Let’s Talk About This Vlog Thing

By this point in July I’d planned to be a lot further into developing this blog. I wanted to have an assortment of foundational content up, which I could build upon both here and on the Patreon. Clearly, that hasn’t happened yet. Suddenly I have a vlog thing on YouTube, where I talk about how and why I create things, which was certainly never part of the mandate. What the heck happened?

Well, money. The need for it, and more specifically, the need to acquire a lot of it in a short period of time. Without going into details, our immigration journey took an unexpected swerve. There are a lot of expenses that need to be covered before our trip to their office at the end of next week. That means taking on more paid writing, which takes up the time I planned to use for blogging. It also means doing anything I can, that doesn’t cost too much time or money, to try to promote my existing work and boost sales, Hence, YouTube.

Vlog Thing, You Make My Heart Sing

The strange part is that, in spite of my obvious anxiety over doing it, it was kind of fun. We shot four videos, and I’ve got five more planned out. It’s not meant to be an ongoing thing, unless it somehow takes off. The ease of it, though, was oddly satisfying. Everything worked, and the entire process was hassle-free. I think I needed something to just not be complicated or difficult for a change. The end result was better than I expected, too.

This vlog is clearly for Dancing Lights Press, so it’s probably not going to make an appearance here on a regular basis. Should I do one for this site, too? A separate channel where I answer questions, go off on rants, and talk off-the-cuff about this blog’s topics? What do you think? Seen enough of me, or do you want more? Let me know in the comments below!

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