How do we deal with youtube burnout? | ear biscuits ep. 164

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R&L discuss what it takes to be a YouTube creator, reasons behind the recent surge in creators releasing burnout videos, and what they're doing it prevent their own burnout on this week's episode of Ear Biscuits.   Want more GMM? Watch this season from the start: up official GMM and Mythical merch at  miss our weekly podcast, Ear Biscuits:  Rhett & Link:  Instagram:  Out Our Other Mythical Channels: Good Mythical MORE:  & Link:  to send us something? 
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Witty And Funny Name
Witty And Funny Name

Last year definitely seemed like it was too stressfull for you, guys, and I'm glad you are more conscious about your schedule and work/life balance. Please make sure to have time for yourselves and for your families. It is important that you still feel like yourselves and not characters you have to play for the audience.

2018-10-14
Ty Brennan
Ty Brennan

You guys should make custom headphones where the ear piece looks like a biscuit

2018-10-14
Witty And Funny Name
Witty And Funny Name

"Your welcome"??? Your, huh?

2018-10-14
Carolyn Schumacher
Carolyn Schumacher

As a previous bartender, this guy was a passive aggressive jerk. I don't know why he was ignoring you, but he definitely was. Oh and NEVER whistle, or snap your fingers.... That is a way to never get your drink. I would've confronted him as politely as possible. That was totally uncalled for

2018-10-14
Kim Adams
Kim Adams

Speaking as a fan. And solely on how I personally feel. I want you guys to be real all the time. I don't feel you need to apologize for needing a break. I as your fan will always be your fan as long as you decide to do this. And I will be here when you get back. I know this forum is different than the "real" world jobs and "office politics". But the idea you need to publicly apologize for being human is so very sad to me. I understand why you do it. But it makes me sad. Just know that there are fans out here that won't leave. Will search you out if the algorithm decides you guys dont deserve to be trending because you needed a break. I pushed the little bell for a reason. And I support your efforts to build your brand. YouTube may control some things. But your fan base also has a lot of control and we need to use that power to show, hey, we don't want YouTube punishing you for being human. Honestly we the fans drive the medium. And I would rather see mentally healthy Good Mythical Morning than have you guys pushing out bad content just to stay within the algorithm that says no matter what you put out you better do it every day or else. That's BS to me. And I don't accept that notion. Your audience deserves great content. Not just content without thought behind it so you stay relevant.

2018-10-15
Just Having Fun
Just Having Fun

As much as I enjoy GMM I I am liking ear biscuits even better because it reminds me of the old shows where you all would just talk and be yourselves. Be your mythical best! Really, I suspected you didn't film everyday but it is so clever how you do it! But thinking about you eating so many weird things all together on one day gives me a shiver. No one deserves that much Pig anus and intestines!

2018-10-14
Allan Bernard De Guzman
Allan Bernard De Guzman

I hope they can get Felix as a guest and talk about serious topics.

2018-10-14
Our Happy Tribe - Australian Family Vlogs
Our Happy Tribe - Australian Family Vlogs

Good Mythical Evening ✨🇦🇺 This is such an interesting topic and I can honestly say that YouTube can be very hard at times... We try to stay positive and keep our uploads regular, but there is definitely such a thing as YouTube burnout! That said we LOVE sharing our family life down here in AUSTRALIA and love that we are building a tribe of awesome people that want to come along for the journey with us ✨

2018-10-14
salad
salad

Eating mouth biscuits while listening to ear biscuits

2018-10-14
Jess E
Jess E

“I’m a Great Dane in a room full of Chihuahuas.” 😂 dead... as a 6”2 female I related so hard to this.

2018-10-14
Kathryn Fraser
Kathryn Fraser

I literally never comment, but thank you for both legitimizing mental health as a critical aspect of wellbeing, and being vulnerable about it. This was such a thorough, topical, and important conversation. Good on you both and all the best to the team.

2018-10-14
Tara Sawatzky
Tara Sawatzky

That bartender story made me angry. My response would be like Link's. Maybe Link should have grabbed him and said "We're big on the internet!" Also, I think YouTuber's really need to take vacations. Tell your audience you're taking like 1-2 weeks off. Don't get anxious because we're here and we love you. Take that time for yourselves. Don't call it a break or a burnout but call it a Vacation. Regular people in the workforce get vacation time, why can't you?

