Vlogmas and 2019

Scheduling? Who am I?

Hello, I’m Rogan and welcome back to my channel. Clearly, Vlogmas did not…finish. There’s a few reasons why I didn’t finish Vlogmas, but the main ones were I got a little bored with it, and I was burnt out. I didn’t plan at all this year for Vlogmas. Last year, I planned the majority of it. This year, I actually decided to do it on day one, really. So… I had no prep. I did try to think and plan out what I could do a little bit in advance. I just didn’t keep up with that. So I kind of stopped, because I wasn’t feeling creatively motivated to do it. I’m not disappointed or mad I didn’t finish it, because I managed to get, I think, 17-something videos done, so… I’m not too mad about it. I did want to do kind of a wrap up of Vlogmas and a wrap up of 2018, because we are at the end of 2018. If everything goes well, this should go up on the last day of 2018.

First, I wanted to say thank you to all of you who watched my Vlogmas videos, and commented on them, talked with me. I really appreciate that. I do read all of the comments, even if I don’t respond, I do read all of them.

Second, I think 2018 has been a really good year for me with YouTube. I’ve actually put out more videos this year than any year ever, I think. Part of that is right now, I have time to do it. When I started YouTube, I was doing college at the same time, so I was balancing school with videos. Then I went to Europe for one year, that was a drop in video-making because I was making videos for school, so I was just I’m done, I don’t want to do more. Then after, the first year I was back home, I did somewhat consistently, but not a lot. I feel like this year, I did a lot more. So I’m really happy with that. I hope to continue that from now on, but we’ll see how things go with work and all that. I’m not in this for the money, or for the attention, or whatever. But it is nice to see there are people who are interested, and want to continue watching my videos. I am getting close to 6,000 subscribers, which is pretty nice. I’m like 200 away, or something. So that’s nice. I was thinking that it’d be nice if I hit that by the end of the year, but obviously, it didn’t happen. I do–I would like to hit 10,000 by the end of next year. I think that’s maybe doable? I mean, 4,000. I don’t know. We’ll see.

I’ve said this on my channel before, in specific videos, whatever. But I’m not one for doing New Year’s resolutions. I don’t really agree with that because, why wait until January 1st when you could do it now? Well, now is probably New Year’s, but the point is, I don’t think you should wait until January 1st to start goals or whatever. Resolutions, specifically. But goals I do think it can benefit some people for setting goals of how you want the year to look like. Maybe not necessarily, I achieved this number of things, whatever. I think general goals are better. Like improving fitness, improving… I don’t know, do more videos. Things like that. For me, I think I do want to try to set–not set, but be more consistent with posting videos. At least one, maybe two a week. Consistently. Maybe… Scheduling? Who am I? I don’t know if I will do scheduled uploads, but… We’ll see. We’ll see. One thing I definitely want to do more is be better at consistently doing series updates. Like ASL Ponderings, Regional Signs. I think I had one that I was thinking that it could maybe become a series, it never did. I don’t remember what that was, I’ll have to look it up. But I know those two series, I want to continue, ASL Ponderings and Regional Signs. Last month or something, someone said hey, you haven’t updated ASL Ponderings for like a month. Oops, I didn’t even realize that. So I want to get better at regularly doing videos for series. So those might be scheduled videos. Maybe, I don’t know.

One thing I was thinking about doing more of, trying to do more of, because you all seemed to enjoy it during Vlogmas, was doing more “in the day of” vlogs because that’s how this channel started. Really. If you go back to the beginning of this channel, that’s what it was. A day in my life, doings in college, talking, telling you about my day, whatever. I haven’t really–it kind of turned into more of an educational, learning channel, I guess. So I think it might be nice to go back to my roots a little bit, every once in a while.

I think that’s it for this video. Short and sweet. Let me know what your 2019 goals, resolutions are, if you have any, leave them down below. I’m curious. This is the last time you’ll see me in 2018. The next time you see me, it’ll be 2019!

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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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