013: YouTube: Logging in, Subscribing & Commenting

We all make assumptions. I try not to assume a particular level of knowledge on this channel, and seek to fill in the gaps in people’s knowledge as best I can, because that’s what I’m here for, to teach and empower people.

It occurred to me during the week that I’ve been asking people to subscribe to this YouTube channel without telling anyone how or why they might want to do it! So if you were wondering, then this episode is for you.

So what is a Youtube Subscription? Subscribing to a channel simply means that you follow it. There is no cost involved, it is pretty much the same as liking a Facebook page. It means you will see the videos from that channel in your subscriptions tab on the youtube homepage.

Firstly, you will need a few things. A web browser. I prefer Chrome and have an episode all about it here.
Secondly, you will need a google account. There is an episode about Google Accounts here.

Once you are logged in to your google account, to subscribe to a Youtube channel, just go to any video on the channel and press the red button that says “subscribe”.

The next step is the little Bell icon beside the subscribe button. If you click that, you will get a notification every time the channel uploads a new video. In my case, that will likely be 1 to 2 times per week, which shouldn’t be too much of an inconvenience. Some channels may upload daily so be aware of who you are getting notifications for.

It’s also worth noting that there is an option to like or dislike individual videos on youtube, using the thumbs up and thumbs down under each video. This gives the creator some feedback on what you think of individual videos. For new YouTubers, it is a great source of encouragement, as is subscribing. Knowing that people want to see your content and be notified when content comes out is extremely heartwarming.

Also heartwarming is some real feedback from viewers via the comments. I would love to have some comments or questions to read. Be sure I will read every single one of them, and respond to as many as possible. To leave a comment, simply scroll down the page a bit to the area that says: Comments and there will be a line that says “Add a public Comment”. Click there and start typing. When you have finished, click the “Comment” button to the right and you are done.

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