Embracing Change and Connecting with Subscribers
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Sunday 18th June 2023 - Čardačani
Well, it's a scorching afternoon here in Čardačani, with temperatures soaring to 30 degrees Celsius. As an Englishman in Bosnia and Herzegovina, I find it fascinating how the sun shines brighter here in the afternoon than back in the UK at midday. Today, I wanted to take a moment to connect with you, our exclusive subscribers and share some exciting updates.
Your support means the world to me, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to engage with you on a deeper level.
Recently, I embarked on a quest to improve the quality of my somewhat limited video content. My beloved MacBook Air, has a built-in webcam which is far from ideal. But thanks to a nifty app called Camo and a USB A to USB C cable, I have discovered a budget-friendly solution: turning my smartphone into a high-quality external webcam! With 1080p and 60 frames per second, the difference is remarkable. I was thrilled to share this test with my YouTube audience, and to my surprise, Robbie S. from Dublin joined the livestream. It's incredible how technology brings us together, bridging gaps and fostering connections.
My YouTube channel has been a platform for sharing my adventures. If you haven't already, I encourage you to explore my playlists, including the one about Croatia. It was during our holiday in Čiavo near Trogir that we heard of an Irishman that had bought a house next door to where we were housesitting. That Irishman, who we didnt meet was, of all people, Robbie S.
Robbie has joined our newsletter and blog here. Additionally, I've had the pleasure of connecting with Mick, who resides in a Croatian town bordering Slovenia. These encounters remind me that my stories resonate with people from diverse backgrounds, forging unexpected friendships and sparking new possibilities.
Life in Čardačani continues to surprise me with its small-world connections. Recently, we bumped into Elizabeth Wragg, a talented violist married to an Englishman named Ashley. To our astonishment, they live just a stone's throw away from us here in the village.
In the spirit of sharing more exclusive content with you guys, I have exciting plans in store. I will be producing occasional vertical videos, offering raw glimpses into my daily life here in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Additionally, exclusive audio podcasts will also be produced specifically for you. These endeavors aim to provide a deeper connection and enhance your experience as a subscriber.
Running this operation comes with its costs, and I’m striving to make it sustainable. Your support in the form of paid subscriptions and complimentary access goes a long way. I aim to raise an additional 100 euros per month to cover expenses like web hosting, domain name, and essential online tools. Your engagement, feedback, and thumbs-up are invaluable as I continue on this exciting path.
Stay safe, wherever you may be, and let's eagerly anticipate the summer weather and adventures) ahead.