I am a Redditor who just started a free website inspired by my subreddit that helps people find and vote on underrated/undiscovered YouTubers & other content creators. AMA!
Update: thank you all so much for the support, great questions, and feedback! I'm going to take a bit of a break here tonight, but I will continue to come back to comments and answer questions as I get around to them... Even throughout this week, or as long as the questions or feedback keeps coming in... You all are the best and I hope you'll get a lot out of using Trinding!
A little bit about me:
- I'm not 14 in case you thought that from my proof picture - I promise I'm 25!
- What made me first try Reddit: my hobby as a YouTuber.
- What first got me to stay and actually begin to appreciate Reddit: /r/mildlyinteresting
- My favorite Redditor: /u/phd_dude
- Redditor on Trinding who I wish could adopt me: /u/ddshroom
- Favorite gif.
- Gif that I hope will not describe this AMA.
You can read more about my new site here and how my subreddit inspired it... But of course, I'm here to answer those questions and anything else!
If you're a content creator, you know why this is unique and needed... If you've ever searched "how do I get more views?", "how do I get more followers/subscribers?", "where can I share my videos besides my regular social media accounts?" the answers are almost always: "give money to this scam!" or "views magically come only when you're good enough... therefore, your content is not good enough". After I started /r/unknownvideos, I quickly realized that there are way too many talented creators out there who have hardly any views to show for their amazing work. Trinding adds and will continue to add everything that I couldn't to a subreddit, and I hope it opens the door to a lot more creators and people looking for new videos!
So this is a bit long to be a TL; DR... but: Trinding is a site that allows you to share or vote on content that has less than 50,000 views at the time it was shared... So far we support YouTube, Vimeo, and Vidme and we plan to support some non-video sites as well. Only channels/creators with less than 150,000 followers can be shared (but we do have some plans down the road for channels that grow and "graduate" through our site!). It's like a self-promotion-friendly/repost-proof Reddit that anybody can post to (of course you can share other people's content too), but how often a channel can be posted is determined by how well their posts do on Trinding and/or how well the poster participates in other people's posts.
Edit: "Thanks for all the questions so far! Keep them coming!" ~ I say as I desperately try to keep up with you guys :) And I just want to give a big shoutout to /u/iNeverQuiteWas for suggesting this AMA and for all he's done to help me grow /r/unknownvideos (he is the master of Reddit bots).