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I would never consider myself a YouTuber despite the fact I’ve been on the platform since the late noughties.
You might think, if you’re not a regular reader of The Swamp, that I’d have hundreds of thousands of subscribers by now, but no, I’ve only just recently welcomed my 1000th subscriber.
That’s fine with me. I don’t do it for the views even though I’d certainly welcome more of them.
“Dave, I love your videos and how you’ve incorporated the style of modern and popular vloggers.”
Grrr. This really rubs me the wrong way. Really, like a cheese grater on my face.
My style has slowly developed ever since I first picked up a camcorder in the 1990s to film my mates rollerblading on the streets of my hometown and I’ve never formally learned how to shoot or edit video.
In this video — uploaded in early March, 2008 — there are plenty of examples of “the style of modern and popular vloggers” that I love to share with anybody accusing me of lifting my style.