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From the Lens of a Former YouTuber

300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute and almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day.


When I read those numbers, I couldn't believe the amount of viewers and uploads the platform had. I knew that YouTube was popular, but 300 hours of video uploaded each minute is crazy!


Looking at YouTube’s statistics, there are over 2 billion users on the site which, according to them, accounts for almost one-third of the internet.


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YouTube is my go to for almost everything, whether I’m looking for how-to videos, DIY’s, movie trailers, or just bored and want to watch someone’s morning routine, the app is usually open on my phone.


When spending hours scrolling through videos and clicking from one to the other, we don’t always think about how much time goes into making some of the videos we watch. The preparations, the hours of recording, and then the process of editing all the video, complete with intros, music, thumbnails and everything else that makes a video compelling and entertaining to watch.


Youtubers have a way of making their daily errands or putting on makeup and other common everyday tasks seem super interesting. I decided that I was going to try and start my own YouTube channel a while back. I had been watching t