Hello friends! As you know, recently, I have not been able to get out and create new videos. There have been a series of expected and unexpected reasons and I will explain some of them. Always a primary friend or foe of the prospector or miner is the weather not only for the living conditions but for processing of material effectively …or even at all. Lately, we have had a lot of heavy rains here in the Southwest and most of the desert and semi-desert areas I visit and prospect have been too wet. The mountain areas are fairly far from me and some of the areas are still covered with snow. So, there are always the weather issues when you’re working out in the wild spaces. Secondly, myself and a close family member have had a couple medical issues which are “on the mend” I’m very happy to report. Also, I had to be around to sell my old Subaru, that I had listed on Craig’s List, to the new owner and I have been working (and learning) on setting up and creating web sites for our new website www.gtaovlogs.com.
Previously, I had difficulties with the video software and lack of computer memory so I have been looking into new video editing software and these type of things. Lastly, for financial reasons I have been working on establishing additional sources of income and funding to help pay regular expenses before funding time and trips for new videos and content. These are the realities we all face and you all and I are doing the same …doing the best you can with what you have right? Ongoing, as it has been from the beginning, our operational budget will be tight.
Things, including the weather, are changing for the better friends! We have a new secured website and soon a new ecommerce GTAO Vlogs’ Store for our products and more. We will have a flexible and vibrant and feature rich website and GTAO Vlog’s News Blog! We are going to have three to four regular video series of videos year round and we plan to develop new and unique series involving more distant travel and new adventures!
We have added and edited our support levels on Patreon, added new alternate sources of funding for supporters like Subscribe_star, Ven_mo (coming soon), and we are working on some key others. Opportunities for product and or service sponsors of GTAO Vlogs are taking shape and we are seeking five main sponsors initially and other sponsors as well. These sponsors will, we hope, be a regular and important part of GTAO Vlogs into the future and we look forward to working with great companies and using and featuring their products and services in our adventures. Also, we plan to, as we can, offer some of these sponsor’s products as prizes for our supporters and subscribers and gift cards to the sponsor’s online shops in many cases. We may as well have some of their products and merchandise available in our online shop.
GTAO Vlogs has a number of YouTube content creator friends who have joined us in our group the YouTube Friends Ratings Club, YFRC, and we have added a couple new creators recently! The YFRC is a pretty exciting experiment and we are working towards the first fifty friendly members from all over the WORLD!
So, as I wrote earlier, the weather is getting really nice! We are eager to get back to metal detecting, gold prospecting and mining, meteorite and treasure hunting, camping, hunting, fishing, traveling, and making short and long films for our viewers and supporters.
In conclusion my friends, we are working to do the best we can with what we have, your support, and the partnerships with our sponsors and develop plans and goals for the future. For those of you who expected more videos recently we apologize yet want you to know that we are looking forward to get back into the swing of things, improving our content, and getting to a more regular schedule! Thanks again to every supporter we have and we wish you all great health, love, and good times!
Fondly, Aaron from GTAO Vlogs