For today's Friday news, I have an update on the Youtube Partner situation. You might remember that Youtube rejected my application two years ago, and once before that, although I didn't blog about it.
People have been telling me for years that I should become a Youtube Partner. I'm not sure what a Youtube Partner is, but apparently it involves getting a logo on your page. And they give you a digital thumbs-up or something like that.
In any case, I decided to try for the Youtube Partner thing again, because "apply once every two years" is the arbitrary standard I chose. It seems the Youtube Partner Program has changed again, and now you have to submit certain videos for partnership, rather than getting a blanket partnership for all your videos. I guess too many people abused the blanket partnership.
I decided to take things slow, by submitting the videos for my first-ever video walkthrough, Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull. That way, even if the videos were all rejected and deleted by Youtube, I would still have a different video walkthrough for that game, and no one would have to worry.
I'm not sure what criterea Youtube is using. It accepted eight of the videos as partnerable, and it rejected nine of the videos as "unable to ever be made partner videos" (i.e. there's no chance for me to resubmit them). I guess that makes me...a half partner? Kind of. I'm not sure, but in any case, that's the latest news on me getting a Youtube partnership.