We’ve been slowly building a YouTube video library. Our selection of videos include:
- Product demos, primarily of guitars, amps and effects
- Various weird videos
- Performance videos shot in-store at Fat Tone Guitars
YouTube allows viewers to comment on videos as well as rate the videos from 1 to 5 stars. Overall, this is a fun feature as well as informative. We’ve learned some fun facts from viewers leaving comments. Believe it or not, we’ve also sold some gear as a direct result of our posting a YouTube video.
However, there seems to be a nasty trend emerging in the YouTube world. I’m sure it’s not a new thing, but I’ve noticed that it is becoming much more commonplace. I’m talking about negative comments on the posted videos. And some of the comments are not only negative, but downright rude and mean.
For the videos, we’ve hired a guitar or bass player (as I suck too much to be the talent), hired a videographer, set up some awesome gear, and tried to showcase an entertaining–and in some cases informative–video. Why would a viewer take the time to write rude, demeaning comments? Wouldn’t it be easier to simply not watch the video if it’s not to your liking?
This makes no sense to me. Anyway, here are some examples of our video work: