Today we’re going to talk about life work balance. Many people, especially on my YouTube channel, have asked me how to develop games without life getting in the way. I’ve found personally that there are 3 primary keys—3 tips, 3 different ways, that I think you can develop games without life getting in the way. Life is a sneaky bastard right? Likes sneak up on you. Life comes at you from a random phone call, from a friend you haven’t heard from, or a tweet from some dude who liked your post, or your girlfriend or boyfriend wanting to hang out. Shit happens, life changes, and unexpected things happen. So how do you make games consistently without all this stuff getting in the way? These are the 3 tips I found: Schedule your project time. Many people that I know personally, developers (not just game developers), and programmers, like to do their projects in their free time. They like to say, “Okay, Thursday night after work, I’m going to work on this … [Read more...] about How To Make Games Without Life Getting In The Way
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Let’s talk about what YouTube is for a few minutes, because there seems to be some confusion about this online. That’s not surprising, because it’s unclear whether Google is sure about what YouTube is, or what Google would like it to become. Here’s the question you want to ask yourself if you want a long and fruitful career on YouTube: How is what I’m doing benefiting Google? But before we move on, let’s answer the biggest question: What is YouTube? YouTube is a pretty amazing service where anyone can upload a video, for free, and share it with anyone or everyone, and in some cases the platform may help them find an audience. What gets promoted and when is decided by an ever-shifting algorithm that you will never have direct control over, and ads that may or may not be placed on your content depending on whether YouTube believes you should be monetized. It’s easy to forget how radically YouTube changed the way we think of the internet as a … [Read more...] about YouTubers are now just Uber drivers who might get rich
It’s a scary time for YouTubers: YouTube’s community guidelines are changing seemingly on the fly, demonetization is affecting a large number of creators and the future of the platform that many people call home is uncertain. Creators don’t want to leave YouTube, but they are trying to figure out what’s next. Maybe the answer isn’t finding a new home, but a new browser. Brave is an open-source web browser that YouTubers are using in wake of the platform’s evolving policies. Created by Brian Body and Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich, Brave’s design is based on Google’s open-software, source code program Chromium. Unlike Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or any other mainstream browser, Brave was built to block intrusive ads and create a less chaotic online experience. Included within the browser is Brave Payments, which the company introduced in beta in September 2016. The idea behind the Payments tool is that users should be … [Read more...] about What’s Brave, YouTubers’ new favorite browser?
YouTube’s creator base is at opposite ends over a series of new monetization guidelines thatthe company instituted yesterday evening. YouTube’s new rules state that creators must now accrue 4,000 hours of watch time over the course of 12 months and reach 1,000 subscribers to join YouTube’s Partner Program and qualify for monetization. This is a big change from the company’s previous rules put in place last year that allowed any channel with 10,000 views to apply for the Partner Program. The change will allow for fewer competition among creators applying for monetization, as the rules are designed to restrict the number of those eligible for advertising on their channel. For those who post four or five videos a week, accruing that much channel view time and subscribers shouldn’t be too difficult, based on the company’s findings. Not all creators feel that way, though. YouTube, Twitter and Facebook became stomping grounds for angry creators, who … [Read more...] about YouTube’s lesser-known creators worry for the future after major monetization changes (update)
Johnny Dee isn’t the most well-known name on YouTube, but he’s inspired battle cries across the platform as creators band together to help him try to reclaim his lost channel. Johnny Dee, whose real name is John De Nardis, uploads covers of songs, one of YouTube’s most popular genres. Although Dee is an older man, he gained attention for his takes on popular hip-hop and rap tracks, like Lil Pump’s “Gucci Gang” and Jake Paul’s “It’s Everyday Bro,” which are typically geared toward a younger audience. Dozens of YouTubers, most notably PewDiePie, took notice of Dee’s channel and made their own videos about the singer. Dee reached the peak of his popularity after PewDiePie uploaded video on Dec. 26, 2017, called, “This man should have been in YouTube Rewind.” The video gives an overview of who Johnny Dee is, and following the video’s release to nearly 60 million subscribers, Dee exploded in popularity. A … [Read more...] about YouTube’s favorite senior singer scammed out of channel