If you make your own videos please dont take this personally as this is a general complaint about videos in general and not about people here. I watch videos for information on how to or to better make a decision for a purchase, and some for fun of course. I know not everyone is good in front of the camera, I certainly wouldn't be. When I do choose a video about something specific , lets use knives for instance, I want facts about the blade, how wide your hand is and a size comparison, maybe a size comparison to another common knife. I dont care about the other knife or how much you like it or how many you have, etc. I dont want to know about your car or where you went over the weekend or where you work or whatever other attention deficit whim you flow off on for ten minutes before getting back to the subject at hand. If it directly relates to the item or subject then fine. I dont mind if you show the specs or facts on a piece of paper. Sometimes it seems as though even well seasoned people fall far from getting to it and telling you about the subject, sometimes it comes way after the focus of the video even. It would be great if they would write out everything they plan to cover and practice it a time or few first. Making cuts is fine but when you've cut five times in the first few minutes just start over. Write down your fact sheet and the points you want to touch on. Read "public speaking" books and they will tell you how to stay on topic. If you think people dont lose interest, how often have you sat in a meeting and the person speaking drags on and you start thinking about lunch, or the weekend, or anything and suddenly you realize you were daydreaming. The speaker lost you because it wasn't something you cared about and then they drug on. Music. Surely everyone watches a how to or review to hear your favorite song or some elevator music. Lol Often its so loud I cant even hear you or concentrate on whats being said. I can turn on the radio or CD player for any theme I need to go along with the video. Time. Why does a video with three main points and some specs take forty five minutes to explain? If I'm watching a video in most cases it should be about ten minutes long, fifteen is getting long and five minutes would be great. If you want to play with it or do some more comparisons or whatever, do a number 2 video like Hickok45 does. Yankeemarshall I'm talking to you and so many others. Make your intros short and sweet. I know it took you like three hours to design that cool lettering and insert stars and twist the text and put in clips, but.....I dont care. Don't ask me to subscribe or share. If its good enough or you even remotely do many of the things I suggested above, I will subscribe and share, it won't even be a question. Like I said, I'm no pro, I dont even make videos and yes I know it's not easy, I hated public speaking (I can and do but hate it) and dont even like hearing my own voice. But I know what I like to watch and watch more of.