If there’s any thing I’ll like to revisit and study again, it will be writing thriller stories. About two years, I did my fair share of research on the genre, only to find out what I needed to do was hone my craft as a storyteller first.
This sounds familiar. That’s because a while back I did give up on the vlog. It was very informal. I regret not giving a proper goodbye. It was one of those videos I put together quickly just to get it out of the way. Actually, a couple videos before “the last vlog” where kind of like that too. That’s when I noticed my passion for this was dying out. I stopped caring and it became more of a burden than fun.
Honestly, I realized that this is a lot of hard work.
Don’t get me wrong. Video blogging is fun. It’s personal, challenging, and probably the most organic way to reach an audience. This benefited me. People started to take me serious for my craft. They praised my bravado. Some, at a very small scale of course, wanted to replicate it and try it for themselves. I was blown away by that. The people wanted more. But I just wasn’t giving it to them because I started second-guessing it. Did I really want to do this?
Steven Spielberg said something like “if you want to live your dream, make sure you listen to the whisper telling what that dream is…it won’t scream at you.” What if you ignore it?
Dear blog, I feel like I’ve been ignoring you. That’s because I have. I know our relationship has been a back and forth thing, but I promise we’ll make things right.
So, I’m going to turn 30! I don’t how to feel about that. Which is why I decided to do a 25 daily vlog about it. I guess the “vlogging” is not over yet, as I thought. June 15 is the day. As that date approaches, I’ll spend my last days as a twenty-nine year old thinking about the future, my next step, and ranting as much as I can.
This is my last video blog. Last post, I commented how the evolution of it is the reason why I’m giving it up. I’m familiar with this feeling. It all started with a written blog. After years of trial and error, I discovered my passion for telling stories. Then, I let “blogging” go. No longer am I committed to a blogging lifestyle or blog goals. But through that venture, I discovered something greater. I found the storyteller in me. What I’m trying to say is…I’m no longer pursuing a bloggers career.
Here was the plan. Go to party city, get some Cinco de Mayo decorations for a short skit, and share it with you guys. Turns out, I couldn’t do it due to toddler difficulties. Yes, my two year old made it impossible to film. This is mostly my fault, of course. I had this wild idea to have my family (my wife and two kids) in the video. How silly for me to forget how cranky a toddler and a seven month old baby can get after 8 PM. So, I had to improvise.
I’m actually happy with the result. It could of been worst. I could of not done a video at all.