I’ve thought about doing something new with my YouTube channel for a little over a year, but I’m actually not much closer to making a decision than when I first thought of it. For that reason, I’d love to hear your input.
If you know my channel you know that my ‘Game Room Ideas’ series of videos are my most popular content. Of the videos I make, they are probably your favorite as well. Because of this I treat the series with a degree of care and importance. I don’t want to capitalize on its popularity at the expense of quality.
With that said, how would you feel about ‘community submitted’ Game Room Ideas videos? Basically, I’d open an opportunity for submissions, and then work with other creators to bring their idea to life in an episode on my channel. It would still be curated and hosted by me, but I’d be able to give attention to other collectors and content producers.
One benefit to this approach is that it could mean more episodes in less time. Plus it would bring a diversity of ideas and skills to the table.
I have a couple of qualms with the idea too. I could lose control over some aspects of production quality. Not that my videos meet the highest production standards, mind you, but I try to keep a certain level of consistency at least. Plus working with other people would bring new and as yet unseen challenges. And I don’t look forward to having to reject submissions either.
The last thing I want to do is dilute the series with subpar content. I’ve tried very hard to make every episode have a genuine purpose for existing.
I’d love to hear your feedback on this. I have a poll below, but I’d love to hear your thoughts in detail too. Encouragement is always appreciated, but be sure to consider it fully. I’d also like to know how this would affect your image of my channel. Do you predict any pitfalls that I should avoid? What do you dislike about this idea? Publicly you can respond here, or to the Twitter post; or privately my Twitter DM’s are open.
(A few final notes: While I’m seeking a variety of opinions, there’s no guarantee I’d proceed regardless of how supportive the feedback is. Please keep your hope in check. And if I decided to work toward this as a goal, I would see fall/winter as the earliest I could hope to get this structured and implemented.)