2018-10-14
DS iSlice
DS iSlice

I can imagine y'all meeting: Rhett: *Hi, I'm Rhett* Link: *Hi, I'm Link* Rhett: *Pencil or crayon?* Link: *Lets talk about that!*

2018-10-14
Jo
Jo

I think it’s a lot of kids and teens who don’t understand the concept of people needing breaks. As an employee, I totally get it. Mental health is more important than pleasing others all the time.

2018-10-14
PixelFoundry Gaming
PixelFoundry Gaming

*With the bartending debacle, basically I think the guy was intentionally ignoring your order because he wanted to make sure he wasn't leaving the bigger named celebrities there out in the cold. But since the bartender didn't recognize you, he was going to leave you dead last. Guarantee it.*

2018-10-14
Jillian Workman
Jillian Workman

Every like I'll add a pizza 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕

2018-10-18
Marius VanDamme
Marius VanDamme

You should make a musical with Tenacious D. THAT would be amazing.

2018-10-14
zubair rauf
zubair rauf

Link and Rhett are the OG’s of YouTube!! Like if you agree

2018-10-14
whatiwasgoingtosay
whatiwasgoingtosay

I don’t think this is particularly unique to YouTubers. Musicians and actors are constantly worried about staying relevant and/or being overexposed. The difference is, the feedback is so direct and immediate. And more often than not, non-YouTube entertainers are working with a whole team and not doing everything on their own. So, it makes total sense for YouTubers to ask for help. They’re creating entertainment, just like any other entertainer.

2018-10-14
AwallsWife K
AwallsWife K

Ahh I miss chia Lincoln.. OG mythical beast here been watching 10 years.. An ppl really need to realize you YouTuber are human not robots if you are putting so much emotional connection in a "creator" then you need to go talk to someone or maybe disconnect from technology and find out why you are so depend on someone else making you feel like you.. idk they are internetaner and at the end of the day its a job to them and they Love there Beast but it is still a job.. Just take care of yourself and if you feel you need help or need to talk to someone please do..One Love ✌💟

2018-10-14
would ya look at that
would ya look at that

Thank you for speaking so earnestly about mental health

2018-10-14
Darrian Weathington
Darrian Weathington

Listening to earbiscuits about burnout while on a 50 minute drive back home after working a 20 hour shift is how I'm going to survive today...

2018-10-14
DS iSlice
DS iSlice

I hope EAR Biscuits doesn't end

2018-10-14
Barbara Anderson
Barbara Anderson

I was very worried about you last year with gmm and buddy system and the tour and the new program. I'm so glad that you took a long vacation this past summer. Rhett you didn't say if your retina healed completely. I hope it has. I pray for you and your familys.💝

2018-10-14
Shivesh Ramesh
Shivesh Ramesh

YOU'RE* WELCOME come on guys 1:47

2018-10-14
Anon
Anon

I understand that you guys wanna network with those people to open up creative opportunities for yourselves. Just know that we like you guys because you AREN'T like those hollywood people. Don't feel bad about not fitting in with them. They mostly seem so fake, two faced, etc. You guys come across as very genuine, which is in stark contrast with some of the hollywood folks. It's hard to explain, but we like your genuine conversations and emotions as opposed to those big bright fake hollywood smiles.

2018-10-14
Ian Untalan
Ian Untalan

All i have to do to avoid being burned out with my job as a landscaper, who has been cutting the same 50 or so locations for years, is constantly remind myself that being outside is a beautiful thing and that there are way worse jobs out there and to be thankful for what I have and stop complaining. It works. Just be grateful.

2018-10-14
Rosanne Bekker
Rosanne Bekker

I really like Rhett saying how being a Youtuber is NOT easy. It's like a taboo, people are not allowed to complain at all about making videos, receiving hate or getting a burnout. I am not a Youtuber myself, so I do not know how easy or difficult it is. But it's great to have someone stand up for himself, but even more for the whole community who is struggling. Same for Link ofcourse, but I liked the strong words about it from Rhett. Great job guys!

