It's been 4 and a half years since I posted my first video on YouTube. I started the channel with the goal of teaching other people about the maker side of Internet of Things. How to get started and do things in hardware and software. I love sharing knowledge with other people and have fumbled over the years with the best way to do that on my channel. I've done longer walkthrough tutorials and shorter summary ones. I did a weekly news show for a while, stopped and then tried to start again. All the while I was trying to find a formula for sharing knowledge with viewers. All the while I struggled with the same thing...making, polished educational videos is hard. Really hard.
My passion is being a maker in the Internet of Things space not spending 4 hours editing a video in Final Cut Pro. I love building hardware and software together to make cool things. Sometimes useful, sometimes just for fun. But mostly I do it to learn new things. Lots of new things. And that's something I feel like I've lost. I've been so focused on trying to put together polished videos to help others that I haven't been developing my own skill set the way I want to. I feel like I've fallen behind and I want to get back on top of my game.
So today I'm starting over. I'm switching to documenting over creating (you should really watch that video and follow Gary, he's amazing). I might still do a more polished video here and there but mostly I just want to document my journey and share what I'm learning along the way. I want to meet more people in the community and interact with them. I want to work on a project for a couple of weeks and then switch to something entirely different. I want to turn on the camera and be me without a lot of editing or storyboarding. I want to learn as much as I can and I want to share it all with you.
I'm super excited to make this switch and see where it takes me. It would mean the world to me if you followed along and let me know what you think.
Check out my channel and subscribe if you want to come along on the journey.