Goals For 2023
Happy New Year.
I know it has been a while since my last blog post, so sorry about that, but the holidays and RL were happening, so it just kind of fell by the wayside. Blogging weekly is something I hope to get back into this year.
I hope everyone had a great holiday season. Mine was quite good. Spent a lot of time with family, which makes all the headaches worth it for sure.
Now that we're entering a new year, I wanted to spend some time thinking about my goals professionally and personally and for YouTube. I separate out YouTube because it's still a hobby but it also feels like a job since I make some money doing it. It's kind of an odd place to be in, but it works out okay. Today I want to talk a bit about my goals for the channel this year.
A Video A Day Keeps the Algorithm Happy
My plan for this year is ambitious: one video every single day of the year. I've had a good streak going like this once before (right when I started the channel) but it fell by the wayside. It took a long time for me to be okay with taking days off, but eventually, I realized that the channel would still be here if I took a day off.
But I like doing videos every day, so I'm going to give that a try. To do it, I'll need to get ahead, because I will still want some days off. My goal is to get significantly ahead over the next month so that I can always have videos on deck even if I don't feel like recording a new one.
The biggest issue is that I'm awful at getting ahead. I've tried so many times, and I'll get ahead for a few days, and then I'll just stop making videos and the cache will go away. That's going to be something to avoid this time if I want to do this. I guess we'll see how it goes.
My next goal is to start to change my content just a bit. I do too many frilly, no-substance, videos. I like my rants and such, and those won't go away, but I want to do some more stuff with substance. Tutorials, in-depth guides, maybe a few interviews, self-hosting stuff, and a little more on security and privacy, things like that. I'm also going to be learning Python this year, so maybe I'll do some programming videos as I progress, I don't know. I just know that I need to broaden my horizons a lot since some of my content lately has felt like reruns to me. I can bitch about RTFM-bros and how much I like #Fedora only so often before it just gets stale.
Next, I want to blog more, so expect that to happen. I'm planning on at least once a week, but more likely I'll do two a week. Patrons will get all of these early. I will likely blog about many topics, not just Linux, but some general tech stuff too, so that should be fun.
I'm also going to be doing a weekly Patron/Supporter-only podcast starting this week. It will be just a few minutes of me talking about something that interested me or caught my eye. The first episode of that should be out on Wednesday or thereabouts.
Finally, I'm going to be starting up my weekly live streams again. Probably Sundays around 8PM ET. The first one I think will be tonight, so that should be fun. I do need to think about topics for those, though, because I can't just rice every single stream. As much as I really want to, of course.
I hope that 2023 finds all of you well. I don't say it here often enough, but I thank each and every one of you for your support this last year and going forward. It truly means the world to me, and I can't thank you enough. As I say at the end of every video, you guys are awesome.
Hope you have a safe and happy New Year,
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