This is a very exciting post because I’m sharing my YouTube plans after a several month break! Granted, it’s an update video, not a tutorial – but one of those will be coming out on Friday! Woohoo! YouTube’s attention span is getting shorter, so I thought I would talk about my YouTube absence a little more thoroughly in written form – but of course check out the video too!
Why the long break?
As I mentioned in the video, the first reason for the long break from YouTube was because my kids were home from school and I wanted to spend time with them. I miss them when they are at school all day and having lazy days at home with them was too divine to miss. They are almost 10 and 7, so they are getting older and those days are precious to me.
After reason No.1, the 2nd reason is a little harder to express. Honestly, I got a little burned out and discouraged. I was dealing some additional things in my personal life that made keeping up with everything pretty difficult. The only reason why I tell you that is so that you know I am a real person with real struggles. I think in this age of social media, curated content and everything is awesome sort of mentality it can get exhausting. Not only for the ones putting that content out, but the ones receiving it too. I had some things to think about and reconcile in my mind about all of that. I want to portray happiness and peace, joy and fun of course! But that’s not always real life, but there is a way to share authenticity without being a total bummer. No one wants that either! Does that make sense?
All of that really has nothing to do with my love of creativity, teaching or inspiring you with crafts. I share this in an effort to be more than a pumper outer of meaningless content. There are tons and tons and TONS of free tutorials out there already. I want to get to the heart of why we make, who we make it for and the peace that it brings in addition to great, easy to follow content. What good can these projects do? How can we make a difference?
I hope that makes sense. It’s ok if it doesn’t, it barely makes sense to me sometime – ha!
With all of that being said, I have missed YouTube so much and find it a very valuable place to share free content. That’s how I got my start and I will always remember that so it’s important for me to keep that as part of my business for a long as possible.
That means… new tutorials every week! The first one comes out on Friday and I have a stockpile of new projects that I will be rolling out over the fall. yay!
This will be crochet, sewing, quilting, embroidery and even macrame! And holidays! Oh man, so many things and I’m excited, I hope you are too!
What I need from YOU!
Ok. In order to be able to bring you free content on YouTube, I need your help! I need your feedback and that can be given to me in the form of a thumbs up, comment and share on the YouTube videos or supporting social media content. I want to make sure I’m on the right track and bringing you what you want to see. That interaction helps so much – you have no idea! Thank you in advance for your feedback and suggestions – we will make this content the BEST it can be together! What do you think of these YouTube plans? Sound good?