I met Dave at WOC Milan and had a great, long chat with him.
I had been meaning to swing over to this site for a while, but kept losing time because I am actually rubbish at time management.
I wanted to field any questions you all might have, whether critical or not, with this post.
I see there are some, well, mixed feelings about me here, along with some vitriolic comments. That’s OK!
I knew putting out videos would subject myself to some pretty intense critique.
Firstly, I wanted to say re: my Niche video- if I gave off that I though the Niche is not a good grinder, that is a mistake. My point of the video was that it is not the grinder it is cracked up to be (read some miraculous grinder that can do everything perfectly). As for using Wendelboe in the video, as all content creators do, this part is for show. I had had a Niche for well over a year prior to making the video.
Secondly, I wanted to ensure people know I am not in cahoots with any manufacturer unless otherwise stated. It is a legal formality (should probably use a stronger word here) to make aware connections I have when making a video. If no connection is noted, no connection is there.
Thirdly, I have never once made a video just for controversy or clicks. If subscribers, etc, were my goal, I would be playing the game a lot harder with heavily clickbait titles, going over more general subjects, and doing the shorts game constantly to grow. Instead, I have purposefully kept my full time job with Onyx Coffee Lab to ensure what I do on Youtube is steeped in what I enjoy and what I want to do. If I ever do what I think would appeal to a massive audience, I likely wouldn’t be having fun anymore.
Anyway, like me or hate me, I am happy to hear from you! Especially from one user who seems to really dislike me from an email exchange ;)
Cheers, friends! And seriously, don’t feel the need to hold back. I want to get better and meeting Dave, I think, was one step in getting there.