As you know I have a YouTube Channel called a “Decade to Freedom”. If you don’t, well now you know. I used to write a lot more here in a blog, but have been taking a pretty intense break since starting up my channel.
But sometimes you just need to return to your first love. And writing is my passion. Always has been.
A lot of stuff is said and done in this world that I consider pretty ridiculous and I don’t reply to very much, not because I don’t have an opinion, but simply because I don’t really find I need to put my thoughts out there to be shamed or disagreed with as seems to be the case with everything these days.
As they say, don’t argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
I put a video up a few weeks ago about being out of debt, but instead of rejoicing, it’s done in a way as a warning to any of the younger generation of what not to do when it comes to money.
While finally getting out of debt feels really good, it’s also a reminder of how far it took to get there.
But it’s not this that I want to talk about here.
What I want to talk about is the fact that I have been told that it is “the best video on my channel” or the “most sincere looking video on my channel”. While I’m thinking they are not literally meaning the quality since I stand in front of a window with hair a mess and zero editing.
Now a lot of you might say that people would rather a reality feel to a video than something that was meticulously edited, and for that I agree. However, the seriousness of which I speak leads me to believe that maybe the drama of this video is what most likely has hit rather than the actual content. The raw warning of how hard this has all been.
People seem to thrive on depression and sadness and hard luck stories. I can edit something edgy and fun. Make sure the shots are bright and funny and entertaining, yet I have come to the conclusion that a lot of people would rather listen to someone complain with bad hair how they had to get food stamps while they sneeze, spit up, cough, have bad audio and loud noises coming from everywhere, hem and haw and frankly bore me to death while they talk for a solid 13 minutes about the cat having left kitty litter on the floor while taking no time at all to do any kind of fine tuning whether it be to add a cute tune to their vids or even take out the 35 “Hmmms” so that people can actually hear how you get to the point, while their counter read 3500 views.
While I work a regular 8 to 5 job and put hours on editing for the 2 to 3 vids I create each week, the person who works under the table, collecting from the government gets the views and some even get “gofundme” pages (that really make a good amount of money) and thrives while people like me sit there scratching their heads of “what the hell am I doing wrong? All I really want is for people to watch my stuff for free!”
I’m sometimes left feeling like that person who says “I can’t give the stuff away!?” Especially to people I know. What the hell is up with that? While my counter read 50 views?
To say that this leaves me completely confused and irritated would be an understatement. I know I am not the only one who thinks this way and although I understand a hard luck story will always get the views, some of these are not hard luck but more self-causing. People who do not help themselves, some who have actually created their circumstances because of their bad choices. Regardless of this, they seem to get the attention.
Maybe it is because my life is so busy that I can’t waste away my days listening to someone’s day of mindless tasks and talk. I actually want to see the videos I create with some proof of any kind of forethought from others like me, cutting out the platitudes and adding funny bits.
So where are my peeps at? The ones who think like me? Leads me to believe they are off working somewhere with no time to watch anything. That must be it!!
And that would make all the sense in the world to me.