I used to be big on YouTube. Okay, well, not BIG big, like PewdiePie big, but pretty big, especially considering that I was working within the confines of what is colloquially known as “the YouTube fitness community”.
As Low Carb Cory, I grew my original YouTube channel to over 8,000 subscribers and was pulling in over $600 a month in Google AdSense revenue (from the ads that Google would show before and during my videos), before it was unceremoniously deleted for apparent violations of what are called YouTube’s “Community Guidelines” (which are basically really vague, open-to-the-interpretation-of-whichever-broke-intern-is-monitoring-videos-flagged-for-violations-today clubhouse rules).
After several months of what I would call undiagnosed clinical depression, spent struggling with what to do with my life, since the thing I loved the most (helping people through my YouTube videos) had been taken away from me, I decided to recreate my entire channel, which focuses on a specific weight loss tool known as intermittent fasting, from scratch. And when I say “from scratch”, I really mean from scratch, as in, I had to literally re-record all 150+ of my old videos from memory, as I’d never had a chance to save or download them before they’d been deleted by YouTube and it’s army of idiot interns who knew not what they were doing when they deleted them.
That new channel, which I started in 2012 under the name Respect the Vessel (which is now going by “Low Carb Cory a.k.a. Cory Groshek“), has since grown to nearly 17,000 subscribers and nearly 3 million video views, despite the fact that I operate within a very small niche within the “fitness community” and despite the fact that I haven’t recorded a new Low Carb Cory video since the year 2014 (which a plethora of my beloved YouTube trolls who are apparently quite upset about, even two years later, as evidenced by the fact that they continue to “thumbs down” any new YouTube videos I put up on my new Manifestation Machine YouTube channel within a minute of me uploading them).
And that really brings me to the point of this blog, which is really addressed to anyone who is still trying to make money with or earn money from what I would once have called a “traditional YouTube channel” (where you basically plug in a decent camera, hit record, hit stop, and then upload), or anyone thinking about doing so:
YOUTUBE IS DEAD
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