This morning before posting this video I looked on YouTube and saw that the views on my videos had gone down this month. It was discouraging, and I had many thoughts about why that might be. Maybe I post too many videos, maybe they’re not good, maybe people are bored by them.
All these things could be true. Some are definitely better than others, but I never post a video I don’t like.
And then I thought of something that Donna wrote me about how I don’t count my “likes” on facebook and she really appreciates that. If I did count my “likes” I wouldn’t post on facebook anymore. And it’s something I’ve considered. My activity on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest can’t compare to the traffic on my blog. And if I didn’t have my blog, I’d sell hardly anything on Etsy either.
I know it’s because my blog is where my heart is.
It’s the perfect medium for my creativity. I never knew how important writing was to me until I began blogging. And the only reason I began taking pictures was to document the work I was doing.
My blog has grown so much from when I first started it in 2008. And I have grown with it. As anyone who has read it for a while could easily see. Jon talks about his blog as being a living memoir. Perfect for a memoir writer.
I see my blog as a journal of my creative life, which, of course, my personal life is intertwined with.
I document my creativity and pour it into my blog. Youtube is a tool that allows me to put my videos up on my blog. Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest are places to share it. And Etsy is a tool to help me easily sell my art.
But my blog is me.
And that’s why, despite the views on Youtube, and the likes on Facebook, my video of the hens eating a crumbled-up veggie burger is at the top of this post.
Because I believe it’s part of my story that’s worthy of my blog.