Since Susan Take control of youtube in 2014, being a content creator became more and more hard, with the copyright, the censor, and now the new guidelines, so, this girl on internet search for a better place, and the place is Vlare.
so, why am i saying this?, well, i start with the features of the site, i mean, things like the groups or the newest videos make me feel like part of the comunity, see the "videos being watched" category and...what a surprise, MY VIDEOS are there. Honestly, i can say without a doubt that Vlare is not another youtube, is even better.
i will upload more videos, but for now, i want to say thank you to the staff and the community.
Disclaimer: I'm writing this with the intention of sharing Ideas and looking to improve the site, and this is in no way intended to be used negatively against the staff or users of this site. This is intended to be constructive criticism, but it is still my SUBJECTIVE (personal) opinion. I do my best to be objective, but keep in mind personal preference may play a role in my comments.
With that out of the way, let's start.
So I've been on here for only a little while, I'd still consider myself relatively new. I'm going to break down a few different categories I'm basing this review on, as well as a further explanation of why I give it the score that I do. I will be giving each category a score out of ten.
Categories include: user interface specifically speaking uploading, blogs, comments, analytics, Community, Groups, Staff, and wrapping it up with my subjective user experience.
Uploading Videos: 8 / 10
The uploading page has a simple and easy to use interface. It's honestly really impressive regarding the size of the site.
The only major issues I've had are glitches where it won't save or convert, however with the hard work of the staff (Primarily Mel) Most issues have been minimized or solves, and I assume it will continue to do so.
Blogging: 6.5 / 10
While writing a blog is simple and easy, the interface of the blog section overall has a bit to be desired.
I personally would like to be able to like and reply to comments left beneath my blog posts, and possibly have an easier time pasting photos into the blog section. Also, I'd like to see more categories, for example: Art, collabs, introductions, updates, self-promo (mostly to give spammers a place to post)
Commenting: Videos - 9 / 10, Blogs - 5 / 10
The ability to pin, like, and reply to comments on videos is great. Personally, I really enjoy it, a feature I'd like to see is to organize it by most popular or by most recent. The blog comment score is explained in the review above under blogs.
Analytics: 6.5 / 10
While the analytics do serve their basic purpose well, I wish there was an easier way to compare month to month, video to video, and be able to scroll through the analytics timeline. The analytics is a great and impressive start and can be improved.
Community: 7.5 / 10
I'd like to clarify I'm relating specifically to the experience and ease to communicate with other creators, followers, etc. I'd like to see more functional chat rooms, possibly on the user's page itself so a creator can chat with their fans. The discord is nice, but for me, I'd prefer to use the site primarily for communicating. Commenting and messaging is fine how it is, but a more community-based chat room is personally desired.
Groups: 5 / 10
I've tried to use the group's tab, but have found the UI to be a bit tedious and confusing to use. When clicking on the groups, I'd like to see it open to a page showing the groups I'm apart of with perhaps icons indicating new posts, chats, videos, etc. Then having the exploration pages be selectable as is. Basically creating a more structured home page.
Staff: 8.5 / 10
I have had a great experience speaking with the different staff and developers of this site. The mods are generally reliable, but as far as the Devs, I've only spoken to Mel, who is amazing btw. I'd like to see perhaps an update home page from the developers keeping us up to date on things they're working on, what we may see going forward, perhaps some milestones the site has passed, and to have an opportunity to better understand the main staff's responsibilities.
Personal User Experience: 9 / 10
I've had a great time here on Vlare. Between the staff, the other creators, the interaction and experience has been great and I look forward to seeing the site develop and grow, I have high hopes for this place.
This concludes my review of Vlare
I hope this post is helpful and constructive. I'd like to know what you guys think and what your experience has been like. Thanks for reading, see you guys soon ~
So I've really been thinking, after last year's lacklustre, cringy and pathetic YouTube Rewind, has YouTube truly learnt their lesson?
I've really been thinking about it and I've kinda been absolutely intrigued about it, especially with the fact that Susan Wojcicki herself said her kids told her that the video was cringy. After the astronomical amount of dislikes the video got, is YouTube going to disable ratings on this one? Are they going to make creators the main focus of this video? Are they going to do the same thing again and wonder, "WhY aRe wE gEtTiNg dIsLiKeS?!1"
I really wanna hear what you all have to say, I may include some responses in my Reaction to YouTube Rewind 2019 video that I'm planning on making.
Finally making the BIG switch to Vlare, and I'm slowly but surely uploading the best content from my old YouTube page to Vlare. It will take a while because of the upload limit, but eventually we'll be up and running.
I'm especially excited because I finally have a solid idea and framework for content going forward. This is pulled from what you guys like about my content, and my own desires of what to create. It is incredibly exciting and I can't wait to get started once the archive is complete.
Looking forward to revealing more details in future...
Hay i'm 0rinj! (totally not DARK_PENGUIN 7) Anyways, I will soon upload after January, which will be about education, mostly history or language, I will be for General Audiences. I think my first will be about flags.
GA GA GA
MY CONTENT WILL BE FOR GA (general audiences) PLEASE DON'T TAKE ME DOWN!!!! :(