"STANDING LIKE A TREE."
By Josh kosh
A Blog Page by Comedian Josh Kosh.
Creating content for online consumption is very scary. Not that there are monsters or guns involved. The scary part is that no one knows WHAT people will actually watch! As a careful content creator, I never cease to be amazed at the millions of views received by happenings that would garner little attention otherwise, versus the self acknowledged creative genius (ok, creative intelligence) that I exhibit with carefully thought out productions. I have done videos with clever use of chroma-key technology and facial replacement along with written humorous dialogue. Ten thousand views. Max. Meanwhile, a bad sketch about a "Millywop" battle, recorded on a flip phone, in vertical camera frame with 27 pixels to it's name and the wrong Instagram filter, is on it's way to it's 2 millionth view! Scary!
"Maybe my content is not that good?"...That thought has crossed my mind. It should. I'm a Virgo and it makes me seek out the information and experience to be better. I've successfully hidden some of my early work. But nobody watched that either. Thank God. With a little research and "Youtube University", I began to improve my own productions and receive valued feedback from close friends and fans. The feedback was very encouraging! I began to realize, that while I was seeking the mass approval for my efforts, I had actually begun to cultivate my own fan base of people who like what I do and how I do it.
"Should I lower my standard?"...As a Comedian and as a content producer, I want to bring you things that are of some substance. I think that is a fair exchange for the gift I've been given. However, the temptation to grab that lowest common denominator of humor is always present. We all know it , laugh at it, and enjoy it. The "Millywop Battle", the sex joke, the falling down bit, etc. These subjects will always have a constant presence in the online content world. I am striving to exceed those expectations and gain a following of people (or bots, whatever) that can appreciate my actual content and the effort put into that content.
The moral of the story is that your work may not be for everybody, but it will be for somebody. Keep developing and utilizing your voice and gifts to energize the world with your light! And when you get a chance, CLICK HERE to check out some of my brand of humor as expressed on stage and through sketch comedy.