Weezer wrote: ↑
09 May 2021, 01:36
But calling someone who disagrees with you an insignificant spec of dirt not worth your time of day is cold. It shows that Chryos doesn't value criticism or the people that watch his videos.
I feel like I should address this so as not to create misunderstanding here. What I meant by that is that at some point, if someone keeps trolling you, let alone for as long as he has, you stop caring about anything they do or say. I've addressed his criticisms (which never change, they're always the same) numerous times in the past, and it didn't make for a fun time. It diminished the fun I took in my own hobby. What little of his ramblings that I could describe as "meant to be constructive" I disagreed with and the rest was just hateful, incoherent babble not meant to be constructive in any way. I refuse to let myself be affected by that. And he's not the only one, obviously. You learn to block out messages like that over time.
Also, I really don't mind criticism, but you have to understand that by now I've heard almost everything a dozen times and for every person who thinks I should do X differently, there's another who watches purely because I do X in that exact way. I've changed the way I present things many times over the years and I'd say that after 6 1/2 years I've come up with a format I'm pretty comfortable with. I'm not saying it's perfect, but this is how I like doing it, and I think it's good enough. His point, i.e. sugarcoating my words, I've reviewed and rejected.
Above all though, I don't understand why some people lose their heads over all this. I'm just a guy having a fun time talking about old keyboards xD . I don't have an ulterior motive here, and although I very much enjoy interacting with the people who watch my videos (it's one of the best things about it for sure), you have to understand that I didn't have a 100k sub base when I started making videos. I started making videos because I enjoyed making videos. Does an actor act solely for the benefit of their audience? No, they do it because they love acting. Does a writer write solely for the benefit of their readers? No, they do it because they love writing. Obviously other peoples' enjoyment will play a big part, but it would be untrue to say that I make my videos solely for my audience. So it's not that I don't care about them, because I do. But it would be disingenuous to claim I do it only for them.