2018-10-14
Discerning Daniel
Discerning Daniel

I remember back in 2013 the first time I saw my first episode of GMM I had just lost my friend and was very depressed. I remember smiling for the first time in months. I never knew that the show would take off so well as it has become today. Just picturing Rhett and Link out of their element baffles me because I always thought of them as famous in their own right. As pioneers that made a almost lifelong friendship a career. Hears to another great year plus many more to come.

2018-10-15
Andrew Hamilton
Andrew Hamilton

Rhett and Link opened a restaurant... except they are cooking up and serving internetainment. Luckily now they have a chef, hostess, bus boy, etc. But they didnt always have it like that.

2018-10-14
miss october
miss october

"that guy looks like a male stripper, but with clothes on"

2018-10-14
Zach K.
Zach K.

Hey I dunno if you guys signed some contract or whatever but after a certain point, can't you just sell Buddy System as some kind of DVD box set? You guys might be my favorite performers ever, and I don't say that lightly, but I still ain't signing up for YouTube Red for one show

2018-10-14
Jerry
Jerry

Jacksepticeye had a burnout. He’s feeling better now. Thank you GMM for talking about this.

2018-10-14
Take Time, w/Patrick Marlett
Take Time, w/Patrick Marlett

*Thank you* both for this. Honestly, I get burnt out - let's say "tired," I'm not burnt out just yet - and I run a much smaller production. The difficulty being: balancing 40+ hours of work, maintaining a social life, fitting in time for fitness (tennis/jogging) *and then* scripting/filming/editing out what I do. It does get difficult, but as stated, *scheduling* is key. You are in charge of your own personal happiness, nothing else determines that. I thoroughly believe that to be true. Be well guys, you're leading a wonderful example here on GMM. Keep it up, but feel free to take breaks every so often. PS - *I bartend.* Not sure why he was ignoring you. If a place ever gets too crowded, I look at the bartendees and say "I'm going to work from my right to left. Not sure 'who got here first,' but you'll all get a drink. No worries." Only time I break that rule is if someone puts extra money on the table ;) Should've dropped a few Chia Lincolns on the counter.

2018-10-14
Jack
Jack

1:48 what about my welcome? What’s it doing now?

2018-10-14
pradanakusuma
pradanakusuma

That is why to run a good sustainable youtube channel, a youtuber can not work by him/herself, they must form a solid team to share the load

2018-10-14
Mr McTrolly
Mr McTrolly

The large amounts of cash probably help a little bit

2018-10-14
Zak Edwardz
Zak Edwardz

self employment is not for the weak.

2018-10-14
TheRamenCat
TheRamenCat

wish i had a friendship like rhett and link have

2018-10-14
Darrian Weathington
Darrian Weathington

These guys are famous on the internet...

2018-10-14
ahhhhmazing1
ahhhhmazing1

You guys should check out Wheezy Waiter if you haven't already. Super cool dude, original content, and he's been around forever.

2018-10-14
Alpha Jess
Alpha Jess

I get burnt out just by editing a small video, I can’t imagine what you guys go through. Love ur channel tho 🙃

2018-10-14
Nipun Salwathura
Nipun Salwathura

Just came here after watching GMM Season 1

2018-10-14
Primal Wolf
Primal Wolf

I was reading this paper for my college class and I think it can be applied to youtubers being burnt out. A virtual reality workspace, in theory, isn’t managed by time but by results. You’re not instantly given money for working a 9 hour shift, you’re given money through viewers. Usually viewers only see the end result of a video thus making your paycheck off of results. If your videos aren’t up to par then you lose viewers, but a worker’s salary isn’t punished by one bad week. I believe YouTube shouldn’t reward content creators who make lots of videos, instead they should reward good content that takes time to make. Take this with a grain of salt (I’ve never had a full time job or been a YouTuber).

2018-10-14
shashwat johri
shashwat johri

i agree but the elephant in the room is that " the audience" " the fans " is not one entity , isn't tangebile , controllable . no amount to regulating a finite number of fans' behaviour is going to have ANY significant change in my opinion in what comments will inevitably tell the creators , what the creator will Interpret as their *audience's opinion* so the whole whole idea of making the watchers be easy on creators is ultimately of no good THE CREATOR MUST ACT. whether the audience permit or not the fans who care , care unconditionally and the ones who dont , well they wont , ever , whatever you do.and sadly they are the most vocal. creator has to make the choice between the algo treadmill or their health , the audience's expectation is going to be the regardless so that shouldn't be in the equation.

