The Answer 20 questions website was the main website for a while, where I had all of my websites all in one place, this was the place for Mac20Q, Video20Q and also Writers20Q. I decided then that Mac 20 Questions was going to be better if I moved it out on its own again. The reason I moved it was because of search engine considerations and it does appear be doing better on its own. Also I haven’t been making as many podcasts, at least not the audio podcasts. Instead I have been working on making the screencasts to put out on YouTube. It does look like, video is the way to go forwards and YouTube is the second largest search engine on the Internet. So mainly what I have been doing, is to create a video and then create an article to go with that video on one of my websites. I have been concentrating on the Mac20Q side of things lately and the NoStylus website with occasional articles on the website for Thunderbolt reviews and podcaster microphones. The videos I make tend to be about applications that I use on the Mac and this is because I can easily do a screen recordings of what is happening on my Mac screen. I would also like to do video showing how to use applications on the iPad, but I find they don’t work out so well if I have to record the video over the shoulder. The quality of the image is not as good, especially the part of the image that is the view of the iPad.
I have seen that there is some software available now that will allow me to mirror what is on the iPad on my Mac computer screen and in that case I would be able to record it using ScreenFlow. The only problem with that is that I don’t have an iPad 2 and I won’t be able to afford to buy the iPad 3 which is due out in about a week. It is necessary to have at least an iPad 2 to be to use this other software for the mirroring. Maybe if I get some work during the summer time I will be out to afford to buy the latest iPad when it comes out.
As far as the writing is concerned, I am still very interesting in the process of writing and I did take part in the NaNoWriMo in November of last year. I wrote my 50,000 word novel which will probably never be finished as it was complete drivel. I am still proud that I managed to write that many words in just 30 days though. If I do NaNoWriMo again then I will surely do some preparations before getting started, so that I have the outline available for the story and I will know what I need to write each day. On my first NaNoWriMo though, I wanted to give myself the challenge of having to write the 2000 words per day by letting the text just flow from my consciousness.
If you would like to see what I have been doing with my videos please have a look at the Wizardgold channel on YouTube. You can also have a look at those other websites to see all the articles that I’ve written about using the Mac and also about using the iPad. I do have to say that one important thing with regards video, is that it does take more time than writing. On the other hand, if a picture is worth a thousand words then a video must be worth around ten thousand words. By concentrating on making the YouTube videos during the first two months of 2012 I have seen a threefold increase in the number of views of my videos. Obviously that is very pleasing indeed.