So after a year of trying it for myself and watching people go from nothing to the top, watching the top crumble and fall, as well as watching myself go absolutely nowhere, I saw Youtube for what it is. A social feeding ground for people who wank off to their favorite Youtuber and after they've finished they write some poorly spelled, most likely due to the post-orgasm tremors, rant about how they hate the person and video they just wanked to.
But beyond all that Youtube is a popularity contest, how much ass can you kiss, how much shit can you pile on your nose to choke down any bit of pride you may have had beforehand, to become what people want to watch. Obviously this isn't the case with all channels, but as I watch the upper crust, I see what idiots they become when they sit behind a camera just to try and get someone to admit their stupidity was entertaining. Something I never did, which is probably why I never went anywhere.
When it came to the Youtube Gaming community, there were hundreds if not thousands of good channels on there to compete with, a lot of them hosted by genuinely interesting people who had interesting facts and information that was, again, genuinely fun to watch! But there were a few channels that just bored me to sleep, yet these people went from small nobodies to huge in no time, and it seems it was because they were willing to network by pimping themselves out and sucking enough dick to make it happen.
The most common way of getting noticed is to post the same comment over and over on as many videos as you could; "Great (whatever)! I really enjoyed this video!", things of that nature. Another was to do trades or send gifts to other Youtubers, knowing full well they would do a "package" video and your name would be dropped to the mass of their subscribers. The last is just to post videos as often as you can and do all three things above, just make sure they can't escape your face or your channel.
When I commented I honestly felt what I said, I rarely commented. I sent one Youtuber a video game they said they got for X-Mas one year when they were a kid but mentioned they couldn't find it; I knew where one was CIB for cheap, so I bought it and shipped it out, that Youtuber has yet to make a video about it, 6 months on, and hopefully never will! I posted videos twice weekly when I had stuff to show, because I enjoyed showing it off and I enjoyed the 1 or 2 people I was entertaining.
I may be boring, sure, but it seems the reason I never went anywhere was because I value my pride more than I value some fleeting celebrity on an internet based, self published TV program. Do I miss making Youtube videos? Yes. When I picked up stuff this week I got home and opened up the webcam program as I usually did, but quickly shut it down and just went to playing the games I had bought instead.
I guess in terms of "celebrity", I'm a nobody, I was raised a nobody and I'll die a nobody. But in terms of reality, I am who I am, proud of who I am, I won't break my back for anyone other than myself. If I like you, you know it. If I hate you, you know it. And if you don't like me, well go fuck yourself because I'm doing just fine without you.