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So... I decided to blog a bit. There were a couple of comments on YT that made me decide to talk to the community. Some asshat in the comments accused us of uploading rant:30 separately so that we could cash in with the YT money. I removed his comment because it was derailing the chat and it was way off topic. It was also way too personal.
He then said something about how we are doing just fine with our fancy beer and house in the woods... I do want to address this just a bit because if one person thinks it, there are probably others with the same ignorant assumptions.
I am somewhat frugal. This place in the woods is 1/3 the price I was paying for a one room apartment that I was sharing with another person in NYC. It's all location. The beer I drink is less expensive than bud light when you apply my formula: My beer is 3-4 times stronger than bud light. It tastes 20 times better. You can drink fewer beers and not feel as bloated and you can take fewer trips to the bathroom... That's just smart on every level... So drink good beer and don't think someone is well off if they aren't sucking on a Pabst. I drink a few per week (only really when on beergamesbeer). So, this is not even a blip on the financial radar.
He also mentioned that I purchase fancy organic food. I purchase food from a local farm. The beets, onions, broccoli are about 1/4 the price they were at Kroger in KY... and those were not even organic. I'm trying to live smart and well and I like going to the source to get my food. I am saving a TON of money on food and I am eating well. My monthly food bill is WAY lower than it was in KY. Also, I have not been out to eat in a couple of months. This means I am saving a lot more loot on food these days. Eating out costs a fortune. Also, we make our own stuff more than we buy pre-packaged stuff. Mayo, ketchup, tortillas, bread... You can make your own out of simple ingredients and save a ton of money... Plus, it tastes better... Maybe we should do some videos on this stuff.
TL/DR for this section: Anyone who thinks it is cheaper to eat junk food and drink bud light is a moron... And I'll be happy to show you the light.
Anyway, the website is paying for itself and I am in search of an editor. After hiring an editor things will be pretty tight until we grow a bit more. We are just at that point now... I don't want to floss my teeth with golden threads. I want to do just well enough to make key people look and say, "What's going on with these nerds in the woods."... I also try to give back as much as possible. This is not a get rich scheme... Anyway, that dude hit a nerve when he accused me of being greedy. Everything has a purpose and there is a balance.
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So, regarding the Rant:30. I started separating those videos because a bunch of people asked me if I could cut out key parts of the video. They said it would be way easier to share. Sending someone a 50 minute video (even with a timestamp) can be scary. So, I think making rant:30 a separate video is a good idea. This same commentor was sooooooo upset that he had to move his worthless ass 3 inches to click past the rant:30 in The Tek. His complaining doesn't bother me... but I do want to ask everyone a question:
Would you rather that I omit any segments that I cut out of The Tek or would you rather they be left in? The bottom line is that if we leave them in you can just watch The Tek and then share the Rant:30 is you think someone might want to see it... Anyway, let me know what you would prefer. I'd just as soon leave it in there because after day 1 viewers consume the content there is no guarantee that a new viewer will watch both videos. So, if a new viewer sees The Tek first I don't want them to miss the Rant:30... that's my take, but let me know if anyone else is upset about having it done this way. I'm happy to listen to the audience... and I'm totally willing to lose a subscriber here and there if it's for the better of the community. I really have no patience when it comes to entitled asshats.