I was hanging out with friends this past weekend and one of them asked if I'm still racing Hot Wheels. I told them I still had the site but really scaled back on the racing on my home track. When asked why, I explained how much I do not enjoy the video/production side of what the hobby seemingly requires...I didn't like "the journey" and the destination didn't pay big enough rewards to justify the time otherwise.
But then my friend was like, "dude, just put up a TikTok for 30 seconds, that's all you need." And that got me thinking. Now, I don't have TikTok or even pay attention to it but when I talked to my kid about it, she mentioned YouTube Shorts and how that's almost all she watches now. So that got me thinking...
If the expectation of people watching is that videos will be super short and bare minimum type of production, then maybe that's what I need to explore...? I think that type of process will fit into the time I have available and maybe not be such a downer to deal with when doing races.
I did some looking around and have found that lots of you are using YT Shorts for races and car shows and the likes...so how is it working for you?
I'm more interested in the "using it" side of things rather than whether or not you're getting views and subscribers...but hearing some stories about whether or not you're getting returns is certainly worth it. It seems like the Shorts format fits my need to minimize production overhead while still serving the need to show that racing happened and the results reported are legit.