It's been AGES since I posted anything by way of an update on here, so here's a little note about my side gig for the three peple who are following it.
If you've been keeping an eye on my page here, you'll have noticed that, late last year I started I started a Youtube channel where I review anime.
Thanks to the YAM112003, however, which is a network affiliated to an Italian media company, I had to wind the channel down. They kept making bogus claims of copyright infringement on my videos and simply wouldn't communicate with me over them at all. So it struck me that I would do better to shut up shop and start again once Youtube's proposed changes to the Content ID system started to kick in.
The good news is, I'm up and running again, and have been for a few weeks. I'm posting weekly videos on my 'HdE Does Anime' channel, which you can find here:www.youtube.com/channel/UCVnBK…
For the time being, I'm mostly uploading my older content to the channel. But some new stuff is already starting to appear. Yam112003 are still causing trouble, but I'm having success in fighting them off and disputing their claims. I'm also going to be campaigning to have the network's content ID tools, which enable them to pull their dodgy antics, removed from them, which is something Youtube have promised to do to serial abusers of their system.
But here's the thing - I NEED YOUR SUPPORT. As triumphant as it feels to return to Youtube, most of my videos a re struggling to get views, and sitting very low in Youtube search rankings as a result. This is bad news, because higher rankings means more views, more revenue, and more food on the table. Lower rankings... well, it ain't gonna happen. And unless I can build the channel back up to where it was before, and surpass that, there's a very real chance that this channel will close and I'll simply not be doing this anymore.
So, if you've been following my videos and want more, please do hop over to Youtube, and watch the content. Hit the like button. Subscribe. And if Youtube feels like a scary environment, you can always follow the new HdE Does Anime Twitter account for updates. Here's a link for that:twitter.com/hdedoesanime
I've poured lot of work into this channel, and although I do see some very hopeful signs moving forward, nothing is ever certain. So, please don't be like the guy who told me yesterday 'I'll watch your videos when you've done a few more.' That won't encourage new content - it'll more likely ensure it never happens.
I'll hope to see you over there!