Starting a drama channel seems like an easy solution to a successful YouTube channel: drama happens daily...or can be created daily. But there is a high turnover rate for drama channels because of the pressure they face to produce relevant material and present the drama in certain ways. Is starting a drama channel right for you?
I have personally thought about starting a drama channel, but I've never had the time or passion to commit to an entire channel on this. I love Tana Mongeau, a scandal princess, so I could never bring myself forward to speak about her controversies.
Starting a Drama Channel
Time - You need to spend time finding (or creating) your drama and filming/editing a video fast enough to launch within 24 hours. Celebrity news moves slower and major tabloids like TMZ will deliver you the instant information. Following YouTuber feuds and updates take more time since you need to follow Twitter wars, watch long videos, and never miss a Snapchat story.
Knowledge - You should know a lot of celebrities/YouTubers and their friend circles and (past) relationships. Take the time to read their comment sections to learn what their viewers want. Do they ship David and Natalie?
Thicc Skin - Internet users viciously attack drama channels. You will receive hate comments and death threats, especially if you dish about a beloved influencer. Celebrities and YouTube stars may not want to be friends or even friendly with you at public events. You miss out on a lot of A-list friendships.
A Heart - When views are on the line, it becomes easy to lose sight of your morals. Your subscribers want more and more from you. Drama channels may not be respectful and nice, but there's a way to be more respectful and nicer so you can sleep at night. Remember, you are fuel to a fire. You can end careers and marriages.
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