Well internet, we meet again. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, which seems to be the norm these days, but there’s something else. Maybe if you’ve noticed, I didn’t post a companion for the chicken stock video…and I probably won’t post a companion for the chicken pot pie video that just got uploaded.
You see, when I started Tasty Techniques, things were a little simpler, I was getting home from school at a decent hour and getting a fair amount of rest at night. Then the semester changed. Now I’m not one to make excuses, but with the new term meant new schedule… meaning I now get out of school at about 11:30p. Then I wake up at around 5:15a-ish to go to work. You don’t have to be a math genius to see that my rest amount had been cut dramatically. The free time I have now is far less than the amount I had 6 weeks ago. And I love doing Tasty Techniques. I absolutely do, but in order for there to be a balance I need to make some changes. And I care about my viewers and readers, so I want to be as forthcoming and honest with you as I can.
First, the companion pieces will be gone. Well, for now. I’ll try to keep up with regular posts more though, since they tend to be a little more interesting.
Second, and this is the big one…Tasty Techniques is going to become a bi-weekly show. I can’t do it. For instance, this last video I shot on Sunday night, ending at about 12:30a or so… and spent most of my day off on Monday editing it to much frustration. Then I had technical difficulties which pushed back the upload to today. I don’t want the process to feel like a job, and it was bordering that line, and I hate that. I love cooking and I love what I’m doing on YouTube so I want to make sure I keep the integrity of the product for you guys. Maybe as time changes I’ll get some more free time. If that happens, I’ll re-evaluate the frequency in which I post. But for now, I need to cut back. For my own sanity. I hope you understand, but if I keep it weekly, the quality will suffer, especially with these monster-length videos I’ve been posting.
And then… to piggyback on that last point. Maybe after I see what my workload is with the show going bi-weekly I’ll look at doing companion posts again. My goal however is to always have a show in my pocket…always staying a week ahead when I can, and I haven’t been able to do that.
So, there we are. A little bit of a personal post today, but I need this. The last thing I want is for Tasty Techniques to fall by the wayside. I will continue to put my heart into it, and keep spreading the word just like I have been, it will just appear less often.
I do want to thank you dearly for reading my blog and watching my show. It means a lot to me to see the support I get from all you guys. I just need to try to convince another 100k people that they need some Tasty Techniques in their life :)
Thanks for stopping by. I’ll see you soon.