The one percent unfairly hurt by YouTube’s new monetization threshold

YouTube has recently made some changes that directly affect me and my channel, as well as thousands of other small creators. I made a quick video (above) outlining the changes, which I also summarize below, but I wanted to write this article to dive into the topic in a bit more detail. I’ve seen a lot of articles explaining why these changes won’t actually hurt YouTubers, and I want to argue that some people, including myself, are a forgotten minority.

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My best of 2016: A year in review

Out with 2016, in with 2017

It’s that time of year again. The end of the year. Which means it’s time to get reflective, like I’ve done in several years past (2012, 2013, 2015). This has been a pretty terrible year for so many reasons (celebrity deaths, the US election, Casey Neistat ending his daily vlog). But this post isn’t going to be about any of that.

This post is about my favorite things that happened this year. It’s a highlight of my favorite content, both created and consumed. It’s a look back at this past year to see how far I’ve come, and to set goals for myself in 2017. This post, of course, is for you to read and enjoy. But it’s also largely for me. Oh, and some of the links are affiliate links. Just a heads up.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s dive right in.

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The Non-Millennial’s Guide to Snapchat

This guide for anyone who just “doesn’t get” Snapchat (aka non-millennials).

I’ll teach you what “the kids” are doing all day on Snapchat, and show you the best ways that you can try the app out yourself.

Stay tuned for a full guide (written, not recorded) coming soon to this blog.

How to cancel your iTunes Match subscription

I’ve been keeping all my music in iTunes Match, Apple’s $24.99/year subscription service that syncs your entire music library across all your Apple devices. But I just got the Amazon Echo, so it’s time to give all my music to Alexa instead!

The off switch for the iTunes Match subscription is tucked away in settings, so I made this video to help anyone who wants to cancel their subscription, too.

My best of 2015: A year in review

Dann New Years Fireworks

Sitting here on New Year’s Eve day, I can’t help but feel reflective (as you can see from the gif). I like to take this time to go over my previous year-end posts (2012, 2013) and craft a new mega-post for this year. These types of posts are mostly for my own use, but I always like to post them publicly just in case any of this information can help you in any way. Oh, the book links are affiliate links. Just a heads up.

This has been a big and eventful year, so let’s just dive right in.

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