Meeting 15 - the end is near
The meeting was quite long and very productive today, the end of the project is approaching and that strong feeling is in the air.
We had a closer look at the conclusion, the intro and the abstract spending a good deal of time reading it.
Overall everything seems to be in place. I managed to catch up with the schedule and by Monday I should have a first final draft.
In the meantime the channel continues to increase in views and subscribers (slowly).
The Infographic Guy now has 326 subscribers and almost 20,000 views. Good times!
The end of the project is approaching stupidly fast.
This meeting was about discussing Chapter 3 before to send it off to proof reading.
Not much going on at this point, I just need to keep going.
Stress level: 7. 15 days to go.
I’m trapped in a Word document!
This was a rather brief meeting, we discussed the Intro and Conclusion for the final document as well as how chapter 3 can be improved.
- what I’m going to study
- divide it in chunks discussing the chapters
- reconnect to the learning agreement
- connect to the intro
- what has been done and why
I’ll get into writing those soon, right after I’ll have a draft for chapter 4.
25 days to go. Jeez..is coming fast!
Thank you Nalts!
Nalts is a YouTube legend, from the very first generation of successful YouTubers. He is also a marketer and he worked in the advertising industry (yes, sounds like the same career I’m pursuing). He is now stable at one of the Johnson&Johnson’s satellites company.
He is also the author of Beyond Viral which is the book my research is revolving around.
I made a video specifically to ask him feedback about the channel and the response was overwhelming, while I was expecting for a quick email he blew me away with lots of love.
He talked amazingly positively about the InfographicGuy and one of the video on his blog willvideoforfood.com:
He then tweeted about it:
He left a great comment on my YouTube page:
and then he also left a comment on the “Calling for help, I need your feedback video”:
Nalts is like a mentor to me and all this is a great boost at 4 weeks to the final submission.
Thank you man, I appreciate it.
Endeavour for feedbacks
Off the to-do list, aaaaaaw such a relief. I made two unlisted videos for the case.
One for Kevin Nalty, writer of Beyond Viral the book which has been the focus of my research:
Another video was made for someone I will refer to as Jesus for a whole bunch of reasons I can’t really explain. He works in the industry doing what, I would love to do in the future:
Now, let’s see how it goes.
As discussed a post ago, I’ve also published a general video asking people for feedback. Hopefully I’ll have enough to start a discussion in the evaluation chapter.
This meeting was all about feedback.
- What should I ask to YouTubers and people from the industry?
- What is the point of what I’m going to ask?
- If I ask what I will ask, will it work for my feedback chapter?
- Am I ever going to finish this project?…no wait! This is not related.
Alrighty then, we came full circle in the end, and we decided to make people talk, and ask 3 generic questions:
Do you like the channel? How would you improve it? Why?
Here is the video:
If you feel like leaving a feedback, please do. You can even leave a comment down here.
This little unreadable picture down here represent my next weeks trying to sort out the final Honours Project sprint.
Meeting 11 today, chapter 3 is on its way to be done. John is on it, I’m looking forward to have it back so that I can start making the last few changes before to proof read it.
The meeting was really productive and John had great ideas about the chapter. Wheels are spinning and the light at the end of the tunnel is not that far at all.
Action to take after the meeting are plain and simple (click on the image to have a better idea):
- Finish the video I’m working on at the moment to ask people for feedbacks
- Chop here and there chapter one, with the aim to re-purpose it a little bit
- Write Chapter 4 (or at least start writing about it)
Good, back to the video now. Aye!
Revising, revising, revising.
Chapter 3 (Critical evaluation) is on its way to revision.
Love and Hate, I’m ok revising my own stuff, it is just that it gets boring after a while, however, this is a another step forward.
I’ve just got a whole new chapter to write ASAP..
Today’s meeting was more about awareness.
7 weeks left and:
- I’ve got chapter 2 to finish up and correct
- Write chapter 3 (feedback and conclusions)
- Write another case study in the Lit. Review section
- Make a poster for the poster presentation
- Stress out massively
- Cry myself to sleep..no wait that is for next week..
Thanks John, now I’m back on track..straight to stressland!
Life is a bit**
..when you lose 2 days worth of writing. Word, you just killed my happiness today.
P.s. John, all my notes from the meeting are gone. If you have recollection of what we said, please drop me an email.
Here it comes a bit of exposure
I’m a Shaycarl fan, the guy with his daily vlogs (video blog) started a whole new trend on YouTube, which became very popular before to develop into a standard; a new way to interact with the audience which, many YouTubers now adopt.
Probably the most catchy thing about him is his positiveness. He also have a great family, a lovely wife and a very interestingly active life. ShayCarl is a professional YouTuber therefore his YouTube Partner income sustain him and his family.
Two years ago he started a channel called ShayLoss (about losing weight), which he never really updated that often, until few months ago when together with a bunch of friends and YouTubers he started a competition on losing weight living a healthier life.
The 22nd of September 2011 I came out with this:
..an opening for his videos on the ShayLoss channel. Shay always used user generated intro on his vlogs, and the fact he didn’t have one for his ShayLoss channel videos combined to my desire to
A) do something for him (..’cause he is a great guy!)
B) gain some exposure
I just went for it and I post it as a video response, I also send a personal email to Shay (I didn’t get any response though). The cool thing here is that TheSurvivalTheory picked up the video, created a song for it, uploaded the video with his song in his channel and he tweeted it to Brett, Shay’s friend. Brett loved the opening and showed it to Shay. A week later, BOOM! Shay uses the intro in one of his ShayLoss videos:
Is your head spinning? Cool, mine too.
Waiting for Week 12 again, today we had a good catch up considering we didn’t meet the past weeks. The big difference with the first part of the Hons project is that writing now is quite easier, although the academic style is expected, there is less reading due and it is easier to explain what I have been doing rather than researching the topic.
There is not much due for next meeting apart to catch up with writing and keep doing as much as possible.
I’ve got 2 chapter to write plus a video to make in the next 8 weeks, I can hear the time ticking quite loudly.
Yay! The channel keep growing, another milestone reached, 200 subscribers!