What Happened??!

Since I started YouTubing in 2016, I have never missed a single Wednesday when it comes to uploading new videos. But yesterday…my record was finally broken. Against my will!

Believe it or not…I’m currently serving time in the YouTube slammer. I inadvertently violated one of their terms of service, so they issued a strike against my channel…and blocked me from posting any new content for one week. This means I can’t post ANYTHING — no videos, no photos, not even a god-damn short — until Tuesday, April 11.

What did I do to warrant this jail time, you might be wondering?

Some of you (over 11,000 of you, actually) may have watched my latest Death Valley Life video, wherein I promoted our local fire department fundraiser party coming up on April 15th. Well, in that video, I also went on to talk about some stuff going on in my personal life — sort of an update of what’s going on around the compound.

The main thing on my mind was money, unfortunately — as of January, I have noticed my ad revenue from YouTube dropping DRAMATICALLY. I am currently earning about 60% of what I used to make, and I couldn’t figure out why.

At first, I thought  I was just a washed-up loser that everyone was tired of watching. Even though I wasn’t losing any subscribers, and my “watch time” numbers were the same…my ad revenue (the money I get paid from YouTube, as a result of the ads they place on my videos) was almost half of what it used to be! I just couldn’t figure it out…and it was pretty depressing!

I have since learned that revenue is way down for many creators — so it’s not just me! And I’ve heard all kind of different explanations for why this is happening. Some say YouTube is focusing on “shorts” right now (you know, those 1-minute vertical videos meant to be watched on your phone, like TikTok). Some say advertisers are just paying less for ad space these days, because a recession is coming.

Whatever the case, everyone I watched who talked about it agreed on one thing: you can’t rely on YouTube ad revenue to make a living! It’s too volatile. You need to diversify your income, and focus on selling books, merchandise, and other products.

So, I decided I’d better start promoting my line of hemp-derived Delta 9 THC gummies more.

I don’t LIKE promoting them, because I feel like it’s annoying to my viewers who do not use cannabis or hemp products. But I felt it was the reasonable thing to do in this situation. So…I talked about my gummies at the end of the video. Since they are made of hemp-derived THC, which is Federally legal (and since all cannabis is legal in more states than not these days), I figured it was OK.


MEANWHILE, totally unbeknownst to me, YouTube had just changed its Terms of Service. They do this periodically, and notify you with an email. I guess you’re supposed to log in and read the entire thing every time they change it — but who has time for that?!

Well…I guess I’d better start making time for it. Because this time, they had added the following:

“Content intending to sell certain illegal or regulated goods and services, such as drugs or pharmaceuticals without a prescription, is not allowed on YouTube. This includes directly selling or providing links to sites that sell regulated goods and services.”

D’oh!!!! This means I can no longer promote my gummies on my YouTube channel — which is a real bummer, because a LOT of viewers seemed to really like them — especially the sleep formula. (Come find out I’m not the only one who has a hard time sleeping!)

Anyway, because of all this, YouTube issued a strike against my channel, and I am blocked from posting new content for one week. The strike was issued on Tuesday – -so that means I can’t post any new videos until next Tuesday, the 11th.

It sucks, because I had two juicy new videos ready to go yesterday (Wednesday)…but I couldn’t post them. And consequently, I have gotten MANY concerned emails from viewers, asking if I’m OK. Because, like I said at the top of this post — I have *NEVER* missed a Wednesday!

But, the good news is…if I mind my Ps and Qs, and don’t commit any further violations, the strike will expire in 3 months and I’ll have a clean slate again.

HOWEVER, if you get 3 strikes in that timeframe…they can permanently disable your channel altogether!

So I had to go through and remove ALL references to my gummy website on my channel…which, unfortunately, meant deleting a few videos. I had to take down the one where I went to the weed trade show in Vegas in my marijuana showgirl costume — which had over 122,000 views 🙁 I also had to take down my WalMart tire rant video, because I talked about them in that one, too. And, out of an abundance of caution, I even took down the one where I toured my neighbor’s cannabis farm.

