– Ben Martens

New Media

I probably get 3/4 of my video entertainment from YouTube. There is so much incredible content being produced. Not only is it a great way to learn stuff and be entertained, but it’s fun to be able to interact with the content producers too. When is the last time your favorite TV star replied to your tweet, liked your Instagram photo, thanked you by name in their book or sent you a t-shirt in the mail? All of those things have happened to me in the last couple months from content producers on YouTube.

The latest one is a t-shirt that Bob Claggett from I Like To Make Stuff sent to thank me for my support. Well thank YOU Bob! It’s so much fun to interact with the same people who are providing my evening entertainment, and it feels much more rewarding to support these people than to give money to random Hollywood people.

I’m not saying that everybody should stop watching standard TV/movies and watch YouTube creators, but if you are at all interested in doing some of that, there is a LOT of good stuff to watch. Here are some of my favorites:

If you like a YouTube creator, one of the best things you can do to help them out is clicking that Subscribe button! And most of these people have Patreon accounts too if you want to contribute a buck or two directly to them every month.