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Week in Review – January 8, 2016

What a busy week it’s been. I worked six days, and I didn’t have as much time as I wanted to do everything. I had resolved to do something, and I already failed. But it’s not that important. More on that in the blog section.

Reading

I finished reading The Martian, and I’ll be starting Animal Farm, by George Orwell (why do I keep wanting to type Orson Welles? He was an actor!). That book will be very quick to read.

Writing

I’d said I’d do 15 minutes of writing a day, but I haven’t yet. Just felt too busy in the past week.

Videos

Wow. I missed two days of videos. I didn’t have time to record my regular weekly Retro Book Review or Authors Answer videos. I posted 6 videos on my main channel, though. Also, a couple hours ago, I uploaded a video about the YouTube subscriber glitch. I already have 38 views, which is probably the fastest I’ve seen one of my videos gain views (other than the thunderstorm ones from last summer).

My vlog channel will have to be called my science channel in a week. I have a video to edit and upload, but I think I’ll do that tomorrow.

Patreon

Nothing. Major revamp coming very soon!

Languages

Again, nothing.

The Blog

I said I’d get back to doing two posts a day. Well, that lasted three days. I am getting a post a day done, though. I will stick with that at least, and make two posts a day as often as I can. As far as stats are going, this month has improved drastically so far. That’s good.

Studying

Nothing.

The Next Week’s Goals

I have the week off work, so I’ll be doing a lot of videos and blog posts. However, I have a big Netflix deadline. I’m watching Attack on Titan, and have 15 episodes to watch in the next 24 hours. It’s being taken off Netflix on the 10th! Got to get to it.

I’ll also be working on a few book reviews. Hoping to get them done. And as far as videos go, I’ll be working on the science channel’s channel trailer, as well as one for my main channel. You see, I’m going to start doing movie and TV reviews, as well. First one is coming tomorrow!

How was your week?

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Week in Review – January 1, 2017

Happy New Year! It’s not often that I get to do a Week in Review on New Year’s Day. It’s been a busy week, not only with work, but also the whole post-Christmas period. I got myself into NHL 17, which I’m really enjoying. And I feel incredibly motivated for this year. I feel like I can achieve some big things. So, let’s find out what happened.

Reading

I was hoping to finish the book, but I didn’t. I’m almost done The Martian, now at 82%. I’ll finish it this week, then move on to a really short book.

Writing

Nothing, but part of my New Year’s Resolution (something I don’t actually do) is to write for about 15 minutes a day. Today, I fail. But then, I haven’t actually had the time.

Videos

It was a slower week, but that’s because of the holiday period, working more, and just being plain busy. On my main channel, I posted only 5 videos. But that’s okay. This week, I’ll be very busy, but I have 7 videos planned. As for my vlog channel, it’ll be rebranded as the science channel. I’ll be making all of the vlog videos private, though they’ll be accessible from this blog. You’re welcome to still subscribe to the channel if you’re interested in science.

Patreon

Nothing. Major revamp coming very soon!

Languages

Again, nothing.

The Blog

Nothing really special over the past week, but I did finish off the year. In retrospect, it was a disappointing finish to the year, as the numbers were high early in the year, then dropped off over the year. I hope to reverse the trend this year.

Studying

Nothing.

The Next Week’s Goals

On the blog, I’m resuming twice a day blog posts. Videos will go on as usual, and a lot is as it used to be. However, I work a lot more this week, so I have less time to do the things I want to do. The week ends with the start of a week off work. I’ll be doing some work on planning for the science channel. I’ll also be finishing a book, and I’d like to get some books reviewed.

How was your week?

A Completely Impulsive Change

After much thought tonight, and a sudden realisation, I’m completely changing something. You see, I’m quitting vlogging.

But, hold on! What exactly do I mean by this? Well, you know about my vlog channel, right? I haven’t posted any videos on it in a couple weeks. I’ve come to a realisation that the daily vlogging thing wasn’t something I wanted to continue much longer. Everyday life isn’t interesting enough for it. I need topics or stories to be able to continue.

My main channel, where I do videos about books, Japan, and Star Trek continues on as usual, of course. I’ll be adding the occasional vlog on that channel, though. When I go on vacation, I’ll put travel videos on there, as well. The title is Jay Dee’s Journeys after all. But it’ll primarily be about books and writing.

So, what am I doing with my vlog channel? It’ll get a new name and a totally new focus. You see, I’m not going to start a new science channel, as I said before. I’m going to change this channel into a science channel. I have few subscribers, so it won’t affect a lot of people. The existing videos will go private. I won’t delete them, but I’ll keep them there and if I get back into vlogging, I’ll re-upload them on a new channel.

I’ll be doing a video on my vlog channel explaining all of this. If you want to get ahead of the game and subscribe to it for the science, then I definitely invite you to do so!

Week in Review – December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas! This is the final Week in Review of the year, though next weekend’s will be about the final week of the year. A lot has happened, most of it in the last 24 hours. Well, it was Christmas! Unfortunately, I think a lot of my free time will be taken up by NHL 17 and Final Fantasy XV. Yeah, we got an Xbox One S. Also, I received something from Google AdSense. Turns out it’s just a PIN so I can claim my income. It felt oddly official, even though I haven’t made enough to claim any of it yet. So, what else happened?

Reading

I’m now at 51% in The Martian, by Andy Weir. I hope to finish it in the next week, but we’ll see. I work a lot, though I may drive instead of taking the bus sometimes.

