It sounds like a high school essay question doesn’t it.
JohnOfJordan: Emo or not? Please discuss (with examples).
Recently there was a YouTube Gathering in Noosaville. I was unable to be there in person, though I was in spirit and (as this video can attest) as a subject of conversation. At times there was even a live feed from the event via Stickam. A woman I had never met before appeared on camera and said, “Oh so this is the JohnOfJordan I’ve been hearing so much about? Where’s my [JohnOfJordan] t-shirt biatch?” It was hilarious!
Pauly makes some interesting points. Its true, since I’ve become a YouTube Partner my videos have changed considerably. Perhaps I am more happy in them. Certainly recent projects, such as the birthday videos to Davey and Mitto, have been a real labour of love. The FiveDrunkenOuttakes video was fun to make – indeed, outtakes are always hilarious.
The truth is a lot has changed in my life recently and I guess, inevitably, that is reflected in some largely unconscious ways in the quality of my videos. Even getting my hair cut had an impact. I’m not going to pretend I am now happy all the time, but I think my motivations for making videos have changed. It used to be that when I felt unhappy I had this great need to share my pain with the world. In part, because articulating the pain made it seem less intense in the moment. In part, because it was nice to know that there were people who cared.
Something to consider, I suppose.