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YouTube Opinion Do You Take Time Off From Making Videos Ever?

Avocado

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After about a year and a half, my family and I decided that it would be best to take summers off from making videos. So I don't burn out and can do more in life than just make videos.

I am worried though, this is my first time taking such a long break. I hope my fans all come back and I didn't loose any.
 

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Yes, I take every December off, and I have not produced many videos over the heat of the summer because it's so hot here in Alabama. Read, Clockwork by Mike Michalowicz. In it he describes building a business so that you can take off indefinitely if you want.
 
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Yes, I take every December off, and I have not produced many videos over the heat of the summer because it's so hot here in Alabama. Read, Clockwork by Mike Michalowicz. In it he describes building a business so that you can take off indefinitely if you want.
Same here in Arizona. It gets to 116f in my area. Some areas of Arizona get in the 120f's...
 

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Oh yeah, I definitely take time off. I take off an entire month 2-3 times per year. I need the break for one, my schedule is pretty hectic. But also when I come back I typically hit the ground running with some of my better videos and that lack of content gets people hungry. If you are consistent and viewer grow accustomed to having you as a part of their daily/weekly schedule then you take time off it leaves them longing for that thing they've been missing.
 

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You have to. When you first become a content creator you tend to do it mostly for fun. But once you start trying to grow the channel the creation tends to become a job that if you don't make sure to still enjoy can actually become an annoyance. That's why you have to take breaks to allow the brain to relax, clear the clutter of past projects and allow for new ideas to flow freely while your brain recharges. I do this even when I'm just gaming. I get off the PC for a few days just to let my hands and eyes catch a break.
 

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I guess it depends. I've taken weeks off here and there and it doesn't hurt too much. I also ended up having to take a break this summer and it hurt a bit, I lost some progress, but I've made a comeback.
 

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After about a year and a half, my family and I decided that it would be best to take summers off from making videos. So I don't burn out and can do more in life than just make videos.

I am worried though, this is my first time taking such a long break. I hope my fans all come back and I didn't loose any.
well, at the very least they will just forget about you.
But they will welcome you, when you're back.