Gone are my days of working full time and maintaining a two day a week upload schedule. I do not have a clue how I handled that for as long (or perhaps little) as I did. My current job is definitely more stressful and time consuming than the one I had when said YouTube channel was regularly utilised while living in the UK. Moving back home, you would think one would have more time on their hands. One does not. In fact one has a new found respect for the energy I once had.
I enjoy my job as much as the next person. The next person being mildly satisfied with their career. It is more intense and boy do I miss uploading. I want to start making videos twice a week again, but there is no way I can maintain that. I do not believe once weekly is even a plausible option.
I miss video me. YouTube is hard work, even just for fun. I turned on monetisation and then off and then on and then off and I’m not too sure where we’re currently at with that pattern. In the smallest hope that my little time and energy that I have left with work is somehow worth it. A stupid thought, as YouTube is 100% worth it for my own sanity.
I envy those who can do this full time, but I also admire them. It’s hard work. A lot harder than anyone thinks. The ideas are sometimes taxing, but the part I love the most. Whether you have to search for a video idea or they just come natuarally, it’s a creative task. Next comes the scripting (you end up needing some form of a script), the filming,the editing, the uploading and sharing. It all takes time and energy and it is for the most part all on you.
I don’t really know what the point of this was… Maybe a note to realise people who make it on YouTube and even smaller channels DO work hard and they DO deserve what they have. Along with some luck, but try not to ignore their hard work.
Wannabe YouTuber Out Xx