Alright, so not how many of you have seen the Kickstarter page for Ghost, the new blogging platform, but basically it looks like it will make for a much better match for what I would want to use for the relaunch of my website. So, I’ll most likely be using that platform instead of this Tumblr feed on my site.
The only question now is, what the hell do I do with my Tumblr?
Here’s a thought, guys. This summer I’m planning on relaunching and rebranding my website at GamersCast.com
GamersCastPodcast.com was fun while it last, but I only grabbed that since GamersCast.com wasn’t available at the time. Not to mention, it’s not much of a podcast anymore.
Anyway, if all goes according to plan, the site can relaunch this summer. And I’m probably going to use some APIs to make my Tumblr feed the official front page blog of the site.
That way you can still follow without going to the site all the time. What? That’s not how Tumblr is supposed to be used? Don’t care.
This summer. Prepare to launch.
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Maybe I should start using my Tumblr again… What kind of content should I post here though? Maybe GIFs of my videos… you know, instead of using it like a live journal… hmmm
So, for the first time in a while, my mind went off on a tangent and I started really thinking about things. I know pretty much no one follows this tumblr feed, and I “don’t use tumblr right”, btu it’s good to just get some things off my chest. Maybe live journal would be better for me? Meh, who uses that anyway?
Anyway, what triggered my thought process was this video. It made me start thinking about how I was when I first started learning code, back when I was computer science major. Well, that didn’t exactly work out and here I am as an MIS major. But why exactly didn’t it work out? Well, I loved code and computers and everything about them, but the workload that was required was too much to handle having no prior experience with code. And since it was clear everyone else in the class had a firm grasp already of the entire course’s curriculum, the teacher felt fine breezing through everything and leaving me in the dust. And it kept happening, class after class after class. And before you knew it, I was practically forced to switch majors.
But I always told myself I’d go back and finish learning, once I got out of school. Now, there’s a curious thought. I’d start learning something once I got out of school… Now, isn’t that the whole point of me being in this place!? Why do I have to wait? Well, considering my workload from my classes, I don’t have the time to teach myself right now.
Now that I think about it, I feel I’m a lot more productive during the summer or over breaks, or any period where I’m not taking classes. Over the summer, this past winter break, I ordered books on the economy, over the summer I turned made my amateurish looking YouTube channel into something more professional and am making a sizable income off of it because I learned a lot about marketing. The break before that I started learning guitar and how to skateboard and tried surfing the break before that. And before that I ordered tons of books about coding and learned how to build my computer.
Now, what do I do in school? I take classes. I sit in a chair and listen to what the professor has to say, commit it to memory, and spit it out on command. I’m learning things that will have little usage beyond that classroom and I don’t see myself ever using or needing in the real world. It almost feels like a very expensive waste. To be honest, if I just had some books to read up on a topic, it would probably be a more effective method of learning, rather than bum rushing through 2 to 3 topics per day per class, trying to squeeze as much as possible into my mind in such a short span of time.
Like most of my rants, I don’t really know where I’m going with this. It’s just a series of thoughts that formed that I wanted to get down on paper to clear up my mind, so I can properly assess what I’ve been thinking. I guess the point is, the educational system is severely flawed.
Having real world experience and having something to show for your hard work and effort, like a computer program SHOULD be worth a lot more to an employer than a diploma that says I sat is a series of rooms over the span of 4+ years, and trapping myself in a lifetime of debt.
But this is the world we live in, so I guess I’ve just got to get used to that fact. But once this summer comes… there is a whole list of things I want to do and learn and experience. A bunch of books I want to order. Just about two months away until my real learning can begin…. that, or summer classes…. fuck.
So, I watched WilsonTech1’s video today. And what he had to say really hit home with me. So much so it inspired me to make a new video saying what I really feel and what I truly trying to accomplish with my gaming channel on YouTube. Below is what I quickly typed up and will use as somewhat of a transcript for the video I am going to make either tomorrow or the next day. I didn’t check it over or re-read it or anything after typing it, so don’t judge any grammatical errors or crap like that. Below is what I truly think about my channel and my experience on YouTube. So… enjoy?