I felt I couldn’t be too cautious, because I *REALLY* don’t want to lose my channel altogether. But in the meantime…I needed a place where I COULD promote my gummies, and talk about whatever I WANT to talk about, uncensored.

My first thought was to try posting content on Rumble.com, which is sort of the right-wing version of YouTube. But after a few seconds on their miserable, post-apocalyptically chaotic homepage, my head almost exploded and I knew that wasn’t right for me at all.

So, here I am. My plan is to try and re-vamp this website, which I haven’t used much since I started YouTubing, and turn it into sort of a basecamp for Wonderhussy Operations, where me and my followers can connect, hang out, and I can share the latest news of what’s going on in my life. And I can promote my gummies…or whatever else I want to promote, because it’s MINE! (Okay, it’s hosted by GoDaddy…so I can’t spout white supremacist crap, or they’ll shut me down like they did to that Nazi newsletter. But you get what I mean.)

My tentative plan is to re-do this website, and then link THAT to my YouTube channel. That way, interested parties can come here, check it out, and join my email newsletter list. Once you’re on my email list, NO ONE can stop my from communicating with you!

My only concern is that YouTube terms ALSO prohibit sharing external links to “pornographic” websites. Although this website is clearly not pornographic…I do have nude photos in many of my blog posts about modeling, so I’m worried they might not allow that, either.


I really hate to give up the URL “Wonderhussy.com…” but going through all my old blogs and deleting the photos would basically be impossible. I suppose I could just delete all the blog stuff altogether, and start with a totally clean slate….but I really hate to lose all that content — which, if you’ve bothered to read any of it and have half a brain, you’d probably agree is actually quite literary, and not pornographic at all.

Anyway, I guess I’m currently mulling all this over, and planning my attack for what’s next. Because one thing’s for sure: it would be foolish to continue to keep all my eggs in one basket, on YouTube. I need to build my OWN platform, independent of any corporate oversight (as far as that’s even possible in this day and age!).

In the meantime…unfortunately, you’re going to have to wait until next Tuesday to see any new videos from me. Unless….

If you follow my friend Ross, the one-legged miner who bought that big mine complex down the road from my Death Valley compound…you may catch a surprise appearance from me on his YouTube channel! Ross and I are planning a special “dispatch from jail,” where I will make an appearance in one of his videos sometime in the next few days. So if you’re interested, subscribe to (or at least check out) Ross’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/@tecopamines4572

So….now you know what happened. It was an honest mistake, and it’s unfortunate, but it is what it is!

I won’t be talking about my delicious hemp-derived THC gummies on YouTube anymore…but every now and then, you may hear me obliquely reference my “Magic Beans.” Like my Magic Bikini, this is a device meant to subvert the totalitarian moral police…and those of you who have read this, will know what I’m REALLY talking about 🙂

Tom Davies

As a faithful Wednesday watcher I’m glad to find out you’re not out forever. Censorship is currently the fastest growing problem in this country. Maybe in a couple of years we can straighten that out. You’ve got a lot of faithful followers so get back to work.


I’m not a fan of censorship either, but in this case I sort of understand their perspective. They don’t want to alienate advertisers, and advertisers are very cautious because of how sensitive the general population is. Everyone’s walking on various tight ropes..

Kathy Jolly

OMG Hussy, been watching you for quite some time and enjoy your videos so much.
I’m so happy that you’ll be back on Tuesday.
Hang in there kiddo!
I don’t find your content offensive at all, too bad some do. Oy Vey!
K. Jolly


The problem nowadays is, everyone is offended by SOMETHING. So it’s almost impossible not to offend anyone! I just try to be a nice person.. the rest will work itself out.


