I’m going to come out and say this before I even start – I am a YouTube junkie. I could spend days and weeks and months, and probably years if it came to it, watching videos continually.
I have my own channel, “euanfailsatgaming”, on which I post vlog-type videos and game playthroughs. Feel free to check it out and toss me a like, or even subscribe if you want to see more! (Advertisement, sorry guys, I hope you sort-of understand).
Usually, I watch game playthroughs, “YouTuber Vlogs” and, of course, I listen to music. Even now, I am flicking between this and “The Dark Reaches”‘s Deadpool playthrough.
Now, if you combine my love of music, games and just general fun with the vast quantity of videos out there and the addictive nature of YouTube, You can guess what happens. Yep, I spent my entire weekend at my computer, on YouTube. And loved it!
This, of course, meant I did no homework or anything else constructive in the 12-14 hours I was awake ( I sleep in on weekends). So, here are my top five reasons: why I love YouTube!
1 – The Variety
There are so many people, videos, playlists and just general creative genii (geniuses or genii?) on YouTube that it’s hard to put down, as it were.
2 – The Crowd
Any YouTuber I enjoy watching has a strong link with me, I feel. Either we’ve actually chatted (in the comments), or we react the same way to situations. Or they just make me laugh.
3 – The Content
I would say I have a reasonably strict taste on what I watch, and I am often very careful before subscribing to a channel, watching several videos before hand. However, once a channel has gained my approval, I watch every single video that channel has done, including collaborations and guest appearances, and I like them all (not as in “thumbs up”, but in “that video was entertaining”).
4 – The Connective-ness
Most of my friends watch similar videos to me, and other acquaintances also use the site regularly. It is a great way to connect with my friends.
5 – My Channel
Typical that my channel messes up the pattern I was building here. Anyway, I have made quite a few friends through euanfailsatgaming, and I hope to make more. Plus, I get to play games and say I’m ‘working’. Best non-original idea I ever had.
So there are my top 5 reasons to love YouTube. What are yours? Leave them in the comments.