Mom, I am sorry, I am a YouTuber...
Our parents don't get how talking on the internet is as good and important as being a doctor or a lawyer. Here's our story of why it is a big deal.
It may be hard for our parents and even some of our friends to understand how being a creator makes sense. We’re talking online instead of getting a job. We often rely on donations and sponsorships, we don’t have vacations, function pretty much as small businesses and are so insecure in many ways.
But think about it - in 2008 the same insecurity and vulnerability were in a startup world. Now it is cool and socially acceptable to be a startupper, to raise money, perhaps burn through it, fail and restart.
We, creators, people who bring in their passion online have a long way to go. And the least we can do is to explain to our loved ones why what we’re doing makes sense and be a little patient about it.
Consider this an inspiration and tell your parents what devrel is, what you do on Twitch, how Facebook works. Well. Or just call them? Because you can, and because they love you.
Lera and I are launching a podcast for our parents, and perhaps your parents. We’re doing it in Russian since tha…