That is a weird title… another one of those. BBC even reached out to me, they wanted me to comment about mental health, because I’ve talked about it. I’m getting a little annoyed by it. The thing I’ve learned is “just take a break“. If you need a break, just take a break. YouTube themselves even confirm this myth saying that is not true that it will hurt your channel according to an analytics and statistics.
Another thing I’ve learned is that, if you post a video that you are taking a break and you make this big thing about it, then you’re not solving the problem. This might be hard to understand, but YouTubers thrive on these things.
Lilly Singh, she’s been doing YouTube for a while and she knows how it works. She knows that if she makes a video saying “I’m going to take a break”, it would lead to articles like this and it would lead to more attention. That’s the reason why she wanted to take a break to begin with. Probably her channel isn’t doing as well and probably she’s not happy with what she’s making. So, what’s the best way to get people’s attention? A big announcement.
Why do I want to take a break? There’re many reasons, one of the most, my mental health (…) I am mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted. I’ve been doing YouTube consistently for eight years. For a lot of those years I’ve been doing it twice a week plus the daily vlogs. It’s been a lot. (…) Which leads me to the second reason: I want to take a break my content straight up. I haven’t been super happy with a lot of the content I’ve created…
So she knows what she’s talking about. I think it’s annoying seeing this kind of praised for making a statement about may taking a break, because now that is just going to be further trend. I think this is an approved clickbait by BBC News. I would say, at least from my personal opinion, that the best perspective is do other things, get other hobbies. Of course you’re going to feel drained out if the only thing you do is YouTube, because, if YouTube doesn’t go well, that’s the only thing your life revolves around.
While I encourage everyone to take a break, I don’t think this is a positive message to be spreading. However, that’s just my opinion.