This applies to all bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, photographers, and any other type of creative media producer. Some of them have no issues growing with their audience, but the some that don’t will be showcased today. Once you start gaining a fan base, maybe making a little off of ad revenue also there comes this one in a few stage. The beggar stage, maybe its something innocent like a paid twenty four hour live show, extras on the website. It will soon progress into a donate button or similar. Nothing wrong with that right? I mean it’s up to the viewers right? Well it will turn into asking for money for better equipment, better camera set up, audio, computer, etc. one example of someone stuck helplessly in this beggar syndrome is TheAmazingAtheist at the start and end of everyone of his YouTube videos there is something that you have to pay to get, most of time its equipment related. A guy, in his garage ranting. He says he needs a six thousand dollar teleprompter, for YouTube. A guy, in his garage ranting. Go ahead look back at his videos, I can’t find more than five in a row without some type of asking for money or to check out this paid content. He once had a twenty four hour live show you had to pay to get into, the show was to get people to donate for said teleprompter, you had to pay to get in then twenty four hours of asking you to pay more for a piece of equipment you can make out of your computer screen and a slideshow, or your iPad, maybe a piece of paper might be too hard to set up. People man, it always comes down to the equipment excuse too. If some of them knew that not exploiting the fans can help build more fans to bring in more ad revenue and maybe a sponsor to pay for all of that equipment. Needless to say these people don’t get very big they get there chance at a semi-large viewer base and blow it exploiting them. I can name countless people who are and were doing this, but only named one so I have less of a chance of getting sued, I mean I don’t know what some of these people will do for money so better not list them. TJ if you are offended by this, I would like to settle the upcoming lawsuit with that teleprompter you’ve been wanting, its called Microsoft Word.
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The news rattles though twitter like a social media earthquake, at least for the youtube scene out there. Charles Trippy has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Now, before I get into the whole tumor business I’m going to give a little information on my viewing of Charles life. He started making a daily video diary of his life, at the time it started it was himself, his girlfriend Alli, his roommate Jeff, and his two dogs Zoey and Marley. I started around the sixteenth day when he he went with Corey Williams from SMPfilms to Colorado. I enjoyed that episode, so I watched the past and subscribed to the channel. Every few months or so I will go on a watching binge and catch up to the current episode. Well right now as this news rings out over the internet I’m stuck two hundred and thirty videos behind. Not a easy task. Even worse as the world is finding out that something is wrong and watching the current video leading up to the trembling news as I am stuck two hundred days behind.
All that I am finding out is though twitter, so far here is what I have gathered:
I have around fifty hours straight to be up to the current date to find out the extent of his sickness and add around fifteen minutes for each additional day that it takes for me to view all the episodes. Alli was on a trip to HongKong with Lindsay Jordan, Phillip Defranco’s girlfriend when she received the news of her husband being rushed to the hospital with a seizure, Alli and Lindsay booked the next flight into LAX, Sixteen hours later they would arrive and Alli would catch the next connection flight to Charles’s location. Charles’s mother arrived sometime while Alli was still on the flight back from HongKong. Charles finds out that he has a tumor. Alli arrives and they have a emotional reunion as Alli finds out about the tumor. The couple update the YouTube channel on what is going on. To my understanding they came to a conclusion that they will continue the daily episodes regardless of what the situation is/turns into. Charles, his mother, and Alli fly back home to Tampa after getting the approval from the hospital. Charles and family sets up an appointment with a surgeon to find the next steps in treating the tumor.
This is all my understanding of what the current situation is and the steps it took to get here. All is speculation derived from twitter. I refuse to skip past two hundred and some days to see the current situation. All I know is that for the next week I will be catching up to the current situation.