Why Do Youtubers Have It Rough?

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Did you ever think “I think I’m gonna start up my YouTube channel” before? Well I’d love to say it’s easy peasy, but reality smacks you when you’re not looking, so I’m gonna say some things to make sure you don’t go in blind. Unless you have the willpower, stop reading right now, find a job, return to work, or do your school work; it’s all much more feasible then this ideal.

“Why are you being oh so harsh about being a Youtuber?” you might be wondering. Well, for starters, I want to be one. I’ve had the ideal ever since I thought about doing videos everyday. Whether it be Let’s Plays, Vlogs (even though they are not as popular anymore), videos for fun, and recently videos promoting other projects I want to get going. I want to get into it, but it’s precisely why I don’t get into it… right away I mean.

A Dream is Just That, Until You Act

As everyone is aware of I’m sure, you can’t daydream your perfect world into reality, you have to take steps in order to make it come to fruition. With being a Youtuber, in the old days it took just uploading regularly, getting views and making good, enjoyable content… it’s still a necessary thing to do, but it will take WAY TOO long to make a living like that. Now, having a product or service to build off of changes that. This Blog has all the steps you’d need to take to make a good YouTube channel. If you don’t have a product or service, the goal becomes far harder to achieve. Without initial drive to watch your videos, without fans either, or without using key words in your titles, you’ll earn maybe one or two subs… over a year’s time.

So, now that you understand why it’s hard to start up a channel, let’s move on to why it’s even hard to maintain a channel as well.

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Social Media With YouTube

As with any social media outlet, content creators have to watch what they say or do at ALL times. One slip up in most cases can be covered with video editing before you post videos, that’s the same with most social media networks, but YouTube live streams change that comfort. Unfortunately, live streams are popular among fans, I understand sort of, maybe you do too, even if you don’t it’s an easy fact to see. Live streams are a great way to interact with fans right away, but at the large cost of making you an easy target for watchful viewers. If you say one sexist or racist thing, it’ll blow up in your face if people can make it happen (reason I say “if”, is that I’ve seen plenty of Youtubers say offensive things then immediately apologize, usually being forgiven afterwards).

Are the fans safe on YouTube? You’d think so. Even if they have worked on the issue since the last update, it doesn’t excuse the fact that people were being banned just by using emoticons as instructed on a live stream! The creator, Markiplier, had to explain to the fans and get after YouTube after the incident. This impacted him though, losing a ton of subscribers, who even were paying every month to his channel as well. If he had 23 million less subscribers, he’d have hell to pay for his channel.

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How’d That Happen?!

It’s something that people who make sites put in place, so the overwhelming number of people who use their site don’t use it to advertise unwelcoming information. Algorithms. Algorithms are used in many ways, for social media, it follows coding that determines whether or not a post contains “bad” content. Of course, it’s not without it’s flaws. Given texting is often short formed (text = txt), this adds more variability, making it even more complex for a program to notice anything wrong. Also, it won’t be aware of what’s going on with the page. So, to answer how that Markiplier incident occurred, it was all due to a function to ban people who spam (send a lot of posts/comments consistently in a short span of time). Was it the correct choice of programming? Personally, I think not. People who spam are annoying and can make life hard for social media users. But to ban their Google account without warning? That’s too harsh in my opinion.

Another issue with YouTube content is, there’s TOO much of it. If you post something, people might lose interest in finding it because of the many trolls or pranksters that post videos as well. This issue I found written in fuller detail on this blog.

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All In All

There’s many benefits to using YouTube, but the start up is the hardest process. Once a Youtuber gets a million or so subs, they can start to relax… a little. If however you use it to advertise, you already have a job, and/or you do it as a hobby, then go for it. If there’s one takeaway though; don’t rush into it and be prepared for a hard battle to get the views.

Is there any Youtuber you support? Let me know down below why or why not you support them! I personally enjoy Markiplier’s content and love how he does charity as well as bring entertainment to the world. Thanks for reading!

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Different World (Isekai) Series: Why The Interest?

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If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s a sub genre that you have probably seen or read, but never really thought about at the time. Different world genre is just that; about a different world to our own. Oh! So, like Star Wars then, right? Though it does literally state being in another galaxy far, far away, that’s still technically incorrect to the genre. It’s about someone from our world, being brought to another world (or it being brought to us). “Why does that make a difference?” Well, I’ll be happy to go through the reason as to why.

When you see a fantasy show or read a sci-fi, maybe you picture yourself living in such a world, or you and your peers. Is it because you’d like to live in that world? Just curious what’d happen? Or if it’d be fun in the first place? Well the Japanese term for the genre is called Isekai (meaning “different world”) and those previous questions are answered by such a genre.

People watch or read from various outlets for different reasons. I watch shows or videos to set aside reality for a short while myself. It’s nice to get away from the world sometimes in my opinion, because it’s either too boring, too harsh, or too frustrating. So, if a show or book talks about literally someone getting away from the world as they know it, to a completely new one, it catches interest, right?

What Is The Appeal Exactly?

