Coming together.. Sort of

First of all, I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday, no matter what part of the world you reside in!! Second, I want to apologize for skipping a few days, but my husband and I needed to drive our son to see his grandparents so that was 6 hours of driving which left me pretty exhausted and the holiday’s are just super hectic! Despite all of this, I did manage to upload my second video to YouTube! Which you can view here

—-> Fairytale Cottage Starter

And here is a little preview!

Fairytale Cottage Starter Home
Fairytale Cottage

My YouTube channel is definitely coming together, but I still have such a long way to go. I really think I may bite the bullet and pay for a custom video intro to use within my videos, it would make adding music much easier and there would be a better transition. I definitely need to get better at editing my videos using Vegas Pro 14, but I do think I am doing a pretty good job considering I’ve never done anything like this before in my life. My audio is still an issue. I’m using a Blue Yeti Snowball Mic and it is constantly picking up my laptop fan. I’ve been messing around with the gain, but it hasn’t really helped. I think I need a more in-depth program to properly adjust the mic’s settings; more research is needed. On a positive note, I am much less nervous when recording than I was with my first video, and I am taking advantage of editing the audio before I import it into Vegas Pro. I need really hone those editing skills though.. both audio & video editing.

My husband created my logo using GIMP because he doesn’t have Photoshop or Illustrator on his computer. I keep trying to convince him to just use mine since I have the creative suite, I think I’ve almost broken him down. So hopefully it is just a matter of time before I have a really cute logo to use all over the place!

One of the things I really need to work on getting ready is my Twitch channel. My OBS settings are perfect, but I need to really make sure that all of my overlays are working and I need to work up the courage to constantly talk about what I’m doing. I also still have sections I need to set up and I need to decide what I’m going to stream on Twitch. Streaming The Sims will only get me so far… I do play a lot of other games, so maybe I could stream Heroes of The Storm or Overwatch or something. Who knows, maybe I could even go back to playing League of Legends, it’s only been like three years since I played consistently. No big deal.

Aside from all of the technical things I need to work on, I also still need to work on my confidence. It is pretty bleak.. I really wish I had someone to talk to about all of these things, you know, YouTube, Twitch, audio & video editing, etc. I imagine the more I work at this, the more people I will meet. Just gotta keep on truckin’! With the holiday’s almost over I will be getting back to working on my videos for YouTube as well as working on my son’s bedroom this week! We are going to be doing a Star Wars theme with fresh paint, new furniture and accessories! In a future post I will definitely post before/after pictures of it, super exciting! It’s like Real Life: Sims Edition! Or… just real life, hah.

Anyway, I hope you all are having a wonderful evening, morning or afternoon and if anyone has any advice I would love to hear it!

Sul Sul!

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