rewboss sells out

rewboss sells out

I really, really, most definitely need to update this blog more often. I keep meaning to, but I always end up distracted.

So, what’s been happening? Well, for a start, I’ve become slightly famous. Only slightly, of course, but tellingly. One of my YouTube videos was recently featured on the German front page of YouTube, and as a result, within a week I doubled my subscriber base. That put my channel inside the top 100 most subscribed German Director accounts of all time, which appears to be some sort of critical mass: suddenly, my videos are getting thousands of hits.

Not only that, but I’ve been getting fan mail. Not as much as, say, Matt Damon or Meryl Streep, but fan mail all the same. Now, the trouble is that I’d very much like to answer it all, but I haven’t been able to yet.

As if that wasn’t enough, I’ve been made a YouTube partner. This is a relatively new scheme, and has only just arrived in Germany: I am among the first batch of German partners. This means that I can choose to “monetize” my videos. If you view monetized videos on the YouTube site itself, you’ll see adverts placed next to them: I get a share of the revenue.

That sounds like I’m selling out, but it’s not that much. I’m not allowed to say how much money I’m making, but it’s no secret that I won’t be moving to Martinique in the near future.

Of course, before I can monetize any video, I have to make sure I have the right to use every last photograph, piece of music and sound effect commercially; in turn, that means I’ve spent the last couple of days watching all my 73 videos and trying to remember where I got stuff from.

On top of all that, I’ve been helping out with publicity material for a YouTube meet planned for August, and trying not to neglect my real work.

So please: be patient and understanding. What I’d like to say is: Thank you everyone who has sent me nice e-mails and messages. They are appreciated, and I do read them all.