This blog has gotten little love over the course of 2017. While I feel bad that it has been neglected, I’ve still been putting a lot of content out on the web this year, just not here. Honestly you’ve only got so much time in a day!
So, where has my attention been this year? Well, part of my attention has been dedicated to clients of course. And since August I’ve been learning a ton about drone piloting. I’ve also been working on a new web project to demonstrate the power of good SEO. And I’ve been putting together several instructional courses over at Udemy. Finally, a good deal of time has also gone into some new video work as well. And that’s what we’re going to see more of in 2018.
YouTube Video for 2018
With the instructional courses I’ve been developing, and all of the recent drone work I’ve found myself spending a lot of time on Final Cut Pro X (a video editing software). I’ve been doing videos about drone work, recreation in Prescott, and other new content as well.
When I first hit the road in 2006 YouTube really wasn’t a thing. But back then I was producing a lot of short travel videos. There were no GoPros or other great video cameras at the time. In my case I had a Canon Digital Elph that shot super small video. I set up a portable tripod on my dashboard and recorded interesting places I visited. Most of the videos featured me driving somewhere. The videos were hosted directly on my website, and they were fun to do but a lot of work. So over the years I just let them go.
Fast forward to now. With the classes I’ve been developing (not just for myself) I’ve found myself more interested in video once again. With that in mind, 2018 I’m going to try and produce one video a week. That’s a big goal, as producing even simple videos is time consuming. But we’ll see how it goes.
What will the videos be about? Well, what I’m interested in. Full Time Airstream Living of course. Drone flight, photography, and video will be another regular topic. Tutorials about web development, drone work, and building my small business. And most likely whatever else I decide to talk about.
So, where can you find this stuff?
My most recent video is about full time Airstream living, and some of the things I don’t enjoy over wintering in the Airstream. I’ve embedded the video here if you’d like to give it a watch.
The blog isn’t going away, I promise.
This doesn’t mean The Airstream Chronicles Blog is going away. It will still be here, and from time to time I’ll make sure to post here. I’m just evolving my online presence, and I’m thinking the video posts might be interesting to a wider audience. Believe it or not, many people aren’t looking for Airstream stories and travel stories. A lot of internet users are interested in a broader range of topics.
Personally, I’m excited to try something new. And I hope old regular readers will find these changes interesting as well.
I hope you all have a happy New Year, and that 2018 treats us all well! I look forward to hearing from you about what we’ll be doing in 2018, and I hope you enjoy it!