recaps of the top 'ask me anything' interviews from reddit and more...
I am the guy behind Daily Dose of Internet with over 9.5 million subscribers on YouTube. Ask me anything!

There is so much that goes on behind the scenes of being a YouTuber. I'd be happy to provide insight of how I go about making my videos and how I see social media impacting our future.

Here is my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdC0An4ZPNr_YiFiYoVbwaw

Proof: https://twitter.com/ddofinternet/status/1308520496628224003?s=20


123
questions
12,406
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September 25th 2020
interview date
Grijns_Official

I love your content!... But without trying to sound like a dick... is the voice an act? Sorry if this sounded really mean. I'm just wondering if it is an act or not.


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I emphasize my voice to sound as clear as possible for non-native english speakers. Someone made that complaint a few years ago and it made sense. They said I didn't speak clear enough.

kingofsomthing4

Do you never get sick? You would think your voice would sound different when you are sick, however you always sound the same


DailyDoseOfInternet_

The last time I got sick was about 2 years ago. I've been very fortunate or I just have a good immune system. No idea! I do worry about that!

Zaphodyful

Did you struggle to find an audience when you first started? Or did it happen quickly?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Daily Dose grew very slowly. At around 10,000 subscribers my video of the voice actor of Spongebob swearing exploded with 2 million views in like a month. I actually gave up on the channel, but 2 months later that video took off so I jumped back on!

arn_g

Where do you get your clips from mostly? Alot of the clips you use I've seen on reddit before, but do you also use clips that are directly sent to you?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I use a lot of clips that are sent directly to me. The fanbase typically sends me videos of their pets or something nature related.

Salmonperson

Has a comment ever bothered you?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

yes, the ones that say that I steal videos which 100% not the case. I need to ask for permission and make sure proper papers are signed. The licensing process is not fun. I buy a few videos per episode from licensing companies.

peeingpikachu18

What do you do to relieve stress?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

nature walks. I totally love nature. I'm obsessed with bees. When they are pollinating flowers, they literally do not care that you exist. You can poke them and they won't do anything. They are simply too busy to care.

Homie_Waffle

Would you have imagined your self in this position years ago, or did you have different plans?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Never did I ever imagine this. Never haha. I had no idea what I was doing with my life a few years ago. I was simply an office drone working at a bank.

ImaginationFap

How are you doing?

I used to watch your Black Ops 2 story time/commentary videos back in the day with Sir NOSAJ.

Glad to see that you’ve made a great channel for yourself. Best wishes to you.


DailyDoseOfInternet_

thank you! Thanks for watching for so long!

siravidfone

How long does it take to get permission for each clip?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

It depends on how long it takes for the person to respond. The other day I actually had someone respond to an email I sent 2 years ago! it was the record-breaking rock skipping video I posted about 2 weeks ago!

Cinemaphreak

My SO asks: are you married?

UPDATE: I have asked very few AMA questions over the years, so of course the first one I get an answer for is my GF wanting to see if the DDOI dude is available.....


Homiefatcow123

How do you find your content. Do people submit it?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

A lot of people submit videos! I think I get at least 40 submissions every day! I typically find my videos on Instagram! But I will search all over Facebook, Twitter, etc.

doihavetooreddit

Greetings from Germany, How does it feel to have viewers from all over the world and to make so many people's day's just that much better?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

It's super cool. I try to make my videos so that anyone from any part of the world can enjoy and understand!

itsnotmaxy

What was your main motivation to start your YouTube channel?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Back in 2015, I was looking at YouTube and saw so many awful, low quality videos getting millions of views. I thought to myself, what if someone actually made some high quality videos that anyone can enjoy?

Teddiedev

Do you ever get recognized because of your voice?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

only one time. I was getting my haircut and the woman said she recognized it and said her son always plays my videos!

TheLostAstronaut_

Please may we have more bloopers? It may just me but bloopers everywhere once in a while just make a good laugh.

Btw, great job on the videos!


DailyDoseOfInternet_

bloopers come naturally! Can't be forced. Haven't had any good ones in a while.

