Sorry to preempt Saturday Night Showcase but now that I’ve been able to post a bit after being removed from the YouTube Partner Program I have an idea as to what I can and can’t do. Sadly this means not only losing monetization but losing a rather important tool. In this v-log I go over what the future is for the video articles here at BW Media Spotlight.
And I checked. The problem includes in-video cards, so I have no way to link to my website except via the YouTube description. I am not happy about this. Apparently YouTube doesn’t want me to profit in any form, including promotion. And due to security concerns there are only three video hosts I can use and still embed on WordPress (the hosting site doesn’t allow plugins so don’t bother telling me about them). So videos are strictly a sideproject, with all effort on articles and comics until some of these problems are resolved. Videos will still be made but are not going to be a primary focus.
Hopefully I still get to put some of those ideas into practice but without promoting the site and possibly defending fair use in reviews available to me I’m a bit more reluctant to make it important as the articles and comics, which give me more satisfaction and aren’t going to be as much of a hassle. There are still going to be videos but my main effort will be simply here and videos will benefit what’s here until YouTube stops restricting me from actually using the service to the full potential, money or not. I hope you still enjoy what comes and thanks for finding this site and seeing what else I’m working on.