Last week, I took a much-needed sanity break. It happens……sometimes you just need to take some time for you and just you to re-center and re-focus, and it allowed me to do something I’ve not been able to really focus on a whole lot like I’ve wanted to – working on my YouTube channel.
In the time I was off, I created 8 different videos for my channel within those 10 days. Most of them were off-the-wall, random stuff (hence my channel’s name, MidnightBanshi’s House of Randomness, but I’ve notice that people tend to gravitate towards the computer and techie-type stuff. Well, I didn’t plan on centering just around computers and gaming, as I have other interests as well, so I need to find time to expand those other areas and make it truly more random, since my life seems to be a series of random events just thrown together in the order they landed up in.
My goal for the next 12 months (can’t say just this year, as it’s mostly over), but I hope to grow my channel to at least 100 subscribers. I know…….baby steps. I think it’s an attainable goal, but I need to devote the time necessary to make the content. When will it happen? Hopefully at least once a week, if not more. I know some people make good money at it – heck – some have even quit their jobs because their channel was so otherworldly successful.
Realistically, I won’t be the next PewDiePie – mainly because I haven’t done the one thing that does generate revenue – monetize it. Why don’t I? It’s a headache, in my opinion. You have to tiptoe around getting permissions for this, that, and the other thing, as YouTube’s algorhythms tend to pick up just about everything it can grab onto, even if you have permission to use it – then you have to go through the arduous task of disputing them. Yeah…………I don’t need that kind of hassle. Now……if my channel does start getting huge, then I might consider it, but the chances of that happening are akin to standing in the middle of the city and having a lightning bolt strike me directly on my left foot.
I plan to have fun making videos and sharing them with others, but do I want to make it into a business? Not likely. I got lucky and was asked to test some new fans for XFX’s new RX480 RS video cards, which I had a lot of fun doing. Do I think anyone else will ask? Well, I’m not holding out any hope here, but if they do, who am I to say no? I like checking new things out (as long as they’re not too risque for YouTube), so who knows what the future holds. I leave the door wide open and just sit and watch for that next opportunity.