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Is Daily Uploads Hurting Your Subscribers?

One thing I think we can all agree on is the internet can be a cause of information overload. Consuming too much information might be a source of stress for anyone trying to keep up with all their interests.

An obvious example is YouTube. Many content creators on that platform feel a need to engage with their audience on a daily basis in order to not to lose momentum and to keep their channels growing. But is it really necessary, and could daily uploads be hurting rather than helping their channels?

I haven't studied the figures so I can only pose my question based on personal experience as a YouTube consumer. However, it's unlikely that I'm alone in how I interact with my channel subscriptions so the question becomes, are there enough people like me to suggest daily uploads could indeed be hurting your subscribers.

Currently I'm subscribed to 67 YouTube channels. Which I suspect isn't that many compared to someone who doesn't limit their time on Youtube to a …
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