Earlier this week I made it to (and past) 100 subscribers on YouTube, which I've been trying to get to for over a year. Throughout this process I've been able to get feedback from viewers about what I could do differently.
Something I've been struggling with recently is the time it takes to create quality content. The research required for my social commentary takes time away from preparing reviews. In addition to that, I've been told (and felt for a while) that the new format is very jarring when I go from commentary to a review. Because of that, and because I don't want to turn my entertainment and family time into a job, I'm going to stop doing regular reviews for a while.
Having watched my numbers and analytics, and taking the feedback into account, the majority of my subscribers engage the most with the social and political commentary. I do get a lot of views on the Game Reviews, but they don't convert to subscribers. While that is in no way a problem, I need to focus on giving the most engaging content to the most engaged viewers. I'll still do occasional written reviews here, but for now I want to focus on the other content.
Another huge change I'm making is that I'm going to write occasional articles here. Right now my show is on Sundays, and I record on Saturdays. A lot of what I would like to talk about might be out of the public consciousness by the time I'm able to get to it. There are also a lot of ideas I have that might not fit the video show. That's why I've started this section on the website.
I want to grow the content I create in all of my video locations as well as grow my website to give you more content that is continually getting better. With that in mind, I've also redone my Patreon campaign with updated rewards and goals to better fit the direction I want to take Rhetorical Entertainment.
If you like what I do and want to help me grow, please give me feedback and share my articles and videos on social media. I'd also appreciate any support you can give on Patreon or one time tips through PayPal.
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