YouTube Star Quits His Gaming Channel After 6 YEARS of Making Videos
We honestly never thought this day would come — Adam Dahlberg, better known as SkyDoesMinecraft on YouTube, will never be posting another gaming video on the channel that made him famous again. No, this is not clickbait…this is actually happening. *sobs* But before you freak out TOO much, let us be the first to tell you that the 24-year-old is NOT done making videos altogether, THANK GOODNESS!
The creator explained in his latest vid, “My YouTube career is not over; we’re not done. In fact, if anything, the journey is just starting.”
But while he is going to continue being a YouTuber on his new channel, NetNobody, he is done being a gamer. Here’s how he came to the decision:
“Basically, I’ve been in this block world for so long that I feel like it’s time to explore the real world and I’d like to take you guys along with me. I want to say thank you so much for all the support you guys have shown me through the several years that I’ve been doing this channel. Personally I feel like it’s time to move on.”
He says the choice was a long time coming, as it was pretty obvious he was unhappy for the past couple years.
“I can’t force myself to sit here and play this game anymore, it’s just not fun for me. I don’t enjoy it. […] It’s clear that I’m just kind of unhappy with this game, I’m unhappy with the community. I’m unhappy being a Minecrafter. I’m unhappy being labeled a Minecrafter. I want to go back to making f*cked up content.”
Adam isn’t going to delete SkyDoesMinecraft, but rather will make it “a community channel” in which fans can submit their videos and he’ll upload them to the page. The former gamer now wants fans to get to know Adam, as they’ve really only ever been familiar with Sky for the past six years.
Sometimes content creators SAY they’re quitting YouTube, but eventually return:
After Zoe (aka Zoella) was accused of — and then admitted to — having a ghostwriter for her book Girl Online, things got a little intense. The British beauty vlogger decided to take a much-needed break from the Internet in December 2014, which included a breather from her popular YouTube channel.
The good news was that it was only a couple of days that she went on a social media hiatus, not months or years. "Bare with me on vlogmas. I'm taking a few days out and off the internet because it's clouding up my brain," she tweeted. "Thanks for understanding."
Photo: Instagram (@zoella)