2018-10-14
bri's art
bri's art

You should do a GMM Bean Boozled Challenge the crew makes the jellybeans and Rhett and Link have to guess the flavors please do it😊

2018-10-14
Mouteo
Mouteo

Morning R&L. Hope you guys are well - sending love from Charlotte NC.

2018-10-14
stealthylemongaming
stealthylemongaming

I feel like no one else could have created gmm :)

2018-10-23
God
God

Heyy. I'll never burn out because I'll probably kill myself by 25.

2018-10-14
Awkward93
Awkward93

Sugar Pine 7 really got screwed. Gained popularity fast and now they are uploading each day to see if they can gained that popularity again which they rightfully deserve. A career on YouTube is a blessing but just too stressful. Looking at all the stressed out content creators on YouTube proves it. You guys are killing the game year after year. I can only imagine how much pressure that adds for you guys.

2018-10-14
Raymon Fain Jr.
Raymon Fain Jr.

I love watching GMM no matter what. Even when it wakes me up at 3:04 in the morning.

2018-10-14
Oran Moonrazor
Oran Moonrazor

It’s 3:06 and I have yet to sleep this night. I’m making the right choice being here.

2018-10-14
Amelianna
Amelianna

I only made 9 videos and I got burnout 😂😂😂😂

2018-10-14
COConservatarian
COConservatarian

I've never understood the mentality that says to 'congratulate and support" major celebrities who go to rehab or take lavish vacations for weeks at a time yada yada; but then turn around and get pissed if a YouTubers misses one upload. Consider one of my fav makeup gurus (Tati). She uploads 5 days a week! No other makeup channel does that. None. And if she misses ONE day... the idiots tear her gorgeous face off! Make me insane. I really cannot tolerate the YT and Twitter mobs these days either. -smdh

2018-10-15
Nathan Manns
Nathan Manns

This is a great episode. Thanks for the great, thoughtful conversation. Have a great weekend.

2018-10-14
xX Sultan Xx
xX Sultan Xx

Last time I was this early, I had a life.

2018-10-14
Liam Williams
Liam Williams

The whole idea of likes and views determining your self worth is the reason why i dont have instagram anymore. The stigma is based around how can i get the most likes and is a toxic view upon life!

2018-10-15
Clint Mcintosh
Clint Mcintosh

Great episode, great insight. This really hit home for me.

2018-10-15
Marley S
Marley S

One of my favorite ear biscuits so far. Well thought out and discussed. Thank you Rhett and Link!

2018-10-14
Christina Schmitt
Christina Schmitt

My first GMM experience was Rhett getting one foot spray tanned. Much like, binge watching Netflix, I've recently started binge watching your shows. I have a lot of catching up to do, meanwhile looking forward to waking up to your daily episodes.... far better than the news for me. I even recently participated in the sweepstakes, by purchasing a really cool shirt!(🤞🤞) Thank you, guys for sharing your episodes! Apart from that, taking a break and reboot.... is absolutely necessary everywhere in life! Take it!!! Even if you shift in another direction, thank goodness I can rewatch your episodes! Don't we all go on vacation? 😁

2018-10-14
Holli + Huckleberry
Holli + Huckleberry

I've known about your channel for about a year but only watch on rare occasion. When I saw this title, I went looking for this in podcast form. For some dumb reason I can't figure out where people comment on podcasts? Is that a thing? I just use the apple podcast app... well anywho, I really appreciated you bringing attention to the things that you did. I took some tidbits of wisdom for myself, but it also is just really nice to spread awareness about how YouTube works, what it's like being a YouTuber, and the importance of taking care of ourselves and mental health. I don't have much to add to the conversation but I did experience some serious burn out (not just from YouTube but a combination of everything) so I took a 6-week break. Since that 6 week break about.. 5 months ago? I've been posting 2 videos per week on Mondays and Fridays but my views haven't been the same. I'm hoping if I maintain consistent that things will turn around for my channel, but before my break, I was growing quite steadily! Now things have plateaued. It's extremely frustrating and I regret taking the time off... but I was stressed and depressed and everything in between. It's a sad system... anyways I appreciated listening to this conversation so THANK YOU! Looking forward to listening to you guys more often.

