So many forget what vlogs like La Vaga or Delos or others does to produce a 15-20 minute video. It has been mentioned here that 30 seconds of video takes 1 hour of editing. That corresponds to roughly 30-40 hours of editing each week. Plus filming.
Well, not exactly. SV Delos is actually almost a year behind. They are showing videos of their second trip to Madagascar
that happened close to a year ago. They have been hanging out in South Africa
and flying in and out to visit family and additional sponsors.
Understandable that most video folks are a few weeks behind because of the effort needed to edit video, but Delos took a pretty hefty break and still got paid by spacing out their videos. I wish they would have shown more boat maintenance
that was done while in South Africa
, but that's not what viewers are generally looking for. So I watch "Life is Like Sailing" and "Sail Life" to get my fix of boat maintenance and restoration
And I feel for "Keep Turning Left" where a professional camera
man has made some wonderful National Geographic like videos of his trip around the UK but because its cold and his lovely wife stays in jeans, he is struggling to continue. Instead we get "Sailing Doodles" where a likeable guy is pretty much pan-handling online and having a good old time in the Caribbean
. He's even looking at upgrading his boat. No doubt so he can place more babes onboard to increase viewership. Which is what it takes to increase hits.
Look at the view count from Delos where the intro image shows an elephant compared to the number of views when the girls are cupping themselves to stay covered up. The difference is in tens of thousands of views. I won't bash them too bad because they are still my favorite overall. The combination of all of the above keeps my interest and the guy himself is pretty humble and intelligent.
Sorry for the rant on sailing videos. I complain and watch them at the same time. Its now part of my daily routine. But as many have mentioned, you would have better luck making money by trying out for a major sports team. Or standing on the corner with a tin cup in your hand...