Well it’s been a long time coming but I finally reached 1,000 subscribers on Youtube about 2-3 weeks ago..   And it’s only taken 2 years 2 months, LOL..  Like most YTers, mine was a steady 1-2 subscribers at a time, so its taken a while.  I always think it is interesting to hear other’s Youtube stories and why they started making videos, so I thought I would write out mine.

When I decided to take a break from making beads in late 2009, I struggled.  It was a really uncreative time for me.  I have always needed that outlet to keep me sane.  In the 90’s after college, it was interior decorating projects.  In the early 2000’s, it was resin and jewelry.  In 2004, I found lampwork beads.  I was searching for a new project.  Something that could keep my mind and hands occupied.  I don’t remember exactly what brought me to Youtube but when I was there, I found one haul video, then another, then another.  OMG, all the cute crafty products.  And somewhere along the way, I ran into Kristina Werner’s (StarofMay on Youtube) Make a Card videos.  Cardmaking had never occurred to me.  I always thought of scrapbooking thinking of the really basic products from the early 90s.  Boy had they come a long way.  After watching lots and lots of videos, I ordered my supplies and the rest was history.

I listed my first video on January 31, 2010 – a haul video.   The rest is history – all there in video.  Up until about 10 months or so ago, there were very few resin artists on Youtube.  When it started getting popular and there was an audience, I added those videos to my paper related videos..

Things I want to improve regarding YT in the future:

  • Of course be more regular with video making and blogging – sharing more of my projects with you.
  • I would like to be more, for lack of a better term, “lighter” in my videos and more open.  I am definitely too serious of a person.
  • Do a regular series videos and tutorials.
  • Lastly, increase the quality, i.e. lighting, etc, of my videos.

Anyway, if your interested in entering my giveaway – please check out my video here.

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