Photoset (May 11th, 2013)
Today I had my first training session on riding horses.
My ride of the day was aboard Song, a brown mare. Overall, we went around the arena 6 times. I also went around to meet the other horses. One horse is actually a granddaughter of Secretariat.
In a couple days it will be April 1st — 3 year anniversary of my Youtube career.
So far, I think it has been a great experience, and have no plans to stop anytime soon. As far as I know, I am at the peak of my ‘career’ and there are no compelling reasons to retire. Although this won’t last forever, and my waning days of Youtube are around the corner.
That doesn’t mean anytime within a few years, though. My point is, like I said, I feel I am roughly as popular as I can get, for a while. My prediction is I may reach 50,000 subscribers one day, then slowly and gradually spiral down. I have always viewed Youtube in forms of generations — and every generation slips away. In my opinion, there will be a set of popular Youtuber’s for several years (or many more), but only at once. Eventually that set of Youtuber’s will either retire or lose popularity, and disappear. Soon enough another generation will take its place.
My time to heed the moment to leave is far ahead, but its hard to hear it as a Youtuber, we never shut up. One day, in the early days of TheTripleBstudios, it hit me that it would be years until I had at least several thousand subscribers and I would have to work to get them, so here I am. And hell, I will always be here, with my head up my ass and camera pointed at me.
I’ve only been here 3 years though, but damn, it feels much longer. Longer past, yes, but a longer future ahead.
A couple of days ago I made a Mylikes sponsor video and at the moment it has reached a skyrocketing 28,000 views (Skyrocketing for me). Although I would not mind telling you how much that made, I think I may have signed something agreeing to not reveal how much revenue each video pulls in. Either way it has boosted me up to the point where I am going to upgrade my camera to the Cannon T3i, a DSLR.
Tomorrow is Friday, Mylikes ‘payday’, and I am going to receive an Amazon giftcard instead of the usual Paypal induction. After school I am going to order the camera along with a video light to go with it and I think it should be here on Monday.
Today I realized that right now I am the exact age Seabiscuit was when he died, he died 6 days before his 14th birthday and thats what it is for me today. I am turning 14 next Saturday which is February 23rd, 6 days from now, same age Seabiscuit had a heart attack. Weird.