Unlike a regular fantasy or sci-fi show or book, it has someone in it we can relate to. We can more easily engage ourselves with the situation when we think “if I was in that situation, I’d have…” and that’s the appeal I’ve always had. Unfortunately, no one has any statistics recorded as to why they like the shows or books, not in general at least (to go through all of this, would be a nightmarish task). The only source I could pinpoint anything general on, was the anime industry (which I am a fan of).

For most people, the Isekai plot is disliked for the most part, but only because there is such a surging amount of them. Why is there a lot of them being made though? It isn’t just on a whim animation studios put all that effort in stories just to have them scraped under the rug. It’s true that many of the genre aren’t going to have a second season, but they still each got a good amount of viewing. Why is that? The show itself may be good, but I think the only outstanding feature among all the different series is the ability to put yourself easily in the main character’s shoes.

Image Source A good recent addition to the Isekai genre

Okay, Maybe You’re Interested… But…

If you want to watch or read something with Isekai in it, either to just give it a try, or because you know you like what you’re reading, then I can give my opinion on where to start.

If you like animation, anime is perfect to watch. Maybe you’ve been turned off from something you saw or you don’t want to read subtitles all the time. Like anything, there’s lots of good and bad. People also have their tastes to consider as well, maybe a show has all the things you like, but is poorly animated and paced for example. Also, the option dubbed is available for most good anime, it comes out after subbed does (for obvious reasons), but if you’re just starting, you got a lot to watch. Here is a few anime to try, they each have their own charm to them:

If you enjoy live action, there are many films out there to look at, but not all of them are good per say. Probably the best films to look at for an initial look at the genre are both of these:

  • The One – protagonist goes to multiple worlds
  • The Mist – characters get visited by another world

As far as books are concerned, I can’t recommend any, but there is a list to go though here (the link also provides a timeline for parallel world novels/films/shows/anime/manga/comics).

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Why I Wrote All This

There is plenty to watch and get into, personally I’ve enjoyed the anime series quite a lot, so that was the initial driving force behind writing this blog, but when I found little to no blogs on the subject, it encouraged me more to write something up. Having nothing to work with made it difficult, but worth it. Hope I peaked some of your interests, let me know if you have any opinions on the genre. Have you seen or are you going to look at what I suggested? Also let me know that! Hope you have a wonderful day/evening!

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5 Ways To Make Your Blog More Noticeable Now!

When posting something online, the number one reason why is to have it noticed by as many people as possible. If you don’t want it to be noticed, then… why would you be posting it? If it doesn’t get viewed, nothing else will become of it, so if it wasn’t your initial goal, you should fix that. Now that that’s all fine and good, you might be asking “how do I make a post visible to the majority of people?” Well that’s something that doesn’t have many concrete solutions, but let’s see what we can point out.

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Make It More Attractive And Interesting!

Diamonds in the rough are everywhere, with just a bit of polish, they could shine. Diamonds? Where?! I don’t mean the gem but that kind of thought could cross anyone’s mind when reading a dull blog. People make their initial assessment of anything a lasting one. If something doesn’t look good, whatever it says or does ends up losing it’s value or is even ignored. Shallow, I know right? But that’s just the way it is.

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There are many blogs that discuss how to make a great blog, making it attractive and interesting I think are the major points to cover. Some of the main things these blogs mention are:

  1. Clean Up, Clean Up, Everybody Clean Up! – I personally find this one important and hard to do. Going back to clean up your blog and find repetition is difficult. This Blog and This Blog Too put it as it’s first point as well, though it wasn’t the only blog to mention it.
  2. Grow Your Blog – Email Opt-In Forms Placements are talked about being used as well as Social Media buttons. This Blog puts it as the number one priority, which I think is understandable. In order to have a successful blog, you need to have a following. By having these options, you can be more interactive with your audience, and who doesn’t appreciate that?
  3. Pretty It Up! – An attractive blog can’t be attractive without the care in it’s design. What I mean is, a blog with just words, the usual font, and no personality is a bad idea. This Blog puts this as it’s number one point, no doubt as to why, because who wants to read a bland looking blog? Not me at least. Image wise, This Blog focuses on it and other blogs talk about it some too. This Blog helps you find royalty free pics as well to help you stay safe from any issues.
  4. No Ads Please?! – Of course, you might need to have some, but almost every blog mentions to have little to (preferably) no advertisements. Personally, I find ads only annoying if they are in your face. Having them to the sides or at the end of the blog would probably be the best course of action. Everyone does have their preference though, be prepared to not please everyone.
  5. You Need More Focus! – I for one find myself having to backspace so often, because I end up going on tangents that no one wants to hear. It’s easy to lose sight on what exactly your talking about when writing if you have a mind that puts your thoughts into your typing as you type (unconsciously). This Blog puts this as it’s first two points, though each is a bit more specific. This Blog puts it as it’s first point as well, making this a good thing to remember to do.

There are a few more points, but these 5 are the ones I chose as the most needed.

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Did This Help You?

I hope I was able to help you out. This is my first blog as well so I thought it’d be a good idea to research what I needed to do for my first and future blogs. Do you disagree with my choices? Let me know in the comments below! Hope you have a wonderful day/night!

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