A few days ago I received an email. This was probably the 100th time this year someone has contacted me about the same subject.
It was from a guy named Brandon who said he’d noticed that a lot of my old Youtube videos were gone and wanted to know why.
He went on to explain that he had watched one of the old videos many times, taken many notes and used it as a helpful tool in his life. Now the video was gone and he wasn’t complaining, he was just bummed out about it.
Most of the time I archive these types of emails, but after staring at it for a minute I thought to myself “Why did I hide all of those videos?“
The answer was embarrassingly superficial.
I didn’t like the way I looked in it.
I laughed. This was not a good enough reason to take down videos. Especially when you consider that they have hundreds of thousands of views combined and hundreds of comments from people around the world saying that they were helpful in some way.
They don’t give a damn what my hair looks like or if the delivery wasn’t natural. The message was the only thing that mattered. So I setup shop in my living room, turned on the camera and tried to explain what happened.
As usual I wandered through subjects. While talking about the hidden videos I got into other things like my history with posting videos online (since before youtube) and how we change as people every seven years, a concept I will talk about more in the future.
And Brandon, thanks for the email.