VEDIM and Privacy


Hello, I’m Rogan and welcome. Today’s a really short post, because I just wanted to tell you something. I’m not sure if I will have another video up before May starts, but! I wanted to let you know that I’ve decided I will go ahead and do Vlog Every Day In May, or VEDIM for short. So that will be an interesting challenge for me. I will try my best to actually make a video every day, maybe not make, but at least upload a video every day.  I probably will pre-record several of them, just so I can have stuff ready to upload. (In addition to recording and editing, I have to do captions as well, so that takes a little extra time.) I already have a list of ideas for the days, like holidays or special days that I found from a website. So that’s good, but there are some I’m not sure if I really want to do. The videos will probably be short, like a max of two, three minutes. Maybe? I don’t know. That’s why I’m pre-recording! If there’s any videos you want to see me make during that month, let me know. I need ideas too. I’m not sure if I will do any of my regular videos for that month, like ASL Ponderings, or books, or whatever. I probably will, but we’ll see. Bringing it back to the beginning — this is why I’m not sure if I will have another video up before May starts. Because I do want to make a book video, but I want to finish a couple of books before I make the video. Cause I’m almost done with them– I say soon, I don’t know. What does “soon” mean, I don’t know. So. There is a possibility of having a book video up before May, but also a possibility of not.

I think maybe I’ll go ahead and take this opportunity to say something that’s been bothering me for a while. As a YouTuber, I put myself out there. You get to know me, but I don’t really get to know you. (Unless you comment on my videos, but that’s not for here.) You know me a little better than I know you, for sure. I understand you wanting to become friends, but I’m not going to add you to my personal Facebook. It’s personal for a reason. If you really want to contact me, you can through Twitter, Instagram, I even have a Facebook page. So you can message me through that. But my personal Facebook is off-limits. My personal Facebook is for only me, my friends, my family. Yes, I do add some YouTubers. That’s only because we’ve had a conversation, gotten to know each other some. Rikki Poynter has a video about this, talking about how it’s a little weird, YouTubers and friends. It’s really important that you know this. I’m not going to add just anyone. I don’t do that. Sometimes I will be fine with adding someone if we’ve had a conversation, or if I know that person and we have a lot of mutual friends. Like, we will actually talk. But if you add me just to be friends on Facebook, it just doesn’t work that way. So watch Rikki’s video, and respect my small bit of privacy (that I have left, ha). I will really appreciate it.

I guess that’s all for today. Fairly short post but I just wanted to update a little. I also want to mention that I am actually a little more active on Twitter now so… I know I’ve been saying that I have Twitter, but I don’t really use it. Well, now I am starting to be on there more often and talking with people. So if you want to talk with me, Twitter is the best. On YouTube, I do look at it if I get comments on my videos, but I don’t necessarily reply on there. If it’s Twitter, I will reply for sure (most likely). So go ahead and follow me on Twitter, Facebook (the page, not personal!), YouTube, Instagram. There’s also Patreon and ko-fi. Thanks for reading, see you next time!

Published by Rogan Shannon

Hello there! I'm Rogan, a queer deaf guy who has a passion for leadership and advocacy. I create YouTube videos about a lot of different topics - being deaf, queer, reading, language, and whatever else interests me!

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