If we go back 3-4 months, there was a point in time I was quite bitter on YouTube. Specifically towards Ray William Johnson. I had at first created a video exclaiming why I hated Ray William Johnson. But from there it spread to a couple other videos. I then created one about Ray versus Phil DeFranco and another about Ray against Nigahiga.
There are a couple reasons why I did this. The first reason was because of the controversy I knew it would build. I once read a book named “Controversy Creates Cash” by Eric Bischoff, and so I saw an opportunity. Which I took advantage of. YouTube, at that time, reached out to me to begin monetization on my videos. No this is not the partner program. They just allow you to monetize your videos with ads at much lower return rates than partners receive. But with these new ads, I wanted to test how much you could actually earn form one video. That’s where I came up with the idea to create an “I Hate Ray William Johnson” video. I knew it would gain an assortment of views relatively quickly and so I made a sloppy video calling him out. After seeing the views the first video gathered, I decided to milk the thing as much as possible. Which then led to the creation of the other two-videos mentioned in the first paragraph.
Now the second reason is a bit deeper and more personal. You see, I want to build/establish myself on YouTube more than anything. I love everything about creating videos, this is the dream I want fulfilled. I want nothing more than to be a full-time YouTuber. I don’t care how many hours I’ll be working, I just want to make this a reality. So wanting this dream so bad, I saw Ray William Johnson as the number one guy. It all boiled down to jealousy. Which I then resorted to immature tactics.
Now enough of this explanation. An apology isn’t true without actually apologizing right? So to all of Ray William Johnson’s fans and to Ray himself. Im sorry for the videos and things I had said. I realize that on YouTube to be respected and taken seriously, you have to give out respect.
When growing up, people always struggle over thoughts of what they want out of life. One of the biggest things we go over is what type of career do you want? I want to be a business owner and I have already started that route with my Social Media Marketing company, Your Social. But I want to be a ‘Professional YouTuber’ more than anything.
To put into perspective on how badly I want to push my YouTube channel. I dream every night of commenting back to thousands of people. I continually check, several times a day, to see my views. I check tye email linked to my YouTube account hoping to see more subscribers coming in. But so far, nothing big has happened for me.
Now im not complaining at all. Im happy with what I have done with YouTube up to this point. But when you look at the numbers, things just dont add up. I have over 80 videos since about April of 2011 but they barely get 100 views a piece and only 230 subscibers. Is this my fault? More than likely. So far I feel I have done everything right though.
For all my new videos, I have begun using annotations to send viewers to other videos. I use everything the more successful YouTubera use to promote viewer interaction, but yet, over the past few months I have not seen much improvement at all. My question to you is to watch just 1 video of mine. http://youtube.com/ividify
Tell me what (in your opinion) is wrong.
The biggest problem with my videos, I think, are mu taglines.
The notoriously evil-leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, has been reported dead after suffering from “fatigue” on a train ride. Those reports are flooding across the web as a news outlet from South Korea first reported on the news.
Does anyone feel sad for what has transpired? I sure don’t. The only people I would assume that dread this news are the brain washed citizens of North Korea. But whatever. One more evil dictator down.
With this news that you would assume this only means good for the many nations of the world where people celebrate his death right? Wrong. The heir to Kim Jong Il’s throne now passes onto his son which has been considered far more evil.
I guess only time will tell what events will transpire now that one-more evil human has fallen…
The hacker group Anonymous has made a very prevalent threat after the actions that have transpired on Wall Street and how the people are neing taken advantage of. The group went on to release a very eary video, narrated by the Microsoft speech program found on Windows computers. Below is the full transcript of the threat:
The events transpiring within Wall Street have caught our eye.
It seems that the government and federal agencies enjoy enforcing the law a little bit too much. They instate unjust laws as mindless automatons, blindly following orders with soulless precision.
We witness the government enforcing the laws that punish the 99 percent while allowing the 1 percent to escape justice, unharmed, for their crimes against the people.
We have observed this same government failing to enforce even the minimal legal restraints of Wall Street’s abuses. This government who has willingly ignored the greed at Wall Street has even bailed out the perpetrators that have caused our crisis.
We will not stand by and watch the system take over our way of life. We the people shall stand against the government’s inaction.
We the people will not be witnesses to your corruption and ill-gotten profits.
We will not labor for your leisure.
