I saw a comment the other day on a YouTube video that basically said, ‘smaller YouTubers need to stick together’. If nothing else, that comment has stuck with me.
I never realized how much work goes into one of those videos or how much it matters to people when they get a new like or subscriber until I started making videos of my own. Every new subscriber is adored and I jump for joy each time. I don’t know if it’s the same for established, popular YouTubers, but it must have been at one point. I’m sure they didn’t start off with 500,000+ subscribers. They had to work their buns off before they got there. Some of them make several videos per day.
Hell, I have a hard time making one per day.
And I’m on holidays right now. No joke.
But it’s fun. I doubt I’ll ever have thousands of subscribers and that’s fine. I’ll keep making videos because it’s fun and I enjoy learning the process.
To be honest though, I’m not going to pretend it doesn’t matter to me at all. I’d love to reach 500 subscribers so that I can change my YouTube link to personalize it. I hate it right now because it makes me hard to find. If someone asks me what my address is, I can’t tell them because my small brain isn’t capable of holding a thousand unrelated numbers and letters at the end of my website URL.
However, I’m going to keep at it. I often go looking for small, related channels in the hopes of sparking up a relationship. I really do think small YouTubers should stick together. Each one is a fountain of knowledge that we can tap into. One might be great at editing, another at thumbnails and another at commentary. We can learn from each other, like, comment and subscribe to each other’s channels and support each other as we struggle to grow.