There are a couple of people who I think will go for it and get it. Riverbasil in particular, but also HalfScottishGuy, Chrisontv88, englishteaboy and Heidiscope. This means a hell of a lot more autoplay in my subscription list, which is kind of annoying, but it's ok.
Oh wait, do you have to be over 18 to be a partner? In that case HalfScottishGuy is out for a few months (a year?) until he finally hits that magical number.
So I guess what you want to know is - am I going to apply?
How come? Well let's have a look at the acceptance criteria:
- I DO create original videos suitable for online streaming
- I DO own the copyrights and distribution rights for all video and audio currently on my channel (at least I'm almost 100% sure - I may have to do a double-check)
- I DON'T upload videos that are regularly viewed by thousands.
The cold, hard fact is that I'm just not that popular on YouTube - and that's fine. A banner would be lovely (it's actually what I want most from the partnership program) but I'm not going to apply when I know I'll get rejected on the grounds my audience isn't big enough.
do start getting a few thousand views I'll reconsider the whole partnership thing. So long as I don't plateau then it's likely because my audience is still growing right now. It's just a matter of being patient until it's worth doing.
But for all the rest of you - good luck! I hope you're all successful in your applications. Particularly those I listed above ^_^