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Tracking Goals in Google Analytics

August 31, 2017 Eli 5

Here’s the thing.  I don’t care what you think.  Frankly I don’t really care what I think. The argument that will either settle my anxiety, or change my mind is...

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Talking About Money is Not Evil

August 31, 2017 Eli 4

One of the things viewers tried to gig me on most while on YouTube was the fact I talk about money in almost all of my videos.  There is this...

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eBooks vs Membership Blog

August 30, 2017 Eli 2

I’ve been asked for years why I don’t write books, and now that I’ve dumped YouTube the question is more relevant.  There are a few reasons that revolve around my...

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Constant Worry as a Founder

August 30, 2017 Eli 5

“Aren’t you worried that…?” Let me stop you right there.  Before you, my wife, or any other reader goes any further.  The answer is, “Yes”.  I’m absolutely worried.  I’m utterly...

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VR’s Problem in a Changing Society

August 29, 2017 Eli 3

When I first dreamed of VR I lived I a world that was pre internet.  Sending letters in the mail was actually the most practical way to communicate and if...

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VR Price Drop is a Bad Sign

August 29, 2017 Eli 3

As a child of the generation that sat in awe watching the Lawn Mower Man I have to say that VR has not lived up to expectations. In the 80’s...

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Weather Considerations for Startups

August 28, 2017 Eli 0

Running a startup, or any type of tech company requires a tremendous amount of commitment. There are long days, long weeks, long months and many times very long years of...

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Why Tech Journalism Is So Bad

August 25, 2017 Eli 4

It’s pretty easy to agree that by and large tech journalism is in a horrible state.  Although you do have the MIT Technology Review, most tech webzines are sophomoric at...

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Spee.ch Provides Video Sharing Without Permission

August 24, 2017 Eli 5

https://spee.ch/IMG1602-puppy/d6c7e0c0f1df95c2fcaccc9ab3f544a21e9397c5 Holy crap my stock in LBRY might actually be worth something!!! Is basically the TL;DR of this post. My advisor meetings with LBRY over the past number of months...

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LBRY’s Killer Feature (TOS)

August 24, 2017 Eli 6

Yesterday afternoon I was having an advisory meeting with the CEO of LBRY to talk about why I’ve left YouTube, and where LBRY fits into my calculations as a creator....

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Attitude Correction from Leaving YouTube

August 23, 2017 Eli 27

There will probably be a massive change in attitude for me in my videos. Viewers complain about how I used to be happy and nice, but have become mean and...

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Grateful to YouTube?

August 22, 2017 Eli 7

Having posted my “I Left YouTube” video yesterday one of the arguments I have been receiving is that I should be “grateful” to YouTube and should not complain about them...

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Morality of Paywalls

August 21, 2017 Eli 6

The paywall for Failed Normal has been built, and we’re close to posts and videos being moved behind it. I’ve decided that for this site we’ll keep somewhere between 1...

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YouTube’s Numbers Problem

August 21, 2017 Eli 3

Over the past two weeks since leaving YouTube I’ve been doing a lot of math.  It’s not fancy calculus or trigonometry, but rather good old basic math.  Two plus Two...

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PR People and YouTube Creators

August 18, 2017 Eli 0

Have I told you how much I hate PR folks?  I don’t mean that I slightly dislike them, but really detest them in a deep and profound way. They’re the...

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How to Make Money Doing Reviews on YouTube

August 18, 2017 Eli 0

Doing reviews on YouTube seems to be one of the quickest ways to making money on the platform.  By uploading reviews you are easily getting on to the radar of...

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Breaking the YouTube Addiction

August 17, 2017 Eli 7

I made it half way through the latest Boogie2988 video this morning.  I was able to finish a DramaAlert, but then… hit the unsubscribe button. I flitted through a few...

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How to Get Free Review Items for Youtube Videos

August 16, 2017 Eli 2

Reviewing products on YouTube is what many creators rely on for video topics.  You’ll notice many of the big channels, especially in tech, are essentially review channels.  When you’re starting...

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Personality Prism on YouTube

August 16, 2017 Eli 1

People’s personalities change dramatically based on the situation and the people they are interacting with in real life.  You speak to a lover differently than you would a friend, and...

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Daily Stormer Promoted by The Washington Post

August 15, 2017 Eli 0

Even as someone who generally seeks out multiple sides to a story I had never been to DailyStormer.com until yesterday.  Honestly the site has NEVER come up during any conversations...

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Emotional Prostitution on YouTube

August 14, 2017 Eli 7

Let me tell you a secret… are you ready… it’s going to come as a shock… I don’t care about you… nope… I don’t give one iota of a crap...

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Nakedness of YouTube

August 14, 2017 Eli 5

When you have a project you visualize who you think your target audience is and then you build your product around assumptions based on who you’re targeting.  When I started...

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Self Deplatforming

August 12, 2017 Eli 3

I was on the edge of publishing my Failed Normal content to Medium until I read a few posts talking about the CEO essentially running Medium as a vanity project....

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Content Inventory for Creators on YouTube

August 11, 2017 Eli 0

There are 2 simple words that are the key to success in any technology related business, “ship product”.  Whatever else you do in your day the only thing that really...

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The Human’s Zoo

August 11, 2017 Eli 1

I find it odd how people who make up a society will share a tid bit of wisdom, and yet many times will not think about the ramifications beyond a...

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How to Make Money on YouTube

August 9, 2017 Eli 0

When I told people my job was making content for YouTube there was really only one question anyone really cared about, “How do you make money?”  The answer is rather...

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MacBook Pro 13″ 2017 Review

August 9, 2017 Eli 2

I think the picture really says it all.  The 13″ MacBook Pro is now my primary computer.  The 15″ MacBook Pro, and my Mac Pro are now sitting in storage,...

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Broken by the YouTube Plantation

August 9, 2017 Eli 5

I think I’m broken.  After 8 years of toiling for the YouTube Masters I think my creative will for video has left.  This is not a screed against YouTube, platforms,...

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Staring Into The Abyss – Professional Death

August 7, 2017 Eli 7

Aging brings on many experiences that although you expect, many times you do not expect the emotional impact of their happening.  The death of family members and pets.  Children being...

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