You Never Know Who’s Watching
I love Billy Eichner. HE’S FANTASTIC.
In this clip below (at the 2:20 mark), Seth Meyers explains that he and his fellow SNL friends watched Billy’s videos back in the day. Billy had no idea, but found out many years later.
Creating and publishing something for years without knowing if anyone is really paying attention is difficult. It’s easy to look at the standard metrics like pageviews, plays, or RTs, and base your success on that, but please don’t.
Never lose sight of the real people behind those metrics, and then never refer to them as metrics, or eyeballs, or traffic. Ever.
Hard work isn’t a guaranteed ticket to stardom and appearing on late night TV shows, but you spend the time and do it the right way. Treat every video, every song, every appearance as if Amy Pohler is watching.