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  • Greetings, and welcome to an LGR end of year thing.

  • Yes, it's 2019, 2018 is over with.

  • That's what end of year means.

  • And I'm just gonna do one of these videos

  • that it seems like everybody's doing this year.

  • I dunno, I haven't noticed it as much in previous years,

  • like doing a retrospective of your own channel's year.

  • And I kind of liked the few that I've seen

  • so I'm gonna do one myself.

  • I normally do something at the end of the year anyway.

  • Normally it's just me talking about the games

  • that I played.

  • I'm still gonna do that.

  • In fact, we're gonna have that towards the end of the video,

  • but for now let's just talk about some things

  • that have happened on LGR, because, man,

  • it's been one heck of a year.

  • First up, thank you extremely high amounts

  • for supporting the channel and watching videos,

  • subscribing, all that kinda stuff,

  • I don't normally push, like, please subscribe

  • or whatever because honestly I don't care

  • but it's been one of those things where

  • as I come closer to that magical million number

  • it's been kind of exciting to see it happen for once.

  • What does it actually mean?

  • Not much, really.

  • It's just a nice number, nice, big round thing

  • that people look at and go, yay, good for you.

  • So that's cool, it's nice to be there,

  • I guess I'll get a golden plaque or something,

  • I haven't heard anything from YouTube about that

  • so maybe I need to get in touch with someone,

  • I don't know how that happens.

  • It's been so long since I got my hundred thousand plaque.

  • Anyway, thank you very much for subscribing regardless,

  • because, yeah, it's a nice little thing that makes me think

  • I'm probably doing something right,

  • even though this microphone is really uncomfortable.

  • But yeah, as I was saying, numbers are cool.

  • Speaking of numbers, here's another one for you: 101.

  • That's the number one of videos

  • that I have released publicly on LGR this year,

  • or last year, 2018.

  • I say publicly because I post or upload

  • a lot of crap that goes through a bunch of iterations

  • and sometimes I decide it's just garbage

  • and it never goes up.

  • But 101 I think is the number of public videos

  • that I've actually finished,

  • I've got another 20 or so that I just never finished.

  • I'm hoping to get to those in 2019, we will see.

  • And for that matter let me just go ahead and say

  • a big, huge, massive thank you to everybody

  • on the LGR Patreon

  • for supporting, not only financially,

  • but just, with your advice and help

  • and pointing out when crap goes wrong,

  • because I upload things early over there,

  • and sometimes it's a week in advance,

  • or a couple of days, whatever,

  • people are always like, oh, hey, you missed something

  • or mispronounced something or you could have mentioned this

  • to make the video better, or what about this.

  • And that stuff has improved so many of my videos

  • over the past however many years I've been on Patreon,

  • but in 2018 in particular, I dunno.

  • So, yeah, thank you very much to you kind folks

  • for your watching things early and supporting the show

  • in all the different ways that you do.

  • You've been awesome.

  • Everybody's been awesome.

  • In fact, I'll just get to some of those awesome numbers.

  • So, check this out.

  • For the entire year of 2018

  • on LGR the channel got 73 million, 311 thousand,

  • 186 overall views with an asterisk there

  • which apparently means that

  • some views were miscounted at some point

  • because of YouTube error.

  • There are asterisks beside every single one of these stats

  • I'm gonna be reading off, so, whatever man.

  • But anyway, this is close enough.

  • Basically 75 million views.

  • That's pretty wild.

  • I think that's, no, that's not the most

  • I've ever had in a year, 2017 had like 82 million.

  • So, I'm technically down on views,

  • but I don't really care.

  • That's way more than even makes some logical sense to me

  • like, I'm just amused that this many people

  • watch my stupid crap.

  • Like, it's just hilarious.

  • I talk about old computers and software and tech

  • and stories of companies that are long gone

  • and nobody cares about that.

  • The stuff completely irrelevant to anything going on.

  • Maybe that's why people really really like it,

  • I don't know.

  • Either way, thanks for watching and in such high numbers.

  • So, yeah.

  • What is, however, bigger than 2017.

  • So, the views, yeah, they were down

  • but the watch time is up, as is the average view duration,

  • so the watch time actually went up to 609 million,

  • 117 thousand, 970 minutes for 2018.

  • And what that actually means is,

  • let's say if I have a 15 minute video

  • and you only watch five minutes of it,

  • that counts towards that watch time.

  • So, five minutes here and there, whatever.

  • However much people have actually spent

  • actively watching my stuff goes into that

  • and so that equates to 1,158 years and 48 days.

  • Good grief.

  • I guess what I'm saying here is,

  • my apologies for ruining productivity everywhere.

  • I mean everywhere.

  • We'll get to countries and demographics here

  • in a minute,

  • because I think that stuff is super fascinating.

  • But, yeah, average view duration is up

  • to eight minutes and five seconds

  • which is pretty crazy.

  • It's up 15% compared to the year before

  • so, maybe that doesn't matter to everyone

  • but it actually matters a whole lot to YouTube

  • in terms of pushing videos out and all that kind of stuff.

  • In essence, how much I get paid,

  • at least, that's how my understanding is.

  • Yeah, average view durations being higher is a good thing.

  • YouTube likes it, I like it, I guess that means

  • y'all like it too because you're watching my videos

  • for longer which is a good thing.

  • It's been pretty steady all year too.

  • I don't know if it's indicative of anything

  • I'm actually doing different, I don't know.

  • I don't feel like I am, but, hey, cool.

  • One thing that is up there: likes.

  • 1 million, 828 thousand, 677 likes.

  • Dislikes are up too, yay! (laughs)

  • I got 31 thousand, 922 dislikes.

  • Awesome.

  • Comments are up, I mean everything pretty much

  • is up, which is good.

  • 177 thousand something comments,

  • 180 thousand something shares,

  • 483 thousand something videos added to playlists,

  • so people adding to favorites

  • and other crap like that, so that's cool.

  • All that stuff is up across the board.

  • Oh yeah, and subscribers, I got 275 thousand this year.

  • 274 thousand, 95 to be exact.

  • So, yeah, that's a nice number.

  • That's the most I've ever gotten in one year.

  • Over a quarter million, good grief.

  • So, yeah, here's where things start to get

  • really strange and fascinating, especially for 2018.

  • This is not activity I have seen before on LGR.

  • Okay, so, just looking at my top 10 videos,

  • let's just go through those and the number of views

  • that I received on each of these videos in 2018.

  • The number one viewed video on my channel in 2018

  • was Doom on a calculator, the T1-81 Plus games tutorial,

  • which got 1.249 million views.

  • Which is awesome, but that video actually

  • came out in 2017.

  • Well, it's just the algorithm I guess,

  • because it wasn't necessarily,

  • like when that video first went up,

  • just a bit of backstory on that, I just tossed

  • that video up because it was something quick that I could do

  • in an afternoon, I didn't have a video ready

  • for Monday so it was like, Sunday,

  • and I was like, oh crap, what can I put together,