1 million channel views. 2,000 subscribers. Mission accomplished. Har+new, out.
1 million channel views. 2,000 subscribers. Mission accomplished. Har+new, out.
This was inevitable. It happened a few hours ago. The count, as of writing, is 1,008,677. Just to clarify, this is channel views, not a single video. But speaking of, my highest viewed video is undergoing a second win. This is hella fun watching and why I love the internet at times. It peaked 2 months ago, but guess what, everyone didn’t see it and now a few more thousands are. The internet never closes; it’s always open. That video is responsible for 50% of the aforementioned views being at 480K. Oh, here’s another milestone I forgot to post about: 10K “likes.”
A subscriber milestone is steadily approaching too.
My YouTube channel is 97K away from 6 zeros. I’m projected to hit that by month’s end. My ambitious goal for my birthday and a present to myself is 10K subs. I’m like 8,700 subs behind. It’s ambitious but then again it’s not. I have preached time and time again ALL YOU NEED IS ONE. You only have to be right one time and you set for life. You can and you will fail hundreds and thousands of time but if, and that’s a big if, you don’t give up, you will make it. Notice I just said hundreds and thousands. That’s for those persistent enough to keep going because the average person won’t allow themselves to keep failing that many times without giving up and giving in. They fail 2 times and it’s a wrap. I know what you’re thinking: Why do I have to fail even a 100 times? Can’t I just study what I did wrong and correct them and make it? Yes you can! These are merely examples and I have Thomas Edison in mind. Furthermore, I’m not talking small. I’m popping big shit. This ain’t you want a 9 to 5, a spouse, white picket fence, 3 kids type shit. I’m talking bucking tradition and fighting norms. So you you fail more than usual because most of what we do involves pleasing others. Anyway, I just went off-topic. Let me get back on.
Because of real life things, my momentum on my YT channel has slowed down. It’s the 9th and I only have one video this month. I put out 12 last month. I did somewhere near 300K alone last month. If I were to do away with my ambition and project the likely outcome of where I will be by my birthday then I will have over 2K subs and over a million channel views.
Here is some exciting news that inspired me. One of my peers in the YouTube world just went from 2.5 thousand subs to 13K in less than a week due to his video going viral with 1 million views. That video is only 27 seconds long. Now you see why I feel like me getting to 10K by the end of May is realistic. He also gave me an idea about how I can exploit my poetry on YouTube. I’m going to grow this channel and probably start a second one with different content. One of the main reasons is because this main channel most likely won’t be eligible for monetization based off YT’s partner policy concerning “reused content.” That’s okay! There are other ways of making money on YouTube which I’ve been researching once I realized this.
Let’s talk numbers real fast. My highest viewed post on this blog is Masturbating With Imagination, which is currently at 11,556 views. This post was published September 6, 2011. Put this up against a video I just posted yesterday. It’s at 8,176 as of writing. Just yesterday now! MWI has 8 “likes” (including myself). My video has 385 (not including myself lol). MWI has 13 comments (including my replies). My video has 53 (including my replies; deleted a few comments from others).
Let’s talk about this blog in total. Since I started back in May 2011 to now I only accumulated 117K views, most of which I’m sure are my own. My channel is currently at 735K and I just started it last October. This blog has 1,101 followers. My channel has 1,416.
I say all of that to say this, May 4, 2018, the 7th blogiversary of FY, was initially planned to be me retiring this blog. The number 7 represents completion. I posted 7 times that day. Yet I still paid another year for my domain. I will always write creatively. This is something I’ve did since I was little. However, I think it’s time to go back to pen and paper, and focus all my energy into blowing up on social media. The one thing this blog kept consistent was my writing because without it I wouldn’t have much to show on my paper. My next goal with Youtube is getting to 10K by June 5th. I don’t wanna put all my eggs in one basket; I’m plotting on doing something on Instagram and PornHub.
Today I was inspired by Haha Davis. I stumbled upon his girlfriend’s IG and recall hearing his name mentioned in a video I watched on YouTube one day. I googled him just to read his bio. I wanted to know how he came up. He didn’t have a Wikipedia page but I found his site. He was posting funny Vines and IG skits in 2013. Funny enough to get him almost 5 million followers on IG and a quarter million followers on Twitter (Vine is dead). Then I became curious about his net worth. While I didn’t get an exact figure I did get a range I fully agreed with: 100K to 1 million. I don’t follow him on social media but I love stuff like this. Those rags to riches stories. A person using a FREE platform to exploit their talents. A talent that attracts the masses. A talent that brings in the dollars. Just last week you struggled to pay your rent. Just last week your refrigerator was empty and your stomach was growling. I’ve been hungry since October and I haven’t missed a week without posting at least one video. But now it’s time to step my grind up. I did 12 videos this month. I need to do double that. Wait! How about a video everyday? That’s hustling. I need to put some of my eggs on Instagram and take over there too Incase YouTube screws me. I’m only targeting YT and IG because of the possibility of making money and because they’re high exposure.
The big diffeeence between my blog and channel is my blog is high effort and my channel is low effort. I put thought into my creative pieces. My videos are me working with the simple software and old hardware I got, and not spending time actually making anything.
The ultimate goal: Be the mastermind behind my own Game of Thrones. The mastermind behind my own Avengers.
UPDATE: the video now has 17K+ and nearly 400 likes. It’s barely 2 days.
UPDATE 2: It’s at 21k+ nearly 900 likes. Lmfao
UPDATE 3: 40K+. 1550 likes. 1,510 subs. Nearly a hundred gained since I posted this.
I said yo!!! Although, I’ve been keeping up my stats, I just realized the current video doing so well was just posted last Saturday. I haven’t made a video since last Sunday; that video approaching 2K. However, the one from Saturday is currently at 101,941. That’s crazy! I’m just counting that one video. As a whole it’s more because of old videos still doing numbers. My subscriber count is over 1,300. Community posts are open to me and I’m about to have some fun with that.
My channel as a whole recently passed the 500K mark. My highest viewed video just passed the 300K mark. A video I put out a week ago passed the 50K mark. A video I put out not even 24 hours ago is already at 4K. I literally just dropped another video about 2 mins ago that I project to also do well. If you haven’t seen my last post (probably temporarily up), my YouTube channel has surpassed the numbers of followers I have on WordPress.
This blog has 1,100 followers. After hitting the thousand subscriber milestone on my channel a few days, I quickly gained another century. My count is now at 1,112. This is 6 months versus 8 years right here.
My 8th blogiversary is coming up in May. Since the 7th I’ve been contemplating retiring this blog and moving on. Now this doesn’t mean I will stop writing because writing is a part of my identity. I’ve been creatively writing since at least 3rd grade. Two reasons why I wanted to move on. One, 7 is the number of completion and in the 7 years I’ve been on here I didn’t accomplish what I set out to do back in May 2011. Two, I wanted to avoid certain people reading my work.
One of the new features of getting a thousand subs is community posts, which acts like a blog post itself. You can post a picture and write. I’m thinking about transferring my writing there.
Happy 420!!! Here’s what I wrote last year