JoeR247 Interviews... The Geeky Dad

July 17, 2019

 

1. What is the story behind your channel name?

 

I saw a number of people making great videos about retro console gaming and thought I could do the same for retro pc gaming

 

2. What is your video game history/background and all time favourite game?

 

Gamer since 1988 (when I was 4). Spectrum 48k, Spectrum zx2+, 386 PC, 486 PC, master system, Pentium 2 PC, N64, pc circa 2002, Ps3, Current rig. Favourite game is either KOTOR or Fallout: New Vegas

 

3. What/Who inspired you to start creating content on the internet?

 

DJ Slopes, Larry Bundy Jr, Kim Justice, LGR, Pushing UP Roses

 

4. When did you start creating content on the internet?

 

2018 for gaming but I've made videos of some description since 2012

 

5. What is your content creation setup. Specs and accessories? 

 

Sony Vegas, Audacity, my phone, Basic Mic and paint.net

 

6. How did you find the first few weeks/months of content creation? (any funny stories/mistakes/highlights?) 

 

Hard. I made it too difficult for myself trying to juggle making videos and everything else in life, plus my video series I started out with was ambitious and tricky to put together

 

7. How did you grow your channel? How did you network? 

 

Twitter and Discord and trying to be funny (with varying success)

 

8. What has been your proudest moment so far? 

 

Cracking 100 subs and 100 views on a single video

 

9. How did you find the technical side of content creation? Setting up your channel, etc?

 

Not too bad. I'm a software engineer by trade so I found it pretty straightforward

 

10. What do you enjoy most about your content creation hobby/career? 

 

Just being creative, having a vision and seeing it through to completion gives me an immense amount of satisfaction

 

11. What don't you enjoy so much about your content creation hobby/career?

 

Trends and algorithms. I get the feeling I'd be much more successful if I chased the dragon instead of just making the content I want to make

 

12. What are you short term and long term goals for your channel/s?

 

1000 subs and videos regularly over 500 views

 

13. What advice would you give anyone looking to get into content creation?

 

If you want to, just do it. Don't worry about production values just get it going and you'll improve and learn over time

 

14. Finally, what other content creators do you enjoy watching and recommend people check out?

 

Gaming muso, since species, Octavious Kitten plus the people who got me into youtube in the first place

 

The Geeky Dad is a retro PC gaming youtuber who makes videos about the history of PC gaming.

 

Check him out on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcojcTNVqA65teUckJaPjNw or on Twitter www.twitter.com/thegeekydad

 

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