1 million channel views. 2,000 subscribers. Mission accomplished. Har+new, out.
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