About YouTube

Have I mentioned before that I want to make YouTube videos?  I can't remember.  Anyway, I've been thinking about it again recently, and it feels like one of those things where it's just going to keep nagging me until I finally get around to doing it. What inspired me in particular this time was Charlie McDonnell's recent video, "I'm Scared."

Depressing, right?  I know.

A lot of YouTubers have been responding to this.  I wrote a rough draft of a video script, responding to it.  I actually tried to record it, too.  But I just ended up feeling kind of gross watching the footage, and I deleted it.

I'm going to start trying to record again soon, and I think I've figured out a way I might be able to make it work.  I'm going to do the CGPGrey thing, just record sound then animate it with text and images and stuff.  It's going to be, like, crazy-hard.  But maybe it'll make me feel a little less nauseous when I create.

Youtube failure and stuff

Oh, yeah.  I'm great at this commitment to content creation thing.  After declaring that I was doing a month of twice-a-week videos, almost everything about my video production process stopped working correctly. This is frustrating, and I still want to make videos but I think I need to take some time to work things out and getting it back together before I start again, so my effort to blog twice a week into March is hereby cancelled.

I've also been arting more lately, and have a few ideas for comics -- so, I intend to try and start updating Bathetic again soon.  Sorry for the relatively short post today, and for the fact that my relatively short post is all about the fact that I'm cutting back on other content, too.  Maybe I'll write a long post about the developing themes and symbolism in my novel in the middle of the night.

If not, talk to you tomorrow, about the movie One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Off to a running start

So, just a few days ago, I put up a new vlog in which I promised new videos every Sunday and Thursday for a month.  I stayed up late as hell on Saturday (arguably well into Sunday) to make the new video.  Then I went to upload it, and my computer failed. Or, maybe it was my internet connection.  Or YouTube.  I don't know what it was, but something made my browser keep freezing when I tried to upload it.  It never got past 3%.  So I shut my computer down, went to bed, and tried again this afternoon when I woke up.

It didn't work again.

I intend to find a way to upload it, and the video will get online before Thursday, and there will be a new video for Thursday.

Butsoyeah that's how my vlogging is going so far.

Best wishes.


Did you know that I have a vlog? And by "I have a vlog" I mean "I have one video online and two partially edited videos I've been procrastinating on."

There it is.

I'm thinking about attempting to enforce some sort of structure on myself, like one or two videos a week.  I haven't decided exactly what I want to do yet, though.  I do know that I want to get better at that, because (a.) I feel that there are some topics and methods of communication that are a lot easier in video, and (b.) I like being able to experiment with a variety of narrative art forms.

And, obviously, the best way to get better at something is to spend a lot of time sucking at it.

So, here's to sucking at video blogging, frequently, some time in my near future.