New things in 2018 and ideas for the future – starting a YouTube channel and working out the kinks

I’d been talking about starting a YouTube channel for about six months, but I was also putting it off because I didn’t know much about how to do it.

Of course, anyone young will laugh at my procrastination (and they did!) because it isn’t hard to set up a channel. The hard part is getting used to seeing yourself as others see you. Do I really look like that? Is my voice really that twangy?

So starting a YouTube channel has not been a technical challenge, although I’m still learning how to edit, enter good tags and share my links. And for some reason, I’m in YouTube’s comedy category which may actually be the right place for me at the moment!

The end of 2018 was a time to get the channel going and now I have a lot of ideas for 2019, including taking more field trips and splicing in some guest appearances, if I can figure that out. I hope you will tune in.

Thank you to those who have supported me as I enter the unknown! If you’re interested in watching my flawed and bumpy YouTube launch, here are the links to my 2018 videos:


Something new for Book Club Mom – Book Talk on YouTube!


Book Club Mom’s Power Rankings – Top 10 Favorite Books!


My Kindle and other technology


Books I own but haven’t read


I climbed a “mountain” to tell you this!


College books, are you still hanging on to them?

Do you have a YouTube channel? What has been your biggest challenge? Add your link in the comments and I will follow.

Thanks for visiting – come back soon!

21 thoughts on “New things in 2018 and ideas for the future – starting a YouTube channel and working out the kinks

  1. Barbara, I have enjoyed reading your blog these past few years (one of my faves) and your YouTube videos are an added bonus!! Watching you, I feel like I have know you for years. You have a very natural, easy way. Happy Holidays, Happy New Year and Hsppy Reading to all!

    1. Hi Linda, thank you for such a nice comment. It’s very strange to hear yourself talk and see what others see. But I think I’ve gotten over the shock of that and will continue to make videos! Happy New Year!

  2. I never knew you could do your own You Tube channel, Barb. I’m sorry it took so long for me to get to this post – when I am writing I let things slip. I’ve often thought about posting a video of myself, talking about my books but never got up the courage. You are brave to take on this challenge – and lots of good luck to you this year!

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