty fun. Your sounds (unless you’re a duck) bounce back to you and it’s kind of cool. You know you’re in an enclosed space and the novelty is nice. The idea, however, that we might be doing this unknowingly right [...]

3 Ways YouTube Can Increase Your Productivity.

February 22nd, 2017|Uncategorised|

by Nadya Yudina With its endless hours of vlogs, cat videos, and lets plays, you might think YouTube usually decreases one’s productivity. But actually, sometimes this website might help you be more productive! Here are 3 ways in which YouTube can increase your productivity: Planning ahead. When you are making YouTube videos, and [...]

The Season of YouTube Documentaries?

February 17th, 2017|Uncategorised, Vlogging Adventures, YouTube News|

by Rachel Shannon I’m here to explore something I think is trending in the YouTube community at the moment – you can let me know if you agree or not in the comments. I genuinely believe this to be a good thing, but I’m interested in the ‘why’…   Why all the documentaries? [...]

The Truth About Getting “Discovered”

February 13th, 2017|Uncategorised|

by Eleana Overett You’ve done it all. You’ve been to the workshops – the free ones and the paid ones. You’ve been to the conventions. You’ve collaborated. You’ve matched the algorithm changes. You’ve networked. You’ve overhauled your thumbnails and channel art. You’ve signed to a network. You’ve left a network. You’ve changed the [...]

You’re a YouTuber? Welcome to Narcissists Anonymous

February 10th, 2017|Uncategorised|

by Rachel Shannon “You’re so narcissistic”.   *wince… pause…* I’m still relatively new to the word myself but am identifying as a struggling narcissist. It kind of comes with the territory of being a YouTuber, putting ourselves out there online in a highly edited way to usually show off the best of ourselves. [...]

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