BTS: Impressions on LinkedIn video

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Here’s some “behind the scenes” of content creation.

Yesterday, I was surprised that one of my LinkedIn videos suddenly hit over 17,000 impressions.

The reasons behind the unexpected spike are a mystery. LinkedIn analytics provided little insight into why this video took off.

Have others seen similar jumps in impressions or engagement on their content?

What do you think drives such sudden surges in content visibility?

Download YouTube’s Automatic Captions for Your Videos

YouTube automatically creates captions for your videos, which is great for accessibility.

Did you know you can also download these captions?

This can be helpful if you want to repurpose your video content into other formats, like blog posts or social media updates.

YouTube provides three file formats for captions: .srt, .vtt, and .sbv. Let’s explore how to download them.

Downloading YouTube’s Automatic Captions:

1. Access Subtitles: Edit the video you want to download captions in YouTube Studio. Look at the menu on the left side and click “Subtitles”.

2. Download Options: You’ll see the automatically generated captions for your video. Click on the three dots next to the language of the captions you want to download. This will open a menu with different options.

3. Choose Your Format: In the menu, click “Download”. You’ll then see three options: .srt, .vtt, and .sbv. Choose the format, and the captions will download.

That’s all it takes! Now, you have a text version of your video’s audio ready for other purposes.

Course Development Momentum

I spent the whole week recording the new Webform course for WebWash. I was hoping to record during the day but couldn’t because there was too much background noise.

Protip: when buying mics make sure you understand the difference between condenser and dynamic mics.

So I recorded during the night and edited and prepared videos during the day.

Preparation plays an important part when you record screencasts. By the end of the week, I had significant momentum. Prepare by day; record by night.

Creating a New Course on Webform in Drupal 8

I spent half the week finishing a contract and the last two days outlining a new course on Webform for WebWash.

In the past, I’ve been terrible at sticking to deadlines while producing courses. So I gave myself two days to outline the course and made sure I was prepared to start recording it ASAP.

Producing Course

My goal was to start recording the following week instead I decided to start recording the videos on Friday. One thing I’ve learned is that if you give yourself 2 or 5 days to complete a task then it’ll take that long. So give yourself a tight deadline that you’re not comfortable with and sprint to get it finished.