So there’s no denying that many YouTube creators are struggling on the site right now; but it isn’t all to do with an inexplicable drop in video views. Stagnation, lack of diversity and the site’s promoting of larger channels are all ongoing problems many YouTubers face. Really, it was only a matter of time before somebody started a #NotMyYouTube campaign.
Dynamic duo Meghan Tonjes and Gunnarolla have pieced together a new video-questionnaire-tag-challenge; and hope that it will “create the kind of YouTube we want by having open honest discussions”. The 11-question challenge includes fodder for some serious YouTube-related hot takes, including “What’s your least favourite trend on YouTube?”, “What do you do to support your favourite creators?” and of course “Has YouTube made your life better or worse?”
Watch the first #NotMyYouTube video below.
The video challenge is basically #YouTubeHonestyHour in vlog form, as it will hopefully give YouTubers the inspiration to speak a little more candidly about their relationship with YouTube, their audiences, and fellow creators. Meghan tagged Casey Neistat, Chescaleigh and Anna Akana to respond to her video; so hopefully we’ll see this conversation spread even farther…