2018-10-16
1waytickettopluto
1waytickettopluto

Maybe the bartender felt the pressure to serve the people he recognized first and you were always at the bottom of the list.

2018-10-14
nikos makridakhs
nikos makridakhs

would u make a "josh cooking" playlist with all the vids so far and next to come ?? i love watching him cooking stuff :D

2018-10-14
boom shakalakakaka
boom shakalakakaka

GET THIS TO 3000 LIKES

2018-10-14
Nia Pugh
Nia Pugh

Excellent and interesting topic. I love me some Ear Biscuits and I love me some mental health awareness. Everyone out there struggling, keep on fighting. Be aggressive.

2018-10-14
_life is great_
_life is great_

You guys are awesome

2018-10-14
Kelly Durgan
Kelly Durgan

I love when Rhett gets "preachy" because it's always genuine and truthful. This was a great episode. Thank you.

2018-10-15
Abrie Nieuwoudt
Abrie Nieuwoudt

I was just watching gmm.

2018-10-14
Tracey Ginn
Tracey Ginn

I never post a comment without thinking about it from all sides. That being said, a while back ago, I commented that we had gone from around 20 episodes a week to none (break) to 5 and I was disappointed. Obviously, even though I looked at my comment from all sides, I can never see anything from “all” sides. I apologize! Your mental, physical and emotional health was not considered and I feel like a real jerk!!! What I got out of this EAR BISCUITS episode is that unlike typical Hollywood, reruns aren’t an option for you. Or renegotiating your salary/contract. Or recording multiple episodes a day every day. You call your own shots according to how relevant you want GMM to be. So, I truly am sorry and as apologetic as I can be!!! I love GMM so much it’s an addiction for me. It is an important part of my daily routine. And whatever content you put out, for whatever time length you choose or are able to put it out, I will be a fan. I think you and your crew are special and your content is a good dose of happiness every single day! So, I once again apologize for my comment and not thinking of your health. I love one episode a day and when you take a break, it just makes me appreciate you more each season!!! God be with both of you and your crew. (...and I love LTAT)

2018-10-14
Sean
Sean

Hi, I just came to like, I listened to this when it came out on Apple podcasts, appreciate you guys, from Australia

2018-10-14
Alec Vidal
Alec Vidal

Like if I’m beautiful

2018-10-14
Mike Breu
Mike Breu

Well you can certainly sense a bit of annoyance with one another during this tasty biscuit. Their only human tho and even the closest of friends need space from time to time. I respect Rhett n Link for not trying to mask their emotions in any way just for the sake of the camera or audience or whatever.

2018-10-14
Daniel I Acuña
Daniel I Acuña

Not first

2018-10-14
James Quinn
James Quinn

Yay

2018-10-14
Donny Sandley
Donny Sandley

I think every entrepreneur gets a little burned out from time to time and you just have to somehow get that creative spark back and keep going at it 😌

2018-10-14
Jenn Howard
Jenn Howard

Sorry, the more I listen, the more I want to say... Thinking back to when the new format came out, and reading all of the sh*tty comments. It really bothered me. People know you read the comments, and know they are hurtful. It's horrible. I kept wishing you would delete certain comments. I remember the first time you brought Ellie out, and all the hurtful things said. I just kept thinking, poor Ellie has to see all this....while these bullies hide behind their computers. And I know that wasn't the only reason you were under a lot of stress, you had a lot going on, but those words didn't help. This is one part of the internet I really dislike. Saying hurtful things with no consequence. Ugh. I could go on, but I won't get more worked up.:) Keep up the good work guys!

2018-10-19
fatom156
fatom156

Love your videos 😍 😍

2018-10-14
gaReeb Bachi
gaReeb Bachi

Wowowowow🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

2018-10-14
Faith
Faith

Maybe if last year you didn't change from 1 video a day to 4 videos a day and you listened to your hard core fans and stuck to your content, maybe you wouldn't have gotten burn out js

2018-10-22
Alec Vidal
Alec Vidal

GMM!!!

