If I were to have to estimate how many times I hit refresh while Youtube "processes" my video... I would lie to you. Cause it's a lot. More than is probably healthy. Not every time though- no, not every time. Sometimes I'll go make a cup of coffee, or fold some laundry, or work on my JN rice crispy treat sculpture... but it's in the back of my head the whole time & when I get back to the computer, it's bad. I refuse to accept that it has reloaded the page the first 2 or 3 times I click it... then after that it's just obsession.
I don't trust Youtube... it's done me wrong too many times. Videos uploading with mysterious problems- no audio, glitches & freezes, total blackouts of sections. Sometimes you'll think you've posted something private but when you check "my videos" it's listed as public. Youtube is a moody little kid that only plays along when it feels like it.
I'll also admit that for the first few hours a video is up, I'm a bit obsessed with checking my comments. I don't think it matters how many subscribers you have, or how many videos you've posted- it's always a bit scary letting it go out there into the big wide interwebz. I think we're all waiting for that Carrie moment. I *need* those first few comments- that reassurance... even if it is a comment from my mom. After that, I can let it go... put down the "Youtube crack pipe" as it were.
And in my defense- if processing didn't take so farking long I wouldn't have time to click that many times.