Anonymous asked:

I just saw your patreon channel. I'm not interested in becoming one but I have a marketing tip: if you add to the 50$or 100$/month option that you will call via Skype or go out with the person with your entire family (Ashleigh included) you may gain some patrons for sure.

Does anyone out there agree with this or does it just sound weird?

Anonymous asked:

The way YouTube is now, do you worry about trying to come back? You talk about it a pretty fair amount but aren't back yet. Why is that?

To be completely honest, I’m really not in a situation where I should be spending time making videos. Ashleigh and I just had a baby and I work more than 65 hours a week at a job I don’t make enough at because it’s commission pay. Which creates a vicious cycle of working as much as I can, wearing myself out and not being around enough as a father, and (being it’s less important should go without saying) as a content creator. I’m working on changing the job issue into something that works with making videos as well as (more importantly) spending time with my family.

I don’t want to disappoint you. And I’m not saying that in a patronising “duh, why don’t you get it” way. I mean it pisses me off every day where I don’t get back into building my channels because I know there are people that like them. I still get nice comments on them from random people, I still get messages like yours indicating people are waiting or even trying to figure out why I’m not, and from my own creative perspective I want to be doing it.

I just can’t right now. That’s why the Patreon campaign exists, might I add. I’m trying to alleviate some of the financial pressure I’m under.

The thing that pisses me off, I know making videos means making money. But it’s not immediate money; I get paid after like 60 days. That’s a really long time when you have a baby. Even if I had a viral hit tomorrow it’d be two months before it helped me any. This isn’t complaining, either.

I will be back. It just needs to happen the right way. I am pretty tired of the false starts, as I’m sure is anyone who cares. I make a video, get really jazzed for it, then it’s the only one for months. That pisses me off more than you can imagine. It’s really hard juggling all this stuff though. I can’t physically continue at the pace I’m working at though. That’s making a different job plus YouTube more and more necessary anyway. It just had to be right, when it happens it has to be consistent or it’s worthless.

That’s what I’m nervous about. Traffic can be generated, audiences can be found. I’m pretty good at getting people in, whether they like me or not. Sometimes the people who don’t like me are more useful than they think. I think they can be overcome. I don’t think being dead tired and not having any time can be. That has to be completely changed. I am working on it though.

americamcferguson:

petercoffin:

Thoughts on Independence Day

MOVE TO ANOTHER COUNTRY THEN.

RELIGIOUS NUTS? RELIGION WASN’T BORN IN OUR NATION AND REMEMBER THE CRUSADES?

TECHNICALLY THE COUNTRY WAS ALREADY STARTED. WE UNFORTUNATELY KILLED TO EXPAND IT BUT WE AREN’T THE FIRST TO DO THAT. IT’S APPALLING, I AGREE AND IT MAKES ME SICK BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT THIS DAY IS CELEBRATING.

IT WAS MORE THAN JUST DUMPING TEA. IT WAS A STATEMENT AGAINST THOSE SHITTY TAXES.

I’M NOT EVEN GONNA GET STARTED ON THAT WHITE MALES THING LIKE WOW REALLY PROGRESSIVE TO BE BASHING WHITE PEOPLE LIKE THEY AREN’T THE ONLY ONES CELEBRATING, ESPECIALLY NOT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

Remembering things that happened in history and trying to make sure others remember them isn’t saying “AMERICA SUCKS.” It’s people like you that caused America to be created, acting their country is perfect and doesn’t need improving.

But fine, get butthurt over things that happened and should be remembered on days like today. That this country was built on death and slavery. It doesn’t mean this place is bad, because most countries were and most countries aren’t bad. This is actually a very good country.

You just don’t fucking forget history. It’s important.

dominosandthesmiths asked:

As a full blooded Native American, I say fuck you. America is beautiful. I bet you felt soooo cool and super edgy making those tweets. You certainly got your point across to the nation, that showed us!

Oh, you got me, kind gentleman who seems to think I dislike America. Edgy was definitely my goal with tweeting about history. History is edgy as FUCK.