Woah, it took a while, but it’s up!
YouTubing it all!
Putting a video up on YouTube is pretty simple. Except when you decided to link and validate everything.
Verify your account
In order to put up custom thumbnails, you need to validate your YouTube channel through a phone number, so I had Google text me a code. From then on, I was allowed more options, one being the ability to pick upload my own thumbnail, yay! I have yet to discover all those options!
Associate your website with your YouTube account
At the end of the video, YouTube allows you to put links to other videos/playlists/websites/channels. I wanted to put my blog’s link. Surprise, surprise, you need to associate your website in order to do so! I had to download a file, put it on my servers, access it through my browser and click on “validate” in a Google settings page. Good thing Google guided me through the whole process, making everything so much easier!
Connect Google Analytics
Connecting Google Analytics is something else that can be done if you want to be able to use it to check your channel stats via GA. I haven’t dug much into GA yet, but it is something I’d eventually want to do, so I figured I’d do it sooner than later! It was fairly simple, I simply followed a tutorial I found online. I added a web property in Google Analytics, took the Tracking ID and pasted it in my YouTube account’s settings. As easy as that.
And here’s the final video!
Yes, it’s in French. If you do speak English, I highly encourage you to go ahead and add translation subtitles!
A special cool thing that happened today
A few months ago, I Chloé Freslon, a tech journalist in Montréal, and I started following each other. A few weeks ago, I finally got to meet her in an event for Concertation Montréal – Mouvement Montréalais les filles et le code. She knew I had an uncommon path – but really, who has a conventional path in tech anymore? – and asked if she could interview me for her blog, URelles. The article came out today, and I have to say I was touched by it. She made me realize that at age 28, I had actually accomplished quite a lot!
To read Chloé’s article and visit her blog: Et si le mentorat était « LA » solution?
Note to self: I have installed the Yoast SEO plugin on WordPress, and I fee like I need to check it out!