A year of working things out.
My partner and I decided to finally do something with our YouTube channel.
We called it Something Vloggy, and spent the year figuring out what kind of content we wanted to make.
We tried explainer videos, cooking videos, we made videos in a documentary style, and the odd musical one.
What we decided we liked, in the end, were exploratory films, where we go and do something, and see what there is to see.
We also quite liked the DIY films, but we didn’t do as many of those as we would have liked.
My favourite videos from the last year were
Our walk up Pen-y-Fan, a mountain in Wales, our second Waterfalls Walk in the Brecon Beacons, and the Chocolate and Pear Frangipane recipe.
Writing last year started out well, but about April I stopped writing altogether. It became painfully clear that my WIP needed a radical world change and with it a lot of details needed to be rewritten. Although I didn’t do any more writing I made a lot of notes as to the changes that needed to be made. Now I think I can tackle it head on- after I’ve tackled the backlog of other things I need to do.
My artwork will take a back seat this year. Last year I tried to draw more frequently, but it didn’t work out as I’d hoped, and this year I know I have too much on to carry it on. Last year, however, I did manage to get some things created. The TEA ME graphic was an idea given to me by Myk Pilgrim, a delightfully nuts person I recommend you check out.
Read It And Wept
Onwards and Upwards and Possibly Downwards
I have many goals for this year, and I’m sure I won’t hit them all, but I shall tentatively name them here, as a reminder of what I forgot to do by the end of the year.
I would like to have a video a week, giving my progress for the week. A sort of online diary on the highlights. I’ll post them on Fridays. Hopefully setting a day will help me stick to it.
We are aiming for three videos a week on our channel. A DIY, a walk, and what we’re loosely calling ‘The Friday Show’.
This week is a little different because we have some snowy videos going up.
I would also like to get at least one book ready for publishing. I have one awaiting edits, and I’m working on another, the planning for which has finally been completed. It was a hard task as it had multiple books, and I needed to tie the story together, but the world I was writing in kept changing.