26 December 2017

New Years Resolutions

2017 is coming to an end, traditionally this is the time where we look forward to the new year with our New Years Resolutions, plans for things we wish to achieve or quit in the new year. I personally dont like making resolutions. Historically our new years resolutions dont last to the end of January.

I do however have some goals, things I want to do and achievements I want to make in the new year. 


I mentioned in my New Years resolution video that I want to start over with my channel. I want to spend more time planning my videos.
As well as sticking with what I am doing now, recording videos for Future me, I want to be able to record videos which fall in line with world events and holidays. 

I do plan to restart my "Survivor" series again in the new year, recording the rest of Series 1 as well as planning and working on Series 2.

If it is at all possible I would love to involve more people in the recording of some of the episodes, making it more true to life, especially once the main character starts to meet other people (oops spoiler) 

I am already collecting more sound effects and recording some parts of certain episodes out side, which can be a challenge at times, especially when you can hear traffic or people talking in the background.

Other things I am wanting to do with regards to my YouTube channel is to get outside more to record my videos, sometimes a change of scenery can be a good thing. 

As well as making my vlogs more interesting, getting out and about will do a lot towards my health, like I said in my video 2017 has been a year where my fitness levels have been effected by my health, a lot. Finding out I had Ulcerative Colitis was a real kick in the pants for me, but being almost housebound for nearly three month didnt help a lot. I also found out that I had Plantar fasciitis a condition where a person finds it very painful to walk after periods of sitting down or prolonged activity, something again which was a kick in the pants for me, taking all this into account, I want to get my fitness levels up regardless. I am already working on my diet and my heal so that I can get out more.

As well as the above, another thing I didnt mention in my video was my plans to start blogging again. This, after all was what I started doing way back when the world was dial up only, long story, maybe I will make a video about it one day. 
As with this blog post, I can take the initial video to the next level, delving even deeper into a given subject or, as with this post I can add things which were missing from the initial video. At the time of recording this YouTube is not exactly a free speech friendly place, my blog, on the other hand is, I can say what I want without worrying about having my post hidden because of complaints from the social justice brigade.

Finally, I said that I want to Casey Neistat my life, if you dont know why Casey Neistat is, click the link and watch some of his videos, I guarantee you will know exactly what I mean within an hour. At the moment (and not because of the time of year) everything seems a mess of clutter, I need to declutter my world. The amount of time I spend looking for something is madness, honestly I could spend hours looking for something to help me do a five minute job. You can understand how frustrating this is, especially when there are other things that I "want" to do.
I chose the image to the left because of the title "There is no rules" I want to apply this idea to the way I vlog, if my lighting is not perfect with a light box to my right and my left so be it, if you can hear my kids fighting in the background, well thats OK, I have kids and yes, they do fight from time to time. I dont have the luxury of having a studio or an office where I can record my videos, I live in a noisy and chaotic environment and people need to accept that, I have.

Casey Neistat is not the only YouTuber that is inspiring me to take my videos to the next level Gary Vaynerchuk  has been a huge influence over the last few months, especially with his video "Document, Dont Create" it is this video I am taking with me as I move into 2018 and it is to a greater or lesser extent how I plan to record at least some of my videos in the new year and it is with this video that I want to end this post.