I decided to come back and start yet another journey It's great fun to update everyday and see the progress. This is completely whitehat on YouTube, as I'm against fake likes/subs/views/etc. It's better to think long-term than have a short-term firecracker. The only "blackhat" marketing I guess I have done on my channel and will continue to do for a little bit is use Reddit upvotes, but that's because I feel much safer to do that. I haven't ever used bots on YT and don't plan to, as I want ZERO additional risk. I run an unorthodox and controversial Vlogging channel. Currently at the start of this journey it is at 5,673 subscribers and 893,692 total views. Here are my analytics for the past 28 days: My realtime (past 48 hours) views: And my lifetime analytics: I have opened my channel nearly a year ago, on February 4th, 2016. I did not however post my first video until March 19th. And between that time and the very beginning of summer I did not market my channel nor even post consistently. I post daily videos now, and just recently I've received another spike due to some of my content being featured on EDM magazines' websites and FB pages. I've gone ahead and hired a popular YouTuber as well (over 102K) to create a shoutout inside one of his videos as well, and I'm preparing for more. This isn't my first rodeo, as I've worked with much larger channels many times before, but never a personal one (as in, I actually make the content fully). I had a "personal" gaming channel back in 2010 that grew into a community channel, but I don't have it anymore. The largest channel I've created and sold that is still currently UP is Buzzvines. I've also just received my first sponsorship for $50 alongside an extra $50 worth of free products, and have earnined a few bucks here and there through donations and affiliate links.