I didn’t really do anything of value yesterday. OK, eating a burger feast and playing Crusader Kings II is valuable, just not to any endeavor having to do with work. I got an interesting email, though. I’ve seen some associates get stuff like this from YouTube, but I’d never personally received one…


Those were the only two videos they had listed for demonetization, but I would have to imagine that 90% of my channel qualifies. Here’s the standard they cited…


In all honesty, I don’t make very much from YouTube in the first place. Outside of patronage, the AdSense on this site makes up 90% or more of my income. The main reason I do videos and livestreams is to get my “brand” out there. Plus, I have fun doing them…especially the #Killstreams. So, losing monetization on certain vids isn’t that big of a deal. At least it isn’t unless you take a longer look.

In light of the new rules YouTube spent a lot of time publicizing recently, how long will my channel even be allowed to stay up? If I had millions of followers I would be more secure, I’m sure. But since I’m in the 2,200 range, it wouldn’t be that big of a deal if they just bumped me off. Of course I could always come here and talk trash, but it’s Google. They don’t give a shit, and if they did, they could just kill my AdSense altogether (YouTube runs off AdSense as well). Thankfully, they have worked with me pretty well when it comes to addressing violations here on the site in the past. But how long will that attitude last?

It’s my estimation that it won’t be for every long. That’s why I’m desperately hoping for a legitimate YouTube alternative that is 100% committed to free speech. Threats and calls for violence? Sure, ban them, but anything else should be fair game. This might be troublesome for certain advertisers, but I bet there would still be a big market for ad dollars, particularly if this new service got a reputation for being the place where people go to tell it like it is. You guys have any ideas or tips on new ops? I do know of Minds, but it looks kinda shady so far. I can’t say that for sure though, since I haven’t investigated it thoroughly enough.

Perhaps I will do that tonight.