I was so moved by all the wonderful comments on last week’s post: “Hard Truth: Recovery is Not Guaranteed,” that I decided to turn it into a video on YouTube! And bonus…you get a sneak peak at my new condo in the video.
This is going to become a more common occurrence, as I am going to start making YouTube videos on a weekly — perhaps even daily — basis going forward.
So if you feel so inclined, I’d love it for you to subscribe to my channel!
Allow me to share a little story.
Once upon a time, there was a little ol’ blogger who had quite a large viewership platform on Pinterest to the tune of 6.5 million. And she worked diligently creating content for them in their “Creator Monetization Program,” and even won their global Golden Recipe Challenge in November of last year.
She worked so hard that she earned enough to make a nice living for herself — akin to a teacher’s salary — which helped her furnish a new condo she and her fiance had just purchased in her hometown.
Well, on the eve of Christmas, just three months ago, this little lady gets an email from Pinterest…“Oh it must be a “Happy Holidays” greeting to their hard working content creators,” she naively thought. But alas, she was very, very wrong.
This Christmas letter was sent to inform these creators that Pinterest would be ending their Creator Monetization Program TOMORROW…as in, December 25.
Merry Christmas people-who-have-built-our-platform-into-what-it-is. We’re not going to pay you anymore!
It was a devastating shock to say the least. Not only emotionally disappointing in that I had worked so hard to earn a living and build out my viewership on there, but also disappointing that this income that I had been relying upon was now dried up like creek in the desert…overnight.
No time to prepare. No time to plan. Just *poof* — vanished into thin air.
Which just goes to show how fickle the content creating world really is. Never get too comfortable, because it could literally change overnight.
So yeah, that’s what I’ve been dealing with behind the scenes during this new year. Let me tell ya: moving to a new city with a new mortgage is not fun when one of your main sources of income instantly disappears.
I’ve tossed around going to Law School…which my dad thinks I would be great at. I’ve tossed around getting another degree in nutrition…which I may do. I’ve thought about getting my real estate license.
But no matter which direction I do, Steven advised me to shift my content focus to YouTube/YouTube shorts — which he says is where all video content is moving. And coming from a NYC Digital Marketing exec, that’s coming from a pretty reliable source.
I’m going to devote the time I was formerly putting into Pinterest, now into YouTube.
Reading this back, it sounds like I’m ending my blog…which I AM NOT. It will be the exact same as it was in 2013, in 2020, in 2022! It’s just the “side gig” I had going with Pinterest will now turn into the “side gig” I have going with YouTube.
So yeah. ALLLLL that to say, that I am going to be more present on YouTube! And it would really help if you could subscribe to my channel! Right now, we’re at 904 subscribers, and it’s my goal to reach 1,000! Subscribing is a small and free way that you can help support this blog and my blog ministry! So thank you!
Have a wonderful, wonderful Monday, my friends!
See ya on YouTube!
Here’s a sneak peak at one of my YouTube shorts!
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