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Lack of Motivation

Back in 2009, I started the YouTube channel “AnthonyGVideos.” I made it to share my thoughts on technology and to get my voice out there. It was a time when if you worked really hard, you could gain a decent viewership. The YouTube community, while still trying to make money, really was just doing it for the fun of it. YouTube comments were easy to read, and feedback was easily heard. The great part about it was I never felt like I was talking to a brick wall. Most of my videos would get 300-500 views, because the platform allowed for users to discover new people. It was really fun.
Fast forward to today, it seems YouTube is on a downward slope. It’s harder than ever to get noticed, and even big YouTubers are noticing a rapid decline. Google+ just makes it so hard to find actual engaging conversations because it only puts comments that get the most attention at the top, and most the time, they’re just trolls that get these mass amounts of idiots responding. Now I’m lucky if over 30 people watch my videos. Don’t get me wrong, you have no idea how much I appreciate the people who take time out of their day to watch or read my posts, but it just doesn’t feel fun anymore.
I don’t know if it’s just that I’m getting older, and I’m more concerned about finances, my education, and the future, but making content on my blog here, GeekOnIn, and the YouTube channel, I just have very little motivation to do so. It just really makes me wish I could go back to those days where it really felt like YouTube and Twitter were there to help the community, where you could find new people, and the existing people could still be found. Now, it just feels like they’re trying to make the most money they can by only promoting a certain group of people, and everyone else seems to be losing.
I’m not going anywhere; I’m certainly not leaving the internet. Partly because we just got FiOS, and it’s fantastic, but mainly because the internet is a fascinating place all around. So I guess if you want to hear more about what I have to say about things, stay tuned to my Twitter account.
I feel I’ve rambled on a bit too long.

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