Hey guys! I just got back from an impromptu trip to New Orleans with a friend, and let me just say, everything you have heard about New Orleans is TRUE! And, good God, I was just there on an ordinary Tuesday so I can’t even imagine what it’s like on Mardi Gras! Both me and my friend are non-drinkers and we still had plenty to do. A return trip is definitely in my future!
So I mentioned in a previous post that I’ve decided to write a book. I’ve actually written and published books before as part of my previous career, so this really isn’t unusual for me. I do need to have time to write, and that means that some changes are coming to the channel. Instead of doing all of the monthly Tarotscopes in one week, I’m going to spread them out throughout the month. I’m also going to be putting my mediumship development videos on hold for now.
Another motivation in putting the mediumship videos on hold is that it’s been very discouraging to see my content stolen by much larger Youtubers. Let me be clear what I mean by this. If someone wants to put their own spin on one of my video ideas, I think that’s A-Okay and to be expected. If someone wants to interpret a tarot card the same way I do, I also think that’s totally fine. But when someone retells my mediumship or psychic method word-for-word on their video as if it was their own original method, I think that’s stealing.
Because I watch my own videos after I publish them, youtube recommends “similar content” on my feed and subsequently shows me the videos people have copied from me. These are people who have used the script from my videos as if they are their own. Even more disturbing, in my opinion, is that they have even gone so far as to use the anecdotes from my life, as if these were things they have experienced in their life.
These are all Youtubers with 100k subscribers or more. If you watch my videos, you probably have also seen these people’s videos. These are all people that prior to having my content stolen, I respected, admired, and thought were the real-deal. Now I’m finding myself questioning how genuine these people really are. If you have your own genuine abilities, why not describe your own method? If you have a real life, why not use anecdotes from your own life?
I am someone who is self-taught. Back when I was trying to develop my abilities, I couldn’t find any practical information out there. Times I consulted with people, I was told I needed to meditate for hours each day or turn off the wifi signal in my home. Maybe those methods work for some people, but I found them to be ineffective. I had to find out what worked through years of trial-and-error. I wanted to freely share those methods with other people. However I don’t want to put all this work into these videos only to the benefit of much larger channels that don’t even have the decency to credit my name.
That all being said, I’m thinking putting my content into books is a better fit for me. My content will also be better protected that way. I really wanted to just share all of this information for free, but I hope you can all understand why I’ve decided to go the book route instead. It just got to the point where it honestly was feeling violating for me.