Dipping the Toes


Sorry for the radio silence. It's been a busy week! We've been finalizing the whole TTA merch situation, and I've been working on scrips ahead of time for the two weekends in a row that I'll be out of town.

Even now, I don't have a ton of time as we're about to head out to celebrate July 4th, but I wanted to get these thoughts down before I did:

I find myself really hesitant with this next script, and it feels odd. Usually if I'm unsure about a script, it's because I'm questioning if the story within it is worth telling. Is it interesting history? It's the added concern that with each day I think about it, the amount of time I have decreases, pushing me further into a corner of "well, I don't have time to do anything else, so this is it!"

This time however I'm actually really interested in the story. It's, at least to me, an interesting bit of history behind the Disney history. It's the tale of how these two businessmen bought an island off the coast of San Diego for $110,000 and built not only a city, but the largest and grandest hotel in the country at the time. That hotel, the Hotel Del Coronado, would 100 years later serve as one of the primary sources of inspiration for the Grand Floridian Resort in Disney World. 

What I'm nervous about this time around is whether or not I'm going too far outside of the realm of Disney history for people to care. I feel like normally I'd be quick and eager to experiment, and see if I could get an answer by just making the video. However coming just 3 weeks after that mosquito video and growing by 20,000 subscribers, I'm worried about it turning newcomers away and slowing down a good thing.

Ultimately, I'm pushing myself to try anyway. The research is done and the script is about a third of the way done, so it'd be an awful waste to scrap it just out of nervousness. I just know I'll be recording, editing, and uploading this video all week with the nagging feeling in the back of my mind that I might be slamming the brakes at a point where I'm coasting right now. 

I guess time will tell!

PS - To those in the states celebrating, have a happy and safe 4th of July!