2018 Goals and 2017 Results

Yet another year has passed, and looking at last year’s post, the photo has been changed slightly, making one area duller, and adding text as my YouTube page art. This will be my first full year as a content creator/freelance engineer/tech reporter, so I have nothing propping me up or holding me back—besides the support of my family, friends, readers/viewers, and employers. So I certainly do have support, but not from a single corporation as my primary employer.

All that being said, let’s see how I did on my 2017 Goals:

2017 Results:

  • Increase Business Revenue by 40%: So as not to put this out there too much, I’ll leave this as a mystery to the reader. The goal was more for myself than anything.
  • Finish an Awesome Upcoming Project: I did that, and you can see the story of the ClearWalker Strandbeest in this YouTube playlist. While It never walked that well, it did end up getting thousands of views on YouTube, and is slated to be shown on the Daily Planet TV show, on Discovery Canada. I’d call that a success!
  • Write for 1 New Customer: I did this, per a nice referral. I otherwise stayed quite busy.
  • Expand YouTube Channel: I have expanded the channel, and subscriber count sat at 1301 on December 31st (Thanks!), which is an increase of 587 subscribers, or 82%. While good, it still doesn’t match my goal of 1500 that I set last year. On the other hand, as seen in the chart below, my subscriber numbers seem to be accelerating year over year, so perhaps 2018 will bring more notoriety.
  • Non-Internet Media: As far as I know, Read more »

The Creativity Podcast with Physics Anonymous

If you haven’t heard, Max Maker and I have been doing an audio publication called The Creativity Podcast: Where Art & Engineering collide. It’s been a lot of fun, and this week we got to interview Mike and Ryan from Physics anonymous.

The podcast was especially fun for me, as I was going to be in Orlando where they both live for a Maker Faire, and did the interview with them live. So be sure to check it out via the link above, or you can find the podcast here on iTunes!

Check out their latest “Pumpkannon” build below:

The Creativity Podcast: Where Art and Engineering Collide

Since I’m apparently not busy enough with various writing assignments, YouTube, and traveling, I’m now doing a Podcast with Max Maker called The Creativity Podcast. It’s been a lot of fun so far, and I find it quite entertaining to listed to, even though I can definitely see some room for improvement in myself. It’s not like YouTube where you can record something over and over until you get it right into an acceptable format.

The podcast is about ourselves, and our experience making stuff, inspiration, and really, whatever comes up. As you can see from the image above, we’re on episode 2, where we feature a guest, Steven Richter, who made an amazing Jumanji board that can be seen here. I’d invite you to check it out, and see where it goes!