In a recent live stream, popular YouTuber PewDiePie confirms that he is taking a break from uploading videos for the month of January 2022.
PewDiePie remains one of the most popular content creators in all Youtube, with a staggering 111 million subscribers and videos consistently getting 2-3 million views. Part of the popularity of PewDiePie is its intense uploading program, posting YouTube videos almost daily and going live regularly. Traditionally, PewDiePie takes a break from uploading YouTube videos around January of each year, and it looks like it will do so again in January 2022.
In a recent livestream, PewDiePie said that he was technically already on hiatus and pointed out to his viewers that he usually takes the month of January off. He added that he does not think he will upload any new videos to YouTube in January, but denied that he feels exhausted. “It would be nice to take some time off.” While PewDiePie fans shouldn’t expect me to upload any new videos to YouTube this month, you may still be able to go live occasionally throughout the month.
This is far from PewDiePie’s first time taking a break from YouTube. As PewDiePie himself pointed out, he usually takes a break from YouTube around January of each year, returning to his regular video upload hours around February. So while some hardcore PewDiePie fans may still be disappointed that they won’t have any new videos to watch anytime soon, they can rest easy knowing that it should be back in just a few weeks.
PewDiePie recently spoke about her views dropping, noting how her subscriber count is inflated compared to her actual audience. He explained that he was not very concerned because he considered himself “retired”. But even though PewDiePie’s views on YouTube may not be as massive as before, he’s still one of the most popular creators on the entire site and that doesn’t seem like it’s going to change anytime soon.
PewDiePie’s inflated subscriber count came about due to its high-profile feud with T-Series. Basically, T-Series was set to surpass PewDiePie in total number of YouTube subscribers, resulting in a massive fan campaign to keep PewDiePie’s subscriber count ahead of T-Series. This worked for months, but eventually T-Series was able to catch up with PewDiePie’s subscriber count and surpass it.
It will be interesting to see if PewDiePie’s return from her last YouTube hiatus generates an audience surge or not. Meanwhile, fans of the popular YouTuber can expect him to return to his regular loading schedule next month or more.