I got the nicest comment today from a lady named Lin. She said she thought I should have a much larger following and although I wish it were so, it’s kind of hard to accomplish. I think the main problem is that a lot of people are uncomfortable watching my hands. I’m ok with that because I know they aren’t pretty, and people will choose manicured perfection over damaged hands every time. I think I would probably do a lot better on an audio channel because then people wouldn’t see them.
I’d love to see the channel grow, but probably not for the reasons that some of you might think. I’m not on YouTube to make money, as I’m paid by the company I worked for and they won’t allow me to make additional monies. I won’t do advertising (unless YouTube puts it there without my knowledge,) for the same reason.
I’d like to see the channel grow faster because I would love other people with physical limitations to know that there are options for them and that they can be productive and find hobbies that help them feel fulfilled. I thought that word of mouth among people with physical issues would grow the channel, but not so much. I had a small but intense hope that people without physical limitations would enjoy the content and share it as well.
I’m terrible at social media, so the channel also struggles to grow because I’m not on a lot of the media sites. What I need is a fairy godmother who would know how to grow this channel and make it visible to the population at large. How do we do this? I’m not sure.
I have contacted a lot of groups for people with physical limitations but have never gotten a response from them. A C Moore contacted me to highlight my channel on their social media and then I never heard from them again. The owners of Rubber Stamp Tapestry have been my biggest advocates, helping get the word out about my channel from almost the very beginning. I wish I could find other small craft based companies to find my channel and recommend it. I’m not sure what companies would be open to the suggestion.
Maybe by asking every viewer to ask one person to watch one of my videos, possibly their favorite video. If one person asks one person, the channel grows quickly and for the right reasons. I don’t want it to grow because I put it on a wish list for subscribers. I want it to grow because people respond to it and like the content. I think I’m asking too much. How do you convince people that something that is not visually appealing, is worth their time and energy to watch? It’s a tough challenge. If you have an idea, please let me know. I would love to have ideas. Maybe I should make that my New Year’s Resolution. Resolve to grow the channel by figuring out what it will take to do so. Wow, that’s a big one.