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YouTube comments ...

Posted by Dave Bull on August 17, 2018 [Permalink]

When I first considered putting things up on YouTube a number of years ago, I was 'warned' by friends ... "Dave, don't go there ... there's no benefit for you on YouTube, and anyway, if you do try it, make sure you shut off comments! YouTube comments are a cesspool!" and etc. etc.

I went ahead anyway, with a few short experiments, and then when Jed and I began our first Kickstarter campaign for the Ukiyo-e Heroes, putting video onto YouTube became an important way for us to reach people.

But what happened in the comment threads?

Simply put, my experience with YouTube comments has been incredibly positive. Each video has a 'Like/Dislike' button choice for the viewer to click, and mine are running at: 92,416 likes and 1,155 dislikes ... Can't please everybody!

As for the comments that have been left, these have been overwhelmingly positive - embarrassingly positive! And sometimes, they just seem over the top ...

Here are a few ... just from yesterday's batch!

  • Wow! This has been one of the most incredible videos I have seen here in you tube. What an incredible story you have shared with us. I am speechless.
  • As soon as you said you were going to do another story-ramble video, I actually started pumping my fist in celebration.
  • You rock! I just found your channel 3 days ago and I can not stop watching!!!!!
  • How the hell did I get here, and why don't I want to leave?
  • This might be the finest youtube channel of them all. Such excellence.
  • David Bull you crazy devil, you inspire me to get into the Japanese style wood block carving.
  • Where have you been all my life?!?!?
  • You sir, are an absolute gem of humanity. Thank you for sharing your story.
  • Absolutely great story! Thanks a lot David, I hope that it makes you happy to see how many people are influenced by your work.
  • Wow. Just masterful storytelling. Beautiful.

Some cesspool! :-)




Added by: Jacques on August 17, 2018, 4:10 pm

I'm not at all surprised by the great comments on you latest video! :-)

Added by: Lucas on August 21, 2018, 11:38 pm

I'm certain there are many more of those comments to come in the future!


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