Brother, you took words from my mouth! The whole promotion thing has never been my strongest suite and video stuff isn't something I genuinely enjoy doing anymore, so, like you said, it becomes these things you force on yourself just because you wanna share something you're actually passionate about.
From one point of view, why bother, just do what you like doing and don't worry about traction. But the opposite side of that, it can become demotivating to be a tree in a forest, it's nice to have support and good words and even criticisms to your work, that's how you grow.
I do agree that there is much goodness here on steemit and for me this sort of rustic, organic feeling to a lot of content is only a good thing, sometimes stuff too polished can become off-putting.