84danie

Love your videos! I think I remember one where you featured a clip of your own cat - am I right? If so, how is the cat doing?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

my cat died about 1.5 years ago. I miss her but thank you!

PieProtest

Would you feel guilty if you click baited your audience for once?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I would never do that. That's a good way to destroy trust in your audience.

Chris_2701

How are you? And how is everyone?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I'm ok. 2020 has actually been the most challenging and difficult year of my life. I'm searching for the path of true happiness and I still have not found it yet.

lchi123

How do you decide what content should go in which video? And which content should be the thumbnail?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I typically have a pretty good feel for what types of videos and thumbnails will attract the most attention and typically go with that video.

Lolidkimhere

Did you ever think you could make a career from YouTube when you first started?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Never. I just made the videos for fun when I first started.

light_pear383

Do you re-record the intro and outro every time or do you just reuse audio?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I re-use the audio for the intro only. That's it!

SDecon

Whats your goal when you make videos?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I want those 3 minutes and 20-ish seconds to be the best 3 minutes and 20-ish seconds of your life!

Itsdatkitty

Didn't you use to make COD videos or something a long time ago?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

yes! Sir NOSAJ is my youtube channel for that

Sweet_Jazz

do you ever reuse clips? how do you keep track if you dont


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I don't re-use any clips. I have pretty good memory and I think I have only re-used a clip once or twice.

NoThankYouMan

Why do you emphasize YOUR?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

because that's the most important part of the catch phrase. It's about you, the viewer.

Karimthehuman

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

hopefully living in a log cabin in the woods of Montana

CaNaNadiaNBANANA

how do you get your microphone audio sound so good?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I'm not sure! I use a $50 blue yeti microphone

xd_joliss

Hi daily dose, i just wanted to thank you for always making my grandmother happy with your videos, she loved them. Please look at this post 🙏❤️https://www.reddit.com/r/dailydoseofinternet/comments/i7sd81/thank_you_daily_dose_of_internet_my_grandmother/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share


grzybek337

How long does it take for you to make one DDOI?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Editing is about 4 hours. Looking for videos about 12 hours.

Its_Ya_Boi_Ya_Boi

who was your biggest inspiration that ultimately started your drive for youtube?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Pewdiepie.

Selling hot dogs to international celebrity.

DeadByTdayYT

I really like your content and would appreciate if you would comment back! :) Also, (this may have been answered) why is there a Viral Hog thing at the bottom of the clips?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

crediting the licensing company I got the video from

TheSaadDan

how long did it take you to realize you were relevant?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I'm really not relevant, my YouTube channel is. Thank you though!

Jaydon3532

How do you make DDOI?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I use Sony Vegas 13 to edit my videos!

boyinlol

What are your thoughts on twitch streamers reacting to your content?


Pandamonk17

Monster energy drink or Doritos?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I don't eat junk food like ever. Very rare. But yes doritos.

Brilliant-Hunter-362

What’s the story behind the logo?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I made it myself and thought it looked cool

iqml

The Video clips you've uploaded, most come from which countries?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

America....easily.

AxtonReaper

What's your favourite animal?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Tiger or Desert rain frog

PancakePowered247

Do you like bananas?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Banana chips are the best

Slimm_Spikes

How is it so easy to find so interesting stuff for people to enjoy?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I have a pretty good feel for knowing what people will like. Sometimes there's a video that's super popular and I don't think it's funny or interesting at all, but I still share it because, for whatever reason, other people seem to really like it!

Secretagent708

Do you watch other people’s videos on YouTube?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Lazarbeam, Fresh, and Dunkey mostly.

beene420

Do you Edit your own videos?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

yes! I do everything!

009gaming

How old are you?


Ehp282

What state are you from?


corptio

Are you okay?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I'm okay! Just some good days and bad days!

Shellbeatboi

What’s your name?


Artistic_Film9350

I have several questions. 1. What pets do you have? 2. Has a fan ever recognized you in real life? 3. What was the best animal encounter you ever had? 4. What was the best place you have ever traveled to? 5. What kind of video games do you play, and if so, do you plan on streaming someday? 6. Who was the creepiest person you've ever met?

