This year will be a busy one with lots of changes. Quite some are forced upon me and I just have to accept them, others I am making myself.
The first one is that I will write more here. Not every day, but sure more than just a video a month. I recently got back into writing a little more and actually like it. So I want to take this tool here, this blog, and wrote more here as well.
With these writings, there will also be some change to the layout and structure of the blog. I do not yet know what and how I will tackle them yet. The layout might change only slightly or drastically.. all depending really on my mood XD
Then I was working on starting a carer with various online publishings. But the internet does not wait for me to finish my preparations and thus all backfired a lot faster than I could handle.
Maybe you’ve already heard of it, maybe you didn’t: YouTube is changing it’s Partner Program (YPP) so that only channels with 4,000 hours of watch-time within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers will be able eligible to be in it.
As of today my channel “only” has around 560 hours and 252 subscribers. Therefore I will loose my YPP within 30 days from now which, to be frank, is not a big problem for me at this point. The reasons are simple and I actually am happy about this change in some way.
YouTube (YT) so far allowed monetising really early after creating your account. Many accounts are in this YPP and will never see any money at all, only using up resources. To be fair, my account is the same here. It is too small to actually generate enough for a payout most ofthe time and only makes tons of data that will never really be worth looking at. The few 0.01$ that it rarely creates are getting stored on my AdSense account and then create lots of data there. It’s basically ripping away money from YT slowly without anyone actually getting profit out off it. Not YT, not the YouTuber. And the brands which’s ads got shown will lose their investment to an audience that isn’t be big enough for them to actually wanting to be noticed by.
In the end a lot of people profit by this change. Eligible channels should be able to earn more as there is now more money around which doesn’t disappear in the thousands of mini channels out there. Brands that pay for ads will automatically have a more steady group of people seeing their ads. YT won’t lose money and resources to mini channels that will never make the big (or small) jump.
Sure I am sad that my channel will lose my YPP membership. But knowing how much you do earn at my current size I do not really miss it right now. Once it is big enough and I’m back above the threshold I’ll apply for it right away another time and hopefully won’t lose it again!
Same as last year I got the chance to get my hands on some FFXIV items that I want to give away to you all! And this time I thought I’d start a gleam.io page to make it easier for all of us (mainly me with the selecting of the winners XD )
Follow the link up there and you will have the chance to win one of the following:
FINAL FANTASY XIV: DUALITY ARRANGEMENT ALBUM (Blu-Ray Disc)
FINAL FANTASY XIV BABY BEHEMOTH PLUSH WITH CODE
FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE PLUSH [CARBUNCLE EMERALD]
One of three drawings of your character (digital)
Winners for each item will be selected randomly and will be contacted by me over the registered email address once the competition is over. if you are not answering the email within one week, a new winner will be selected and so on.
Because these are physical goods, the winners will have to tell me their actual name and address where they would like the prices to be sent to.
WARNING: Although the codes that come with these items were confirmed by SQUARE ENIX to work with EU, NA or JP versions of Final Fantasy XIV, I cannot guarantee that this will indeed be the case. The items were “leftover” goods from the FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival in Frankfurt.
While I will cover for shipping and will try to fill out everything correctly for customs, fees may will still apply depending on the country. I apologise for that. I cannot be accused for anything after the package left my hands and is with the distributor.