Can’t Take Us Down
So right now, everyone in vaping on YouTube is pretty much afraid of losing years and years of work, at the swipe of a finger. Thanks to a post made by @KimmyVapes, we found out her channel received a community strike (which revokes her livestreaming capabilities for 3 months) and must appeal the strike in order to continue business as usual.
This is scaring reviewers everywhere in thinking that at anytime, YouTube to take down years of blood sweat and tears, just because of an erroneous algorithm and some ridiculous policies. So what many are doing is uploading their videos to a backup hosting service in order to preserve their work should anything happen. The main one we’re seeing most vapers move to is VIMEO.
Plan B implementation has begun. 🚨IMPORTANT🚨 The Vape Reviewer Community is concerned about YouTube and the recent removal of channels. Actions are being taken to upload our content on a new streaming platform as a precaution in the event of further strikes or bans by YouTube. We will still be on YouTube as normal but are being proactive and establishing a backup presence in the event of any future problems. Please support the Vape Reviewer Community on this new platform. Thank You VAPING BOGAN https://vimeo.com/vapingbogan GRIMM GREEN https://vimeo.com/grimmgreen SUCK MY MOD https://vimeo.com/suckmymod MIKE VAPES https://vimeo.com/mikevapes DJLSB https://vimeo.com/djlsbvapes HEATHEN VAPE https://vimeo.com/heathenvape ZOPHIE VAPES https://vimeo.com/zophievapes KIMMY VAPES https://vimeo.com/kimmyvapes THE VAPOR CHRONICLES https://vimeo.com/thevaporchronicles JAI HAZE https://vimeo.com/jaihaze INDOOR SMOKERS https://vimeo.com/user84926519 DAILY VAPE TV https://vimeo.com/dailyvapetv TENACIOUS TX VAPES https://vimeo.com/tenacioustxvapes TIA VAPES https://vimeo.com/tiavapes VAPOR TRAIL CHANNEL https://vimeo.com/vaportrailchannel FELIX VAPES https://vimeo.com/felixvapes THE VAPING BIKER https://vimeo.com/thevapingbiker AMBITIONZ VAPER https://vimeo.com/ambitionzvaper DIY OR DIE https://vimeo.com/diyordievaping If you are on Vimeo and are not on this list we will find you and update on future posts. In the meantime please post your own media platforms to inform your followers. @mikevapes1 @grimmgreen @suckmymod @jai_haze @thevapingbogan @the_vaping_biker @vaportrailchannel @the_vapor_chronicles @vapin_heathen @tiavapes @djlsbvapes @tenacioustxvapes @indoorsmokers @dailyvapetv @abbyvapes @felix_vapes18 @zophievapes @vapnfagan @st_vapes @heavymetalvaper @ambitionzvaper
Here is a post that @The_Vapor_Chronicles made to show all the channels that have set up Vimeo accounts. Remember, these are back up channels, and are not meant to replace YouTube at the moment (at least I know for my channel, other channels might switch over completely). But hopefully there is enough interest that the entire vaping community signs up for Vimeo accounts, downloads the Vimeo app, and follows these channel. I’m a bit apprehensive about it, but I do have some hope.
Right there is my own Vimeo account that I had set up. At first I didn’t expect to sign up for it, but after a bit more research I realized that Vimeo is actually a pretty powerful platform for content creators. Unfortunately, for Livestreaming, Vimeo is asking for $660 per year. That’s a price I’m willing to pay, only if there is enough interest in my Vimeo Channel. Maybe I will set one up if the account hits 5000 followers.
But for now, I still plan on uploading to YouTube as the main place, with Vimeo as the backup. I also will upload all videos to Facebook / Instagram as well, natively, and see Facebook as the better platform for growth and views. Vimeo just doesn’t have the numbers right now. So make sure you’re following me at @DIYORDIE at both Facebook and Instagram to make sure you never miss a video or a livestream, and to stay updated with new recipes, tips, tricks, flavor notes, tutorials, podcasts, and more.