Day 48 Of Writing: YouTubers!

                                                         Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.

Thou art as much His care as if beside
Nor man nor angel lived in heaven or earth;
Thus sunbeams pour alike their glorious tide,
To light up worlds, or wake an insect's mirth.

When I first began watching YouTube I was very judgmental in my view of the many channels out there. It wasn't the content of their channel. In fact, I really liked a lot of them and soon became enthralled by them. What I had a problem with was the asking of money from their subscribers. 

Don't get me wrong here. There are many channels out there that show spectacular vlogs and provide a wealth of information. If people want to support their channel via Patreon or Paypal, it's their business. They are providing  so much great information for free. It's the ones where, a flood happened or someone became ill or they needed a well. Or the ones that didn't have a job, but help me pay my bills.They would openly ask for help on YouTube. I thought that some were taking advantage of their subscribers. I didn't like that.

YouTube does pay many of the channels for airing commercials on, but one has to have many subscribers and views. We are talking in the thousands and thousands.

I do believe that many people start a channel for other reasons than reaching out, sharing and community. My feelings haven't really changed in that respect, but there are just a few out there who take advantage. It's like the Go Fund Me thing. The others are wonderful and caring individuals. I have found a community of people that I thoroughly enjoy and have come to be truly fond of. 

Since starting my own channel, I have established so much respect for the channels out there, especially for the ones that are in the thousands of subscribers. It is so much work, so much time is spent in marketing yourself and what your channel represents. Making videos, adjusting the lighting, the sound is all wrong etc. It's not easy and I have been brought humbly to my knees. 

Although, I do feel as if I have judged YouTube more than what I should have without really understanding or knowing the situation. I have learned my lesson in judgment and hoping it won't be repeated. Remember, don't judge the book by it's cover. 

Have a blessed day everyone. 


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