I love ideas, since as I said I’m… uncreative in the beginning stages of an idea. For example, when I was taking a writing class, I struggled and struggled to find topics to write about. Once I got my topic, the essay itself was easy, and I generally got good grades. But when my teacher would assign something to write about… Man, I could blow through that essay no problem. As I said, I’m not funny alone, I leech off of something, and I think that’s true in all aspects of what I do.
I just need to start with virality, like Cantina Pencil Girl (who is actually legitimately funny). Her first video was #1 on trending… That’s such an amazing feat. It’s a lot like Darude – Sandstorm Potato Guy.
The “start with virality” is a myth…you have sufficient popularity from your comments, Masøn. You just need to make sure you’re using the talents God has given you to do your best whenever set forth the vision of your channel and make your first video (if that’s something you decide to do).
Mason DO IT. I just did a reaction video as my first video. Plus people know you in comment sections (How many times have I seen someone comment that on Studio C or another channel, lol). I think you could get a good name for yourself.
So I’ve been thinking about Masøn & producing videos on YouTube, and here is what I’ve concluded:
Right now, Masøn is one of the best commenters on YouTube. The Bible verse that best explains what he tries to do is Proverbs 15:23, “A man finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!” Reading his comments always seem to enhance the video viewing experience, as he understands the intended audience with each comment he writes.
If he were to branch into video production, it would have to fit into that theme somehow. I don’t think Masøn would gain much satisfaction from making videos unless they fit into a bigger motivation station. They would have to be structured such that anyone [from his intended audience] would finish watching and think, “I am so glad I spent some of my precious time watching Masøn’s video.” I’m not sure what structure or genre or topic or style or factors (or donkeys) would make a Masøn M. video, but I know how it will feel once it’s done. Even a short, fun, lighthearted, timely video from Masøn will have a little bit of substance to it, because he’s made it for his intended audience with purpose.
Maybe I’m being too idealistic, but that’s what I’ve been thinking about today.
He did show up in the fancast, I’m pleased to report. His main segment started at 1:01:13, but you can also hear his voice in the intro and in the final saying of “Happy Ryan and Matthew Appreciation Station Day”.
Here’s a “Ryan Matlock isn’t releasing content right now, so here’s the best current video regarding puns and holidays that I could find that also relates to the motivation discussion from earlier in this thread” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plb_pbcslfw