Further on the subject of unsubscribing- LumenEdge left me a comment and expressed his reaction to my unsubscribing. Now he has only 19 subscribers! So I feel bad. But then, why do I feel bad?? I never watched those videos, so even though I was subscribed, I didn't get anything from that subscription whatsoever. It sounds super harsh to say, but I never watched them so it was essentially an empty subscription.
But I do feel bad about it. Subscriber numbers are a badge of honour (yes I spell it with a U) and when you don't have a lot, you really notice them fluctuate.
But then on the other hand, why should anyone stay subscribed to something that they don't watch? I wouldn't stay subscribed to a magazine if I never read it. But then, youtube is free, so what harm does it do to subscribe to a channel to boost its numbers?
I guess it comes down to, for me, that I have never asked for subscribers myself- you know how people have at the end of their videos, 'rate, comment, subscribe'? I have never done that, ever, because it sits wrong with me. It's like asking someone to tip you (tipping needs another blog post), which seems little more than begging in a way. It seems desperate. I feel like if someone likes your stuff, they will do what they want to do.
Also, people message and ask me to subscribe to their channel and they will subscribe back to me. Shyeah right! I subscribe to who I want to watch. Which I think is the only reason you should subscribe to someone. Not out of loyalty or a sense of duty.
That said, I do still feel bad about it.