So, after a lot of hassle, I've decided to stop syndicating on DailyMotion for the time being. I have also stopped syndicating on Minds.com, although that was quite some time ago. The reason I made this decision is that both of those sites have file limits which require me to either export multiple versions of my video, taking a lot of extra time that isn't gaining any value right now, or to lower the quality of my content on the sites that are good enough to handle it.
That may sound harsh, but Minds is still in Beta, and at this rate it's going to be 5 to 10 years before it's a viable platform for video creators (and I want my articles to appear here). DailyMotion feels like YouTube did in the early days, and the monetization is barely earning me anything because I'm pushing my YouTube channel. I'm not sure what the ad rates are compared to YouTube, but I want to focus on that platform for my audience rather than posting a bunch of obnoxious links to all parts of the internet.
I'm also changing how I do my social media a bit. For the most part, I've only posted to push my content, with very little interaction. That's going to change. On Twitter, I'm going to start interacting with more people and running polls from time to time. On Facebook, I'll be doing live videos in the mornings (not sure how often) talking about life and entertainment in a very casual manner. The push to my other content from those site will likely be less frequent, at least percentage wise.
Part of being successful is having a community, and I need to reach out to you if I want that to grow. I don't want to be obnoxious and over advertise, alienating you.
Another part of success is discovering what works, and cutting out what doesn't. DailyMotion and Minds.com don't work for me right now, at least for hosting my videos. Minds is still great for driving traffic, so I'll keep using it for that, but overall the site still needs a lot of work.
So, for now, follow me on social media, and let's have a conversation.
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