For the past few weeks I have been thinking about a few things about the Youtube channel. One of those areas was to increase Youtube Members and trying to do videos outside of the Gaming and Nintendo boxes that we play in. So I have decided to return the Smokebomb Show idea which didn’t quite fit in past attempts as a gaming only idea into a everything goes style vlog series. Ranging from creative projects, sports, politics, abit of gaming, and personal thoughts about the world.
The idea of the Smokebomb is that it’s thrown and you don’t quite know what you going to get but it’s going to be interesting – more revealing about my thoughts than in the normal NNN videos. The good thing about members only videos is that it doesn’t affect the rest of the Youtube channel. I can talk about non gaming content without bugging the gamers and you get to see other sides of me. I feel excited about talking about others subjects and it allows me to do without doing a second channel and worrying about running both of them.
As you may have caught on there’s a running theme with the Smokebomb name. There’s also the Smokebomb Store where we sell Merch and the fictional version of it that debuted in the story I wrote – “Ninty Ninja and the Smokebomb Squad”. Certain projects of mine don’t work out the first time and that’s the same as Nintendo Ninja News back in 2012. It was a project that went quiet for three years before returning as a Youtube channel and now it’s over seven and a half years old going strong.
A new video will come every couple weeks but I will be pushing out a few eps of it this month to build up content for it. I get to also talk about my writings over 27 years and other cool things I find along the way. So I think this is a good thing and this video series is $4 per month. It’s pretty cheap and even cheaper if you based in the US due to the low Aussie dollar. This will greatly help out the channel as we build the new PC which will finish towards the end of this year.
It’s time for a update on how things are going for CT Creative Life and Nintendo Ninja News. I have been adding more items to the PC Build such as a new Switch controller and a SSD Card for the PC Build. The next pieces will be the Power Supply and the RAM which will be 16gb – double the amount of what’s in the laptop. Progress on the build has slowed due to less Youtube ad dollars and donations during the past few months. I always knew how there would be some slowdowns so that’s why the PC Build would be a year long project. Because moving from laptop to desktop PC would take much longer.
On the streaming front I’m getting Xenoblade Chronciles 3 as it’s due to get a new big game for the Nintendo Switch. I’m alsdo thinking of getting Splatoon 3 as I think that would bring in new viewers as it’s popular in Japan and I’m a fan of the series. A new shooter game would be nice to play. I have also brough the PS Plus Extra which features plenty of single player game experiences. Some games I will play as a one off and others I will play a number of times. Some single player games are simply too long to stream.
I’m looking forward to the next six months as I get the PC put together, a few new stories to write and I’m sure some exciting things coming from Nintendo too!
This month has been a good month meeting new subs on NNN and reducing down to three streams a week to make life easier on doing other content. The Smokebomb Store was released at Redbubble with two new merch designs during last month too. So it’s been good busy and enjoying the process.
Our newest idea is making the Memembership tiers easier. Smokebomb Squad Tier 1 is $6 on Youtube with a special icon and emjois to play with during the streams. This tier is to help buy new games with. Smokebomb Squad Tier 2 is $20 on Buy me a Coffee. This tier is for the big fans of the channel that want to speed up and help with our PC Build. Being a member also allows you to play with me in any mult player stream instead of special select streams.
I’ll let you know of any other ideas that come to mind soon. During the next week I’ll be releasing some simple Stream Rules too. For now, have a think about the monthly membership and I’ll get back to work.
The past month has seen a big increase for the streams for Nintendo Ninja News. We have been averging about six viewers a hour which has been great to see. There’s been also big boost in new subs and people coming along. I have indroduced the new “Upcoming Game Streams” videos for each week and the new NNN Replay where we rebroadcast single player games in full – a chance for thoise who didn’t see it the first time around or a classic game that I loved and the viewers. The dream would be to average ten viewers plus and doing different events with them.
In other news I’m pausing the PC Build for May as I’m getting new clothes for winter and stocking up on food. We are half way through the PC Build with only the items in the PC case and a monitor to go. All the desk changes have helped improve the streams such as the second monitor, Google Home Hub, Stream Deck, and slight wobble mic boom arm. I’m now able to do show things online and do different types of videos too.
There’s always new ideas in my mind but I feel the current setup for NNN is pretty good now. I’m also working with YinYang on the Stream show music as the album is being made. I’m also working Bendy on the Smokebomb Redbubble Store we have rebooted. So more fun things to come in the future.
Become a Buy me a Coffee member if you can to help support the PC Build and make things easier for the fortnight buys. I’ll talk to you next month