Vanesa's Blog

Student of Social Media & PR

Online Dating November 18, 2010

I’m a single girl and its tough out here to find a semi-decent person to date soooo, I once again decided to try another online dating site (a free one that was recommended by a friend). It seems as though all the people on there are just looking for sex. I mean all types of freaks with crazy fetishes come out on these sites. The funny part about these sex fiends is that they get offended when your actually looking for a relationship. They seem appalled when you turn them down or say “hey I’m actually just looking for a date.” Like someone to go have dinner with or go to the movies with. Let’s be Frank (or Joe), women can have sex just about anytime and almost anyone, so why would I go on an online dating website to look for a sex partner? That’s for people who can’t pick up people solely based on their looks. No offense but it’s the truth. Another observation: the same people from other sites with the same pictures and the same information. It’s been years since I was on one of these sites so how can I bump into the same people? That confirms that they are just looking for new booty to smash. I’m not saying that there aren’t women on there looking for fresh meat but I’m just not one of them. And the more you advertise that your not looking for sex the less they believe you. It’s like that’s a code for “looking for a sex partner.” Am I missing something? Am I really that naive? Are these sites used for sex? Another major observation: insecure men! These men who don’t believe that I’m really single. They think something is  wrong with me. No kids, no man, never been married doesn’t always equal crazy/damaged goods. I find that only insecure men ask those types of questions. My problem or issue is very simple: I just can’t find a suitable mate. What’s a girl to do?! Is there no other option? Is it different on those paying sites?

P.S. This is not a female looking for male sex partner ad!

 

Promoting Video Clips On YouTube

Yes there actually is a strategy for YouTube that goes way beyond tags. You must know how to publish and promote your video clips. Here is the advice my teacher gave me (just realized I never posted it). Hope it helps!!!

  1. Always create a customized channel for you clients/company
    • Channel = the home page for an account. Customize background and color scheme.  Match brand’s visual identify
  2. Create custom content for YouTube
    • It is not good enough to simply add television-advertising spot for your client/company.
    • Create custom content that matches the style and format of YouTube.
  3. Tag and categorize all of your clips
    • Choose the category for your video clip carefully. Use carefully selected “Tags” = Keywords that describe a video.
  4. Promote your video with YouTube E-mail and bulletins
    • Leverage bulletins to post short messages to your channel or on other users pages.
    • Bulletins let you send updates to all of your subscribers directly from your channel.
    • Use a bulletin to announce your latest video, reinforce its message or even ask for feedback.
  5. Video Responses:  Don’t Ignore Social Currency of YouTube
  6. REMEMBER to utilize Key Social Media Goals Of:
    • Building Goodwill
    • Extending Focused Outreach
    • Relationship Building
    • Audience Engagement
  7. Join YouTube Groups
  8. Have Fun, Too – Think Entertaining Viewers
    • Your customers/target audience is typically looking to be entertained when on YouTube.  Have fun with the clips you post.
    • Clips should be engaging enough that they encourage users to share the clip with others YouTube Subscribers
  9. Think of these subscribers the same way you would think of your followers on Twitter or your fans on Facebook.

  • Nurture relationships with them.
  • Best way to build subscribers is to publish quality video clips, encourage commenting on those clips, and subscribe to others, as well.
  • Sharing clips on other social media platforms also works to help build goodwill, increase views and get more subscribers.