I started a YouTube channel long ago to record and transmit a video to one of my friends’ writing classes. Six years ago. Somewhere around three or four years ago, I ramped up my production of videos with no real rhyme or reason.
What surprises me is what people watch and what they don’t. I now have about 325 subscribers but they don’t really interact often so I’m not sure if I have a certain type of audience or not.
Because I don’t promote my YouTube videos (they are crude and unedited and not really meant to be a commodity) I think most of my viewers stumble upon me by happenstance.
But I thought it would be fun to share with you the top ten most viewed videos on my YouTube channel.
10. The list begins with author Jordan Sonnenblick doing a reading from his new-at-the-time book at Mary Meuser Memorial Library. 557 views
What puzzles me is that # 11 is my review of a Starbucks Maple Pecan muffin at 554 views. Review of the muffin and at 475 views there is a few second video of a unicorn icee. Unicorn icee
9. This one is the now teenager as elementary school student (six years ago!!) playing variations of Bingo on her 3/4 baritone. 586 views.
8. This one has 776 views and all it is is ducks recorded during our road trip to Georgia.
7. The teenager’s middle school band playing an Irish Jig. 783 views. The composer/arranger commented on this one.
Irish Jig for Young feet by Travis J. Weller
6. Another marching band video from three years ago, the teenager’s high school victory song. 1,000 views.
5. (And 4.) The teenager as a middle schooler explaining how to assemble a sousaphone. Part one has 1,600 views whereas part two only has 1,200.
Putting a Sousaphone Together part one
Putting a sousaphone together part two
3. My daughter’s first season in marching band, stand tunes at a football game. 1,600 views
2. My daughter as an eighth-grader playing Smoke on the Water on a sousaphone. 1,700 views
And #1 — for reasons I don’t understand:
My daughter removing my splinter
This video has 506,000 views. And my chipped nail polish received much criticism. Next time I will be sure to paint my nails before trying to remove a splinter.
So other popular videos include:
Opie the 3-legged cat and I make my bed (327 views)
Sun conure (322 views)
Yet Marzieh Hashemi only received 289 views. Marzieh Hashemi at a rally in DC