Also, I know a channel called "Wildlife Behind Our Home in Hendersonville, NC", and I was thinking that some videos/clips of that channel could be put in your videos. You could bring more attention to that channel as well.


DailyDoseOfInternet_
  1. I used to have a cat for 17 years
  2. No, but she recognized my voice.
  3. I don't know, but probably my friend's dog.
  4. I love the Virgin Islands. Beautoful islands.
  5. I play Madden and Fortnite with some non-famous friends. I might.
  6. I don't encounter too many creepy people, but maybe this one guy that was hanging outside our hotel room who literally had a hook as a replacement for his hand.
Mine_CTM

What has been your biggest issue with YouTube thus far?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I used to have a lot of problems with YouTube and used to get very angry with them, but then I realized I just didn't understand the legal side of things. It makes sense why they do many things. I guess the biggest problem is that people can't get paid for making covers of songs. Artists should be able to get paid for their work.

Local-Device

I know that you take a lot of time to properly licence videos, but how often do you end up paying for clips? When you do pay, about how much does it cost? Is it a flat fee, or based on the number of veiws you get?

(I know all of the answered are "it depends" but on average.)

Also, and I know that it's not polite to ask this (and you don't have to answer), but how much do you make per video?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

videos cost anywhere between $50 and $500. I usually buy a few videos per episode.

DubsTepWolf1

You have been pumping out quality content consistently, aside from the change from daily uploads to every other day uploads...

How do you do it? Do you ever run out of videos? Do you have clips stored for the next episode and the episode after that?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I never run out of videos and I never will. The internet is massive. There's a lot more than Instagram and Tik Tok out there.

Cake_Day_Is_420

Do you ever struggle to find good clips, because it seems like you put out a good video 2-3 times a week?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Sometimes it can be hard, but that's usually my fault because I was too busy to search.

DollarCobra

How come you sound so nice? Hope your doing well bro


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I want to be nice. There's too much negativity and wasted aggression on the internet.

queenofwonders

I’m actually about to start a YouTube channel of animation tutorials but I’m really nervous about being on camera since I’m so used to being behind the scenes in production. I want to stand out and use my personality onscreen, but I’m nervous!

Would you say it’s super important to be on camera if you’re doing tutorials/screen share for software/content?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

it's not important, but could be helpful for grabbing the viewer's attention.

kingautismio

What inspired you to make this type of content?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

too many bad videos on YouTube. I knew I could make better videos than other larger YouTubers.

Nut_Sap

i’ve been watching you since Dec 22 2018 or 2017 i can’t remember but i remember going back to your channel and seeing all your old videos gone why did you delete them?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

copyright issues

farquaad_thelord

I used to watch your fortnite videos on your other channel back in 2018 but I forgot what was the name of that channel??


B00GAAN

Why are you posting your videos that late?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

3pm Chicago time is late? Sure if you are in Europe, but majority of my viewers are in the USA.

SuperStriker7US

what do you think of the british east india company?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

are they still in business? I don't know anything about them other than they were the richest company ever. Is that right?

PlasmaScreamTV

What kind of music do you like?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I like every genre of music. Every genre is good depending on the situation or mood.

I like M83 and Hans Zimmer!

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DailyDoseOfInternet_

There is absolutley no swearing in my videos. Perhaps they were really old videos?

smalldogwithball

When you watch your own videos do you hate the sound of your own voice? I can’t get through posting things because I feel that my voice is bad.


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I hate my regular voice but love my acting voice on YouTube...so no I don't cringe haha

vcz00

I discovered your channel through twitch, awesome work ! Do you make best of ? Let’s say best of 2019 . If not, have you thought about it ?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I already did best of the internet for 2019. I'm excited to make another for 2020!

luckypichu333

What gave you the idea to make these short videos and how do you choose which ones to put in?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

The attention span of people is getting horter shorter. So my videos are very short to handle that!

spygentlemen

Do you ever feel like a parasite for clipping other peoples work or vids and compiling it into content for your channel?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

never because I am buying videos and getting permission.

