Three Years of Videos


I know I haven’t posted any videos yet, but they’re coming, I promise. They’re coming.

Hello, I’m Rogan and welcome back! What do you think about the new intro (in the video)? The reason why I made that and the reason why I’m making a video today: I’m celebrating the fact that I’ve been making videos for three years. I’ve been on YouTube longer than that, absolutely. But I’ve actually been making videos for three years. Three years ago, I didn’t think I would be where I am today. My channel has changed a lot since obviously. If you go back to the beginning of my channel, it’s pretty much all vlogs. All casual, what I do in my life. Casual sit-down chats and things like that. But now, it’s completely different. Now, I do more educational videos, more actual research, more thought-about videos. Not just throwing together something. I still do that sometimes obviously, like the recent one – Olympic Adventures. But that’s not my primary type of video now. My aim, purpose for this channel has changed for sure. However, I am happy where I am now. Though I still want to change! I’m still not finished changing. I probably never will be. What I do now is kind of still following my original purpose, but not the way I was doing before. It’s been three years and I’m now almost at 2,000 subscribers. I didn’t expect to grow fast, no. But I did grow a lot faster once I started doing more of what I do now. So that’s exciting! I’m excited to see where I go from here.

Last year and two years ago, I did a summary of the year in one video. But this year, I decided no, I’m not going to do that because one, it’s a lot of work. And two, I wanted to do more of a reflection, “wow I didn’t expect to be here.” Three years ago, I didn’t picture what it would be now. Honestly, I wasn’t really expecting anything. This is way more than what I expected! But like I said, I’m happy with where I am now, and I’ve met so many great people (online). Became friends with some of them, even. I’ve become much more involved with the YouTube community, really. And Twitter! I use it WAY more now than I did three years ago. Three years ago, I barely even used it. But now, I actually often tweet something.

It’s really interesting to see how my channel has changed so much. You can almost see phases. The first year was all vlogs, very casual stuff. That was my last year of university. So I was a little more “I’m going to be casual, I’m not going to follow a schedule, I’m not going to try to do anything too fancy.” The second year, I was in Europe. So I didn’t really have much time for making videos. But when I did, it was still mostly vlogs, casual stuff, travel, whatever. Now in the past year, I’ve had a lot more time on my hands. (That’s not necessarily a good thing… Because I don’t have a job so there’s that.) I have more time on my hands to actually think about what I want to do with this channel and actually do it! (So that’s the positive side of no job, heh.)

I really appreciate every single one of you, whether you’ve been watching since I started or if you’re new. Thanks for watching. I look forward to seeing where we go from here, and for however many years. Thanks for joining me on this journey.

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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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