Sunday, January 1, 2012
A little perspective
So today I it a message from a girl new to YouTube. One question she asked me was if I could explain to her what a subscription is. Now I don't rally remember it but I have a feeling I didn't know what they where at first either. This kinda hit me, the fact that someone joined YouTube, completely unaware what a subscriber was was really cool. Everyone is so wrapped up in subscribers and addicted to them that subscribers are all they care about. However, in the end, you can be on YouTube without out even knowing what they are, much less caring about them. Subscribers are not the be-all-end-all of YouTube. Then I went to explain the concept to her. All I could come up with was that it was a little thing that gives you a notification when your favourite YouTubers post a video. An you wanna know why? That's all they are. Subscribers don't mean anythings and yet they are so glorified. It's not just AGTube either, even YouTube itself celebrates big number subscribers. I think that we all need to put our priorities into perspective. I've never cared an incredible amount about them, and I've never asked someone to subscribe in my time being here, but they've alway been important to me. We can still celebrate, but let's not put ourselves down because we have less subscribers, focus only on our subscriber count and glorify ourselves a if we have more than others. By definition, subscribers are no big deal.