I feel almost embarrassed at how much I’ve neglected this blog over the last couple of months. I haven’t felt like I’ve had the right mindset for writing longer pieces and I have this weird thing where I feel that writing shorter pieces is kind of cheating. Which is stupid. I get like that.
Given that I’ve been posting videos to YouTube almost every day I could simply have posted those here with a bit of commentary. Which I might start doing. Again. But I’m also making plans for a possible career change and writing more would help me develop that. So, in short, there is likely to be much more activity here.
Plus, I’m back from my brief visit to the USA and I didn’t get arrested or killed. I have to admit, my paranoia did not subside until I was safely home. At the start of the trip I was simply worried I’d have some nasty run-in with homeland “security” and end up getting kicked out. From then on I was paranoid that I’d lose my gear or myself.
All in all in was a fantastic trip but all too short (3 days in San Francisco and 3 days in Los Angeles). It did fill me with new positivity about YouTube and the people involved. The central part of the trip was going to see “YouTube Live” in San Francisco. The show was actually much better than I expected and everyone I met was really nice – including the people I don’t like on YouTube.
I’m not sure if I was star struck or if it was simply sensory overload but being surrounded by a dozen people who each have hundreds of thousands of subscribers on YouTube was a surreal experience. Especially when one of them (Michael Buckley) said he was star struck meeting me.
So I’m going forward with a renewed faith in online “community”, feeling creatively charged up and looking for some challenges and new horizons. Watch out, anything could happen.