October 24, 2007 - 10,000 Views
May 16, 2008 - 50,000 Views
August 1, 2008 - 75,000 Views
October 15, 2008 - 100,000 Views
January 16, 2009 - 125, 000 Views
February 16, 2009 - 150,000 Views
I'm not sure why, but the video view milestones seem to come mid-month. I'm just happy that a few people are tuning in, and for the first time it's not just on YouTube. As of today my total YouTube views are 132, 416 and it's my uploads on Yobi.tv and the 17,584 views there that pushed me up to 150,000.
Yobi.tv has proven to be a fairly valuable resource. Not only was I voted in as a semi-finalist in their film competition in December (finals in March 2009), but I've also met a handful of great people, and have had my uploads viewed in greater volume. This milestone is arbitrary, but I like to share it - here and on my blog header - to keep people up to date, to give a sense that things are advancing.
High viewership doesn't always mean quality, high ratings don't always mean success, and even with 90 original videos on my channel I'm pretty sure that not everyone will appreciate them equally. All of these things are symbols, however, that I'm not in this alone, that people are responding, and that my work and efforts are expanding - even in certain ways that exceed my expectations. I've said it before, it's an uphill battle, but my promotion is as much for myself as it is for anyone else. It helps me feel rewarded for staying in the fight.
Thanks to all of you for your help, thanks for your views and your time. Some of you have checked in since things started up in 2007, some stop in from BlogExplosion, Facebook, Entrecard, YouTube and elsewhere on a casual basis, and then there's a very select few of you who might even bother to watch or read what I post, haha. To put things in perspective, at this time last year my total video views were barely reaching 30,000. It just goes to show what a bit of dedication and a little support can result in. Thanks!