I watched a recent vlogbrothers video today, and a “passage” really jumped out at me. I have seen John Green speak a few times in person, and he is a great speaker with a lot of brilliant ideas. These are truly words to live by.
“Don’t make stuff because you want to make money–it will never make you enough money–and don’t make stuff because you want to get famous because you will never feel famous enough. Make gifts for people and work hard on making those gifts in the hope that those people will notice and like the gifts. Maybe they will notice how hard you worked and maybe they won’t. If they don’t notice, I know it’s frustrating, but ultimately that doesn’t change anything because your responsibility is not to the people you’re making the gift for, but to the gift itself.”
Highlights from today’s episode of My Yard, the new reality television series based in Morgan’s Front Yard!
Tensions were high today when the bird feeder was empty and no one remembers how they used to find food.
Squirrels from rivalling trees had a loud squabble, complete with chase scene. Then the new guy, Peregrine Falcon, showed up. Uh oh!
Oak Tree Squirrel was upset that Maple Tree Squirrel was on his turf. OTS was never taught street smarts by his mom, though, so he’s on the run.
Everyone quickly abandons the Food Source when Finch farts. Finch, trying to cover it up, said, “could MTS eat any louder? I’m out of here.”
Tune in tonight to find out what every thinks of Peregrine Falcon! (“He’s huge!!”)
My Yard will be on tonight at 8 EST. Tune into the MHB Network and learn about the birds and the bees!.
So yesterday was the most active this blog has ever been, I think. There’s a little graph that shows me hits for each day, and if I click on the day, it tells me where visitors have been coming from, and what posts have been viewed and whatnot. Anyway, I saw that I had gotten two clicks from bloggerschoiceawards.com! And sure enough, I was nominated! I know I’m not going to win, but that’s awesome. And whoever nominated me: thank you! That’s so awesome!
This was the description they wrote about my blog:
The amazing ramblings of a vegan-food-eating, music-writing, YouTube-vlogging nerdfighter!
“ramblings” certainly is right
I’m nominated for Best Video Blogger, Best Hobby Blog, Best Geek Blog, and Best Blog about Stuff. I made an account so I could “claim” my blog so they know who to contact, if, by some freak accident, I win something, and of course I voted for myself… GEEK WAS RIGHT, TOO. Man, this person was very insightful.
So anyway, if you go to www.bloggerschoiceawards.com and search “everydayuncommon”, it’ll be there, and you can view it in ALL FOUR EXCITING CATEGORIES!
geez, ramble ramble
and here’s today’s magpral
I figured I would recommend something to you, since twitter isn’t really my place anymore, and not all of you follow me there (yeah, Morgan, except way more people read your twitter than read your blog (shut up!)
The point is, this video is beautiful and perfect and wonderful and ingenious and I wish I had made it, and I wish I had someone to make it with.