After starting this website (GeekwithEnvy) a decade ago, I always had the idea of starting a YouTube channel to compliment this site. It has been something that I have really wanted to do. With work and changes going on in my life, I didn’t know if I could find the time. Because of this, didn’t know if I could translate my content into video format.
The early days of the website
I have spent a fair amount of time focusing on my website in the early years. In addition, I strived to make the content not only accurate but useful or fun. I’ll admit that I haven’t been keeping it as fresh as I would like; I need to spend some time putting up new content. There is plenty to choose from! I have found some solutions to problems in the IT world that I think would genuinely help some people out there.
The idea of creating video content has persisted and I have finally decided to go for it! “Why not?”, I said to myself. The content is going to be about technology both newer and older, like “Retro-Tech”. I have some ideas for showcasing plenty of software too. I plan on doing some mini documentary or historical overview style videos as well. In fact, one of my first videos is about the Sega Master System, a favorite 8-bit console of mine.
I feel inspired quite often and I have a lot of content planned for the channel. Other great youtuber’s have most definitely had an influence on me. I gravitate to these geeky/techy channels immediately.
- Clint Basinger (LGR), has done a fantastic job over the years, a true inspiration really. Firstly, his “radio-perfect” voice overs are awesome, that voice is instantly recognizable. Secondly, his enthusiastic way of narration, and truly poetic scripting, is something that anyone could easily appreciate.
- VWestlife, has always surprised me with something great that I wasn’t expecting a video about. I always end up enjoying the result of his findings and unique critical takes on a variety of tech.
- The 8-Bit Guy, has not only produced incredible content but has released a few games of his own! His full on documentary videos are a treasure trove of geeky information. He puts a lot of research and hard work into his videos. As a result, his series on the commodore (IMHO) is a masterpiece.
- Shannon Morse, as a host on Hak5, TWiT, Tekzilla, her own channel and more, she has been sharing her love for technology for years. It has been inspiring watching her take a foothold in tech media, something I have often aspired to do myself.
- Dianna Cowern (Physics Girl), has been so much fun to watch as she evolves her science education channel. I love this kind of content! Her presentation style is excellent and I find myself wanting to take notes while watching. She has a great way of engaging the viewer and leaving you feeling like you’ve gained +100 intelligence points when the video ends. Her excitement is on full display when she is going over topics she enjoys and it makes me want to create content that I enjoy as well.
So, with all of that said, here it is. My project unveiled. I hope you will consider subscribing and join me as I start out on a new YouTube adventure!