Tired of TikTok
Is it possible to be tired of TikTok when I’m not even on it? I’ve never been on TikTok but I’m constantly exposed to it anyway.
Lack Of Originality Makes Me Tired of TikTok
I follow a number of crafters on Facebook and Instagram. Often, their TikTok videos are shared on these other two platforms. So I get to see snippets of TikTok all the time.
Honestly, I love seeing simple videos of someone crocheting a beautiful, cylindrical basket. Or knitting on the subway. Especially when they’re part of the men’s fiber-craft community.
But I’ve started to really get annoyed at seeing two types of videos.
The Magic Yarn To Project Video
This is where the person shows you yarn and moves it so close to the camera and then pulls back with the finished object.
Yes, it was clever the first 47 times. Kind of like a Barry Manilow song, it gets really cloying and tired on the 48th time.
The Dramatic Roll-Out Display
To be fair, I still haven’t gotten totally tired of this one. It’s the one where the artists holds the blanket or quilt or scarf all rolled up over their head and then lets it unfurl dramatically in front of them.
This one isn’t so twee and it shows a nice pride in the accomplishment. But I’m not sure how much longer I can stand watching them.
Does TikTok drain the creative types of all their originality when it comes to creating videos? Or am I just being a grumpy, old man again?
One of my knit-friends started knitting Emotional Support Chickens in fingering weight yarn. I thought this was brilliant and could use up some of my leftovers and large stash of sock yarn.
I think I’ll be making a few of these Emotional Support Chicklets.