Jan. 20, 2020: TAG!

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Last week’s video was a book tag about the history of Matt Reviews Books. It was a fun exercise in reviewing the highs and lows of the last three years. You can watch it here.

The purpose of the tag, as I undstand it, was to introduce the channel to viewers and give something of a background on the channel beyond the channel trailer that may or may not exist. I found it was a good way to take inventory of where I was and where I am now, both from a personal point of view and from a video production point of view.

To be honest, it’s been a slog. Between trying to stay inspired and personal health challenges, keeping the channel going has been touch-and-go at times. For most of 2019, I really didn’t do much of anything.

And I felt it. I missed the planning, the production, the editing. I missed the niggling fear that what I was creating was utter crap. That anxiety was what kept me writing to the best of my ability when I was a reporter and it’s what pushes me to learn more about making videos.

So, while I currently am not the most optimistic about the inherent quality of my newest video, I’m confident I’m going to be proven wrong by you, the viewer, and more importantly, that I’ve learned from what I don’t like.

Win, lose, or draw, I hope you enjoy.

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