This is a blog post explaining why I have changed my mind on the 'Why you cannot see my Subscriber count' topic. For that I got one word: calibration.
I think that whether or not the number is showing or that people will look at my work same if they get in contact with me. I still think I am right about the expectations when people comment, but that I hope will change when they actually do get replied to and learn what my channel is about.
Today I was thinking about the reason why people are interested in the Subscriber count as a whole: it's because it's one of the more obvious and easiest measurements/indicators of success on YouTube. And that leads to two things: one reason is that people are looking for underdog stories and upcoming content creators. And secondly, it's a part of a channel's story. How you can map when you started watching a channel and look how it's preforming in comparison.
I expect people now to make comments on how I changed my mind - and that's OK. It should be to where people change their mind when they think they have a better idea or solution to something. How else would the world develop positively, haha. That's probably a bit too drastic, but I am trying to be funny as it's such a minor thing to talk about in the first place.
As I am writing this we are currently 34 days away from the worldwide release date for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon and I am excited. I have been preparing for the release of these games for months now and have been gaining experience in what I am going to execute on during the USUM era for years at this point. I am curious and excited to see how many videos I can make and how many people I can help. I hope my channel is of value to people.
Thank you for reading this blog post. I'd like to hear your feedback on this post (and other posts if you've read any!), so if you have a Twitter account or an email (mine: firstname.lastname@example.org) I'd be happy to get in contact with you!
The video under is of me explaining why I had the Subscriber Count set to private the past year or so. I am not changing my thoughts behind that decision, I think it was beneficial for me during that period. Now I would like to have it public - I think people would be more happy to see me respond when they see that I have a following on YouTube and that I respect them and take their comments seriously and spend time with my audience.
I am a 20 year old content creator from Norway. I like YouTube, video editing and Pokémon. I believe Graditude is key.