Last month I talked about a last-ditch effort to retain my YouTube Partner status. It wasn't a serious push but it felt like an achievable goal and it might spur me on to try creating new forms of content as raised in the blogging survey I ran at the start of the year as well.
So I uploaded all of my videos taken at O Bar and properly tagged them and cited the artists featured and all that good stuff. And then people just started watching them and leaving a heck of a lot of comments and all that fun stuff. Since that blog post, I had managed to add another 100,000 watch minutes, which means I'm actually pretty near the minimum requirement of 240,000 minutes to hit YouTube's 4,000 hour minute. I didn't think it would happen, but it looks like it will.
So the other main requirement is to have at least 1,000 subscribers and I'm no where near that number. My channel had just under 500 subscribers before I posted about this on my social media pages asking people to help me out. This has resulted in another 37 new subscribers but I don't know how we're going to get to 1,000 but it's worth a shot, right?
Should this actually happen and I somehow retain my YouTube Partner status beyond 20 February, what next? It feels like there's a bit of a burden to create actual content or at least document more of our activities through video as opposed to just focusing on O Bar videos. Been toying with this idea for a while now to create something similar to the old Fandom Live! videos but maybe more just a discussion piece or something of that nature. Who knows, right?