So, here it is. I finally have my soapbox. This is certainly going to be a major aspect of my nonstampcollecting life from here on. “NonStampCollector: YouTuber/blogger.” YEEESSSSS.
Making videos will always be my primary mode of stating my case, but as I’m sure you can understand, making videos takes an awfully long time. I love doing it, I love every aspect of it, but I’ve got much more to add to the larger discussion than I have time to give to adapting things into script form.
Every video I have come out with has largely written itself in my head, barging in, demanding use of my faculties, and bugging me mercilessly to carry it to birth. At the beginning, I had a lot of time to devote to obeying this unholy spirit of inspiration, but in recent years, all too often I have had to tell that inner muse to shut up and leave me alone while I get on with real-world stuff. Pulling out my laptop to tinker about on a script is a real treat nowadays. In fact, it’s something that I allow myself to do as a reward for getting my other work done. Too bad I usually get things done with no time to spare before the next thing starts!
Thus, my joy in finally having arrived upon this forum. Producing publishable output from beginning to end, on a bus if need be?! Unreal. And I’m extremely happy to have been given this opportunity to join the ranks of FreeThoughtBlogs. There are some serious heavy-hitters writing here. I’m aware that I’m in esteemed company.
But to quickly anticipate an objection: Yes, there are more videos coming. Posting a few pieces here each week is not going to be taking time away that i would otherwise be putting into writing scripts or drawing beardy Yahwehs. I’m writing a real cracker of a video right now in fact. It’s just that it’s the kind of video that requires that I read several books and dozens of articles to make sure I get it spot on. It takes a while – and again; I love every afternoon I spend in the cafe reading up on the subject.
There are about six projects in my ‘Works In Progress’ folder.
In the meantime, I’ve got heaps to share, heaps to say, lots to cover. Not everything lends itself to cartoon dialogues, after all!
So, what’s on the agenda?
Well, that question will answer itself differently every week, I anticipate. It’s my sincere wish that what I come out with here is as useful to people as I’m told my videos have been. I’m definitely going to have a focus towards topics of a more ‘enduring’ nature, rather than simply responding to news events or flash-in-the-pan trends or controversies.
Also, some candy: when I come out with a particularly witty (or obnoxious) response to a comment I get on YouTube, you’ll read a copy of it here. When I blow my stack at someone who sends me a particularly stupid message, you’ll read a copy of my response here. (Sometimes I crack myself up.) As well as, of course, great videos and writing that comes my way that I want to share and add my 2 yen’s worth to. Plus whatever aspect of religion suddenly strikes me as being particularly absurd as I’m walking down the street or washing the dishes. (It happens a lot. I don’t know why. Must be that unholy spirit bossing me around still.)
So please join the discussion, let me know how I’m going here, in as-yet unfamiliar territory. Check back often, follow me on twitter for regular updates, or grab the RSS feed. I hope to put something up at least a few times each week.