BoomerTuber

I am 59 years old, a former lawyer and a current wife, mother and grandmother. I... read more

BoomerTuber

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I am 59 years old, a former lawyer and a current wife, mother and grandmother. I am originally from New York, but lived in Vermont for many years, then many places and sometimes in Florida, where I find it too hot. I consider myself an "old hippie" and like that about me. Due to a series of events in my life, I ended up being a nomad of sorts married to a person who has a mobile job which I did not. So, being a nomad didn't impact his employment but it did mine- I have remained unemployed for 10 years following my husband around and working hard at keeping myself occupied as he proceeded to help save the world. This September, through a NY Times article I stumbled upon Jenna Marbles, the You Tube star. I thought, "wow, older people need an older version of her to help bring them together, stay connected and use social media more to combat isolation that comes with older age." I searched You Tube for people my age and found very little. I decided I'd start a You Tube channel and call it Boomer Tuber. It was slow going to get the videography and editing skills to even get a video on the channel but I am improving. I am also working on using social media to spread news of my channel. The biggest problem I have to overcome is that my intended audience, unlike Jenna Marbles', is not tweeting 120+ times a day, does not walk around with their heads in a iPhone or are accustomed to "liking", commenting or sharing. I am trying to get others my age to make videos or make them with me but I am finding people my age are camera/public shy. Also, when a friend did make a video, she got lots of views for the video she made and put on my channel but none of her views became subscribers and they looked at her video but none of the others on the channel. Also, whenever a person has a comment they do not make it on the channel, but do it privately.