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avatar OliverFrenchie
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Welcome Ladies and Gentleblocks to another blog. Jesuitical very kindly reminded me that my last few blogs have been concentrated on Planet Minecraft as a website rather than the community and how they react to certain things. The theme of this blog came to me after a friend of mine told me that he was giving up YouTube. I personally have gone through a period of time thinking 'This is pointless' and I'm here to share my thoughts on giving up.

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As most of you probably know by now, I'm an avid YouTube and Machinima Partner and I adore making people laugh through entertaining let's plays and simple redstone tutorials. Nowadays, becoming 'big' or 'known' on YouTube is quite a challenge and as much as people will say "No I'm in it because I love it", a part of them will always crave fame and recognition. Its basic human instinct to crave attention, we can't change it.

When I had around 200-400 subscribers, I began to think "Whats the point?". I wasn't going anywhere and no one was recognising me for having good content or making people laugh. I'd get 40 views per video on average, maybe 80 on a good day. These things put me down a lot and really pushed me towards giving it all up. I'd already been on YouTube for about a year and so you can imagine the disappointment that after a year I still had only around 40 active viewers.

To cut a rather short story even shorter, I made a video about giving up. Not for praise or for my viewers to suck up to me but to seriously consider giving up YouTube. One comment on that video actually pushed me to continue.

"Why should I subscribe if you're going to quit sir?"

That single comment knocked some sense into my head. I had around 40 people in the entire world that actually bothered to watch my video, why the hell should I give up on them? So I continued my videos and made them bigger and better.

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No. If you've given yourself something to achieve or something to do, don't give up.

If you give up then you are proving to yourself that you either are weak-minded or you physically can't do it.

If you physically can't do it then obviously you need to change that. Work towards changing your physical ability and aptitude to be able to complete that goal. Don't give up just because you couldn't tackle a guy in rugby or you can't hit a baseball hard enough. Use that inability to do something to prove to yourself and to others that you can do it.

If mentally you're giving up on a project, a skin or a texture pack then don't. If you say you're going to make a skin, then make it, don't give up half-way through because you don't think its great or you don't think you're a good skinner. Finish it at least, then decide if you want to keep it. Through trying and finishing things off you learn new talents and skills, you learn what to do and what not to do.

No matter the situation, don't give up. By not giving up, you're proving to those around you that you are a strong-minded and talented person. You're also proving to yourself that you can do anything you want to do no matter the circumstances.

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So how can you avoid giving up? Honestly, the best way is to give yourself a firm powerful kick up the backside and just get on with it. You can also get a friend to do it but it might hurt a bit more.

Another good thing to do is to offer yourself a reward after completing a project. Just say to yourself "I'm going to go out and buy the latest Viva Piñata game if I finish this dirt house!". I have a lot of difficulty with this option because I tend to get the reward before completing the project so another good thing is to ask your parents or a friend to hold the reward until you finish the project.

So I hope this has given some inspiration to people considering giving something up. Its unhealthy and proves that you aren't very strong-minded. If you go down the 'lazy' excuse route, don't. It makes you look even worse in front of your peers. Try and find inspiration from other people and strive to do better. A good song to listen to is Hall of Fame by The Script and will.i.am.

After listening to it, I feel like I could build a planet. A Planet, for Minecraft.


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01/04/2013 3:57 pm
Level 40 : Master Dragonborn
Purpaw
I also thought I should leave PMC... but then I realised there are 240 people that care about my stuff.
Thanks man, you are amazing. I am going to listen to the song right now.
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10/13/2012 5:03 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Miner
mylololz
aww man oliver your the best..

"So how can you avoid giving up? Honestly, the best way is to give yourself a firm powerful kick up the backside and just get on with it. You can also get a friend to do it but it might hurt a bit more."
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09/26/2012 5:15 pm
Level 24 : Expert Cake
Nyan Cat fan
Should I give up trying to fly to space?
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11/07/2012 1:28 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Nerd
gogocp
No find an astronaught's E-Mail and ask them to take you next time they go to the moon.
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09/26/2012 6:07 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Skinner
Bobo Loco
Lol
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09/26/2012 4:46 pm
Level 20 : Expert Dragon
drake penguin
Thanks for the advice! I have a youtube channel and I only have 24 subs and 14,000 views on all 54 of my videos... I really felt like quitting but I won't! Those 24 people that like my channel enough would be let down if I stopped posting. Thanks You got a diamond and a Sub
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09/26/2012 12:17 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Pirate
onepieceop101
you are steven
http://i.imgur.com/D0E4O.jpg

