So, guess what!?
I bet you can’t guess…
Okay, I’ll just tell you.
My YouTube Channel, Ariane Zurcher ~ On the Other Hand, has become monetized! Woot! Woot! This means that my channel has over 4,000 watched hours and more than 1,000 subscribers.
This may seem like one of those, ho hum, who cares announcements, particularly as it began with such a build up… however, before you leave in disappointment, here’s the good news – I no longer have a time limit to my videos, I can go on and on and on endlessly for HOURS, literally hours. Just imagine!
“If you are verified, your YouTube videos can be up to 12 hours long, or as much as 128 GB.”BusinessInsider.com
Okay, okay, so maybe that’s not the good news, and anyway I promise I won’t post any 12-hour long videos or even multiple hours, seriously, I swear, though I did have this one idea… Oh come ON, I’m just kidding!
Also, I can now link to external websites, like this blog, if I could only figure out how to do that, AND, once I’ve converted my website over to the new website I’m planning, which will house this blog, my Youtube channel, a shop filled with fabulous new designs and all the other things on my to-do list, I can add links to that too, at least theoretically.
And then there’s the – is this good news or is this bad news part of the whole my-youtube-channel-is-monetized-exclamation-mark-aren’t-you-happy-for-me pronouncement and that is, there are now ads on every single video I have posted. I’m expecting a huge uptick in the thumbs down button being pushed by disgruntled viewers, however, just so you don’t become one of them, please, please try to remember that those annoying ads give me a tiny, tiny, infinitesimal, seriously small, amount of money, which means I can keep posting more videos, that hopefully you love and will find helpful! A win-win, right?!
But before you say – well not really, I hate ads and no amount of helpful or even mildly useful information will make me hate them any less, they’re annoying and a constant reminder that our world has veered precariously close to becoming some creepy melding of The Minority Report (without Tom Cruise at his prime) and Blade Runner (without Harrison Ford who was just heading out of his prime, though that may not even be possible…) which, by the way, were two really good reasons to even watch those two movies in the first place, and anyway even if those two guys were still IN their prime, it wouldn’t lessen the blow… before you say all of that, let me suggest that you think of this as a tiny (think thimble-sized) tip jar, which literally holds pennies, then maybe, just maybe you’ll feel less resentful when those ads appear, ruining your otherwise blissful experience of exploring the creative process or learning a new stitch or seeing a stitch you already know all about done in an interesting new way or maybe just done in a thread you might not have thought about until now or… okay, I’m running out of helpful suggestions here.
Just know that I appreciate your watching my videos even if they are now encumbered by annoying advertisements about things you don’t care about, have never heard of or, as is the case with this blog, photographs of old men’s hairy legs with captions that read “12 Ways You Know You’ll Have a Heart Attack in the Next 5 Years” and things like that. And remember, I love you for your patience in putting up with them and will continue to post videos that, I’m hoping, you will enjoy watching.
There. Full disclosure. Whew. It was touch and go there for a minute. Thursday’s post will be full of musings from New York City where we are still in the lock-down-that-will-never-end-and-even-if-it-did-who-will-feel-safe-enough-to-go-out-anyway?
By the way, you have no idea how difficult it was to find photographs to enhance this post, thereby lessening the blow of the difficult news I felt compelled to impart. But we made it. And here we are! It’s a beautiful thing.
Congrats to you! You so deserve it and I am sure your followers won’t mind the ads! Thanks for the lovely pictures too!
Thank you Theresa! ❤️
Your videos are certainly worth a few ads. Keep up the outstanding tutorials. Thank you for all your work putting these together for all to enjoy.
Thx so much Debra! ❤️❤️❤️
Congrats, ads are just the way of the world. They are short. They will not prohibit me from watching your viedos. They are so inspiring .
Thx so much Suzanne! So glad you like them.
Congrats on the YouTube,, I love your channel and Anna sent me!
Thank you and Welcome! It’s really nice to meet you. I love Anna! ❤️
Congratulation to E. Please tell her how happy I am and wow! Just wow! Hugs to you Paige. XXX
Congratulations! This is exciting news— Happy dance for you and co-star Merlin.
Yeah nobody likes commercials- but your content is outstanding and even better
there will be more of it. You can add Thoughts from Merlin!
By the by, I’ve met Harrison Ford it was an interestingly, funny encounter!
Take care~ Barb
Thank you so much Barb. I hear HF is an incredibly nice guy. I’ve always been a fan. ❤️
Pleasure to read and admire the pictures
Thank you for everything you’re bringing to the Leftie World of Embroidery
It’s my pleasure Christine and long over-due, it seems to me! Thanks for following along. ❤️
Thanks so much Sandy and so appreciate your willingness to put up with those hateful ads on my behalf!! ❤️
Congratulations ! That is wonderful! I do not mind the ads. I am excited that you make and share so much Do not know how you do it,but thank you!
Thx so much. I’m happy to know you like them! ❤️
J’adore ce que vous faites, votre générosité, votre gentillesse. Merci pour ces magnifiques vidéos. Je suis abonné et les publicités ne me dérangent pas.
Merci beaucoup Thérèse. Je vous apprécie et vos aimables paroles. ❤️
What’s your favourite colour?
Hmmm… it’s so hard to choose, but I guess I would have to say blue, though I do love all colors depending on their application and what I’m using them for. With stitching and threads I don’t know that I have a favorite! I tend to go with reds, purples, blues, greens and all the shades in between. What about you? ❤️