So it's been awhile since I've posted on my blog and I really don't like that I have to do it under these circumstances. Since the creation of the new YouTube layout, I've been experiencing a loss in subscribers. At first I thought it was just people unsubscribing... but I've learned it's actually a glitch in the YouTube system and I tested it myself by trying to subscribe to my own channel via another email account.
On my email@example.com account, I received a notification saying this new channel had subscribed. So I went to my page and checked, but my subscriber count did not update. On this new email account I logged into YouTube, and thebeautyLodown videos showed up in my subscriber feed.
When I counted all of the people who HAVE subscribed in the last month or so from my email, I should have hit 3,000 subs by now. But for now I'm fluctuating between 2,600 and 2,620.
Now, understand that the numbers aren't what bothers me. I don't mind if I have one subscriber or a million, I'm still going to make videos for those who want to see them. So here's my question to all of you: if you are subscribed to me, are my videos still showing up in your feed? That is all I honestly care about. YouTube has not been speedy about a response to the problem, and a member of their team actually told me it could take months to fix.
As long as my videos are still coming to you guys, I don't find a need to create a new channel. BUT if my videos aren't showing up, it may be time to close thebeautyLodown and open a new channel for my videos.
That is not what I want to do, by any means. In fact, I would be really sad starting over. But if it's necessary, I will. I know I'm not the only YouTuber experiencing this, which makes me nervous to start a new channel and have it happen all over again. So all I need to know is whether or not you are still receiving my videos in your subscriber box. You can contact me:
In my YouTube messages
On my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On my Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thebeautyLodown
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/thebeautyLodown
Thank you guys so much. I'm sorry this is such a serious post, but I need to find a solution to this.
I love you girls!