Since last year I’ve been working on plans to create videos for both my business and my hobbies. I had no real defined idea for what I wanted my content to look like, as I’m not a fan of anything to do with ‘branding.’ I just wanted to make good content that people would enjoy, and I would enjoy creating.
It’s been very difficult to start, since moving at the end of last year, and then dealing with quarantine and my health. I felt that I didn’t have the right equipment, that my technical skills weren’t good enough (still feel this way a lot!), and investing in my videos puts a strain on our finances since my husband’s work hours and pay have been cut since the pandemic started. But he’s the one who encourages me the most, so with his support I’ve been able to make some fun DIY videos for my business channel in the last couple of months.
My hobby has always been crafting, and I’m an avid gamer and geek. So when it came to my hobby channel, I turned it more into a gaming channel. I never wanted to make streaming videos or any kind of critique videos. I wanted to take all my skills and invest them into videos where I delve into the creative side of being a geek. I’m currently working on two video idea right now, and have a third one on the back burner that might actually turn into Thanksgiving dinner with a video game twist! I’ll definitely be writing more about these since they have been a lot more of a struggle to make than the videos for my other channel.
And yes, unfortunately since I am restricted financially, my content isn’t as pretty as I’d like it to be. But I’m working on it. And I hope to be able to use this as a springboard into a future for myself, where I can help contribute to my home in a substantial way.
I may also, one day, make videos talking about my disability and life experiences. I would like others to know that they aren’t alone in the struggle of trying to find a place to fit in and make a future for themselves. I still have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m not going to let that stop me.