I've been thinking about it for a while, but finally got up the courage to do it.
I've been doing cooking videos and other videos in Japanese for a long time, so why should this require courage?
Any time I've ever made a video talking about any cultural aspects of Japan or America
(even this video that I made about BREAD)
it tends to garner more attention than a cooking class video. Sometimes they get linked on Japanese blogs, or featured on Japanese YouTube pages which is FANTASTIC for the view count and the revenue.
But it also brings the assholes out in force. Check this comment from the bread video.
The person didn't bother to watch any other videos and realize I wasn't a vegetarian, nor think it would be strange to wonder why vegetarianism should have any bearing on bread, nor consider the fact that bread isn't 日本食。Just assholism.
And they'll be pretty ruthless about my Japanese abilities too.
Watching the first new video I just put up, I've got three or four things that I wish I had said better, or mistakes that I notice.
At one point I pronounce 結ってる （yutteru) as 酔ってる （yotteru). WHOOPS.
I can never get them to come out perfect though, so...
Anyway, deep breath in. HOLD. And begin.