On 12/09/2017 I passed the 600 video mark on YouTube. I also recently broke the 25,000 views mark, and earlier this year I hit the 250 subscriber target as well. Not too shabby (jerkin). With 25,000 views of 600 videos, that’s an average of 41 views per video.
I started creating content for YouTube in 2011, so I’m averaging creating 100 videos a year (that’s 2 videos a week!), with an average growth of subscribers at 42 new subscribers a year. I certainly didn’t expect to get more than just family and friends as subscribers, and I certainly didn’t imagine that I’d still be doing it 6 years later.
I’ve been privileged enough to have made friends with some awesome content creators and subscribers over those 6 years. It all started with one content creator, Vaygrim, who for reasons best known to himself, reached out to me to ask if I wanted to be a part of a Minecraft Mod Spotlight video for a Mod called Minestones with another content creator called TheDarkPreacher. The three of us then went on to create The League Of Ordinary Gamers, a group of amazing people, that I’m incredibly proud to still be a part of. Another group of which I’m proud to be a part of is The Bromigos. Founded by myself and my good friend Dawgeth, the group has been through its ups and downs, and members have come and gone, but Craig, Dave, Mango, Effect and now Ferg remain some of the most amazing friends I’ve ever had. I’ve had the honour of producing content with some amazing creators, such as RedCharpie, and encountered some amazing, hard working individuals, such as Button_Pusher_ and Shep, and been a part of groups I never would have thought I could ever be a part of.
It’s been a roller-coaster ride, this content creator thing. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve laughed till I cried. I’ve quit, and come back, cursed and wondered what the point is, but above all this – when all is said and done, I’ve had a bloody good time, and met some of the most amazing people on the internet.
I’m not sure what the future holds. Will I break the 300 subscriber mark? The 30,000 views mark? The 1,000 videos mark? Will I still be creating content in another 6 years time? Those are questions I don’t have definitive answers for, but I HOPE the answer is yes to each of them. Regardless, the friendships I have made on this crazy journey are more valued than any other part of my YouTube “career”, and for that I am, and will remain eternally grateful.
Thanks for being a part of it.