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the things i find in the depths of my blog
Slomozovo symbol charm I made wif polymer clay. Painted wif acrylic paint :)
Gorgeous fanart by - ilovechristopherbingham
PBFB IS ALMOST OVER!
With just over one month left, I’m forced to start thinking about how it’s all gone… Has this project been worth it? What has the experiment proven, if anything? What have I discovered about video making, YouTube and myself?
In these last weeks I will endeavour (as Past Bing did) to come to some conclusions regarding my life, work and trade. The things that might not make it in, however, are the under-the-hood details. For instance, the success of daily content: I have found that releasing daily videos, no matter how fun they are, has a negative impact in overall views. For a personal or production-based channel (ie. NOT an archive channel like Machinima, designed to be searched) daily content is not something the platform works for, and days I have missed or been late uploading have just resulted in the ‘latest’ video peaking at a higher view count.
Another observation, and one that will hopefully inform my work in a big way next year, is the value of content as part of a whole. Aside from all the other things, PBFB has been an exercise in trying to give ‘ephemeral’ online content extended value via it’s context. Simply put, making videos that can be revisited again, videos that have more value alongside each other (in the same year, or a year apart), and videos whose meaning can be reworked and re-imagined by moving them around or organising them in different ways.
All this has shaped my view of online content, and will affect the way I work on all my new projects in 2013. As a learning experience, PBFB is therefore a massive success. But it’s up to you, Past Bing and myself to figure out how it faired in other areas…
THAT IS A THING I MADE
i came back from hiatus to find this
A wild Bing blog appears!