We all knew this day was coming. While the initial announcement may have come out of left field, they did at least give us a month’s notice. And it’s not exactly an eviction notice or a forced evacuation either. You can stay. It’s fine. It’s just on fire. And you’re on fire. And the few bucks a month you get from this YouTube gravy train has come to an end. It’s over. Hello, bottomless pit.

If you’re at all interested in the business side of creating content on the Internet or if you are an active YouTuber yourself, then you’ve likely heard about the “Adpocalypse” as it pertains to the YouTube Partner Program. As a result, a lot of us “small-time creators” have been given the boot.

We had a month to meet the new requirements and, well, I didn’t exactly make the cut. My YouTube channel is still about 100 subscribers short of where it needs to be. (Please subscribe if you haven’t already!)

Does this mean I’m ending the vlog? Does that mean I’m calling it quits? And what does this mean for all of my other fellow YouTubing buddies who “only” have a few hundred subscribers themselves? Is YouTube still a viable platform for us or should we all just switch to podcasts now? I’m not sure.

On an unrelated note, Vancouver got bombarded with another unexpected snowmageddon and I had neither a new car nor a little mermaid to help me get out of it this time around. But hey, we survived. That should be the end of it, right? Did your family enjoy the snow day?