The avalanche in the Yukon kept me there longer than planned. We called off the backpacking expedition when we heard about the missing people. We returned to the dogsleds and mushed to the scene to offer assistance. All of those missing were found and are well. Trailiac hasn’t published an article since last month because of our delay in the Great White North. Well, I wish the reason for delayed articles was so noble. To be frank, my focus on Trailiac during the past few weeks has been on refining the Trailiac Youtube channel.
Until recently, I viewed the Trailiac Youtube channel strictly as a hosting platform for videos on Trailiac.com. The videos reside on the Trailiac's Youtube channel. Trailiac’s videos page and videos within articles simply reference the Trailiac Youtube channel.
A recent literature search and online discussions have convinced me that Trailiac’s Youtube channel could be much more.
Some stories are better told as movies than books. I’ve tried reading The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper. The movie (1992 version) is easier to digest. I believe the James Bond movies are more enjoyable to watch than Ian Fleming’s books are to read. Some stories are simply better watched than read.
Some of the recent changes to the Trailiac Youtube channel include the following:
- Combined two Youtube channels (Trailiac, personal) that offer backpacking-related videos
- Added a description of the Trailiac Youtube channel
- Added social media links to Trailiac.com, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
- Uploaded new channel art
- Uploaded modified profile image
- Added custom thumbnail image to each video
- Clarified each video description
- Reviewed and added tags, where appropriate
Trailiac will still strive to create compelling prose, but Trailiac’s Youtube channel will no longer exist solely as a platform. The Youtube channel will be treated as a different content option. One is not preferred over the other. Text and video are just different options.
Please visit the Trailiac Youtube channel and see if you like the improvements. Subscriptions have soared by 300% (currently at 3 subscribers).
-- The Trailiac Editor