How to Use YouTube for wikiHow Article Ideas

There are a lot of videos on Youtube and quite a few of them are tutorial based. If you find your 'article factory' growing dry, try browsing Youtube for some ideas.

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    Go to Youtube.com. If you have an account, log in. You never know, you might find someone you want to sign up with to get their new videos.
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    Think about topics that you like. Relationships, software, photography, etc.
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    Do a search for that subject.
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    Watch a few of the videos. Find one that you think explains its intent very well. You don't want to leave your reader guessing because they can't figure out the article or the video.
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    Watch the video closely (and probably a few times). You want to make sure you 'get' it.
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    In your own words, recreate the video on wikiHow in the step format. Anything else would be a copyright violation.
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    Be sure to add the video that you used in the Embed Video function.
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    If it's a software article, be sure to get some screenshots of your performing the tasks. It will make it that much more clear.

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Categories: YouTube | Writing and Editing