I did it guys! After almost 2 years of YouTube, I made it to 100 subscribers! I checked, and my YouTubeaversary is April 17, so almost two years. I’m SO FREAKING PUMPED!!!
At the beginning of March, I noticed my subscriber count was at 95, so I randomly decided to set the goal to get to 100 at the end of March. Usually, I’d just set a goal and hope it happened, but this time I was a lot more proactive, linking my channel all over social media, asking people to share my channel, and people to subscribe if they hadn’t been subscribed already. I was pleasantly surprised to see so much support come through from old friends, family members, and acquaintance’s. My brother kept on retweeting my link as well, and he got a few of his let’s player buddies to subscribe too, which helped loads: one of his friends was my 99th subscriber, in fact! I can’t see who my 100th subscriber is because of their channel preferences, which is ashamed because I’d really like to know, but I’m also not complaining because AHHH I’m at 100 subs! In doing all of that, I realized hustling to get something accomplished wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be. In fact, it’s actually pretty fun! Doing this helped me get over my trepidation’s in regards to sharing my content, so that was a major bonus in just deciding to get to 100 no matter what this month.
One of the cool things you get when hitting 100 is a custom URL. So instead of my channel link being some weird user ID, it’s now /c/crystaldennismusic. Which, to be honest, is the whole reason I was pushing so hard to get to 100. I really wanted that custom URL, and seeing it there is so amazing. I’ve typed it in like ten times today and squealed every time my channel has popped up, it’s sooo cool!
Now that I’ve hit this milestone, I feel like my channel is finally going somewhere. 100 people like my music enough to be subscribed, and that’s an amazing feeling. That’s like, the size of a concert! Getting the amount of views I get, now that I’m recording myself is great too, and I feel like it majorly contributes to people’s readiness to help me out. I could kick myself for not doing so before! I’m not going to do every video on cam, like I don’t think I’ll do it for originals, but maybe I will, who knows haha. I want to branch out and start recording in outside locations as well eventually, just have to plan it a bit better. But overall, I’m super excited that I’ve hit this milestone! I’ll shoot to hit 200 by the end of the year!
In other music news, a random tune popped into my head last night. I’ve been obsessing over NieR Automata’s OST and story, because I’m a huge fan of the first NieR, and the OST for the 2nd game doesn’t disappoint! The story doesn’t either, it’s freaking beautiful. I’ve been soaking in NieR lore, watched the entire games story on video, and have been watching all the boss fights because ugh I love this game so much, and wish I had a PS4 to play it. That tangent aside, I think this tune that came up is really inspired by NieR’s instrumentation style: melancholy and haunting. For my first piano original, I was trying to do a video game type of track, but it didn’t really click until I was practicing piano last night and ran across some really gorgeous sounding key combination’s. So, I grabbed my USB cord, plugged my keyboard into the computer and recorded a few layers of melody. Tomorrow I’m going to fine tune it a bit and see what I can come up with, so excited! The tune is a bit simplistic, but as I’ve stated before: I think simplistic, acoustic folksy stuff is just my style haha. I never find a need to add more than about six instruments to a track, and I’m finally feeling like that’s ok. So woo for progress in my musical self-esteem!
Long post, but ugh I’m just so excited. EEEE I got to 100 subscribers! My channel can only go up from here, can’t wait to make more content this year! This milestone has given me major motivation, can’t wait to get my next video out so I can start working on other projects!