Writing

Still feeling that inspiration, but no privacy.

Videos

I posted 7 videos on my main channel since the last Week in Review, including a lot of tag videos. However, my latest video was a special Christmas one. My vlog channel has been silent, but it’ll return! I also experienced the subscription glitch. I lost a few subscribers on my main channel, and someone told me they were unsubbed from me. Wonderful.

Patreon

Nothing. Major revamp coming very soon!

Languages

Again, nothing.

The Blog

Nothing really special has happened, other than annoyance about WordPress changing some things again. Also, Authors Answer has been getting popular on YouTube. That’s right, people are doing videos now!

Studying

Nothing.

The Next Week’s Goals

I’ll be working a lot over the next couple weeks. However, I hope to do the usual work on the blog, as well as on my channels. The biggest thing I need to do is some new channel trailers, as well as setting up the new science channel, which still needs a name!

How was your week?

Week in Review – December 19, 2016

A week and a day have gone by! That’s right, this is a day late. That’s a bit unusual, because I completely missed posting anything yesterday. This month hasn’t gone well in terms of posting every day. But I’m realising that isn’t important to me anymore. As long as I post regularly, I can miss a day once in a while.

Reading

Making some progress with The Martian, by Andy Weir. I’m now at 41%, so I’m almost half done! Maybe I’ll finish it before the end of the year.

Writing

Feeling inspired recently. But no writing. Still, I want to write some conflict.

Videos

I haven’t posted a thing to my vlog channel. I will post the remaining videos, though. And then I’m relaunching it with a trailer and a new style for the vlog. As for my main channel, I posted 7 videos, as normal. Check them out and subscribe!

Patreon

Nothing. Major revamp coming very soon!

Languages

Again, nothing.

The Blog

As I said, I missed a day. Oh well, it’s not the end of the world. The holidays are coming, so I’m not entirely sure if I’ll be posting on Christmas Day. That would normally be my week in review post. But we’ll see! It’ll be a big day, especially for my daughter. I’ll also be busy during the holidays, as it’s busy at work. Not sure how well I’ll be able to keep up with the blog.

Studying

Nothing.

The Next Week’s Goals

The posts should go as normal for the rest of the week. I’m off work for a few days until next Monday. Videos will also continue as usual, though I have a lot of tag videos to do. Expect a special video on Christmas! I’m seriously thinking about my new science channel. I’ve come up with some ideas for it, and I now plan on making two videos a week, one about science news and the other about a specific topic.

How was your week?

Week in Review – December 11, 2016

Another week has gone, and another update. It’s been a week of offline events, including Christmas shopping and a kitchen changing from green to pink. But what else happened?

Reading

I read, but I didn’t record my progress. However, it wasn’t much. If I were to guess, I’m at about 13% done The Martian, by Andy Weir.

Writing

Nothing happened.

Videos

Here’s where I was busiest. On my main channel, I uploaded just 6 videos. Slightly less than usual. On my vlog channel, I uploaded 3 videos, so I’m still behind on this. However, I have done something that I will announce later in a video. I’ve reached a decision on my vlog channel to focus on a topic.

Patreon

Nothing. Major revamp coming very soon!

Languages

Again, nothing.

The Blog

As I mentioned in the videos section, I had a big realisation for my vlog channel, so I wrote a post all about it. I’ve also started reviewing TV series other than Star Trek, with the first season of The Walking Dead.

Studying

Nothing.

The Next Week’s Goals

I don’t think there are any big goals for the week, but I do plan on getting a review or two done on the blog. Christmas is approaching, so my video posting will also be changing. Over the holidays, I’ll be working more and spending more time with my family. I won’t be posting as many videos.

How was your week?

Week in Review – December 4, 2016

Oh boy, it’s December! Christmas is coming! Actually, I’m really looking forward to how my daughter will react, because this will be her first Canadian Christmas. She’s going to be spoiled, basically. But that’s the future. I’m here to talk about the past. The past week, that is. And I had a big milestone!

Reading

I’m now at 11% in The Martian, by Andy Weir. I didn’t make a lot of progress, unfortunately. But I’ll be on the bus a lot over the next couple days, so I should be able to read a lot.

Writing

NaNoWriMo ended. I failed. 254 words total. Wow.

Videos

Here’s where my milestone is. My channel reached 300 subscribers, as I mentioned before, but this time, I uploaded the videos. Yes, two videos. It ended up being more than 20 minutes in total, so I split it into two videos. My main channel had 8 videos. And 11 new subscribers in the past 48 hours. What the heck? As for my vlog channel, I’ve fallen behind again. Damn it! Only 2 videos. I should upload another tonight after this post.

Patreon

Nothing. Major revamp coming very soon!

Languages

Again, nothing. But I have this urge to study Spanish suddenly. And Tagalog.

The Blog

I had the monthly review post, and it turned out it was a better month last month than October was. I posted less. Not only that, my older posts carried the blog in terms of numbers. It’s become big enough that the older posts receive more views, so there must be some decent Google ranking for those!

Studying

Nothing.

The Next Week’s Goals

I’d like to do a review or two and start up Quick Facts again. I need to get back into doing science posts so I can prepare for my YouTube science channel. I’ll be having a slower week on my main YouTube channel with only 6 videos planned. That’s because I had no time to record Tuesday’s video! Also, I’d like to get over this cold that I’ve caught. The weather will be ridiculously cold, and I don’t want to be out with a cold.

How was your week?