I’ve spoken on the topic of “indie projects” quite a few times on the blog but I’ve never done it via the vlog and so yesterday I thought I’d capture a few candid thoughts.
A few months back YouTube opened up a new feature on their mobile apps that gave content creators the ability to live stream with one major catch: You had to have at least 10,000 subscribers to do it.
… … … … … What do they say…? Patience… is… a… virtue…? LOL.
This previous month was interesting because there were more than a handful of reports about revenue dropping platform-wide for YouTubers… and it doesn’t appear that I was an exception to that.
YouTube even publicly shared how the “fluctuations” were imminent on their public forum:
I’ve been blogging for a long time and for a while I really cared about stats and I really cared about how many visits and pageviews and comments and social shares that were happening in and around the blog.
And, for a time, it was good… but I quickly became obsessed and overwhelmed with having to not only manage those figures but also to engage with the never-ending struggle to make them grow.
I love these tutorials! Blowing my mind. I think I’ve watched this 5 times (and counting). I just love it when people share what they know for free, to help others level-up.
Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work.
I love that quote so much via Chuck Close. Another one is via Pablo Picasso:
I had forgotten that I had contributed a few things to Chris Brogan’s book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth, which apparently came out in 2014; wow, has it been that long?!
I was reminded of this from a digital friend, Andy, who’s a Church of England vicar, DJ, musician, artist, magician, and entrepreneur… among many other things, who wrote me a great email full of encouragement.
Simply because I’ve been spending time uploading at least one new video to YouTube a day I’ve now had the distinct pleasure of having internet trolls spend time commenting on them.
Strangely, unlike my previous social networks or digital properties my reaction has been distinctly different! Instead of getting upset or annoyed I’m actually pleased.
An honest chat about the things that scare me the most: