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  • [M:] Hey look at me I'm from the 90s [S:] whoa are you going to our Nirvana concert?

  • [M:] Nervaner!!! (Nirvana) yeah I used to dress like this because it was part of my generation

  • [S:] "used to"

  • [S:] So we don't usually do videos like this

  • But I actually really want to show you this because this is very special to me. YouTube has mailed us a package a rather

  • Big box like this and inside is one of the most important things that we've ever

  • Received from YouTube. The first thing in here is a really nice letter, and it reads like this:

  • "Hey Simon and Martina, when we look back at the channel you've created, we're in awe the videos you've made and the incredible relationship

  • You've built with your fans. These connections are what make youtube thrive. We want to send you a little something to say

  • thanks for all that you do. This gift celebrates uniqueness of your fans your channel and the community you created together.

  • We know how much courage time and talent. [Both:] Uhh we don't know about that

  • [S:] It takes to share your passion with the world

  • and we couldn't feel more fortunate to play even a small role in your success. Happy 2018. The YouTube team and

  • Specifically from a partner manager says thank you for always being awesome, Hugh".He was a really cool guy as well

  • The second thing that we got right here is the thing that really

  • matters to me and actually made me really choked up when I saw it.

  • It's this right here a little plaque that says Simon and Martina

  • It has a little Spudgy emoji, and I'm not sure if you could read here because of how glossy

  • this is but behind all of this are comments. [M:] Comments you guys have left

  • [S:} You've left and I'm gonna read some of them without trying to cry. Your content helps me through my day

  • I have learned so much from watching your videos. [M:] You're an inspiration. I love you so much X O. [S:] This concept is beyond helpful

  • Thank you guys so much for being a positive impact to this world. I love you guys so much and Martina

  • you are so strong and brave to be able to not only go through this, but to help other people along the way

  • [M:] P.S Martina's mini garden is super Kawaii!! (cute)

  • Okay, here's the thing before *unintelligible* [S:] Whoo! Whoo boy!

  • [M:] When we opened up this plaque and we started reading these

  • We were just able to go through it and know from the comments and the responses what video it was in because we read

  • So many comments. [S:] I- I don't think I can emphasize

  • enough how important comments are to us. More than just subscriber counts more than view counts.

  • Comments are what motivate me more than anything else as soon as we post the video

  • You know that there's notification squad, and I answer as many people as I can, I can't answer everybody

  • But I try because this really

  • Really is important to me. [M:] And sometimes the two of us are answering the same comment on different computers

  • [S:] And then becomes and we're both racing, we're like (both yelling to answer first)

  • Like we this is

  • Really really special to us. [M:] The reason why we wanted to talk to you guys about this was because we're talking about

  • You guys our community taking the time out of your day

  • To watch a video and then to leave us a comment

  • Whether it's feedback on the video or something that you loved about it or the reason why?

  • You keep coming back to our videos

  • It is so so important to us

  • [S:] And we answer so many comments to the point that we actually know a lot of you by name. We know

  • William Chen

  • Awkward T, Carlina Box the indiekitten, Chris Owens we know we know I can't name all of you

  • But like they're like even though we have over a million subscribers we do our best to try to connect [M:] Paisley

  • [S:] Paisley! with as many of you as we can't not just on YouTube

  • But on Twitter as well on Facebook [M:] Trevor [S:] on our

  • Website cyber three like we read all of your comments this

  • communication that we have with you is more fulfilling to me as a

  • person than any paycheck that we get to think that I

  • can speak with people that these videos connect with that's

  • That's a level of fulfillment that I don't feel anybody can have in their job. This to me is so

  • profound. [M:] The reason why I want to emphasize to you guys is that your comments motivate us. When I put out my video on

  • Building a ladder and depression, and I was sharing that with you guys. I thought to myself

  • I'm alone in this like I am alone in this anxiety

  • I'm alone in this depression, my friends don't talk about this they seem to be functioning fine

  • This is just me so what I put up this video to share with you guys

  • And I saw these comments being like I'm also struggling with this or I know what you're going through or I am feeling the same

  • Way and you guys started sharing your personal stories with me

  • And then I saw you guys using the hashtags for build a ladder. It wasn't just like

  • Oh good this video is a success

  • I'm not depressed suddenly like I'm still struggling with it but to see you guys

  • Reach out and share to me and for me to go

  • Ducky oh my god. I'm not alone in this

  • [S:] You know there's like even like when the doctors have diagnosed, Martina with EDS or when she sees her specialists

  • She still even thinks it herself like maybe this isn't real. Maybe I'm making this up

  • Maybe this is all my head and when she sees your comments. She feels like she's not actually going crazy

  • [M:] Yeah, I'm sure a lot of you have had that before where you think because you can't see anything, but you're feeling it

  • And you're trying to explain to people and they're just like oh you're fine

  • You start to really feel like you're crazy, so it means so much and when I get up in the morning

  • I go onto Twitter

  • I go on Instagram and I look up the build a ladder hashtags

  • And I see what you guys are going through and I see you guys being like

  • Had a hard time getting out of bed today

  • But I decided to build a ladder and go up to the backyard and take a picture of the sunset

  • And I'm just like great idea like I'm gonna do that today like it's a back and forth. [S:] The the build a ladder

  • Concept isn't something that's just for Martina its something that's for me as well, and the best way that I build my ladder

  • Whenever there are days in which I see Martina's health really going to shit, and I'm like forget this we can't do this anymore

  • Let's just pack up and give up. When I see your comments,

  • I'm like I feel...

  • Like I want to keep going I feel like I want to keep doing this like your comments are my ladder.

  • They helped me to keep on going and I read them first thing in the morning. I wake up

  • I open up the studio app and I read comments. I've answered so many of your comments

  • While taking a dump. [M:] Sorry Guys.

  • I've spoken with so many people while taking a dump online, you're such a huge part of our dumping routine. [M:] Well

  • What we are trying to say is that community to us is key.

  • The relationship we've built with you guys is key.

  • And that's why we were so moved when we received this in the mail because a lot of people struggle to be like they want

  • A million subscribers they want the reduce to have a million views they want to go viral

  • That's just not enough to keep you going. It's not enough to motivate you in a in a really good way

  • [S:] I feel like even when the day comes that people stop watching our videos and like nobody cares anymore

  • I'll still have those real connections and relationships with the people that I've met online and even with the people that I've met offline.

  • Some of our really good friends are people that we've met

  • through YouTube, through the comments section. [M:] Through our website. [S:] Through our website

  • This means a lot more to us.

  • Not just like from a career perspective, but from like a people perspective for like our own well-being.

  • Your contribution to our community is profound.

  • [M:] When I was growing up I had a really big connection with Japan and Asia because I had a really good friends that I grew up with.

  • And when I was going to school *old person voice* back when there was almost no internet.

  • Do you know how hard it was to find a community of people that's thought like you. I would go through school

  • And if I said to someone like "Oh have you heard of like Sailor Moon?" like people are into comics and they're like

  • "What is that?" There was no like you know way to

  • Connect with people and then the internet came around and I was able to start finding people online around the world

  • But it was still that sketchy stage

  • We're like I don't know what I'm talking to. [S:] You guys are the community that Martina

  • should have had when she was growing up [M:] That I wanted! [S:] That she really wanted and for you to be here when.. (chokes up and clears throat)

  • That means a lot hi. [M:] Just cry (T^T awh)

  • Just let it all out big guys

  • it's okay to cry. [S:] The point is if you've seen some creators that are profoundly vile the shitty

  • Garbage pieces of filth and you feel that YouTube is going in the wrong direction

  • And you feel like you don't know what you could do what you can do is

  • Contribute to the communities that mean something to you

  • [M:] We're not just saying our own community [S:] Leave people comments send them messages

  • Share their videos let them know let the people know who make these videos that they're important to you

  • Let them know how their videos help you out. So speaking of sharing

  • We've made a playlist of other creators that we really like that we think that maybe you should check out

  • And if you like their videos leave them a nice comment as well

  • [M:] And I'm hoping that you're gonna find someone new we're cut we're trying to not be like here are eight friends

  • We're trying to go outside of that to a realm of videos that maybe you've not seen before. [S:] Right and the last thing in this

  • package that we got from YouTube were extra copies of

  • This post that they said that we could share with some of you

  • And we want to I'm not sure if you're gonna find this weird to be like hey

  • I left the comment on Simon and Martina's video and then they gave me like other people's comments, so if you would like one of these

  • Please leave a comment and then we'll pick some of you [M:] yeah we'll mail it out to you guys. They come in really nice packages.

  • [S:] But if these are weird then. [Both:] Don't worry about it!

  • [M:] I understand I can send it to my mom and dad and they'll be my son! And they'll put it up on the wall

  • So yeah. [S:] Hey

  • Really truly. Thank you. For being a part of our community [M:] You guys are awesome. It's critical to our well-being. Thank you guys so much.

  • (From the subtitle person, Thank you all for being awesome nasty's! This community is truly special.) *claps*

[M:] Hey look at me I'm from the 90s [S:] whoa are you going to our Nirvana concert?

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The Importance of Community

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    Summer posted on 2021/06/19
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