Sunday, June 15, 2014

Don't Laugh, Youtube?

First of all, I want to thank the DLP community for keeping up with the site even though we haven't been too active recently. It says a lot that we've actually seen an increase in viewers even though we haven't been keeping up with posting. All of my writers and myself have been busy elsewhere, or just not too interested in blogging, and I even asked in advance if anyone wanted a platform to write.

I am hoping to get back into posting here, especially now that I have a desire in a new hobby... POSTING my gaming videos. I have been watching a lot on Youtube recently of Call Of Duty snipers like Pamaj & the FaZe guys, and there is a really cool community in that specific area. I feel like I have a good enough base for promotion already, and doing something like that could help that base grow.

Let's keep it real though, I'm not even half as good as those guys are... but I never classified myself as a sniper before. I always played with SMG's and AR's... only occasionally dabbling in sniping for fun and challenges. But in 2012 when Black Ops II came out, I made a real effort towards the final months of playing that heavily to learn how to quickscope and I started getting some cool clips... but I never uploaded anything. When I traded in my PS3 in order to put money towards my PS4, I deleted my files, so I don't have my Black Ops II stuff left, and now that I've started watching these videos, I really regret it.

However, with Ghosts, I've made an even greater effort to step up as a sniper, even with Infinity Ward nerfing [note: that's when they decrease the ability of the guns] the class. I feel like I do pretty good, and now with my focus on watching and learning from these Youtube guys, I'm noticing myself getting even better. So much, in fact, that I've started saving a lot of my content and began doing [beginner] video editing in order to put my clips together. I'm not insecure with my play, and while I know I'm far from as good as most who do it, I know I'm decent, and I'm confident enough that some people will like my clips.

Besides, it's another venture, and hopefully it motivates me to step my game up even more on COD to the point that there's growth all around. I also feel it would be even more beneficial to Don't Laugh, People by helping attract more viewers/subscribers and also hopefully create opportunities for affiliation and sponsorship. I should have my first video up soon, and I will post it here, so I hope when I do, the people who have been dedicated viewers will head on over and watch.

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