As many of the people who subscribe to my YouTube channel will be aware, I have recently changed track in the content that I produce. For years I have made royalty free music and free stock music and that’s just not really worked out very well for me. It’s not that I don’t like making music anymore, it’s just I feel the futility is a little overwhelming at times.
I’ll give an example: I can spend hours, days or weeks working on a single musical track. This ends up being watched by between 20 and 50 people on average for around 20-30 seconds per view. This means that whilst some people find my content useful it is not seen as valuable or useful enough to listen to in its entirety.
A while back I asked my subscribers if they were ok with me trying out some new content. I did a few video essays, some reviews on things that I really enjoy and after that, I tried uploading some of my old Space Station 13 content to my channel in the hopes that it might do well, and it did! As I started looking through all my old videos, my fondness for the game came back and before I knew it, I was making a tonne of content! What’s more, for the first time in a long time I was enjoying making content for my channel and uploading it.
This sudden turnaround has galvanised me into action for making more and more content that I enjoy making and that people actually want to watch and engage with. Though in some ways this will be an issue for my current subscribers, after 11 years of failure, I am pretty burned out.
I am going to keep making content that I enjoy making and occasionally I will upload songs or add pieces of music to my database for everyone to use, but for now, I’m going to keep doing what makes me happy.
Just your average space adventurer turned blogger. Prematurely balding. Egad, no! Forsooth!