I’m actually getting more engagement, especially across all of my older videos. This has led to more followers too, especially in this downturn. If anyone is reading this, NOW IS THE TIME TO UPLOAD, because when the new people come on, they will see all of your “old stuff” that you did now on their Mixes, just like how we’re seeing all these old videos from weeks/months ago right now.
To me, this is what it feels like: Previously, the top 100 creators were getting a total of perhaps 50k likes (for example). However, now the top 1000 creators are all sharing those same 50k likes, so there are more people that are getting more engagement, and less that are getting less engagement. It’s kinda more normalised. It’s like the rich aren’t getting richer, and the poor aren’t getting poorer. As for me personally, I’ve always kinda been a middle class dude, so it’s been good for me.
Also, especially since the general population (hopefully) is using the Your Mix page more than the categories and popular and spotlight, I think the effectiveness of L/C groups has been crushed. This is why I’m a strong advocate of perhaps removing the popular page and/or other ranked pages like the categories. Because it lets the strong stay strong (since they’re #1 and more likely to be liked). Keep in mind this is from someone that has been on spotlight twice and consistently (though not always) hits #1 - #5 in my preferred category. I just think the system is more fair for everyone.
As for the second point: Make it easier to follow creators
TL;DR, they’re thinking about it.