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I was looking for real discussion on Lebron James alleged steroid or PED usage and I stumbled upon this video:

Chronicles of Judah 144 is the channel and the commentary was completely different than I was accustomed to: intelligent, backed by available facts and evidence, and sharply decisive (no hedging).

I checked out a few more videos and was similarly impressed by the commentary.

The channel is broadly rooted in sports but also covers political, social, and cultural topics.

Typically the publisher, known as Chronicles in the comment section, will record a talk show or news segment and then pause the video and “chime” in with his thoughts after key parts.

Now anybody can do this – and a lot of people do – but the key difference is Chronicles is extremely intelligent and well educated and is able to see through various perpetrations by mass media, institutions, and groups.

The level of knowledge displayed is incredible. I suspect Chronicles may have a photographic memory because he is obviously well read and seemingly remembers everything.

The channel’s growth has been staggering.

YouTube has Chronicles as starting on Joined Aug 18, 2016.

Thus far his videos have 5,190,609 total views with the above Lebron James video at over 50k.

He also has 16,230 devoted subscribers (I say devoted because he now uploads his videos in the early Monday mornings and most have at least a thousand views almost instantly).

What’s admirable is Chronicles hasn’t used his YouTube platform for commercial gain. Rather he does it to educate and empower the “so called black man.”

Maybe he’ll eventually make some money off it. I hope so. I think he deserves to garner some revenue for all of the time and energy he devotes.

Edit: He does have a Patreon channel: https://www.patreon.com/ChroniclesofJudah144

Even though I am not his target audience, I find the videos compelling, if for no other reason than he discusses things that won’t be touched by any platform.

For example, Bill Simmons will only allude to Lebron James alleged steroid usage, he’ll touch it with a 10 foot pole but then immediately run away scared. Obviously, Chronicles will go into it.

As you might guess by the name, ChroniclesofJudah144 is religious but the videos aren’t overtly dominated by religion. I’m non-religious but I still find the videos entertaining.

As one critique, I would say the publisher overreaches and/or oversimplifies in some of his conclusions (eg MMA was created for white masculinity). I disagree with some of his assertions and core beliefs but that doesn’t takeaway from the quality of work that goes into the videos.

But, by and large, the channel is enjoyable and provides a unique perspective, one that is rarely shared.

For example, I loved his Lobster Poison video:

You won’t see that on any news piece!

Honesty and candor from an educated, intelligent source is refreshing to me.

One misconception that runs rampant through the internet is that disagreement = bad content. You don’t have to espouse any of the same beliefs to like a media figure. I enjoy candor, unique prospective, and educated POVs even if I 100% disagree.

One problem I foresee is the channel being taken down. Chronicles is spilling way too many inconvenient truths that affect billion dollar industries.

It would be very easy for a mass media company like ESPN or CNN to claim copyright infringement and have most of the videos wiped out.

For anyone looking to make money off YouTube, Chronicles provides a great blueprint to success: upload quality, authentic content consistently and people will eventually start watching.

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If you’re trying to figure out how to make a paid email newsletter subscription, you’ve probably seen the Two Friendly Nerds YouTube video that uses Zapier.

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Campaignzee is another service that works with MailChimp and they’re price is simple: We want no upfront money, just 10% of your subscription income.

These subscription services man, they want to get you locked in paying monthly and taking a cut of your money forever.

If the monthly price was cheaper, I’d probably go for it. $10/month would be okay but, hell no, I’m not letting you take a percentage of my gross right off the top.

It’s unacceptable.

I love the paid newsletter business model so I researched this thoroughly and my conclusion is you have to hire a developer to do this yourself.

I use GetResponse as an email service provider but I’ve discovered that MailChimp is the way to go for this unless you want to spend even more on your project. My takeaway is that MailChimp just makes it easier to do.

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If I get enough interest, I’ll build this out into a site and start working on smoothing out the process.

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