Come to think of it, most of the YouTube people I subscribe to don't have many viewers. They're all great and try hard but they aren't making much money off of this.
Take Cornshaq. He does videos where he plays through a game ("play throughs"). And he tries other stuff too. They never take off so he quits and tries something else. It's disheartening to see but he always keeps trying. I think he quit his job last year to make videos full time. What a disaster. He doesn't get nearly enough views to justify that. But I guess he was just working at Wendy's or something anyway so not like he threw away a banking career.
Or TNT. It's a company in Pennsylvania or somewhere that sells pinball machines and arcade games. They're good videos and the guy who makes them is very likeable and they're clearly trying very hard but I'm not sure it's going to take off.
And Mrs Ultimate Warrior. I originally subscribed to her husband. Even he didn't have many subscribers. He posted motivational videos that people just mocked and then he quit and then he died.
Recently his widow reopened the channel. She has a video where she gives marriage advice and another about what Warrior did to relax. I haven't seen these videos yet but they have just a couple hundred views and I know that the comments will be unkind. But she's trying. And her husband died.
Even just typing on a keyboard would be awesome.
But you know, I went like 22 years without the internet. It wasn't that long ago. Trying to think what I did with my time. I alternated between watching TV and playing video games. It seems a bit weird now.
I still do these things but the internet adds so much.
Maybe I should stop with the internet. It would be a good experiment. Like going back to pioneer days. Yeah, I can still check emails for important work stuff or emailing people but like a month of no internet. See how it goes.
Basically, the experiment would be to just play single player video games for a month th. And when put in that context, I don't anticipate any great insights to come from this.
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