Making Money on YouTube

I’ve seen a lot of complaining in the internet recently. Politics and celebrity gossip aside, I’ve seen a lot of complaining about YouTube creators.

For anyone who doesn’t know, there are tons of YouTube creators, referred to as YouTubers, who make money off of their videos. Some of them talk about specific things like make-up, fashion, books, gossip, or politics. Others talk to their viewers like a friend; just casual talking. And these YouTubers have a huge fan base.

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Appreciate The Little Things [Part 11]

They always say to appreciate the little things in life, but sometimes, it the little things that drive you absolutely crazy!

Parts 1-10

  • Reese’s stick to the wrapper. You know what I’m talking about. All you want is for your Reese’s cup to come out of the wrapper cleanly. But it doesn’t work. There’s always a chunk of chocolately goodness that gets ripped off and left on the wrapper. Of course, you lick it off. You wouldn’t want that piece of chocolate to go to waste; there are starving children. Honestly, why hasn’t anyone come up with a way to prevent this from happening? The chocolate on the wrapper, I mean, not the starving children. Tons of people are working on that, thankfully. Poor starving children.
  • The lock on the bathroom stall. Now, I know what you’re thinking, this could go to any number of places. It doesn’t quite reach the wall. It’s jammed. It doesn’t line up properly. It turns the wrong way. It doesn’t exist. Honestly, is it too much to ask for a lock that works? I expect this is more annoying for women than for men because there’s usually a line in the women’s room, and a lock that doesn’t work means a stall that’s not being used. JUST FIX THE LOCKS!
  • Fruit cup lids. Who designed those? Why can’t I open the fruit cup without spilling it all over everything. I know, if you peel it slowly and carefully you might not splash as much. But I shouldn’t need to be trained in disarming a bomb to open a fruit cup. I’m trying to be healthy and fruit cup manufacturers aren’t helping.
  • YouTube ads.  Anyone who spends hours on YouTube just groaned. I don’t mind ads, especially if they are helping the creators of the videos, but give me an option to skip the long ones. And don’t show me the same ad on twenty-five consecutive videos. And I should be exempt from having to watch it if it has to buffer. I didn’t want to watch the ad in the first place, I certainly don’t want to wait for it to buffer. I’m fairly certain I’ve talked about YouTube ads before, but this is infuriating.
  • Cancelling TV shows. Now, I understand that every show ends eventually. That’s fine. But give me closure. I get it, you have to end the show because no one is watching it and you could put another show on in that slot and make more money. But chances are there were a bunch of people attached to the characters and interested in the plot. Cancelling a TV show without providing any closure is ending an action movie in the middle of the big car chase. Finish out the initially scheduled season and let the few viewers come to peace with the end of the show.

That’s all for this time!  Part 12 is coming soon!

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Appreciate the Little Things [Part 9]

So, I’ve been slacking on these. I’ve been slacking on blogging as a whole. I figured this would be a fun way to get back into things. Find parts 1-8 here.

Let’s get started.

