GreenVirus here, I’m pleased to announce that beginning this October 2014, I am now in charge of TsundereWorks. I am not a blogger and have always seen long writing to be a chore, so I’ll try to keep it short and concise.
I joined TsundereWorks roughly five years ago, during my high school years. I constantly jumped between all my hobbies, which entailed playing video games, watching Chinese cartoons, wearing silly outfits to cons, shooting and editing video, photography, tinkering with computers, writing original stories and my budding interest in graphic design. My channel on Youtube back then wasn’t anything at all what it is now today, I had YTP’s I made using iMovie, archived streams of live drawing in SAI, Touhou replay videos, and who knows what else. I had so much time back then, so I joined TW, focused on graphic design which later became motion graphics and animation, and developed my taste in music.
We did what we wanted, from posting about lewd cosplay sets, anime reviews, download links to albums, and hosted various livestreams. It effectively became a blog about popular media that was cool, and it was plenty of fun for a while.
Now, life is different. My interests have remained largely the same, I have swapped some hobbies out for some new ones, and others have had to go due to waning interest or a decrease in free time. I am a full time student and a part time computer technician as this time of writing. Commuting takes a sizable chunk of my day and little income keeps me from having the type of life I had in high school. You’ll see that I have changed, but the way we do things across social media, and especially our Youtube channel, have remained mostly unchanged: we promote music by taking the track, making a video, writing a little bit about it, and uploading it.
I want to do more things that leave a greater impact, because time is suddenly more valuable to me. Sure, I may be young, but as someone who dislikes idle activity, I’d say there’s plenty I can do and improve on.
To promote music, there needs to be popularity. For popularity to exist, there needs to be a demographic that is active, responsive, and abundant. We need to make material that makes the viewer feel like it is worth their time. So far, I believe we’ve accomplished that goal quite well, but I often find myself asking where I see this page, channel, blog, or uhh, what-else-did-we-have-again, 1, 2, or even five years from now. Sustained interest is important, and that occurs with constant evolution without compromising the factors that created the popularity in the first place.
Okay, so we get it. Shit needs to change. Some of it is already a work in progress, cosplaying while handing out business cards, performing at cons as a DJ, and so on.
As I mentioned earlier, our attitude was the following: We do whatever we want, and if you like it, you’re more than welcome to jump aboard. If not, that is okay too. However, the desire to do a better job at bringing the content you want has always been important, so outside critique and suggestions were always well-received, but they weren’t a main focus.
I’m going to change the way I run my channel and how I do stuff, but now I want to hear from you. Some questions to consider:
- What do you prefer, the quality of the music being uploaded or the graphic design and animation qualities of the videos?
- Are you more likely to listen to single track uploads or do you prefer listening to DJ mixes and full album uploads?
- TOUHOU, VOCALOID, ANIME, OR ORIGINAL?
- What kind of music do you prefer to listen to?
Any other thoughts? Pretty much any comment will be approved here, as long as you’re not a spambot advertising dong expanding pills.