Friday, 14 December 2012

Proactive or Reactive?

I decided this morning to make a video intended to be a response, namely this:

which is supposed to be a response to this:

but is in a sense more of a response to this:

I have long suspected this is so, but it may not be important, as i say.

In fact, i have low expectations.  I tend to link videos of my own to extremely popular videos, which probably won't work because the channel probably gets inundated by responses.  Also, because it's more a response to the second video, it's slightly off-topic.

This raises the question of whether it's better to be reactive or proactive.  This is reactive, unusually so in fact.  Certain prominent YouTubers say you shouldn't make video responses and the last time i successfully made a video response was to imrational about five years back and is long gone, i think, and i can't remember why.  It turned out he couldn't hear it and it was very poor quality visually, so maybe that was why.

Anyway, here he is:

In the next couple of days, i will make another pathetic attempt at tentpole programming by making a video about the Mayan 2012 "prophecy".  It will be unwatched and disappear without trace.  But, just as i have detached myself from getting these entries read, i will probably do well to stop trying to make my videos popular and concentrate on something else.  Another reason i shouldn't've bothered to make this video.