At the beginning of 2020, I recorded a bunch of training videos, and put on some live classes throughout the year. As much as I love doing that stuff, my current office absolutely sucks for it.
Like a lot of families, we spent most of 2020 trying to figure out how to make the most of the space we had, and then thinking longer-term about what our space requirements are.
We thought about moving to a lot of different places. We looked in difference cities, states, and even countries (visa applications for France weren’t available for a lot of the year though).
The entire time, I sort of put off recording training content and putting on classes, because the experience wasn’t great for me. That’s it. I stopped streaming, didn’t record YouTube videos for a while, and just buckled down to focus on blogging and client work.
Getting set up to do any of that stuff was a process, and the whole green screen situation in a small office just didn’t work out. It was right behind me, I’d knock into it, and the lighting in here made all sorts or artifacts and flicker effects. I was never really happy with the final product.
Add to it that there was a lot of outside noise and annoyances.
Very blah, as they say.
We finally found a new place that suits our needs though, and I have a much bigger office now that doesn’t require anyone else sacrificing space. I’m getting things migrated to the new space, and when I do I’ll start planning out more live stuff and training.
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