I have always been and always will be a nice person. I am fully capable of being an @$$hole if the situation warrants however I do strive to be the nice guy. I found your channel through videos of abandoned mines. Always had an interest of how things were done in years ago when men were men and loved their families. Nowadays the cancel culture has had such an effect I am almost embarrassed to work where I do. Do I really have to be extra sensitive to ‘select any group’ instead of trying my best to help everyone equally? What happened to ‘Help thy neighbor’? I don’t give a sh*t what you look like, sound like, or identify as; if you are a worthwhile human being you are worth the effort. I will give the shirt off my back for anyone who needs it more but the hard part now is perusing through all the falsehood to try to figure out who actually needs it.

I appreciate your channel and enjoy your rhetoric. I don’t condone or support magic beans but I will say they help my disabled brother cope with his injuries. Magic beans are the one thing that help get him out of bed everyday and let him do simple things like grocery shopping and bathing. He is my brother and my hero.

Bless you from Nebraska by whatever you believe should.



Thank you, brother! I like your philosophy, and I appreciate your kind spirit and understanding nature. I’ll take your blessing, and send one back your way!


OMGoodness Wonderhussy! Glad I looked for you on the good ol’ internet and got to the bottom of why there were no Wednesday videos. I was getting a wee bit concerned as I did hear you say you’ve never missed a Wednesday. Had to enlist my sleuthing skills, and luckily for me, it didn’t take much. After all, we don’t want to overtax my one remaining brain cell. I guard it very carefully!
Relieved to know you are A-OK except for being incarcerated in YouTube jail. Worst I’ve ever gotten was the temporary boot from FB Marketplace, that sucked as well, especially when you’re trying to sell something.
Let me know if I can slip you cake with a file in it!
I enjoy your priceless sense of humor and look forward to April 11th when you’ll be set free!


Glad you found me here! I need to promote this website more, and use it as a base camp where people can read the latest news about what’s going on with me. Working on revamping it

Michael Gleason

I love your content and watch you every week and have been for years. If you were an advocate for transgenderism the Youtube algo would promote your channel but you would lose many of your subscribers.
You could experiment with motivational speaking, you do have the gift of gab!

JoeBob and Lulu

Hi Wonderhussy. Looking forward to your new posts and learning about more quirky Americana and fascinating history presented with intelligence and humor. We stream Youtube through the…tube and you’re the best show on TV. Good luck and thanks!

Bill E.

Whew!! I was worried for a bit. Keep the old posts. Ireally love them and haven’t read
them all yet .. .But I agree with your concern about linking from YouTube to here. You’ll figure it out! I have supreme confidence.


I was GREATLY concerned something horrible had happened to you, like car crash etc because there was no video Wednesday, since you are always posting like clockwork. I’m not super at Internet snooping but had tried poking around in free time after work and finally found this site. Very relived you are okay, and it was just because of You Tube being assholes. Your promo video of the fundraiser was fine, and I didn’t even remember any sales pitch about gummies. All I could think of was visiting Tacopa, wood fired pizzas beer and hot springs. The town deserves much better facilities for the fire department which covers such a vast desolate area. Sorry to hear you are being punished for simply trying to help out your little towns essential services. I’d love to help if I could. (Still haven’t won Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes, been trying since 1994 so I can fund stuff like that) YouTube should spend their energy trying to stop the “Telegraph” virus that is going after all of the creators and viewers of the various programs on the site, instead of censoring the people that are creating these great programs… Hang in there, we all think you’re great!


Thank you! I agree, YouTube has bigger fish to fry than me talking about my gummies.. but oh well. It’s their platform, and I have to play by their (ever-changing) rules…

Ocotillo Outlaws

We were looking for you on Wednesday… Then we said is our Hussy doing time? And checked here. glad to see it’s just a short stint and you’ll be sprung soon. As creators we walk a fine line with ever changing regulations. Looking forward to the next video! stay strong, keep the faith and live life like you have stolen it Outlaw style. If you ever head south and make a boarder run hit us up! ☮ O.O.


Dang! You had us worried sick young lady! Lol I’m glad it was only bureaucratic BS and not something serious. Stupid YouTube and their stupid rules… I’m going to go buy some of your gummies out of spite. Lol Oh..while I’ve got you here, I can’t help but think of the timeless and fitting words of the legendary actor Jackie Gleason in the movie Smoky and The Bandit, “Nice ass..” lol Gotta go, there’s a great tune on.. Keep up the good work!

