Recently I started writing for a site called AnalogHype.com and they've gotten me a press pass for E3. This is a huge deal for me as it's going to help my exposure as a vlogger and I already have interviews lined up.
BUT on the flip side I have tickets for U2 during that 3 day period in Oakland. They're pretty good seats and I'd love to go as I've never seen them live and I enjoy the band quite a bit.
Now before you go trashing U2, realize that they're putting on what is considered one of the very best live shows in the world right now. It's insane. Also if you can't imagine seeing them live at all, just picture it being your favorite band on their biggest tour ever instead.
Now that that's settled help me figure out what I should do.
Should I go to E3 where I have huge access and can help my career or go to a piece of entertaining history?
How is it an insult to journalism? Let's think about what the news is for a second... people sitting in front of cameras talking about the current events of the day. Hmmmm Oh that's right most news readers don't even write their stories.
But yeah I guess you're right. Making videos about movies and games doesn't make anyone a professional even if they get paid... oh wait what site are we on? Oh that's right... ugh that's ridiculous dude.
You need to rethink your ideas and realize what age we're in man. Instant information and communication and if you get paid for it... guess what... YOU'RE A PROFESSIONAL.
I'm constantly working to update what I know about film, about comics, about games, it's all I do all day. I make connections with people in the industry and if they want to talk to me about it, that means THEY are giving ME the stories and that counts for something.
It's a profession if there's an entire market behind, a business behind it, and an entire world that accepts it. But again we're me, some one who's all about putting his opinion out there. Why hate on people who make a living entertaining people by giving their opinion on certain stories? that makes no sense to me.
Professionals are people who know their craft, people who say informed things and have informed opinions. Getting paid to do something makes you a professional only in the literal sense of the word. The e-age has enabled anyone to spread their opinion across the globe. Just because some people get paid to do it doesn't mean they're any more competent at it. Professionals are people who know what they're doing.
Or I could just ignore you as I made my decions, arguing with you over this is pointless since you're talking about OTHER people and not me, and seeing as how the subject of the conversation is ME AND WHAT I'M DOING all of your points are irrelevant. Just the facts man.
You have yet to mention how Youtube is a bad place for people who do know what they're talking about, true professionals in their field, is a bad place to post their content. Yeah let me go some where else, forget the place that has the biggest audience to get my ideas and thoughts expressed.
You're a real genius.
I want to make a living doing this, I'm on that path, and here you are simply saying "well OTHER people on there don't know what they're talking about so you shouldn't do that." Why? That doesn't make ANY sense at all. Thanks bye.
Finally you get the balls to attack my writing directly instead of pussy footing around. You're just a hater. When was the last time you wrote a review or article anyone gave a damn about? Never? Thanks.
Look you basically derailed the conversation for absolutely no reason. I'm doing my thing. I enjoy it. There are people that enjoy it. I'm writing for three sites right now, I have a fan base, I'm doing what I love for a living and you act like a douche bag and shit on it. Why?
What do you get out of it? If it's so damn boring then why start shit? You know where it's going. You're trying to provoke a reaction. I'm not going to lay down and say "oh yeah you're right. I should stop doing what I'm doing immediately".
Fuck of Meddle. You're living up to your name and it's obnoxious.