I've have about 1000 ideas a second about stuff I want to work on. What I've learned from my 5 365 projects that the following of multiple ideas at a time is a recipe for failure. I need to pick a couple, and fully flesh them out.
In the words of Ron Swanson, "Never half-ass two things, whole-ass one thing."
Blogging has been tough already, despite it being once a week. I'm going to let my posts become my chicken scratch notebook for the internet, because I would rather get better at other stuff than "blogging". I'll probably be taking more of an Austin Kleon-esque approach to this site to record what inspires me, my sources, and just random thoughts here or there.
No matter how hard I try, I can't escape the title "photographer", so I suppose I'll lean into that this year in some hopefully more clever ways.
That said, I'm probably going to put the majority of my creative energies into photography and videos. I'm editing two videos right now: one will come out this weekend, and the other is the first episode of my Youtube series which will probably come out at the end of the month.
That said, so far 2017 for me (and perhaps the world) has been kind of a disorganized blurry mess. There has been no order to my life this past week, probably due to the holiday high, and maybe a little bit due to the cold weather (I write this as I look at the snow outside). I have had a lot of ideas on what to write about, but I won't probably write about them so here they are:
-Non-blockbuster movies last year were phenomenal, the blockbusters, not so much. This year however, the blockbusters are looking TIGHT.
-I can't read the news anymore because it's all so "group-thinky". I no longer believe that any NYC, LA, or any big city-based media outlet can create or report on anything truthfully because they believe that their reality is the only reality. I read this week's G-file and it had some great comments on big city bubbles in this age of "misinformation".
-On a related note, I kind of want to go off the grid.
-Thoughts go out to those in Ft. Lauderdale. I love going down there and I have friends there. It's disturbing that these sort of attacks can just happen out of nowhere, anywhere. How do you fight against something like that?
-All of the news and "articles" on Snapchat are kind of gross (It's the new tabloid). What's grosser is getting your news about a tragedy like the Ft. Lauderdale on the service, which is based in the levity of tweens and celebrity news. Something rubbed me the wrong way when you would see Election News on Snapchat, but I was intensely bothered by a terrorist attack being reported with "snaps".
-Down with Snapchat, all hail Instagram.
-I've delved deep into the world of vinyl. I'll write about that more next week maybe.
-I've often slammed younger internet users and their desire watch other people play video games FOR ENTERTAINMENT. I'm a hypocrite now, because I've been addicted to the McElroy Brothers' Youtube Show called Monster Factory.
-Let's just say that the first episode of my Youtube series will be Fast and Furious related. Perhaps I've said too much.