My first official post here. Its strange. Its like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I hadn’t realized how much stress this whole changeover was causing me till the decision to go through with it was made.
The best part? This place? Right here. Its MINE.
No rules beyond what I make for myself. No restrictions. Nothing. What appears here, and when it appears here, is all on me at my pace. The design, the feel, its under my control.
Its kind of exciting to be honest. And a little scary.
While I felt in control, to an extent, with my Youtube channel there were issues and restrictions. For example, the biggest one was a matter of time. You see, I work a 40 hour a week job, Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm. My wife works a similar schedule. I am usually up at 5:30am to make sure she gets to work by 7am (we share a car).
This means my free time is after 5pm during the week, and on the weekends. The weekends are when I do most of my adult errands. Car repairs, appointments, banking stuff, laundry, cleaning, ect. All the major adult shit gets done on the weekends.
Also, my wife usually works on the weekends. And, given that our apartment is tiny and our computers are in the same room, the ONLY time I have to record or work on videos is when she is at work. That gives me 2 days with 8 hour periods in them to do EVERYTHING related to my Youtube Channel on TOP of all the usual adulthood crap I gotta take care of. This is one of the major limiting factors in doing things like collaberations. I am literally bound by time.
Stressful doesnt even begin to cover it. Especially when you factor in that each video takes around 2-3 hours total to create, edit, and upload from start to finish. You can kinda see how rough this might get with 4-6 videos a month. Nevermind all the work that goes into “promoting” a youtube channel which is required to actually grow (tags, video length, retention requirements, ad friendly stuff, thumbnails, ect ect)
But writing? Blogging?
HA! I dont need quiet to do this. I dont NEED my wife to be out of the house. I can do it after work during the week, on the weekends, on breaks AT WORK. I have much more available time for the act of WRITING. Further, I can easily have guest writers on here! I already have one lined up, a friend of mine. He was originally gonna try Youtube but after hearing about my own issues he has decided to write for me on occasion, focusing on Dark Sun and Planescape. If you follow me on twitter you might have a guess who he is.
I do have to watch my output of course. And I may branch out. I may do a book review here and there again (I do read a lot) and I may talk about video games and tabletop news.
Writing comes naturally to me. It helps that I have a 100 wpm typing speed for one. And it lets me organize my thoughts better.
I already have a few ideas of things I am going to write about. I need to upgrade my Patreon page (points up) to reflect the new focus, I need to check and see what my current patrons want from me, and I might even dabble now in writing up some DND Encounters / Dungeons for my Patrons only!
Anyway, thats all for now.
Thanks for reading and remember: STAY NERDY!