My biggest goal of 2017 has been to begin blogging or vlogging regularly. I hate writing. Actually, that’s not true. I am so hypercritical that I find it painful to write. So really, this goal will inevitably lead to vlogging.
My current plan is to create a show called afterLive. The idea is that I’ll live stream what I want to talk about, then afterward, I’ll take the recorded stream and chop it up into vlog posts. Pretty simple.
I feel like if I force myself to (mostly) stick with footage that comes out of the live stream, then I won’t be so critical. I’ll be stuck with what I have, and it’ll be what it’ll be. Albeit, there will be editing involved, and added bits here and there.
At first, the raw live stream will only be available at that time, and will disappear afterward. But I may eventually post the raw live stream later on. Also, these live events aren’t going to be announced at first. I want to make sure that I have it figured out, and that I will actually do it regularly, before I get an audience.
Here’s my first post, of the most recent resurrection of Plastic Neon. My 2017 New Year’s resolution was to work on social networking, and begin a solid blog or vlog presence.
So far, most of my time has been spent on Instagram. In the beginning, I posted a lot of random stuff, just trying to figure out what I will enjoy posting about in the future. I’m not the type to post a lot of personal stuff, yet I tried to broaden myself a little there too. Ultimately though, I view social networking as a means to update people, and throw out the more off the cuff content.
Outside of the random, I ended up posting some quick art, that I called #remixart. Then I posted several computer and arcade pictures from the ’80s. I can see posting more of both, but right now, I’m feeling very nostalgic. So I’ll probably continue posting more ’80s stuff.
I found it hard to decide on what to post. I was concerned that people would get confused as I switch from subject to subject. Like, I don’t want people to think that Plastic Neon is just about arcades, or the ’80s. But really, Plastic Neon is just my blog/vlog. It sums up me and the things I enjoy. So, I don’t know how to not make it all over the place.
If you don’t like Instagram, those posts are also syndicated to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Then beyond that, the real nitty-gritty can be found here. My blog/vlog will be much more focused than my social posts.