Yes, this is for real. TLDR: Unknowingly, I have been slowly destroying this YouTube channel and need to make drastic changes to save it.
While we did recently cross the 100,000 subscriber milestone, viewership has been struggling for some time and I couldn’t figure out why.
I enlisted the help of a longtime YouTube employee who worked in Content Strategy, and he immediately pinpointed a few major issues:
1) Live stream format is driving away viewers
2) Content / format is all over the place, lacking cohesiveness and consistency
3) Too much time spent on other platforms (ie: website, Patreon, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook) with little return on investment
I absolutely love my life as a full-time content creator, but realize that the Sewing Report needs to grow at a much faster pace than it currently is in order for this to be sustainable. I’m fully committed to doing whatever it takes to continue my journey on YouTube.
Forgot to mention this in the video, but I have shut down my Patreon page as I have to be more laser focused primarily on YouTube. I greatly appreciate the small but mighty support over there! My presence on other social media platforms will likely be scaled down for the meantime.
You are going to see a dramatic shift in videos uploaded here. They WILL be better and hopefully more of them will appeal to you so I can earn your viewership.
Moving forward, *all* live streams will be on a new channel Sewing Report LIVE 🧵 this will be a more casual, chatty format to sew + create in real time, chat, have fun, get industry reports + interviews!
THANK YOU for watching and supporting over the years! I would love for you to share what type of videos you enjoy the most here, and looking forward to having a fantastic 2023!
Sewing Report Etsy Shop – Ready to sew beginner kits + curated supplies featured in this video
MY SEWING MACHINES:
Brother CS7000i Computerized 70 Stitch Sewing Machine
Brother PE800 / PE900 Embroidery Machine
Brother 1034D Serger
Janome Memory Craft 7700 Sewing Machine
Juki DDL 8700 Industrial Straight Stitch Machine w/Servo Motor
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Helping you discover your love of sewing at sewingreport.com through videos, articles, and tutorials. I’m Jennifer Moore – obsessed with sewing, and want you to be if you’re not already. Come on in!