Fibonacci_11235813a

Are you a consumer if YouTube content yourself?

If so, which is likely, what are some of your favourite channels?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Dunkey, Lazarbeam, Fresh

Shiverind

Out of all the doses of internet you've shared, which ones have stuck with you the most?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

this is one of my most favorite videos I have ever made. So many good clips!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACIt2aTuCac

Jittxr

Do you ever consider leaving youtube, if so why?
How do you get your information?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

my goal is to eventually completley remove myself from the internet except for like Instagram so I can share nature pictures and videos. That won't happen for a very very long time.

SteeveMagic

What is the longest you had to wait to get permission from an owner of some video to share that video. Does anyone refuse being in Daily Dose of Internet?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

About 2 years was the longest and yes people say no all the time. Usually they are doctors.

VestuvianHalo56

I’ve been watching your clips for a long time, I always find them really interesting. But anyways:
1: favorite color?
2: what is your favorite video you’ve made?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Midnight blue and I'm not sure, I have so many. I really don't remember!

KPWonders

Do you know if any of your compilations made a video gain enough traction to make that YouTuber more popular?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

100% yes. I get messages from people after i share their video thanking me for sharing their video to such a large audience.

GambyHamby

Has there ever been a video that you REALLY wanted to put up but couldn’t for one reason or another?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

All the time. Every day. Usually it's because someone gets hurt or it's a super dangerous stunt or it's not kid-friendly

egyuhwervewu

Do you know what happened to those videos that were deleted a few years back?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

copyright issues. They are old videos that I made just for fun and didn't get permission for. They weren't deleted. Just made private.

Redditor_T

Are you the only person behind the channel? Or do you have multiple people working to sort through videos and edit them?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I am the only person working on the channel, but I do have a few companies I work with!

Pumas32

Where did you learn to edit and do you watch anime?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I learned from YouTube videos and no I don't!

IceCreamTaste

Will you ever officially upload daily?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

no, unless I want to destroy my mental health lol.

Kroexs

Why is it called daily dose of internet but you don't upload daily? Plus I love u❤


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I used to upload daily, but with a bigger audience, I want my videos to be extremely high quality.

kntmr

Are there any videos you don't prefer?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

negativity. I try to avoid negative videos. Negativity gets too much attention and drowns out the overwhelming goodness of this world.

Moomzies

Is is YOUR daily dose of internet? Science related? Our furry friends like dogs and cats? Or just some funny everyday stuff?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

i try to give you a little bit of everything!

QuickTwix5

What was the most famous person that has recognized you?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Mr. Beast wanted to play chess with me but he hasn't responded to my DMs in a while. He's busy so I understand.

part_of_the_squad

how are there so many beautiful sunsets near where you live?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

There are beautiful sunsets almost everywhere, you just need to go to a high place to get a good view.

olviz

I dont know if its over already, but how do you remember every clip you have used? Do you accidentally use same clip twice sometimes?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I just have goo memory!

clusters546

Hi there. Love your channel. Any tips on becoming a content creator/ Youtuber?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

always ask yourself, "If I randomly found my own channel, would I subscribe?"

SkylonTheDragon

What is the clicking / thumping sound at the start of every one of your videos? Is it a record button?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Sony vegas glitch. I don't hear it when I'm editing.

Njk110

How do you deal with copyright claims if you get them?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

easy to take care of. It's almost always a mistake because I always have the proper rights to share.

boatboy1800

Are you aware of how addictive it is to binge your videos?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

no idea. I don't get to enjoy my own videos like everyone else can because I have to make them!

Colin__9

Why have you kept the same intro? sometimes it seems kinda bland compared to the rest of the video.


DailyDoseOfInternet_

that's the point! bring us back to 2007 YouTube

Anonymoustache99

How do you feel your content has changed? Have you changed the formats of videos?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

format is the same, just that the quality has gone way way up.

