Men who shaved off a full head of hair are confident, dominant and masculine. Otherwise known as the Bruce Willis effect. Did shaving my head bald contribute to the growth of my YouTube channel?
For the three years before shaving my head bald, my channel got an average 100+ subscribers per year.
For the three years after shaving my head bald, my channel got an average 200+ subscribers per year.
Shaving my head bald improved the performance of my channel, right? Not so fast.
I must point out that the subscriber growth for the last three years may have been a coincident. People watched more YouTube videos than before because they had nothing else to do during the shutdown. Since the world had returned to normal, people are watching fewer YouTube videos.
Many YouTubers—myself included—have noticed a tapering off in performance since the beginning of this year.
During the early months of the COVID-19 shutdown, I really needed a haircut. With the barbershops closed, I had to give myself a haircut. I used my electric trimmer to cut back my hair and my razor blade to shave my head bald.
That was three years ago.
I’m still shaving my head bald even though the world went back to normal and COVID-19 remains a lingering threat. Men who shaved off a full head of hair are confident, dominant and masculine. Otherwise known as the Bruce Willis effect.
YouTube released a new video on March 7, 2023, about their updated profanity policy. Unfortunately, the video was quite explicit and wasn’t censored. For content creators who don’t use profanity, here’s the clean version of the profanity policy in a nutshell.
Why did I get a Western Digital 2TB Red Plus NAS hard drive and not a larger hard drive? That was one of the questions I got when I ordered a new hard drive for what turned out to be a failed SSD boot drive. Here are three reasons why I’m using 2TB hard drives in my TrueNAS file server.
I replaced the words “stand up philosopher” with “content creator” in the famous quote from Mel Brook’s “History of The World, Part I” movie. His definition is now my motto towards making YouTube videos.
YouTube sent me a late night email on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, informing me that a video on my channel was no longer compliant with the Community Guidelines and age restricted (a viewer must be 18 years or older and logged in to view the video).
That was odd.
I maintain a family- and advertiser-friendly, and, under the Federal Trade Commission’s COPPA, not “made for kids” channel. All my videos are suitable for a general audience (13 years or older).
Which video got age restricted?
My montage video that alternated clips from George Floyd’s death and the first SpaceX crewed flight while Gil Scott-Heron narrated his 1970 poem, “Whitey On The Moon,” about poverty on the earth and white men on the moon.
I tweeted last month that I replaced the Cougar Minos X5 mouse with the Cougar Minos X2 mouse. The scroll wheel on the X5 became “twitchy” when cycling through inventory in FortNite. The last thing I want to pull out during a firefight is an unloaded weapon. The X2 was half the cost of the X5, similar in size, and didn’t have RGB. That created a controversy for some viewers of my YouTube channel. Why do I buy a $20 US mouse when I have a $300 keyboard on my desk?