Before I give you your Sunday reading, I want to let you in on some of the results of the video survey
I ran a couple weeks ago.
(Thanks again to everyone that took the time to fill it out and actually no, the photo in that post is not of me.)
One of the questions in the survey that I was most interested in hearing answers to was:
"What keeps you from making more videos?"
By and large, the most common response was time. Below are some of your responses.
- "Just a lot of time -- writing script, setting up studio, filming (not screwing up), editing, and promoting. It's a big endeavor for a one-man shop."
- "The process is so slow and I feel I don't have time."
- "Time - it seems to take more time to shoot, edit and post a video than I have (or think I have)."
- "The time it takes to edit. Plus, if I'm in them I have to do my hair (seriously)."
Loved the honesty in that last one. :)
I completely understand and struggle with the exact same barrier to making more videos. That is why I have to be super diligent about setting aside twice as much time to shoot my videos as I think it will take. (Case in point, I set aside 8 hours yesterday to shoot all 10 of the tutorials for the DIY Video Guide, and I got through 9. Will have to shoot the last one today.)
But if something like making videos is truly a priority for you, you'll find the time.
Which brings me to today's (quick) read from David Heinemeier Hansson of 37 Signals.
Read it here ==> There's always time to launch your dream
I hope you continue to find the time (and energy) to keep getting in front of the camera, hitting record, sitting down to edit, and publishing your videos because I want to see 'em!