Hey guys and gals! Welcome to another instalment of "A Kinda Blog Thing I Do from Time To Time... Maybe"!
I hope you boys and girls have all been good because it's nearly time for Santa to come again! LOL. Merry Christmas and all other associated holidays to you all. We are all accepting here so don't worry I'm not going to start preaching about the baby Jesus or anything.
So let's start with changes. To be honest there hasn't really been much. I had to take a bit of a break for a couple of months after the Road Trip as I changed jobs and had to get used to that and get some money coming in before I started exploring again. And not gonna lie, that was REALLY hard. I missed out on a 2nd Road Trip at the start of December with Steve Ronin again, but also the one and only Exploring with Josh. Much love to Steve he is an awesome guy and loved exploring with him, but Josh is the reason I got into exploring in the first place. And I suppose as a knock on effect, the whole of the 'Exploring Crew' too. I used to watch them all. But I, as with many people I guess, started by watching Josh.
In fact embarrassingly enough I remember featuring him in a "best channels" video I made way back when I first started youtube. I think I sent him a link and was so excited when he actually left a comment on my video! :D (#embarrassing)
So to go on the trip with him would have been amazing. And I am so sorry I missed it. But hopefully one day there will be another opportunity.
Luckily the whole gap thing on my channel wasn't all that noticeable because of all the videos I had backed up from the Road Trip I had a fair few videos to keep me going, so for you guys it probably seemed seamless.
But now I am back on form, got some steady money coming in and I'm hitting those explores HARD in 2018. This is gonna be a big year for the channel I can already tell.
My New Years resolution for this year is "Bigger and Better" which basically means that I am going to be concentrating on making the channel the best it can be. I'm going to be investing a lot of time and money into the channel to improve the videos and the channel in general. That includes getting a passport and booking some trips, learning new techniques in filming and getting new equipment such as a Full Frame camera (probably going to be looking at a Sony A7 of some description) and a gimbal (again, any companies who wanna sponsor me with one of these...hit me up!).
I really want to try and make the videos as good as I possibly can do, as well as making the experiences for me memorable and enjoyable. "Bigger and Better"!
Why not tell me what YOUR New Years resolution is going to be... and do you think you'll stick to it?
On top of that I want to try and get a few companies involved, maybe sponsoring videos or trips, or maybe just doing a few product reviews. The kind of reviews that'll help you guys pick what kind of stuff to buy for your own adventures.
And for those of you who remember the days of the channel being about gaming, you might remember that I am no stranger to reviews. I had a pretty successful series about Early Access Games called "First Look - Game Reviews". And if you do remember that, you'll know that I was ALWAYS brutally honest about products I got. You'll only get the truth from me. If it's crap... guess what... I'll tell you its crap. Straight up.
So this is something you may occasionally see on the channel but for the most part I want to include those reviews on HERE. In this blog. As well as other stuff I like such as Movies and Games. I don't want them taking over, so this feels like a pretty good low impact area that those of you who ARE interested in reading the extra behind the scenes stuff can check out at your leisure.
And that's pretty much it for now, I'm looking forward to spending Christmas with my kids and eating too much crap, as we all are, but in terms of news and upcoming stuff, that's it. But talking of "Behind the Scenes" stuff, if you haven't seen it already, please check out the Road Trip Behind the Scenes video. There are some pretty interesting extra clips in there that I'm sure you guys will like.
I'll link it at the bottom of this post. But for now, thanks once again for checking out the blog. Please share it around as I'm not sure many people know about it yet and I'll see you all in the next one... cya!