Today YouTube has gone down. While this is a very big deal (YouTube is the #2 website after Google which owns YouTube), it’s being down proves two things:
You don’t own YouTube – so you need an email list
You need to control your video distribution
You Don’t Own YouTube – So You Need An Email List
As I have stated here on this site before, you don’t own YouTube. Whenever YouTube goes down, you cannot bring it back up. Which is why you need an email list to communicate with your audience (Shameless plus: Sub to mine www.carlarjenkins.com/mailinglist ).
You Need To Control Your Video Distribution
I get it: YouTube is the number 1 video social media platform AND YouTube makes it easy to distribute your video.
Furthermore, think about creating your own standalone video like the one you are viewing right here on www.carlarjenkins.com. I have shot this using my laptop and I can upload it anywhere and everywhere including YouTube.
I just want to write this article to help you control what you create and where you send it. Oh and if YouTube every comes back up, kindly subscribe to my YouTube channel