We will not assist you in any way.
This is why we choose to declare our war against the New York Stock Exchange. We can no longer stay silent as the population is being exploited and forced to make sacrifices in the name of profit.
We will show the world that we are true to our word. On Oct. 10, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On Oct. 10, expect a day that will never, ever be forgotten.
Vox Populi, Vox Anon.
The Voice of The People is The Voice of Anonymous.
We are Legion. We are the 99 percent.
We do not forgive. We do not forget.
Wall Street: Expect us.
I will go on the record right now in saying that I fully support and agree with the actions Anonymous claims they will take. The American government has been out of control for many years now. Honestly, I’m surprised there has yet to be an uprising from the American people. Perhaps they government should towards the London rights and realize what is to come in the near future. Say an uprising occurs, you will see things differ greatly from the London rights.
1.) American police officers are known to overstep their boundaries every day, so don’t expect anyone to respect, let alone listen, to any officers during an uprising.
2.) America is full of weapons and people here are not afraid to use them.
3.) There are countless militias across the United States and I don’t see these people taking government abuse lightly for much longer.
4.) The population…The United States contains well over 300 million citizens, a much greater number than what London has. So a full-scale uprising/riot would be well beyond the control of anyone.
Phil Defranco's "Stuff Phil Likes" was a good move.
We have all seen or at least heard of Ray William Johnson, who I strongly disagree with (seen here). My reasoning for not liking Ray Johnson is quite simple. He takes other viral videos and rehashes some lame jokes over top of them, and thats his entire web-based show. The guy gets money and success (#1 most-subscribed on YouTube) because people can see other popular videos on his channel. Take those videos away and Ray’s success would dwindle away.
Phil Defranco’s new channel and web series “Stuff Phil Likes" takes a different approach to popular videos though. Phil develops a series of videos for the day (usually under a minute) comprised within a playlist. And within that playlist are other videos that Phil ‘Likes.’ He simply has the playlist forward you to the URL of the actual video. He does not create the same process Ray William Johnson does (Thank God).
Developing a proper business name is proving to be a much more difficult task than I had expected. The project I currently have in the works is something im very excited about and cant wait to get off the ground. But there is one issue that’s halting almost all operations for my new business to get off the ground. The fact that I cant come-up with a good name is creating a lot of trouble for me. I want something that is easy to remember, and potentially a name that comprises of only one-word. As well, I need to make sure there is a domain name available for the name I want. So many things I have thrown on the back-burner just because of a simple name.
Logo creation is not possible until I get a name. I want the two-too mesh together.
Creating business cards is not possible without the proper information needed.
Core essentials for the website cannot be developed.
Hopefully I will have a name by the end of this week. Im trying to find several sources of inspiration to establish the proper business name. Something that sounds good, easy to remember, reflects my company’s image, and sounds inviting to customers. It’s definitely much harder than I had imagined this would be for me, but im on the right track.
Over the past month almost I have been severely lacking with the push on my YouTube account and this website overall. The reason being, is because of my new job. Even though its not full-time, I have been caught up with family and preparing for my second year of college to begin. The vision I had for my YouTube adventure has already changed due to everything going on in my life. I was creating a new video almost every day, and now its six-days since I made my most recent video. My goal is to improve my channel, this website, and the overall quality of my content. All of this will begin tomorrow with a brand new video.
Now regarding my videos/content, if there is any tech-news ot topic you would like me to cover in a future video or on the website. Be sure to let me know by sending me a comment.
So guess what my new, amazing, toy is? I finally have not only a super-phone, but potentially the best phone available on the market currently. The HTC Sensation comes with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. 8MP camera with 1080p HD video capabilities. A 4.3” anazing display. As well, it comes equipped with HTC Sense 3.0.
Exoect to see a full review on the phone in the coming week.
When does child punishment go to far and become abuse? Each person has their own opinion when it comes to punishment. Personally I agree with spanking, soap in the mouth, and sometimes smacking a child who keeps acting up. But there are others out there who are far too sensitive and consider such things abuse. But when a child is severely misbehaving, what is the right plan of action? Kids dont listen that well, they have a terrible attention span. If you yell and still they do not respond. I believe its your job as a parent on how to punish your child accordingly. If the punishment cant leave any potential mental scarring/anguish on the child. Then by all means it shoukd not be considered abuse.