The site has always been the mother ship anyway, so I’m not bothered about stand-alone video views.
The benefit for people watching the video is you can click without advertisements, as opposed to viewing on YouTube which has them.
If you already go direct to the site anyway, you won’t notice any difference.
It’s only people who were YouTube-only that will be affected.
The idea of the video anyway was to be viewed as part of the blog entry.