Three years ago today, I uploaded my first video to YouTube.
65,000 subscribers, 9 million views and 199 videos later, the Man For Himself YouTube channel is healthier, happier and more creative than ever.
It’s crazy to think how much has gone on in three years. I’ve worked in 4 different jobs, lived in two different places and made quite a few life changing decisions.
At the start of this year, I took a leap of faith. Leaving my full time job in TV for the relatively unknown world of YouTube and blogging. It was something that I had to do. I just wasn’t prepared to be someone who had regrets.
I started my channel as a way to express my own creativity in the things that interested me. Three years on and it’s no longer only a passion project; it’s become my job. For how long? I have no idea, but I’m enjoying it while it lasts.
I’m already thinking about what’s next.
I really want to expand the lifestyle element of my channel: more food, more drink and more travel!
I want to share my passion points with you guys and explore the world. I’ll be busting out the vlogging camera and working with other creatives to produce and deliver some properly killer content.
We’re going big and I’m not holding back.
Thank you to everyone (you included!) who has stuck with me. You’ve all helped to shape my channel and the direction that I’m going in.
The feedback I get on my content in invaluable. From the, “this is shit” to, “this is the shit” – I read everything and it all gets noted.
Like me, my channel is evolving. I’m seeing what works and what doesn’t.
But what isn’t changing is my integrity. I will remain true to me, my interests and my audience. I can promise that.
Thank you again. Here’s to many more happy years together.