YouTube is a site that creates nothing.
All the creators did (before Google bought the site) was put up a way for people to create content and share it with the world.
I mean its not like a news site where people create meaningful content at the employ of the almighty Goog… it’s just a way to put lame videos that SHOULD have been sent to the funniest home video show of your choosing!
And therein lies the crux.
Millions of people have made YouTube what it is today by creating all the content FOR Google (then they make millions from advertising, which is a whole other rant).
This culture, and the culture of our kids growing up is shifting from ‘consumers’ to ‘contributors’.
I watched Macgyver diffuse bombs using a matchbox and three hairpins growing up, I never really considered it possible to make my own episode… even if I wanted to, film was expensive and forget about editing it!
Today’s culture honours the contributors, the creators, those brave enough to put something out there and they disregard the leechers, the whiners, the critics who have never created anything.
You want to have an opinion that is valued, a voice that commands respect…
Networking claritin on sale is not so much just about meeting other like minded people, it’s about the bringing value.
The little community of Children’s Ministry bloggers that has grown and developed in the last four years is full of people that CREATE content.
Are you serious about connecting?
Do you really want to build relationships that sharpen you?
Do you want the generation rising to listen to anything you have to say?
Then WRITE something, FILM something, RECORD something… and put it out there for every person in the known universe to read!
(btw: There are at least 900,000 blog posts every day online.)
Please, for your sake: Move from consumer to contributor!