Chris and I have been online interacting socially since before the internet was called the internet. It’s part of who we are, and being online forms a vibrant part of our social lives. But we have to admit, some days, we feel a little spread thin trying to keep up with all the places we share.
Last summer on the blog, we drew some stronger lines between our personal sharing via Technomadia and our work life. It’s helped a great deal for us to regain some work/life balance. Keeping what we do here… fun. And after work hobby.
But drawing that line on our YouTube channel was a bit tougher – as they make it a touch difficult to establish a new channel. We finally made the decision to suck it up and just do it. Keeping content for RVMobileInternet on our personal channel was getting cumbersome and confusing.
So, if you follow us on YouTube at all, you may have already seen this quick video we released announcing the subtle change:
And, our invitation to join our new Mobile Internet Resource Center YouTube channel if you want to stay on top of that sort of content.
To make it clear – anything we share under Technomadia is more like hanging out with us after work for happy hour. It’s our side hobby. Our fun space. It’s where we share when we have spare time & energy.
What About This Blog?
Our greatest reward for sharing is engagement – interacting with you, our viewers & readers. It’s what makes all the effort worthwhile for us.
When our personal social media time & energy gets spread thin, we tend to focus more energy on the efforts that are bringing in the greatest amounts of joy. And quite frankly, YouTube has become our most rewarding effort-to-reward ratio.
A blog post might take 4-6 hours to compose, gets 10,000 views in its first week and earns maybe 10-20 comments (hey, we love each any every one of them – keep them coming!). But by contrast, the video version might take 2-3 hours, get 25-30,000 views and earns 100+ comments. And obviously we know a decent number of blog readers are also YouTube subscribers who might comment there instead of here – and that’s super cool.
We love to blog however, it’s a deep part of who we are (and how we met) – sharing via the written word. We’re not intending to stop anytime soon as we want the written recording of our lives.
But you’re probably already noticing that more of our blog content these days has a video counterpart to go along with them. The video to written word ratio may continue to shift to match the comment/view ratio better.
There are after all, only so many hours in the day – and only so many of those should be spent at the keyboard.