The void stares back…

I’ve been having a particularly hard time keeping up with the blog this past week. This is a post I started several months ago but never published:

Blogging is hard. Not occasional blogging, that’s pretty easy, but this daily thing I’m trying to do… cranking out five new blog posts every week. It’s grueling. What should I blog about today?

Well, I had a very tasty Yufka. Actually, I split it with Brandy. I’m not entirely sure why it was so good…

Or I could tell you about the time I spent with my intern, doing an experimental lighting project with a used salami package…

I could describe to you the time I spent encoding video files for a client, or working on their invoice…

I think the trouble is that my life is ordinary — at least to me. Because these are the things of my every day, it’s not as clear to me what you would find interesting.

Some days, it feels like this blog is just an exercise┬áin shouting into the void. No one is reading. If a blogger writes in a forest and no one reads it, was there a point? Oh, look! My navel. ­čÖé

So what do you think? What would you like to read on this blog? Are there questions I can answer? Let me know on the comments.

To Boost or Not to Boost…

Yesterday, my lovely and supportive wife went to share my latest vlog on

An example of a Facebook boost offer on our page.

Facebook and instead of clicking share, she accidentally clicked boost. It’s an easy mistake to make, since if you manage a page, Facebook is constantly offering you previews of your ┬ásponsored content.

What follows is far from scientific, but I do think it’s interesting.

According to Facebook, they’ve offered my video to 1,737 people, 23 of whom clicked the video.

I didn’t actually post the previous video to Facebook at all, but I can compare the view counts:

Vlog 2 has had a bit more time to gain views, but in truth most of the views seem to occur when I first post the videos. So… I’m inclined to declare Facebook promotions to be a waste of money, at least for this usage scenario.

What do you think? Have you tried paid promotion on social media? What was your experience? Let me know in the comments.