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avatar Repson
Level 45 : Master Sweetheart
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Hello everyone, Repson here. today were going to be talking about



FANS


Fans, what is a fan? (hint, not a metallic peice of equipment used for blowing cool air on you)

A fan is a person who is enthusiastically devoted to something, such as a band, a sports team or entertainer.

Now, after you have seen that definition, im going to go over the "Fans" of 2 kinds of people that have fans


PMC'ers


Youtubers


We'll start with Youtubers.


Look at SkydoesMinecraft, over 9million subs and counting.

but do you ever stop to think.

"How many of those subscribers are genuine? they could be ALT accounts of other users, inactive users. or people who just dont really watch him anymore"


The people who i mentioned, those are not fans

the people who are subscribed and watch his content regularly, those are fans.


Next, PMC'ers.


On PMC im sure you know you can subscribe to a page, many people think of those subscribers as "Fans"

but are they "DEVOTED" to you? Do they read everything you post? do they see all of your stuff? no. some people have reasons too. inactivity, lost interest. or just cant be bothered to Unsubscribe.


i dont really like talking about my own "fans". im glad i have over 140 people who like my blogs enough to subscribe, and have gotten 90% of my blogs on pop-reel.

but i still dont think of them as "Fans" unless they are totally devoted. and it just kindof irks me when someone sais "I HAVE 300 FANS" no. you dont. you have 300 people who clicked a blue button. not every single on of them see you stuff.

Sorry for the short blog, just wanted to get something out before i start my move to L.A


i may not post a blog in a week or two, im pursuing Youtube as a full career. and moving in with some other youtube personalities. so, until i return. goodbye



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*Heavy Breathing* I'm your fan..
*Heavy Breathing* Me too...
i am a fan of yours! you make such awesome blogs!
  • awesomesteve
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Artist
  • March 6, 2014, 4:42 pm
I'm your fan! :)
  • nolez15
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Toast
  • March 5, 2014, 9:56 pm
And yes,

Someone made nine million alternate accounts on Youtube to subscribe to Sky.
  • nolez15
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Toast
  • March 5, 2014, 9:55 pm
To answer your title:

Yes.
  • Light Drifter
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Wolf Whisperer
  • March 5, 2014, 3:50 pm
Lemon
I got to agree with you, a lot of "fans" are just subscribers who look at your work. Unfortunatley, I have gotten self proclamed fans who are devoted to me and are 'genuine' so there's that.
  • BrokenEye
  • Level 40
  • Master Artist
  • March 4, 2014, 10:01 pm
Of course not, don't be absurd. I don't have fans. I have adherents.
I never hear people calling their subscribers fans, except for some big youtubers..
  • PixelCrash_
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 59
  • Grandmaster Pixel Puncher
  • March 4, 2014, 2:32 pm
I used to (actually still do) have a youtube channel with 400+ subs. Yet when I posted new videos, they would barely get any views (or likes for that matter). I wasn't trying to make money off the videos (like I'm guessing you are) but it was a little disappointing that people who had bothered to hit the subscribe button weren't checking up on my channel anymore. At least I had some fun with it.

By the way, good blog (even if it was a little short). Here's a diamond.
  • fokem7653
  • Level 29
  • Expert Princess
  • March 4, 2014, 10:27 am
Hmmm.... Interesting point you make there sir. I believe you just earned yourself another person who pushed a blue button!
I would call myself a fan i think for I read every one of your blogs, hope to hear from you soon :P
Lol. I just subscribe to someone if I like their page, really. Sometimes I'll come by and check out what they've posted, lately. :P
  • pieisnotpi
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Pixel Painter
  • March 4, 2014, 5:57 am
Just how outdated is your bio? Last I checked, you need to be legally an adult before you can move away from your parents.
  • Repson
  • Level 45
  • Master Sweetheart
  • March 4, 2014, 11:55 am
They are moving with me, but they will live in L.A while i live with my friends. i have full consent
  • MCJapanga
  • Level 43
  • Master Necromancer
  • March 4, 2014, 5:53 am
I usually only see a Fan as someone that comments,diamonds,favorites on everything(Or almost everything) I post. To me that is a sense of devotion. Not someone that just subscribes cause of one thing and doesn't keep up with what i do.

Also i think you should mention somewhere about people on PMC "Bragging" About their subscribers.

Nice blog, btw.
Hope your life in L.A. goes well! Good luck with being a full-time YouTuber as well! I'd subscribe to you if I actually had an account.
Makes sence...
Subbed
  • funny bunny
  • Level 27
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • March 4, 2014, 5:24 am
A bunch of random people have PMed me and said "i liek ur wrk"
  • Galaxycore
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Artist
  • March 4, 2014, 4:23 am
Loved it  hated
  • Repson
  • Level 45
  • Master Sweetheart
  • March 4, 2014, 11:55 am
So..you liked it im guessing?
  • Galaxycore
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Artist
  • March 5, 2014, 1:56 am
Absouleutely
  • bigf
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Hunter
  • March 3, 2014, 7:40 pm
Well... I got fanboy'ed for the first time today... By a very bad writer who I would rather not associate myself with...
http://imgur.com/lDEJxnQ
  • PixelCrash_
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 59
  • Grandmaster Pixel Puncher
  • March 4, 2014, 6:08 am
I remember seeing that....

Talk about trolling.
  • fayemist
  • Level 49
  • Master Sweetheart
  • March 3, 2014, 7:22 pm
I think whether someone is a fan or not depends on what the person themself thinks, if that makes any sense.
Personally, it comes down to this: I think Sky's a nice guy, but while I've watched lots of his recent videos, I don't consider myself a fan.
CaptainSparklez, on the other hand, I don't watch too many of his videos but each one I do watch gives me a laugh - in that sort of case, I consider myself a fan.

As for PMCers, I don't know how many of my subscribers consider themselves my fans. That isn't really what matters to me though, what matters is that they decided to click the subscribe button. It says "Hey, I want to see more content from you!" and I appreciate that.
  • Jetra
  • Level 23
  • Expert Archer
  • March 3, 2014, 5:39 pm
I'm more of follower than a fan. I wish I could give my all to one person, but the problem is that there are too many people that I like seeing content from, I'd be torn between some ten different people if I chose my favorites of favorites. However, just because I don't devote my all to a person, does that not mean I am not a fan? I love reading your blogs, they are a pleasure to see when you make a new one, I will still follow your though because you are good at what you do.

Best of luck with YouTube.
  • Repson
  • Level 45
  • Master Sweetheart
  • March 3, 2014, 5:56 pm
Wow, you dont understand how much that means to me.
Good luck in L.A. Repson! Have fun! Also, great blog, and BTW, I clicked that Subscribe button for you cause I actually do read all your blogs. xD.
  • Repson
  • Level 45
  • Master Sweetheart
  • March 3, 2014, 4:31 pm
Thank you :)
  • WelshCake
  • Level 23
  • Expert Geek
  • March 3, 2014, 3:42 pm
Try to connect with your followers a little more if you feel that they are not truly fans. Get to know them and make friends. After all it's not about popularity, it's about building a community and meeting great people such as yourself

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