Yesterday I was filming outside using the Zoom H4N recorder to compensate for our video camera’s poor quality microphone. However, the wind was blatting out the sound of the microphone. I had to throw out the footage, but that’s okay, I like how this video turned out. I enjoy making videos and editing them. I just wish I had more time available to do it.
I haven’t posted anything in a while. I have been swamped at work and even though I am on Spring Break I have been playing catchup with home projects. We lost our snow plow during the last snow storm. The engine threw a rod. I was hoping to nurse it for a few more seasons. We also applied for a building permit; more about that later, and today we found out we are under quarantine for strep throat.
Honestly, we have been very busy and being that I combine the blog with YouTube, I am unable to keep up with the YouTube rat race. I would like to shoot and edit more videos, but who am I kidding, I don’t have the time. Also, to setup equipment to film when I want to spend that time building this summer doesn’t appeal to me much. I would like to earn extra revenue to purchase equipment to improve our online presence, but that takes money and we don’t make enough in advertisement revenue to purchase much. I received our first ad revenue paycheck after beginning uploading videos in 2017. That was over 2 years of work and shenanigans created by YouTube, that effort was worth a few pennies per hour of work. Federal minimum wage is real wealth compared to our ad revenue.
Looking at the data, and the conflict I already have with social media’s in the open addictive nature, I accept our status online for what it is. This blog is my creative outlet, and it saddens me that I can’t visit it as often. Hopefully, you will enjoy the post today. I have a few other videos almost ready to go, but still trying to figure how to work them in this week.