  • YouTube ads. I don’t know if you watch YouTube, but I watch it all the time. The most annoying thing is the ads. To be fair, I understand why they are there and all of that. I don’t really mind watching the ads either, but when the ads takes fifteen minutes to load, I start to get annoyed. I’ve also encountered entire music videos as ads before. And there was no skip button. Unless there is a skip button, the ads should be limited to thirty seconds. I would also like a variety in the advertisements. If I’m watching a playlist, or just a bunch of videos, I don’t want to watch the same ad between every video. Of course, the easiest solution is to download adblock, but then the creators don’t make any money, and that doesn’t seem fair. I just want to hold onto my sanity while watching YouTube.
  • Gum Chewers. First of all, gum kind of grosses me out. You’ve been chewing on that piece for who knows how long, and there’s who knows how much bacteria in that, and ew. But honestly, I don’t care if you want to chew it. I just don’t want to see it, or hear it. Keep your mouth closed while you chew on it. This topic was touched on in part 8 with noisy eaters. It’s really not that difficult to close your mouth while you’re chewing. But that’s not the only thing that annoys me about gum chewers. I haven’t encountered this as much recently, but I always seemed to be surrounded by gum addicts. They’d hear someone open a pack of gum and suddenly, they were trying to become that persons friend in exchange for a piece. Is gum really that great? And if it is, why don’t you buy your own pack? What do they cost? $0.89? I guess I’d rather people be addicted to gum than meth.
  • Slow walkers. I typically walk pretty quickly, but I understand wanting to go a little slower, for whatever reason. Just don’t walk in the middle of the sidewalk. On days when I’m tired in the morning, or I’m sore from whatever, and I want to go slower, I try to walk on the edge of the sidewalk, leaving room for others to pass. But every time I want to walk quickly, because I’m running late, or meeting someone, I seem to get stuck behind some group of guys, whose pants are around their knees, preventing them from moving faster than a turtle. And they tend to take up the entire sidewalk.  Like, move! I don’t mean to sound rude, and I understand that sometimes people can’t move faster, but try to be considerate of those around you!
  • Rude smokers. If you smoke, please be considerate. I don’t really care if you want to destroy your respiratory system, but please don’t destroy mine. That twenty-five feet rule is in place for a reason. People don’t want to walk through a cloud of toxins to get into a building. Please do not stand near an entrance. Walking and smoking is also rude. Do you realize that when you blow out that smoke, it goes right into the face of the person behind you? What if they have asthma, or are allergic to cigarette smoke? you could cause serious problems for them. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that cigarettes are bad for you, and blah, blah, blah, but do you realize that you are giving a considerable chunk of your income to a company whose product causes cancer? That’s pretty dumb.
  • Packaging. You know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s excessive. Why it is necessary to package air fresheners in vacuum sealed, indestructible plastic? I was trying to open a pack of razor head replacements recently and it took me a good twenty minutes with a pair of scissors to actually get to the product. Why? WHY? And how many times have you been trying to open something and ended up hurting yourself trying to break through the packaging? I’m convinced that a lot of things would survive an atomic bomb with all the packaging. Just earlier today I was trying to break down an empty box to put in recycling and the amount of glue used to hold the bottom of the box together would have been sufficient for an entire kindergarten classes’ art projects. Why is that necessary?

That’s all for now! There will be more in the future!

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S is for Second Class Citizens

Ryan James Yezak is a fantastic filmmaker! If you haven’t seen his work, you can go to his YouTube channel, RyanJamesYezak, and watch his music videos and other Documentary promos.

It’s time to make this change. It’s 2012, why do we still have so many laws that motivate people to hate and look down upon those of us that are different? It’s time to move on. It’s time to make a change. Why do we want everyone to be the same? Where’s the fun in that? Isn’t that kind of like communism? We fear that. We want to have our freedoms. We don’t want to have the same material goods as everyone else. So why are we trying to change the people that are different from us? It’s time to accept people for who, and what, they are, instead of trying to change everyone.

Love, don’t hate.

 

Twitter: @2ndClassCtzn

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N is for Nincompoop.

N is also for not a very long post.

The other day I was watching some of the old videos on a vlog that I enjoy. It’s called Gays of the week. Before you roll your eyes, hear me out.

So I was watching a video and reading some of the comments. Most of the comments were legitimate comments on the video. Then I come across one marked as spam. I usually enjoy reading those because its usually some idiot with a comment like, “wow fags lol.” First of all, I hate the word faggot, or any form of it simply because people don’t use it properly. And how petty is it to go around calling people names? What? Are you in second grade? UGH

Anyway, I like reading the comments marked as spam because I’m amused by the amount of people that will watch a video of an openly gay person and still make obnoxious comments.

So the other day I was watching one of the videos and saw a comment marked as spam. Just like all the other spam comments, I read it anyway. This moron decided to post a quote from the bible IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. It was the one about if a man should lay with another man the way he would lay with a woman blah blah blah…

First, your little quote isn’t going to change anything. Gays aren’t going to see that and be like, “Oh shit! the bible says I shouldn’t! let me go have sex with every woman I see, then god will love me.” No one in the video, and no one else watching the videos give a flying fuck about your bible quote.

Second, gay men don’t lie with men the same way they lie with women, so your quote means absolutely nothing.

Lets face it, because it’s in the bible means nothing to a lot of people. I, and most other people respect that you believe in the bible and take some, if not all of it seriously. All we ask is that you respect that the rest of us don’t have the same beliefs as you.

And on a side note, if heaven is full of the people that tried to push their beliefs on me, than hell it is for me! The people you say are going to hell are more fun anyway..

Okay, so this post wasn’t that short…

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