The YouTuber cites his daily upload schedule as the reason behind the hiatus.
Joel Berghult has announced he is taking a break from making videos, saying that it’s the “only thing that makes sense”.
In a fourteen-minute video, titled Goodbye, Joel states that his daily upload schedule is too tiring and prevents him from taking on bigger and more creative ideas: “I’ve been feeling like I’ve been doing the same thing over and over.
“It’s kind of been a bummer whenever I’ve had a really good idea that I’m really excited about and I realise that this takes more than a day to do, so bye-bye idea,” he continues.
Joel announced that he plans to release the next video in his popular Voices series upon his return to uploading videos, a promise he made upon reaching six million subscribers. He will also be scaling down to a more manageable schedule of five videos a week.
“I’m going to be using this little break to recharge and make the Voices video and figure out how to make commentary videos in a more exciting way to me,” he says in regards to how he’ll be spending his break from YouTube.
Joel does not have an exact timeline for when he’ll return to YouTube, but shares the break will ensure his future content is “better”: “Thank you, guys. I hope you know I’m doing this because I want to make better content.”
Fans, while disappointed, have accepted the need for a break, sharing their thoughts on Twitter:
Very happy that @roomieofficial is taking a break. I loved the daily videos but this is good health wise and for even more amazing content in the future. No need to worry about the community, we’re still going to be supportive and kind and we will be here when you get back!
— roomieofficial_updates (@RoomieofficialU) June 11, 2020
I didn’t even realize how much I’ve got used to the daily videos, that’s crazy. They kinda became a part of my everyday routine lol) @roomieofficial I’m so happy you’re taking a break. And of course we all gonna miss you, that’s for sure) Take your time♥️ #joelappreciationparty
— Anna (@annagrapeas) June 11, 2020