2018-10-14
Calida
Calida

Even regular 9-5 jobs can take a toll... people need vacations! I personally take vacation time very seriously for the sake of my personal productivity. I feel for the youtubers too, being creative all the time is already tough, but doing it as a self-employment too in the public eye is on another level! I work a government job, which, yeah, it's cushy and all, but you HAVE to schedule breaks for mental health. My coworkers and I semi-joke and semi-cry about people finally retiring and then immediately dying... this is not even an exaggeration. We say stuff like, "Hey don't retire!" because we'll literally get emails about a person's retirement party, and then a few months later, the same person's funeral announcement... this is serious stuff that people don't warn you about going into adulthood!

2018-10-15
Leah Ross
Leah Ross

This episode makes me really sad. I hate that you guys are feeling burnt out, GMM is my favourite thing on YouTube and I love you both. Your mental health is far more important that our viewing pleasure, and the people that truly love you will agree with me. Don’t ever worry about your real fans getting upset if you need to take a break or change up your system. We love you.

2018-10-14
Charlie B
Charlie B

The problem with the modern instant access world is people grow to expect it. The amount of hard work behind allowing for the instant access is forgotten about to a certain extent, so if a video isn't there when people publish every day/week/etc, viewers expect it to be there and instantly accessible. If it isn't there, people wonder why and start going down the route of "I work 40 hrs a week and manage to get other things done, how can you not publish 1 video (or however many) a week/day when it's all you do". Hopefully people realise that although the technology has evolved hugely, it's still a human behind the process. This is the first ear biscuits I've listened to (big GMM fan) and it was a great topic for you to discuss. Maybe YouTube can add holidays to its regular posters, so you can schedule in a two week holiday and it doesn't affect your algorithm. They could give 6 weeks (or however many) worth of holidays each year that can be taken at any time. I think that would show that they are being responsible towards the people who post and keep YouTube popular, whilst also relieving some pressure on the people who do post too.

2018-10-14
Alex In Wonderland
Alex In Wonderland

People don’t treat YouTubers like they’re also people they treat them like they’re machines just their to give them content. This needs to stop now

2018-10-14
Cera Jaso
Cera Jaso

I totally understand the idea of burn out and can easily see how youtubers can get there. I wish more youtubers felt comfortable to care of themselves and your families and put up work that y’all are proud of. YouTube is so much better than TV because Youtubers care so deeply for their audience and understand what their people want and like. Keep up the good work. I know I personally very much appreciate y’all as entertainers...

2018-10-15
Megan Ralph
Megan Ralph

I could listen to you talk for hours. your input on all sorts of topics is interesting.

2018-10-14
yebeyethannn
yebeyethannn

Use me as a like button :)

2018-10-14
scoot tf2
scoot tf2

It's 3 am

2018-10-14
Colleen Simon
Colleen Simon

You guys are great!! #earbiscuits reminds me a little bit of Deep Thoughts with Jack Handy... Anyway, your thoughts today are great thoughts that can be applied to life, in general! Mental, spiritual, and physical health are everything! With good health, a person is freed to succeed!! Keep being free, bros! Love what ya do whenever you have the chance to do it! 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻

2018-10-14
Anita Marier
Anita Marier

I have watched you guys for many years and though I do watch almost everyday, I just watch something else or do something else if you don't have a new show, or as during the summer it was people I did not know. I love the honesty you put here, I think it can really help people. I genuinely care about you guys, sometimes watching you is like having friends in the room. And I care about the health of my friends, so please always do take care of you. Wishing for you to always be your mythical best

2018-10-15
charlesfan1993
charlesfan1993

This video could not have come at a better time for me, just went through a YouTuber burnout myself on my other channel, and I'm only posting 2 videos a week, but it just.. it got really frustrating, somehow I was able to keep up and still am, and its partially because I am doing the same as Rhett and Link. Theres 2 videos a week coming out, but I try to film 3 videos every time I film, this is one industry where bulking them up is so much less stressful than spreading it out.

2018-10-15
Sure Jan
Sure Jan

This is very relevant to people in all kinds of creative fields. Great to be reminded that overwork does not equal success, and more importantly, success (money, fame) does not equal happiness. There will always be factors we can't control, and it's much more important to give our own happiness priority, whatever that means. Love watching you guys, thanks for the podcast.

