I can safely say that I never expected to reach over 1,000 subscribers on YouTube. That’s 1,000 genuine, random, totally unique people who saw one or more of my videos and thought it was worth subscribing to me for. Pretty amazing, really.
Each time someone subscribes, it’s pretty cool to me. It’s the ultimate expression of appreciation for what I’ve created. I know, I know, 1,000 people is a small number, right? I’d have to get 100x as many subscribers before YouTube sends me a shiny plaque with a silver play button in it. Well, not to me, to be honest. 1,000 people. That’s a huge number of people.
If you’re a stand-up comedian and 1,000 people turn out to a gig, then that’s a pretty successful night, right?
Each time I do a show, or a video, the numbers vary, and it largely depends on the video (and, I suspect, how kind YouTube is being that day in putting the video somewhere people can see it) – sometimes only 40 or 50 people turn up. Sometimes 100, 500, sometimes 75,000 in a couple of cases.
I’d love to have 75,000 views on every video I do, but to have two or three with that number is amazing. Having 10 or so with 1,000+ views is amazing. Having views on any video, no matter how big or small, is amazing.
Anyway, I’m not sure what my point was here, except to say thank you.
I’ve got a bit of free time this week, the main criticism of my channel these days is the lack of videos. I’ve kinda attempted to get bigger and bolder in the videos I’m making, they therefor take more time, and as I find myself with less and less time, it’s becoming a bit of a downward spiral. But, I’ve got another week off, and I intend to try and use as much of it as I can to film as many videos as I can which I will space out over the coming weeks.