That was my 50 cents. You know what I could stand to be better at? Managing all the different digital output I create, so that it all ties together in any coherent way. Case in point: this blog. I have been very remiss, letting my blog languish without an update for 6 months. Let me explain how that happened:
First I started writing a couple of lengthy, complex articles. These articles are still in progress even now. I bit off a bit more than I could chew though, relative to the time I had to work on them. Feeling a bit discouraged about that I decided I should start writing shorter, faster paced articles commenting on current events in gaming. The idea was that these articles could keep the blog from stagnating while I worked on longer, more abstract essays. Problem is, even that I couldn't do. I'd start writing on a topic and it would start losing relevancy as days went by, so then I'd try to fold some new events into it to make it all seem a bit more current, and that would delay the article even more and so forth. Several aborted editorials about current event type topics exist on my hard drive.
Then, unrelated, I decided to start making videos of me playing and discussing some games. These I posted on YouTube. These videos are faster to make than the articles I was writing, but even then I had trouble keeping up with just the video output I expected. The problem is my job and my school were keeping me pretty busy. I barely had any extra time for the blog or the youtube channel. Carving out even just a few hours a week for that was difficult.
Hey you know what would have been smart? Posting the YouTube videos I was making here. Why didn't I think of that for months? I have no idea! But I thought of it a few weeks ago and now I'm getting around to doing it.
Similarly last week I decided to start recording commentary videos to cover my reactions to current gaming events. Currently these videos are both a bit too long and a bit too low quality, but I'll be trying to improve them over time. So I'm posting those here too.
This is the backlog of YouTube videos I've made. I have a couple of written pieces I'm ready to post here as well. Beyond that, this is what I'm thinking right now for this blog going forward: I'll continue making videos, both commentary and gameplay, but I will now post those here as soon as they go up. This should result in a more steady output to this blog. Additionally I will continue posting lengthier essays/articles here, but those will be relatively infrequent (as they are now).
Anyway, hopefully that explains what's been going on. Without further ado, here is my YouTube backlog:
Okay so that's that. Now, here are my commentary videos. Only two so far. I've had some issues with audio/video syncing that I'm trying to resolve. For now though, enjoy my radio-ready voice and unrelated but delightful facial movements.