If you don’t ask…I won’t tell."
hi there you must be new here (this is a friendly and non-aggressive response)
firstly i’m known for often making jokes and being obviously-not-srs about certain things. ‘internet cult leader’ is one of those things.
(the what-i-just-said-obviously-wasnt-srs thing is a problem for me more often than you may think)
i’m one of the youtubers who’s actively against referring to followers as ‘fans’ (mostly because of the fact some people take offence to it) and in fact the whole reason i make the ‘cult leader’ joke is as i referred to my relationship with my viewers once as a ‘communist cult with no tiers’ instead of referring to them as ‘my army’ or putting ‘OMG I LUV MY FANS!!’ in the description of every video
whilst a lot of people enjoy feeling part of a community and some don’t take any offence to the word fan (why is that seen as a bad thing btw? i’d say i’m a communitychannel fan without feeling like an inferior human)
i made sure to say ‘invited to become a danosaur’ as whilst some people dgaf, others would prefer to feel they have an individual relationship with me! which i totally appreciate. (isn’t it wonderful than youtube can work both ways)
also whilst literallythemostfamouspeopleintheworld may have millions of subscribers, generally 250,000 is quite large when you are referring to a group of people, so whilst i’d never refer to myself as ‘famous’ i think it’s safe to say it’s a large enough collection of people to be valid.
also whilst i’m monologuing i might as well respond to ‘you’re only a vlogger’
why is youtube ‘fame’ any less valid than a different medium?
is charlie mcdonnell still ‘only a vlogger’ if he has millions of more followers than an indie band from scotland or an australian writer?
i think if as a society we can refer to kim kardashian as ‘famous’ then somebody who spends their life working hard to entertain/inspire/cheer people up shouldn’t be seen as ‘lesser’ just because it’s on the internet!
idk if i should g so many f’s but i get quite scared by the word ‘pretentious’ and i try to avoid people ever seeing me that way. so thank you for giving me the opportunity to explain my thoughts :)
i wish i could do it more.
*nods top hat and flies out the window*