I have been moving everything around in my room. The photo below was taken just a few minutes ago.
Photo taken 04/04/2017
My room does not look too bad in the photo above. But there is a ton of stuff not showing up in the photo that I need to try and find space to put away.
Also I am 76 years old and the older I get the more distance I need to put between me and the camera.
If you been following the news you know that there is a boycott by companies of YouTube. The companies are pulling advertising from YouTube. It is hurting YouTube and it is hurting those that do YouTube videos.
Some people that make YouTube videos are having their income down by over half. Some YouTube sites are going to be hurt big time.
It is not going to effect me. I make about $25.00 a month from YouTube. What I make from YouTube has gone from $25.00 a month to $18.50 a month.
I enjoy making videos. I have, right now, 730 videos on YouTube. I have 2,123 subscribers and have had 1,045,385 views. So I will keep on making YouTube videos. There are some YouTube sites that have studios and a large staff of employees. They could be hurt and some are saying that they may have to shut down.
I will make a YouTube video soon. I will update you on what is going on around here .. as much as I can .. My family does not want to be in my videos and do not want to be mentioned .. Makes it hard to be a personal blog ..
Right now .. Hilary is staying here .. she has a sick cat that she is having treated by a vet. It has to stay in my room with the door closed so the other cat here, DD, does not get what he has …
A lot going on here …
I will tell you what I can ..
I got to get ready right now .. we got an AmazonPrime order due here soon.
OH good the cat has moved from in front of my door now and I can get out of my cell.
A policial hate site on YouTube called “Trump Truth Watch” made a very sick YouTube video about President Trump and his daughter Ivanka.
You all know I am NOT a President Trump supporter but that video caused me to create and post this video.
I made this ranting and raving video a couple of days ago.
Today I went to YouTube and the About tab and I found this:
64,461 subscribers • 35,599,599 views
Exposing the truth about the Trumps and all their allies. I'm into politics, conspiracies and the truth. I also post news clips related to the president, including of Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer and Stephen Miller.
Just a regular 16-year-old from Birmingham trying to make a change!
I just did a check and I have now over 40 of my videos on YouTube that are “Not Monetized.” I have over 600 videos but why all of a sudden they go and mark over 40 of my videos I have no idea.
Here is just a few of them that they have taken away my ability to make money from them.
I clicked a few of them and turned on the ability to earn money from them.
So I think it is just some sort of error on the part of YouTube.
I am 75 years of age and I been blogging about 37 years. That is a long time. I have made a lot of changes over the years. Time for a change again.
Jim Howard 08/29/2016
Visits to my written blog have gone down in the last few years. Oh sure I had a few times when a blog post got 2000 views in one day. That was rare but did happen. But visits to Howard’s Notebook got down to 500 visitors a day and has been heading down. Now that does not count RSS reads and it does not count the blog posts that went to other sites. But people are going to Facebook and I guess some other places.
So I am going to change with the times.
Now my YouTube site is doing very good. I have been on YouTube since they began, in 2005, and I have over 600 videos on YouTube.
I am making changes, new URL, and trying to get control of things. I feel like things are out of control. Part of it is Facebook and the other sites… I never feel like I have the control that I have had … So I am looking at everything and going to try and tie them all into a smaller package.
Starting today I will be doing podcasts. I will be using SoundCloud and so you can expect podcasts from me soon.
For the next few days and maybe even a week there could be some problems. I have a lot of links and RSS feeds to change. Give me some time.
Jim Howard NØUWY