10K Subscribers!

Joe Clay | Dec 1, 2017

I'm a YouTuber Now

I guess this new milestone makes me a YouTuber now. Sorry guys, but we're going to have to start using some clickbait titles now. Learn After Effects easily with this one weird trick. I'm quitting mograph (clickbait). I'm not quitting mograph (not clickbait).


Workbench stared out as a side project. I had hopes that it would grow, but I had no idea if that would actually happen when I sat in my old office to record Tutorial 01 in January of 2016. And here we are just maybe half an hour ago hitting 10,000 subscribers on YouTube.

I probably had four really good ideas when I began making tutorials. I didn't really know that at the time. I felt like I had plenty. Why else would I start making tutorials? I guess it's good that I didn't know how few ideas at the time. One tutorial a week is a lofty goal. It still is. Yet somehow those four ideas turned into five, into ten, twenty, fifty, and soon into a hundred. Forcing myself to come up with a tutorial a week has led to me experimenting more—to making more. It's become a cycle that feeds itself. And I've made a lot of great friends in the community along the way who have also helped and contributed ideas.

I can't say that every tutorial has been completely up to the level I'd hope. Some weeks I'm just super busy and I'm struggling to find an idea so I build upon something I've done before, or I make a simpler tutorial than I would otherwise. But I find that even if a tutorial isn't as brilliant as I would hope, it still helps people out. So I've learned a lot on this adventure too.

Thank You

I send out my sincerest thanks to all of you who have clicked that subscribe button. Thanks for following me on this journey. It's been a busy year, and it's been tough sometimes to stick to my schedule, but I haven't missed a week in just under two years of making Workbench tutorials—making it the longest project I've kept up other than my marriage! This week has been particularly trying due to how things all got bunched up in my schedule, but hitting this milestone makes it worth it.

Thank you all for watching, subscribing, retweeting, becoming patrons, and buying our products. It means a lot to me. I'll see you guys next week.

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