Just recently, I was thinking to myself again about making content on Youtube again. Truth is, I used to make content on Youtube, however, I deleted my Youtube Channel in fear of the recent drama and such that always stir up on that platform. I was not that big, however, I reflect back on the days when I first made my content around Pokemon Go (which was around 2 years ago). Those times were so much fun that I enjoyed creating content that paints a picture of my personality! The reason that I find it fun to make content on Youtube is because of watching other Youtubers making their content based on the things they enjoy doing.
How I came to thinking about making content was when I was on the treadmill again, watching Youtube videos as I was making my miles. When I watched Youtubers like Unbox Therapy, Kevin Kenson, and even the Poketubers (competitive and casual), it somehow shocked my brain into creativity mode. I was thinking "Man! I would like to make content based on the video games I enjoy!" In a sense, I was aiming to become a Youtuber like Markiplier, who makes content around the video games he plays. That gave a spark in me to make videos on the things that I enjoy in life. Possibly, I should probably start now since I have a bunch of free games from the Epic launcher to play and give playthroughs of!
At the same time, however, there is also that side of Youtube where things get dramatic and dark. Youtube was not the same as it was back then (like Smosh, Egoraptor, Old Markiplier, Tobuscus, etc.). Things have definitely changed as a person who has used Youtube as a form of entertainment. I have seen people complain that Youtube isn't even "You" tube anymore and instead it's about the T.V. shows and stuff that have made their Youtube Channels on that platform. The Algorithm on Youtube has made it even harder for creators to even make themselves recognized and earn revenue. In addition, what's with people trying to make drama on this platform? Do I really need to have my day ruined because of someone who is said to be a bad person? Are people so dark as to make really f** ked-up (excuse my language) content to gain revenue? And people are so hypersensitive about everything! So annoying! This platform is almost becoming like the news and I kind of hate it.
So right now, I'm really conflicted as to making content on Youtube again. If I do decide to go with making content, then I have to stop thinking about money and views and just go with my creativity. I don't want to exploit my creativity for revenue. In addition, I need to even keep in mind my fame (if I were to get famous on Youtube). If I were to become super famous, then I need to be extra careful on what I do and say as I would have lots of people rooting for me to make content.
However, I'm curious as to what you guys think about YouTube. Do let me know your thoughts!
~ Asian Nut
For me, I am able to use YouTube without having to see any drama. This is because I use an extension called DF YouTube that removes all the videos in your homepage and recommended. What I see is what I want to see; I am not controlled by the algorithm. (I also don't use Twitter where most drama originates.) As for avoiding drama when being a content creator, I honestly feel like that is a very hard thing to do. It seems there will always be people that get offended by what you do. I think, though, if you are an honest and deep-inside, good person, you should be able to maturely deal with and learn from drama.
@Quarter Thanks for your comment Quarter! I think I should use that extension so that I can rid myself of drama. If there is really no way of avoiding drama, then I guess it gives me the opportunity to work on becoming a mature, honest person. I wouldn't say that I am the nicest person, however, I do have a heart and a mind that thinks. I think I'll work on it alongside making videos with my cousin! Thanks, Quarter!
I've also been thinking about making YouTube content, and I'm hesitant for similar reasons. I used to make home videos and skits when I was a kid and it was a lot of fun. I did actually make a YouTube channel about a year and a half ago because I thought it would be fun to start making videos again and also to share them with others. But I only uploaded two videos.
I'm nervous about two things. First, I don't think I'm good enough to be famous, but what if I do somehow end up getting a lot of attention? I'm scared of the drama that seems to come with it, especially now with cancel culture. Second, I'm also worried about if it could affect my career in the future. For instance, my sisters and I are in college. What if we upload a video of us doing a funny skit and it gets attention? Would it mean we won't be taken seriously when looking for jobs?
Personally, I think I am going to try my YouTube channel again, because making videos was fun. I don't think I'll do skits like I used to, for the reasons I listed above. But I'll probably still trying gaming videos or vlogs. It's a hobby that I enjoy, and that's the part that I'm going to focus on. If you try making a YouTube channel again, I think you should have fun being creative. Try not to think about the logistics and the drama, just focus on doing what you enjoy.
@Seeker Hey Seeker! Thanks for your comment! Personally, I think it's a good time to start since the pandemic has caused us to stay in our homes. For me, I wanted to start creating awesome YouTube videos due to extreme boredom at home and just feeling creative.
And I agree with focusing on doing what I love to do instead of just caring for views. To tell the truth, I had a YouTube Channel before, however, all of the drama and the views kind of overwhelmed me to the point where I would just stop caring about making content. So, I simply deleted my channel out of frustration and for no good reason at all. I guess thanks to the pandemic that I got the courage to make YouTube videos again. I'll keep in mind what you said about focusing on the things you love and enjoy!
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