So this post with be a bit more diary entry than usual.
I'm on holiday from work so thought it was high time I did some of the things I've been wanting to, and meaning to do, for months now.
One of which was start blogging again.
Not only as a means of expression, but to motivate me to get things done.
This is especially true of The Cardboard Cartographer.
I'd built up a little corner of the internet for it, and then shamefully let it rot...
I totally needed the break, so it's not something I'm going to hate myself for... I just wish I had more time, resources and hands to do these things.
I've tried enlisting folk to help out, but it never sticks, which is a shame.
The new one issue a month work schedule should ease the load on this one, and I hope I can get it up and running again sooner rather than later!
Another thing I've wanted to do for a long, long time is Youtube and the like.
I spent a great deal of time researching how to record and edit video and audio so I could do this stuff.
Yet I never got round to actually doing anything
Something has always held me back.
Fear of not being entertaining enough on my own.
I had originally intended to do this with someone else, but they bailed on me when we were all set to go.
We I'd spent a good while working on various assets for the show, but we never got started.
I still really want to do this kind of stuff, and have friends who want to do it too.
But only I seem to be willing to put the hours in to actually research, set up, do admin, organise and actually record, edit and post anything.
So as a result nothing has really happened.
I did set up my own channel, which I've posted about before.
But that fear of not being good enough on my own has stopped me from doing anything.
Still, at least I've got my own stuff set up for it.
I've had enough of that fear though.
I want to push forward, and if people come with me, awesome, and if they don't, that's okay too.
So, here I am, working on several thousand projects at once and trying to have the energy to fight of the apathy that comes form being overwhelmed.
To this end I've tried to reinvigorate myself by starting with something that takes a little less maintenance and set up, and that is Twitch.
I finally got my head round Twitch and OBS thanks to a little help from my friend Shamus and some googling.
I got to re use all my YouTube assets and artwork, so it almost looks like a real thing!
There is some tweaking to be done for sure, but I'm working on it.
I'll be giving streaming a go once I've worked out said kinks, even if it is only a hobby stream where I sit and build & paint models for an hour.
I mean, I'd be doing that anyway, so why not share it, right?
Anyway, that's all for now.
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