Currently my Instagram account has reached the milestone of 225 followers; just 775 shy of the goal for this calendar year; 1,000 followers. Let's get there together, with each new day coming with a new post with each having a saying that I keep in mind every day that keeps me going. Whether, it's inspiring, motivating, or just something to remember in less than ideal situations, they're all words that we could all stand to keep in mind. In addition, my photography skills are going to consistently advance throughout the project, and by the end, we'll all have learned something.
On YouTube, I've hit the milestone of 212 subscribers; 16 more than the start of the year. But, there is still a long ways to go if 1,000 subscribers by the end of this calendar year is going to be a reality. That being said, if you have any interest in playing cards, magic, cardistry, or anything in this field, subscribe! Make my day, and help me reach my dream for the year!
With this website, every week, updates are being made, new pages are being added, and with it more information. As this process continues, this site, my YouTube channel, the courses being filmed, and every other aspect will, when combined, make the best free foundation for anything and everything playing cards, even better.
Looking Further Ahead
January was a good start. February is planned to be even better. Let's get to 230 subscribers in February, 300 followers on Instagram, and continue crushing it in 2017! As there usually is, there is much more in the works for all of my sites. However, for now, the playing card section of this website is my first priority. Updating that section to include as many deck reviews as possible is my primary goal for this month. Rest assured that by the beginning of March, every deck that I own worth checking out will have a webpage review under the "Playing Cards" section. This includes the Rarebit Copper deck, the Ghost Deck, the Artifice Deck, the Artisans Deck, and various others.
On YouTube, here is what the rough next two weeks look like as far as upload schedules are concerned.
February 3, 2017 - The Nouveau Bourgogne Deck Review (deck courtesy of Bona Fide Playing Cards)
February 10, 2017 - The Ribbon Spread and Flip Tutorial (basic and advanced versions shown)
Aside from that, my school work, college, and some non-profit work still continues on, so my plate is full. Let's make February epic!
Personal Life Update
I know that personal details might not be appealing to you, so I'll give you a short and sweet briefing. To begin, my school work has kicked back into high gear. Now this means that frequent future updates will be somewhat difficult to consistently provide. However, I made a resolution this year to consistently update the website weekly, upload to YouTube at least once every two weeks, post to Instagram every day, and continue working on honing my cardistry, magic, and photography skills. This is a huge resolution, and as crazy as it sounds to you, I don't plan to break it. Bear this in mind, because there are many huge projects in the works!
Goals for the Year
For starts, this year I have multiple goals that can all be reached, and they're all within reach if you help me. On December 31, 2017, here are the places I wish to have gone;
On YouTube, I hope to reach 1,000 subscribers.
On Instagram, I hope to reach 1,000 followers.
Both accounts are linked above, and I'll be personally grateful if you follow me on Instagram and subscribe to my YouTube channel; let's make these dreams real!
If you haven't noticed already, there is a button on the top right corner of the website. If you click on this button a window will open that will allow you to claim your free eBook dedicated to every technical aspect of a deck of playing cards. All you need to do is provide your email address and first name (none of this information will ever be shared with any third party, and all of it will remain private), and you'll receive the email to claim the eBook. If you don't see the email, check your spam folder.
On the other hand, my #365project on Instagram is 35 days strong, and I plan to follow through to 365 days straight with no days missed on postings. Every day, I'll be posting a creative image of a deck of cards, and a little life advice. Whether the advice is inspirational, motivational, or something that I feel that you should think about, it can benefit you, and it will should you apply the concept.
On my YouTube channel, I would just like to thank you all for making hitting 204 subscribers by today possible (let's get to 1,000 by December 31). In regards to my future upload schedule, here you go.
January 20, 2017: Symbolism in Playing Cards
January 27, 2017: Theory 11 Union Deck Review
February 3, 2017: The Pathway to Cardistry Course Teaser
This schedule is subject to change if anything unexpected arises, but for now, this is what the end of January looks like.
In the Works
Currently, I'm working to expand the Intro to Cardistry course to include many new tutorials, new material, and I'm looking into a better launch site for the course. The difference now is that the course has been renamed to a more fitting "The Pathway to Cardistry". I'll have more details on this soon. Also, there is much more in the works on photography tutorials, camera reviews, and content creation advice videos. To be brief though, keep an eye on my Instagram account and my YouTube as the teasers to the projects closest to launch will be appearing very soon!