Goodperson5656

What’s that little pop at the beginning of each intro before “hello everyone”?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

it's a glitch in my editing program. I don't hear it when I edit

nopepotato69

How much money do featured vids get?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

depends on if a buyer buys the license. If the license gets bought, the submitter usually gets like $150.

supertpguner22

Would you ever make a 8 minute long video for a special or something like that?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

already did last year for 2019 and will do so again in 2020

PATontheback08

Did you ever consider branching out into different types of daily dose. Like daily dose of reddit?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

don't have the time! Would be cool tho

boatboy1800

How many views do you currently have total?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

unofficially like 3 billion, but I think I'm at 1.7 billion after removing a lot of videos

MrBigbraintime

How do you feel being one of the ONLY youtubers that have never click baited their viewers?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

It's cool! I want my viewers to trust me!

itsn3tYT

When do we get a proper face reveal? ... “This is the guy behind the daily dose of internet”


DailyDoseOfInternet_

never, but google is your friend!

guccihaze

How do you know/remember which video's you have already used or not in previois video's?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I just have a good memory!

Daddypigscheese

Any changes you would want to make to the channel/would consider in the future?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

if it ain't broken, don't fix it.

justActivable

If you didn't do YouTube, what would you be doing?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

probably doing manual labor at a forest preserve or something.

geographyguy1

how many videos have you had to take down?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

A lot from when I wasn't taking my channel seriously back in the day.

Maroon_punyo77

Is ur actual voice like dat wen u talk normally?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

no. I add emphasis to my voice to sound as clear as possible.

Alpinehill338

Do you play video games if so, which ones?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Fortnite and Madden. Don't have time to game that much.

Stranjer1

What happened to your old videos?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

copyright issues from when I wasn't taking my channel seriously.

CwispyCwackas

How do people submit videos to you?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

read the description of my videos!

bomber991

Never heard of you, why should I and others subscribe?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

If you want informative, funny, or interesting content in a quick 3 minute video featuring about 12-14 individual clips.

BruiserCruiser13

Do you feel YouTube is too uptight with copyright and licensing issues?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

not really, only when it comes to music usage.

iChrovon

How do you feel being a succes on YouTube?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

it's cool. I'm very blessed to be where I am.

cooprtc3

If you could make another daily dose of.. what would it be?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Daily Dose Of Nature

yaboyshrek17

What is your favorite meme?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

harambe. Sorry I suck, but Harambe is the goat.

spiderace484

If you can have everything in the world. What will it be?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

true happiness.

denslad06

Do you prefer car or dog?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

both have their advantages and disadvantages

Caesar_The_Mighty

what's your favorite genre of movie?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Anything made by Chris Nolan

TheGoldenLion123

bro it's really you?my man your channel is the best


qt-pie-cooper

What’s your sleep schedule?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

1:30am to 9:30am. Not good.

Tommyblue-

Why do you have to narrate each video like we can't clearly see and hear whats happening?

"Here is a boy he bounces a ball, and bounces it, and bounces it, and bounces it, you're welcome internet"

Yeah thanks man fk what would we do without you.


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I try to avoid doing that. Sorry about that.

MutantSkellyWolf

Will there be a 10mil special?


ryanmgarza

where are you from?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

Chicago suburbs

shombled

Face reveal when?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

never on Youtube

ItsUberr

Favorite state?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

probably Colorado

zsio

Are you okay?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

yes thank you!

_DollFin

Are you a boy or girl?


drippenrain

I think you said you were from Chicago somewhere. So here's this. giordano's or lou malnati's?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I don't usually eat pizza. My favorite pizza is a local pizza up the road from where I grew up

GynauHanys

What did you have for your lunch yesterday?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

homemade fruit bars that I know how to make myself

hawoftheyee

Have you ever contemplated quitting, and if so, what exactly helped you stray away from that mindset? Not that I wish for you to quit, but I find it curious as every YouTuber seemingly goes through a rough patch.


DailyDoseOfInternet_

I have no plans of quitting, but I certainly won't be doing this forever

quitsimpin

Is it only you behind these videos or do you have a team to help you with stuff?


DailyDoseOfInternet_

it's only me but I work with a few companies

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