I was listening to one of my favorite Minecraft YouTubers today, KurtJMac of Far Lands or Bust and he answered a question today about how much he plays video games for fun, now that he does it for a living. He gave a very frank answer and I have had very similar thoughts myself.
Kurt feels, as I often do, that he can’t simply do something unless he takes the time to record it, so he rarely plays unless he is recording and commentating. If I am planting or building something in the garden, I feel like I should be recording it for sharing on my own YouTube channel. You never know when something interesting might happen, so I often find myself postponing stuff until I can get the camera rolling. This often means, though, that I procrastinate much too long on some projects and tasks.
I haven 5 episodes of my own Minecraft series recorded, but time constraints and the need to plan an record sessions sometimes prevents me from recording more episodes in that series. Despite the fact that the series did have viewers, it always seems to be a lower priority than the other series I create.
It is a hard line to walk and everyone who does any sort of YouTube video or podcasting has to find their own path. I know I haven’t yet found my own way completely here, but I am trying. I sometimes wonder if something like Google Glass would make it easier to record stuff constantly, so I wouldn’t have to worry about setting up the camera and microphone each time I want to record something. I could always be recording and then pull out the parts I wish later.
Today I received an avocado seedling from a friend and would have liked to record as I transplanted it. It was more important I got the task completed though, than recording it, so while the task done, I didn’t get to share it with my viewers. Hrrmph!
I’m sure I eventually figure out some sort of answer to this question as I move forward, but at least I get a little solace from the fact that even popular YouTubers like Kurt are still trying to find a solution, too.
Previously on End of the Day:
- “Drop back and punt” technology troubleshooting – End of the Day for June 19, 2014
- Finding your rhythm – End of the Day for June 18, 2014
- …and the day flies by in Flow – End of the Day for June 17, 2014
- A little but of this. A little bit of that. – End of the Day for June 16, 2014
- Don’t ask questions you don’t really want to know the answer to – End of the Day for June 15, 2014
- In vino veritas and in conversation, truth- End of the Day for June 14, 2014
- Habits are made to be broken – End of the Day for June 13, 2014
- A week of events — End of the Day for June 11, 2014
- Sometimes I am such the “wife” in this relationship – End of the Day for June 10, 2014
- Tiring to be an adult sometimes – End of the Day for June 9, 2014
- Is it too late? – End of the Day for June 8, 2014
- When spouses travel it makes for a Sad Panda – End of the Day for June 7, 2014
- Noise and the absence of noise – End of the Day for June 6, 2014
- Sunsetting – End of the Day for June 5, 2014
- Summer is finally here! – End of the Day for June 4, 2014
- My Favorite Musicals – End of the Day for June 3, 2014
- Going without cable television — if not cable Internet – End of the Day for June 2, 2014
- Is anyone out there listening? – End of the Day for June 1, 2014
- End of the Day for May 2014
- End of the Day for April 2014
- End of the Day for March 2014
- End of the Day for February 2014
- End of the Day for January 2014