The 12 in 12 Experiment: Failed(?)
Last year, I proposed a simple goal for myself. To produce 12 YouTube videos for this site in 12 months. I dubbed it the 12-in-12 goal. I figured that it would be a simple enough goal. That’s one video a month. With a goal of one year, so if I fell behind or had technical issues, I had wiggle room to recover.
However, despite my attempts to do so, I only managed to produce 4 videos. The next four episodes of the Sims 4 Shakespeare Monkey Challenge. (They have managed to actually make some progress finally it seems. Though it occurred to me that 365 days in the Sims 4 is a lot more than a year. It’s more along the line of 4.5 lifetimes. Had to readjust some of that math or they ALL would die of old age.) And while I had planned some additional fun videos, including one of the worst RPGs I ever found on Steam and some horror games for the Fall, things just kind of never came together.
Partially because the second half of the year was a maelstrom of stressful events in my real life. For instance, I got married. I went on my honeymoon. My spouse and I were both battling severe depression amidst these happy events brought on by stress and other factors. It was a crazy second half of the year – crazier than I even expected. Like, did you know planning a wedding kind of sucks? Yeah. Me neither.
Overall, I can’t shrug responsibility. I set forth a goal for myself and I failed to meet it. I’d be more upset about that but its not like I have any amount of internet cred or even financial stability riding on this. I don’t make money from this blog, I don’t monetize my YouTube videos – they are all things I do for fun. Because I do come up with weird things to say and feel like sharing it for a chuckle or two.
With that spirit in my mind, I have decided to give it all another go. 12-in-12-in-2018 or some such. Going to try to do the whole 1 video a month. And hopefully no chaos, or trips to Walt Disney World, or happiest days of my life will get in the way this time.
Please look forward to it! And if you ever have any suggestions for games to play, or topics you’d like to see me cover, please let me know! I’m on twitter, tumblr, or just here on a comment. I read pretty much everything people send to me. (So many heartwarming comments of people who enjoy my fun little blog here!)