Hey everyone. It is now the beginning of the first full month in our new spring season and I thought it would be a great time to give a quick update on what I’ve been up to and what I want to accomplish going forward with The Video Gamer’s Advocate. To all of you who have subscribed and have stopped by the site or the TVGA YouTube page at any time over the past several months, THANK YOU. There is still a lot of work to do and much more growth to be had. But I’m very excited about where things are and what lies ahead.
Starting this month, there will be some slight changes here on the main site. The posting days of Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday will remain the same. But, there will no longer be separate YouTube posts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It will be just one post on both of those days. Also, there will no longer be a Weekly News Wrap-Up on Saturday. I feel that with the number of news links and news feeds I have on the site, it is redundant. Posts on Saturdays will still be connected to gaming news, but I will focus only on just one story from the week to post about. Those tweaks will help to free up time for other areas that I wish to focus on while still keeping the blog portion of this site active and consistently updated.
I’ve been working hard to generate consistent content on the TVGA YouTube Channel that I kicked off back in December. Yet, I’m at the point where I want to create content that is more than just the gameplay videos that I’ve uploaded over the past few months. As a result, I am going to scale back the number of videos I’m doing each month to give myself more time to try out new ideas and to have more time to edit. My goal when I first launched the channel was mainly to generate content. I’ve been able to accomplish that, with nearly 100 videos now posted. But now, I want to emphasize quality over quantity and give the channel more a defined purpose and direction. As any content creator knows, quality requires much more time. Starting this month, the channel will focus primarily on sports, wrestling, shooter, and fighting/beat-em-up games with also a special emphasis on showcasing mods.
Finally, one of my goals is to launch a podcast by May. I also want to expand The Video Gamer’s Advocate’s presence through social media. There are more ideas for video content that I wish to explore. I can think of so many things that I want to do to enhance the site and brand. All of these things require time and over the past month, I’ve discovered that too much of it has been taken up by producing an excessive amount of content. So I’ve been making necessary adjustments in to free up more time and will continue to do because it will make The Video Gamer’s Advocate better.
One of the biggest challenges of being a gaming content creator is striking the proper balance between generating content but also making time for myself to just enjoy gaming personally. That has been on my mind lately as I’ve been constantly thinking of something I’m playing as potential content instead of just being in the moment as a gamer. This is also one of the reasons I’m lessening my workload because I’m a gamer at heart and I want to spend more time playing. Lately, Hitman 3 (a PHENOMENAL game) is the game that currently has my attention and I’m just taking it all in as a player instead of contemplating recording gameplay for a future video. I’ve never played any of the games from the Hitman series, so this is all new to me and the game is truly one of a kind with its assassination scenarios. With the setup that allows you to play the entire trilogy through Hitman 3, I will be playing the story from the beginning.
Thanks again for your support. I wanted to keep you in the loop as to what is happening and I’m looking forward to the days ahead. Feel free to give me feedback in the comments below. Thanks for visiting and happy gaming.