Learning Curves and Expectations

Aytch 3 is a new venture for me, and everything is a learning experience. I have experience in every aspect of the production process, but I’ve never put them all together into a single project. I knew I could produce 4 videos a month. I knew I could produce weekly project notes for Patreon. And I knew I can produce rigorous academic work along with intermediate essays about the process. Individually. But all together that’s 6 written posts and 4 videos, 10 pieces of content a month. That’s a lot for a production team.

I wanted to start slow, but without any metrics of what the workload would actually be, I did not actually know what “starting slow” meant. I based my schedule on the work I do for a semester’s worth of videos. I figured what I was doing was not that different.

Well, turns out I’m right and wrong. It’s not THAT different, but it’s different enough that there’s a much sharper learning curve than I anticipated. So I’m changing gears. The website will become more of a blog, with regular updates on my research process, with occasional posts of completed written work – the result of several weeks of research, rather than from 2 weeks of work. The videos will continue apace for now, though there may be a hiatus in August or September. I have to do a major research trip at the National Archives, and I don’t know that I’d be able to get enough queued to cover the time I’ll be away.

So – I’m resetting expectations, starting with this post. That’s the joy of a new venture – learning and changing and adjusting to respect my needs while still producing something I’m proud of. I’m still here, still doing my thing, but for now, most of my energy is going to the YouTube channel and Patreon.

Here’s the YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFIyol0kCAi34bZ7sd2u1-Q

Here’s the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/aytch3