I now have a tiny YouTube channel, for no particular reason
I've always wanted to make YouTube videos, but haven't really acted on that desire. I think the main blocker to actually making those videos was not knowing what my niche would be. But after some recent thought, it's fairly clear that fiber crafts are my "niche". Knitting, spinning, crochet, even quilting and sewing, are integral parts of my life.
Another issue with video creation was that I also don't have a suitable camera for video, and was always intimidated by the idea of "video editing" -- my personal laptop is a powerhouse for word processing and web surfing, not video manipulation.
But after the "content niche" realization, I had a couple other realizations. My phone's tendency to overheat and shut off after a three minute video could be worked around with shorter videos stitched together. And my work computer is much more powerful than my personal one, and is also a Macbook, so it has iMovie available for free.
And anyway, everyone has to start somewhere.
The reason I bought my EEW Nano is pretty much the same concept. I knew I had an interest in the process of yarn-making, but wasn't quite sure I'd really like spinning in practice. So I really didn't want to spend $700+ on a wheel that I would end up not enjoying.
My YouTube certainly doesn't have a ton of content (only one video right now!), and the production quality is... dubiously average. But hey, it's a start. And I didn't have to spend any of my money, just a lot of time recording and re-recording!
I also realized just how many times I say "uh" or "um". High school/Mock Trial me would be very disappointed. I've edited as many as possible out of the video, but a few made it in since they were too closely attached to neighboring words!
So if nothing else, I'll be making a more conscious effort to eliminate those crutch words from my language, which is definitely a good thing in my books.