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20,000 YouTube Subscribers

Another YouTube milestone.

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My YouTube channel just broke 20,000 subscribers. I guess this is a milestone, of sorts. While it’s nothing to really get excited about — I mean, there are currently 363,670 YouTube channels with more subscribers out there — it is something that I’m a little proud of.

I began my YouTube channel in May of 2007, and it took ten years to get 10,000 subscribers — but it only took one additional year to double that number.

20,010 people came upon my YouTube videos and liked them enough to subscribe. 20,010 subscribers and 11,525,888 views. We’re getting there.

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I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 91 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3717 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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  • Trevor November 10, 2018, 3:58 pm

    Congratulations. A huge milestone!!

    I have taken white monkey travels off the grid. I just changed to url so i havent lost all my hard work.

    Spam referrals and the pathetic amount of traffic i get are the two main reasons…. these spam hits from dodgy seo help sites all hosted by go-daddy, are a bit worrying. . i spend all my time blocking these idiots. and where the hell did it all come from.

    hope u will be blog posting a bit more often !!!

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    • Wade Shepard November 10, 2018, 10:23 pm

      Hello Trevor, Thank you! Hmm… why do you worry about the spam traffic? I wouldn’t let it bother you. But for the amount of effort you put into this I would recommend getting your own hosting package and using self hosted Wordpress as your CMS. You will get all kinds of crap and no benefit (you’re actually discriminated against) being on Weebly. You’re going to get way less traffic and way less advertisers. But I’ve been giving you this advice for years haha 😉

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      • Trevor November 12, 2018, 5:46 pm

        Spam hits bother me!! its very disheartening… putting in the effort and some one comes in and gate crashes everything for their own gain.

        massive amount of traffic on your Youtube. )))

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        • Wade Shepard November 12, 2018, 7:32 pm

          Thank you! Yeah, it’s starting to get there 🙂

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  • Julie Hamilton November 11, 2018, 7:16 pm

    It’s doubled because of the quality of your work. Congrats!

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    • Trevor November 11, 2018, 7:51 pm


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    • Wade Shepard November 12, 2018, 1:20 pm

      Awww, thank you!

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