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A Crazy Idea

I had a crazy idea the other day. Probably because spring is coming early and my body is gearing up for activity and I suddenly have energy I haven’t had for a couple of months.

But it wasn’t the first time I’d had a semblance of this idea. I’m talking about journaling our family’s life via video on a daily basis.

The idea of posting one video per day isn’t new to my brain. I’ve thought about – and tried – doing it several times. But it never stuck.

I was having a hard time finding topics that other people seemed as interested in as I am.

Then, some time last year, my friend who reads this blog told me that a former neighbor of ours in the suburb laughingly suggested that we do a reality show about living in a tiny house and post it to YouTube.

Which brings me to the other day. B was looking through the Guinness Book of World Records he recently received as a gift, and I noticed that there was a section about YouTube. Being a YouTuber myself, I got curious and glanced through the two pages. I learned two things: first, I am totally clueless about mainstream culture (shock). The only artist I’d heard of on that page was Josh Groban (I guess not even I can miss hearing his name).

Second, some dude named Charles Trippy has uploaded one video every single day since some time in 2009. He just videos his life. And has tens of thousands of views per video.

I felt both inspired and challenged. And I decided to do it.

I decided to start our own YouTube show: “Our Underground Life.”

I had at one point considered doing a podcast by that name, but I already have many more subscribers on YouTube that I could probably ever hope to have for a podcast. Besides, having experience with both, I know it’s a lot simpler to make a video than to record and put together a podcast.

Will I do an episode every day? Well, I’m not going for any records (and I’d probably have to upload three or four a day for a couple of years to catch up with Charles), but I plan to aim for that. No commitments, though. Life happens. And I’m not sure I could make our family life appear all that interesting every single day.

We’ll see.

If you’re interested in following the show, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Now you might be wondering whether I’ll be posting those episodes on this blog.

I’d thought about it. But I want to segue away from the strictly personal info on this blog and keep it business – aligned with my goal to help others attain “life freedom.”

However, I do have another blog already set up where I used to post personal stuff, especially about my gardening journey. And even though I haven’t posted to that blog in a lo-ong time, I’m still getting visitors.

I said to myself, “What the heck? Might as well leverage what I’ve already got going there.”

And besides, I don’t want to confuse people. (“What is this blog about, anyway?”)

So if you’re interested in following the exciting life of Jerry, Emily, and Benjamin in video form, I’ll meet you at my emilyhomesteader blog.

I know, I know. Those of you who remember this post are rolling your eyes or chuckling. Maybe both.  I’ll deal with it. 😉

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