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Upload Schedule?
Topic Started: Mar 24 2017, 02:22 PM (1,045 Views)
ThisAdamGuy

I know the really popular Let's Play channels upload a video every single day, sometimes multiple videos a day, but I don't have the time to record that much footage with work and my writing. Right now I'm thinking of updates every Monday and Thursday. What do you think is a good upload schedule?
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DoctorMadcow
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At least one video a week - I think you should be good with two. The important thing is to try and keep it consistent. People love patterns and repetition. Monday and Thursday sounds good to me. No one will riot if you miss a day or upload a day late, though.
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ThisAdamGuy

Cool. What do you think about only having one series going vs two? I know some people would like the variety, but if I've got two series going and only two videos per week, they'll only get one episode of each game per week. I'm considering doing a second series with Rogue Legacy.
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DoctorMadcow
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I'm all about multiple ongoing series. It's nice to have variety as a viewer, and will keep your sanity as an LPer. One episode each per week sounds pretty reasonable to me, as long as they're a good length (20-30 mins).
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Ducknuck84
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i've done a two vid a week schedule for a while and found that it works well, use to do 3 a week but just dont have the time at the moment. anyway the alternating days is also a good idea as like DoctorMadcow said it lets the viewer have variety and the 2nd might attract viewers who aren't interested in the first. One thing to note though is that if the game you are playing is super long people might look else where if they catch up on past videos.
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Random431
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We make 3 videos a week. We run 2 different Let's Play on Monday and Friday and then do "Whatever Wednesdays", which is those game we just wanna try or games with no storyline that will not become a series and will only be 1 video.
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Raxby
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My base upload schedule is relatively simple. One video every day. I'll upload special one-offs in addition to the regular LP episode, so sometimes there will be a double upload. I run about 2-3 series at a time, so that means each series sees a new video once every 3 days at least.
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FEZeldalord12345
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Unfortunately due to college, along with the amount of work that goes into my videos, I'm unable to keep a schedule. My videos usually take quite a few hours to make, and in addition to the amount of work I have with college, I can't work on videos on a regular basis. In addition, I now have a part-time job, which makes it impossible for me to even make videos now.
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Warr
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I upload everyday at 7:30PM GMT. That's how I have it schedulled most days.

Altough right now I'm feeling like uploading 2 a day because I feel like I've been dragging my 2 current LPs for two long.
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The Fabulous Crusty
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Whatever works for you should work for the channel as far as consistency goes. It's important to communicate with people though, so let them know when to expect new videos.

I do however believe that the longer the wait between videos the higher the quality should be. We're all doing let's plays, so why should anyone hang around and remember you unless you're uploading every day and thus are in their minds on a regular basis? There are plenty of channels that upload once a month and continue to get the views, and they get that because the quality is so high and it feels as though it's worth the wait.
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