-onepieceop101
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11/07/2012 1:29 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Nerd
gogocp
:()
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09/26/2012 12:05 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Prince
Shanery
;)
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09/26/2012 7:42 am
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Modder
Surseance
Never half-ass a job because you'll just look back and think what a tool you were.
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09/26/2012 4:44 pm
Level 26 : Expert Pokemon
Kazoto
Me= Always does a half-ass job, feels bad :L
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09/26/2012 10:52 am
Level 70 : Legendary Scribe
OliverFrenchie
Great way to put it Arcane.
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09/28/2012 5:46 am
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Modder
Surseance
^_^
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09/26/2012 7:16 am
Level 29 : Expert Prince
hydralisk303
im ya 100th diamond
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09/26/2012 3:14 am
Level 46 : Master Wolf Whisperer
TwilightWarlord
never leave anything half finished or it will be a burden
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09/25/2012 8:16 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
ocelot58
Great job! Shiny blue thing for you!
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09/25/2012 5:34 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Dragon
Aeroman246
wow, makes you really think that no matter what, there is always someone on the ladder below you and above you. I consider 30 views and 10 downloads (for a skin or project) to be good, and then I see garbage on the popular reel... when I realized this I felt like giving up... HOWEVER! I now have about 8 people who actually pay attention to my stuff, my server is getting better, I have built up a community of subscribers/users of my server who pay attention and I realize that even though I am only level 4, I can only get better and if I get better, I will be noticed more. I think I will go make another skin right now, thanks for the motivation!
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09/25/2012 3:48 pm
Level 57 : Grandmaster Senpai
Neroxyl
Ever considered the paradox that the ability to give up on time is not to be given up? :)
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09/26/2012 12:48 am
Level 70 : Legendary Scribe
OliverFrenchie
Yes, yes I have.
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09/25/2012 2:35 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Lava Rider
ObbyCow77
awesome I agree, this has started me to go back to YouTube after quitting a week ago or so. I didn't really mean to quit, but I was made that I pumped out 6 quality videos in 2 days, got 6 subs then 1/3 of them unsubbed. (2 of them.) Now time for moi to get my game on. :) Diamond+Fav!
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09/25/2012 1:54 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Pixel Painter
BlackHawk185
Good blog Oliver. Here's a diamond.
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09/25/2012 1:54 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Nether Knight
Tassadar12345
Im thinking about giving up. nobody really likes my stuff and i only have 12 subscibers.
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09/25/2012 11:24 am
Level 24 : Expert Artist
ctowncrafter
i need minecraft vids on my channel. i have not found a good program that runs good on my macbook 2006. but i am now thinking of making animations if i buy photoshop. and loony tunes the old cartoon is playing as i type this (LOL).
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09/25/2012 9:34 am
Level 42 : Master Turtle
SirLarion
I now have 6 subscribers in youtube and a while ago i was about to give up but then i read your blog and i decided not to give up and continue making videos so Thank you :)
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09/25/2012 6:04 am
Level 32 : Artisan Warrior
THEGUY10
ALL YOUR BLOGS GO ON THE POPULAR REEL!!!! You are soooo talented at making these types of articles! Keep up the good work!
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09/25/2012 1:31 am
Level 50 : Grandmaster Pony
juicy_orange
I kept thinking of giving up after my bullying blog because of all the hate comments about how I'll hve no social life 3: but then the nice people like you were nice c:
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09/24/2012 8:20 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Archer
ckorillex
ok. I love the blog and everything about it (wonderful :) )
but I noticed that if taken the wrong way, you could be telling people to be more hard-headed :P
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09/25/2012 12:17 am
Level 70 : Legendary Scribe
OliverFrenchie
Thats true, I just want people to be more stronger-willed really.
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09/25/2012 6:51 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Archer
ckorillex
Good. I'm one of those people who are really weak in ways of feelings. I give up very easily and I also think some things just aren't worth the time. This really inspired me to do my all on a lot of stuff and I'm pretty sure I'll actually be able to pass math this year ;P
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09/24/2012 5:52 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Pixel Painter
BoogyBear
Lol thoughtful blogs, they make me laugh.
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09/25/2012 12:17 am
Level 70 : Legendary Scribe
OliverFrenchie
Ha thanks.
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09/24/2012 6:42 pm
Level 46 : Master Network
linkin1503
agreed.
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09/24/2012 4:55 pm
Level 26 : Expert Architect
sonic2kk
I give up on everything. But this has inspired me. sir, write a poem about this stuff! :D diamond, face and sub. WHERE IS MY 3 COOKIES?!?! lol jk but yes very inspiring. This will encourage me to do my schoolwork and stuff so this should be in a hall of fame and not just here on PMC!!!!! I want to start making youtube videos but i kinda got put off the idea because i heard you had to "edit" your videos. but this has inspired me and encouraged me to finish projects in my world, get my youtube channel up and running and hopefully in the future a heck of a lot more stuff! you are awesome, go do some more inspirational blogs! ;)
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09/24/2012 4:54 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Princess
OfficialGamemode
Wow... another fantastic blog Oliver.
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09/25/2012 12:17 am
Level 70 : Legendary Scribe
OliverFrenchie
Thanks Pips :)
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09/24/2012 3:57 pm
Level 43 : Master Zombie
Eratheon
This is an amazing blog. It can be applied to every aspect of our daily lives and in everything that we do. You are an absolutely inspirational person, OliverFrenchie. Thanks for this blog :)
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09/24/2012 4:00 pm
Level 70 : Legendary Scribe
OliverFrenchie
Thanks Eratheon :) That means a heck of a lot!
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09/24/2012 4:11 pm
Level 43 : Master Zombie
Eratheon
You're welcome :)
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09/24/2012 2:30 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Batman
smanrt
Oliver another greast inspirational blog that has touched my little squid heart. You are so awesome with youtube and blogging.
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09/24/2012 3:14 pm
Level 70 : Legendary Scribe
OliverFrenchie
Thanks smanrt :)
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09/24/2012 3:29 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Batman
smanrt
np
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09/24/2012 2:03 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Dragonborn
rattle_snake98
Epic blog, this one just earned a diamond :DD
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09/24/2012 2:09 pm
Level 70 : Legendary Scribe
OliverFrenchie
Thanks!
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09/24/2012 2:02 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Ranger
beex121
<3 im crying now.....=') thanks man
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09/24/2012 2:09 pm
Level 70 : Legendary Scribe
OliverFrenchie
:) <3
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09/24/2012 2:02 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Skinner
GrandMasterSmith
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09/24/2012 2:07 pm
Level 70 : Legendary Scribe
OliverFrenchie
Thanks!
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09/24/2012 1:53 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Unicorn
Envious_Data
epic
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09/24/2012 2:07 pm
Level 70 : Legendary Scribe
OliverFrenchie
Thanks!
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09/24/2012 8:40 am
Level 59 : Grandmaster Taco
TacoDip
Great blog, I always think about how I have 250 subs, it's amazing if you think about it!
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