my very first youtube video like 10 years ago got like 17k+ views it wasn't a good video but it was kind of a hot topic at the time, I really didn't make it as a youtube video I made it late one night to go along with a online discussion and I needed a place I could upload it to post it so I ended up uploading it to youtube. at the time I didn't care about creating youtube video's I don't think I even checked it for a year. and I looked and was shocked that many people had watched it....lol sense then I have uploaded the short clip here and there for similar reasons some got almost no views others got 1200 or so. I got somewhere around 20k channel views without trying or caring. then I decide I want to build a YouTube channel and my first few video's I tried to make for real video's are still under 100 views each. but as I get better my view counts on each video is going up as well. I guess I just went back and looked and the 17k view one was not my first upload. iv deleted a lot of the old random stuff that didn't have much for views but there's still a lot of my old random uploads on my channel just to have my view count higher I guess. I don't know if my oldest one on my channel is my first upload or not but it has 726 views iv had some recent uploads where I was trying that fell on there face and others I thought would flop when I uploaded them that are doing alright. I guess I'm still at the point of throwing doodie at the wall and seeing what sticks.