I just posted my first video on YouTube... Why would I do such a thing?
I bought a nice camera 3 years ago because I wanted to make videos for my psychotherapy clients. I wanted to have a library of content available for them to review between our sessions. For a number of reasons I decided it might be better to have an audio library and ultimately I did neither.
For the last year I've been doing PsychTech which I record with my co-host every week in a very strange way because we don't see each other. In fact, due to seeing each other in person only twice and my self-diagnosed mild face-blindness I think the chances are very good that I might see her on the street and not realize it was her. I've been thinking about how different our conversations would be if we were in the same room or at the very least could see each other.
Then I kept thinking about the feeling of talking to someone and how jarring it is when you're watching a video and someone looks away from the camera. That's what finally pushed me to think about starting a YouTube channel again: Talking with people. Even if the conversations don't happen in real time.
It feels good to finally have a channel. It is another outlet for sharing information. It is a creative outlet. It is a way to challenge myself in new ways. I also love having the option to present a story or lesson in multiple formats and for different audiences.
So my YouTube channel is very much for me but in many ways it is still a version of the original plan to have a collection of resources I could point people to. It will be less clinical than what I planned years ago but hopefully it will be just as helpful when enough content is up.
Here is my first video: