Did any of you see this episode "Generation YouTube" on 20/20 a few weeks back? It's about how YouTube has changed the lives of many. How uploading videos has brought regular everyday people to make a six figure income. Yup! You heard me a six-figure-income. Ugh!!!
I was drawn to this episode. I loved it for the sake on how a regular everyday person can be successful, and how they've become successful just by doing their regular everyday hobby like sewing, or chores (cooking), but they recorded and uploaded these task to youtube.
Sounds simple right? It's a very interesting segment. Once I found it on-line I watched it again.
I'm no stranger to video tutorials. I've watched my fair share when I've bumped into sewing hurdles, but I'll admit I've seen more funny clips and music videos on YouTube then any other type of video. Since MTV no longer plays music videos I go to YouTube for a bit of nostalgia like...
or I just want to smile
or I want to laugh
Ok...ok...I'm getting off of the topic.
Posting video tutorials or maybe funny happenings around the house is something I want to do....maybe.
Since I've started my blog in January, of this year, there was a small thought that maybe I can make some money with my blog, by posting crafty things. Or maybe I could get free stuff from advertisers...or something like that. I slowly gained followers, and then it stopped. Which is understandable.
I know I lack in a lot of areas. Picture taking. Documenting actual projects, and of course regular content inspiring post. Duh!
I also know why I suffer, somewhat, in these categories. For one, and this is a secret, no one knows I write this blog. Shhh!! Well, I say no one. I've mentioned my blog to two friends, who I know don't read this, and of course I know you all read my silly blog, thank you. However, my family does not know I do this. My mom and two sisters whom I'm very close to don't know anything about this. At least I haven't informed them. So unless they've Googled Sleeping or Sewing (also the name of my Etsy shop), then they would not know about this.
Why, do they not know? I'm quiet and shy, to some extent. I don't like to be critiqued or picked on, and I would be embarrassed if I knew they read this. Don't know why I would be embarrassed about it. Maybe because they are not into the crafting thing, and I thrift shop differently....I guess.
So I'm affected by this secret because I live with my mom (double sigh) and I don't have the space to lay all my stuff all over the place to properly take pictures leisurely, messes and all.
My mom and older sister also don't get the Internet. Yes, they use it, but they don't understand the use of sites like Facebook. It's too invasive for them, but then they'll ask whats so-and-so up to? (Go figure.) "Why post what you are doing when you are doing it?" I understand where they come from, because I don't post on FB saying what I'm doing at that particular moment like "I'm working out" (haha like if I workout), but I do read other peoples post and they could be entertaining at times based on others comments. I get to see what cousins are up to in California while I'm in Texas, and without FB I could honestly say I'd go years without knowing anything about them. Sad? Yes, but true.
So to avoid hearing mom with her comments about why am I'm blogging about stuff, or why am I putting personal info out there I keep like a hermit within the realm of my room, and occasional other areas for pictures; mom just thinks the pictures I take of my thrifted items are for Etsy anyway, not Thrift Share Monday. Shhhh.
Are any of you bloggers out there like this? Shy, don't necessarily talk shop(crafts) out loud with others, but do so in blogs? Are you reluctant to tell others your ideas face to face, but do it carelessly in blog land? You just do it because you want to do it?
Ugh!! Am I just rambling for the sake of rambling, or am I just talking out loud to get myself to do something I want to do? Guess only time will tell.
Maybe I just over think everything. A few people I know would probably agree to that.
Thanks for listening. :-)
Oh and good luck to all those who do attempt and/or are successful with making money on your blog or Youtube.