A great blog, I just read the part of subscribe to youtube channels. I propose another thing too, and evade the use of a google account: You can subscribe to youtube channels via RSS , using extensions like feedbro or any RSS client.
> I want to buy a new phone > I agree with you. I live in Russia, and they are exspansive here too. For all my life, i own 3 smartphones. The last my parents buy me in Jan 2023, when my notebook is broke. But, my Samsung J3 (2016) is still works. Anyway, smartphones sometimes it's really a good portable device to make music, read mail, play some game. If don't have something like Facebook, it gives only good results.