The Struggles Of A YouTuber
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The Struggles Of A YouTuber

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The Struggles Of A YouTuber

So, granted I haven't posted a video on YouTube in a couple of months now (oops), one thing you may not have known about me is that I am a YouTuber! (youtube.com/nick14cummings) *hint hint*

I have been making silly videos on this international video-sharing platform since a confused middle schooler. Thankfully the videos of my earlier days are privated, but I started uploading at a consistent basis just a couple of years ago. Since then, I have noticed 10 struggles that myself and many other YouTubers that I have met consistently experience.


1. Time. So much Time.

Not many people realize how much time goes into making a YouTube video. First, you have to come up with an idea, film the video, edit(which takes the longest), upload it (which can take even longer if you have really bad WV or university internet like me), and wait for someone to see it.


2. The Lack of viewers

I'm not saying I'm only doing YouTube for the fame, but it is a little discouraging when you put all of your time and energy into making a video perfect for only a few people to see it.

3. The camera battery dies in the middle of filming[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F11%2F04%2F636138939052002578521405141_3942827.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=237&h=b95db8256ad1a7db20ef00bc33820aad727df33f9e1a237730264e5ac92c5d01&size=980x&c=2857551931 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F11%252F04%252F636138939052002578521405141_3942827.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D237%26h%3Db95db8256ad1a7db20ef00bc33820aad727df33f9e1a237730264e5ac92c5d01%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2857551931%22%7D" expand=1]

This happens to all of us. And it sucks. Especially when its during a really good take.

4. Running out of space on SD card[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F11%2F04%2F636138941938876348-2069528994_3KOdgvG.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=317&h=bd642adb1cf4b4153e423dbcb57bbf0cecc79bd12b91ddc7d40ca4a0b63ba57b&size=980x&c=3944998423 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F11%252F04%252F636138941938876348-2069528994_3KOdgvG.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D317%26h%3Dbd642adb1cf4b4153e423dbcb57bbf0cecc79bd12b91ddc7d40ca4a0b63ba57b%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3944998423%22%7D" expand=1]

There is only so much our SD cards can hold and deciding which clips to delete in order to make more space is sometimes like deciding between Eating or Sleeping. Both are just necessary and equally satisfying, but you only have time for one.

5. Filming an entire video out of focus.

THIS HAPPENS TO ME ALL THE TIME I FILM THE PERFECT VIDEO BUT EVERYTHING IS BLURRY AND IT MAKES ME SO MAD WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF

6. Somebody walking in on you filming[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F11%2F04%2F636138941505058873-1908721269_2Dp6P.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=129&h=7b18709551dc04241f214b7e42e78362633d2621be0353fc8ffe31372c26cf8d&size=980x&c=3999367004 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F11%252F04%252F636138941505058873-1908721269_2Dp6P.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D129%26h%3D7b18709551dc04241f214b7e42e78362633d2621be0353fc8ffe31372c26cf8d%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3999367004%22%7D" expand=1]

My mom has done this to me several times and it is probably the most awkward thing ever. I mean you're just sitting in your room alone talking to a camera. I know, mom I need to get out more.

7. Not having any ideas

Today is the day for you to film a video and you can't think of anything but to do a Q and A or the "whisper challenge." We've all been there.

8. Someone watching your videos in front of you

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F11%2F04%2F636138944647656366-1032464145_xrM94_f-maxage-0_s-200x150.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=406&h=cc70f3e13541078e074fa0cf5c8a41f08758db743087d82af2f73fd84bac6727&size=980x&c=2202779453 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F11%252F04%252F636138944647656366-1032464145_xrM94_f-maxage-0_s-200x150.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D406%26h%3Dcc70f3e13541078e074fa0cf5c8a41f08758db743087d82af2f73fd84bac6727%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2202779453%22%7D" expand=1]

If you ever want to make a YouTuber feel extremely uncomfortable and most likely hate you for the rest of eternity, just pull up one of their videos while you guys are hanging out. Don't ask us why it makes us feel like you're gouging our eyes out. It just does.

9. Not Having time to make videos

We get so busy sometimes and we WANT to make a video- we really do! But our busy schedules just don't allow it. We're sorry, we really are. Please don't leave.

10. People watch your videos but don't subscribe[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F11%2F04%2F636138945407203995-450074952_399518-3JVRPq1463812275.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=680&h=b55fa4069880b45bef3d51a98598fc9db6532bbda7473b521e5164d352309efd&size=980x&c=155200330 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F11%252F04%252F636138945407203995-450074952_399518-3JVRPq1463812275.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D680%26h%3Db55fa4069880b45bef3d51a98598fc9db6532bbda7473b521e5164d352309efd%26size%3D980x%26c%3D155200330%22%7D" expand=1]

Okay this may just be me getting nit-picky, but some people just don't know what the word "subscribe" means. If you are a consistent watcher of someone's videos, do them the biggest favor in the world and click the subscribe button so they know that you love them!

So, there you have it. Being a YouTuber isn't all it's cracked up to be, but we do it because we enjoy it! I'm going to take this opportunity to shamelessly promote my YouTube channel! Click the link below to visit!

http://Youtube.com/Nick14Cummings

I hope you liked this article, and if you did please show the love by sharing this article with your friends. Any fellow YouTubers out there that can relate? Did I miss a struggle? Let me know in the comments!

Until next week, do good things and be nice to people!

-Nick

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