Wednesday, 10 October 2012

YouTube world...

If you haven't already noticed the Video Bar over to the right, it leads to the YouTube channel of me, David Longhorn, editor of Supernatural Tales. I wasn't sure if there was any actual point to uploading purely audio files to YT. My original intention was simply to put mp3 files on this blog, but it turned out to be a process more complex than organising a mission to Mars, or very nearly. Why Blogger makes audio stuff hard to promote I don't know, but there it is. You can upload movies easily, but not audio.

Anyway, the number of hits on my forty-odd videos (i.e. audios with still slideshows of still photos) is approaching the 2,000 mark, which isn't bad for a channel that started in April and caters to a relatively narrow niche. Of all the things I've posted so far, as of this morning, the most popular ones are as follows:

1. 
'The Monkey's Paw' by W.W. Jacobs (from Nightfall)
314 views

2. 
'Casting the Runes' (1947 CBS Radio Drama) 
146

3. 
'Ancient Lights' by Algernon Blackwood (read by me)
98

4. 
'The Hound' read by Roddy McDowall 
96

5. 
'The Outsider' by H.P. Lovecraft (from The Black Mass)
84

6. 
'Ancient Sorceries' by Algernon Blackwood (1948 CBS Radio Drama) 
81

7. 
'Ringing the Changes' by Robert Aickman (from Nightfall)
76

8. 
'The Time Machine' by H.G. Well  (from Escape)
67

9. 
'The Ash-Tree' by M.R. James (from The Black Mass)
62

10. 
'Carmilla' by J. Sheridan Le Fanu (from Nightfall)
58

I suspect 'Carmilla' may be in there in part because the still photos include one of Madeline Smith, or more precisely her cleavage. But who'd have thought that 'The Monkey's Paw' would be the runaway champion, beating even Monty James? I suspect it's in a school Eng Lit textbook somewhere.

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