Earlier this week, Shira Lazar of What’s Trending sat down with Harley Morenstein of Epic Meal Time in the SXSW Samsung Blogger Lounge to talk about everything from how the Epic Meal Time guys come up with their episode ideas to their upcoming trip to Japan, advice for fellow YouTubers and, of course, bacon.
Epic Meal Time is currently the ninth most-subscribed YouTube channel of all time (number one most-subscribed in Canada) with over 2.3 million subscribers. Harley Morenstein and his friends have risen to fame over the past year and a half for their crazy kitchen bacon and booze-themed antics and it was especially interesting (and entertaining) to watch his chat with Shira and find out what he had to say.
When asked what advice he had for YouTubers looking to follow in his footsteps, Harley gave some good advice. He said, “You can’t make a YouTube channel as a means to be successful. You’ve just got to do something you like doing. I did Epic Meal Time the first time and I was like, ‘Oh, this is easy.’ You know, I could do this constantly.” If ultimately you want your YouTube channel to be a success you’ve got to make videos about something you love. After all, where’s the fun in going viral doing something that you don’t enjoy?
Check out Shira’s interview with Harley below, followed by Epic Meal Time’s St. Patrick’s Day episode, which came out earlier this week, and let us know what you think. If you make YouTube videos, do you make them about something that you love?