Starting a drama channel sounds like an easy topic: drama happens daily, can be created daily, and there's a big audience for the tea. But there is a high turnover rate for drama channels, and the person's credibility and integrity takes a hit. Is starting a drama channel worth the trade off?
I have personally thought about starting a drama channel because I love reading up on the latest tea. But that's a big leap to commit to an entirely brand new channel. Successful drama channels upload daily or every other day because they want to be the first to cover the news. They run off assumptions and speculation. I hate hurting people's feelings and invading their privacy, which is a slippery slope of this cut-throat industry.
Starting a Drama Channel
But, I feel like you can still hold yourself to a high moral standard and report on drama. I've watched videos that included different sides to a story and made sure to clearly identify what was facts and what was opinion. They are careful with word choice and maintain a level-headedness. Other videos leave me feeling icky...just a hate piece that puts out more negativity into the world.
Time - You need to spend time researching and finding your angle. The research process alone takes time because you need to follow Youtubers on ALL social platforms, watch long videos, and never miss a story post that will disappear within 24 hours. You don't want to misspeak, so write out talking points before hitting record. You need be able to clear your schedule when something big happens because you will want to be the first to report on it.
Knowledge - You should know a lot of celebrities/YouTubers and their friend circles and (past) relationships. Take the time to read their video comment sections. If you find yourself overwhelmed, make a cheat sheet.
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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