2018-10-14
Katieb423
Katieb423

Please always do what is best for both of you!! Any person who has been through a mental health issue will know that it is truly serious and is nothing to be apologetic about, you can't help it. Any one who is a true"fan" will support their favorite creators through whatever they may be going through. I love you two because of the people you are and only want the best for you, and I know many others feel the same :)

2018-10-14
Antonella Pellegrino
Antonella Pellegrino

Thanks for this very real, very raw biscuit. The sentiments expressed can apply to so many careers, although there are applications that must resonate strongly with content creators specifically. You are so right when you say that every single person is responsible for protecting their mental health. We need to be steadfast in our commitment to our well being, both physical and emotional. As a Mythical Beast I just want to add that if you took a year long break and came back to a changed youtube landscape, I would watch you, regardless of whether or not the Algorithm trended you it not. Take care of you!

2018-10-14
findthefish14
findthefish14

I really appreciate the transparency in this episode. Its sobering to hear your thoughts on what this platform has become, and how I as a viewer never thought about these aspects. I could write a novel, but I will just leave it at thank you. We all appreciate you immensely. ❤

2018-10-15
chinmikhail
chinmikhail

So many of my favorite Youtubers have taken breaks over the past two years, and when they come back, they downgrade how often they upload. YouTube has got to reward its creators for quality and not quantity. I will watch more ads if it's a money issue. These people have devoted significant amounts of their time for entertainment, and I feel responsible as a viewer to not take advantage of that even though my viewership pays them.

2018-10-14
Ava Inserra
Ava Inserra

I love their vids

2018-10-14
Billy Reynolds
Billy Reynolds

Link, please stop talking over Rhett, I'm sure that's not good for his mental health too. :) I think YouTube could help creators have a break by having an "AFK" system where Youtube will post, as a "new video" some of that creators previous most viewed content or some other videos, so that "new" content is being shown and will give that channel's viewers a chance to find videos from the creator that they might not have seen without requiring a hands on approach from the creator, the added views could also, hopefully, still represent a revenue stream for the creator. I think creators should also look into livestreaming a lot more too as you can get content out, save the editing time and, as long as you have some kind of script, the content is still going to have the same format as you would typically want. OBS has become very sophisticated in what you can do in the way of transitions or inserts, to a point where it's very feasible to do a livestreaming video and still have it look like an edited video. Especially if you have another person (staff) on hand doing the live editing. Then, once that livestream is done, the creator has the rest of their day to themselves cos the video will automatically be posted and archived. I think this is why there has been a rise in the number of video podcasts, as well as the content created, the format should have less effort to get it out, as long as it's scripted and organised correctly. I think some viewers having unrealistic demands and expectations of creators can have a lot to do with those creators having a persona or a character that they present in that content, so, in a lot of cases, possibly younger viewers, don't see them as a real person with real frailties but as the character they present. So those viewers don't understand the problems for the person behind the character. I also think that problem is inherent in other art forms made prior to youtube content, i.e. Films and TV which have always been, with the exception of news and talk shows (although most celebrities on talk shows are still presenting a "character") about characters, not the creator/artist themselves. When fans, more likely children, walk up to an actor who plays, for example, a superhero, they're wanting to meet the character not the actor, I think some viewers can have the same confusion or the inability to make the same distinction with other creators. I also think the burnout depends on how you make your content, a vlogger who records a stream of consciousness and uploads that directly obviously is performing less "work" than someone scripting, recording and editing content before uploading it. So the level of time and effort spent obviously changes with the style of content you are making. Maybe creators could branch out into different methods of recording to combat the fatigue and stress while still having something to upload at the end of the day. As for the content you create and always wanting to be "relevant", talk to your audience, they're the ones who watch your content, they're the people you are trying to engage, so let them tell you what they want to see you doing but don't be pigeon-holed into making only that content, use it as an advisory aid.

2018-10-14
Rob
Rob

I think the commenters who try to troll people for getting burnt our probably are unemployed and mooching off their parents still

2018-10-14
Devan Lindey
Devan Lindey

Stress can definitely manifest physically like you said Rhett. Typically I’ll get a soreness in my shoulder blade. Also, once when I found out my s/o wasn’t able to come back to school and had to withdraw I got super bad stomach pains.

2018-10-15