John Rush

That was Jerry Reed’s line, not Jackie Gleason’s.

And thanks for the update, WH. I also wondered what might have happened, but the Ross videos gave a partial explanation, and showed that you’re at least healthy.

Replacing the alternator shouldn’t take much time or labor, but the part might be costly. I used to buy remanufactured ones for about $30 to $40, but I was in a parts store about 2 years ago when somebody bought one, and he had to pay something like $160. They may be pricier now. Meanwhile, make sure you recharge your truck’s battery whenever you return to your compound.

Bill E

I sent you an email also. But I beg you to Please, Please don’t delete the old blogs. I love them and haven’t yet read them all. I’ll see you at the Fire Department Party. I’d be willing to help with any solution. Just keep up ALL of your great work. Too bad about the suspension, your fans are still with you!!


Sorry to hear about your time in Youtube jail but I did see Ross’s video which was very good and very funny. It was kind of a cross between the Old West and the Roaring 20’s which I don’t think has been done before. Pitch it to Netflix for a series and I will definitely watch.

Just as an aside I have been seeing many videos lately about long time youtubers who have been banned permanently without any explanation for simply missing a phone call meant to confirm their identity – no email or text just a phone call. The Youtube hammer has been very busy so far this year.

One of my favorite videos was the Hemp Convention and your cannabis costume…sigh. Art/creativity/humor take another hard hit from censorship.


I’ve been battling censorship for years! In fact, it’s why I started this blog in the first place, so I could say whatever the f*ck I want!!!!!
Glad you enjoyed Ross’s videos!

Rick Zeeman

I admit I was worried about you. I was also one of the 11000 who watched the infamous video. I am glad you are ok and not wandering lost in the desert. However you manage to keep your fans entertained and enlightened, I will be there. “Whither thou goest, I go’. Stay strong!

Dean Wagner

Hi Sarah Jane.
Thanks for clarifying your situation. Well, i KNOW you are one smart cookie. You will manage your way thru this. Thanks to Ross for helping you too. i wish i could be there at the weekend poker run in April.

Sometimes setbacks can be an opportunity for growth. Stay strong and keep moving forward.
Dino, AKA Awesome Arizona channel.


Sarah, so very glad your are back in action.

(sorry, i didnt realize my info would link to my website.)

Best wishes for this weekend event.

Dean Wagner

Wonderhussy, Sarah i didnt realize my info would link to website, sorry

Great to see you back. i love your great travel logs and stories too, obviously you put study effort into your work.

Greg Domaszewicz

Hi! And whew! Just watched your explanation video. I could not, for the life of me, figure out what you did to “go to YouTube jail.” I watch your videos all the time, including the video that got you in “trouble,” and could not think of what you did that was different than anything you’d done before. Now I know 🙂 Glad you’re back. Damn shame you took the weed convention episode down…that’s a good one 🙁 Keep the videos coming… as far as the genre of videos you post, your’s are the best overall, in my humble opinion. They have the BEST combo of information, exploration, and kookyness. I’m looking forward to seeing how much you’ve changed as an ex-YouTube con 🙂 Anyway, from one pro-exploring pro-weed pro-whiskey drink pro-naked in water (skinny dippin to hot springs) lover to another, best of luck to you. Now go make some more videos!!! 🙂

Rich "Dittohead"

Hey glad you got back online, love your vids, question I have a lot of “books”, i think I’m one of the few left who actually like reading an actual one. Anyway, I was going to give them to a library here in Vegas but then thought of giving them to a small rural library instead. I thought maybe finding one in Beatty, Goldfield or another. Then thought “does Tecopa have one”, if so think they would take a couple boxes of them……..glad you got sprung,babe!


There is a library here, not sure about them taking donations. If they are historical type books, you can donate them to the museum in shoshone, too. I think they have a pretty extensive collection of stuff, but their focus is on books about the desert in this area.

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