Happy Paper Anniversary! Paper, Really?!?

A Fitting Image for Such an Auspicious EventOn the first day of the month of November, in the year of Our Lord, two thousand and thirteen at 1:01pm, central daylight savings time, the first ever MonkWerks video was uploaded to YouTube – and he is still as melodramatic as ever.  So Happy Anniversary!  If you will indulge me for a minute – as if we have a choice – I would like to do a little reminiscing.  Though it is often said, it is unbelievable the experiences I have enjoyed during this solitary year.  I have interacted with some really interesting, creative, and wonderful people from all over the world.  People from every continent (save Antarctica) have watched my videos – Internet for All!!!!!!!! (Are More Than 3 '!'s Excessive?)speaking of net neutrality, when are the penguins going to have affordable and reliable, high-speed access to watch YouTube – and that is a humbling thought.  I have interacted with some of my favorite woodworkers and have been an occasional guest on the Summers Woodworking Show – did you know he actually tried to add that to his curriculum vitae (that’s C.V. for those that don’t know Latin).  And I think the best part has been able to talk about woodworking with so many people, and as if I have not said it enough … the online woodworking community is great!  I suppose I should mention that I received some great news today (surprising that it happened on the one year anniversary), one of my videos has topped 10,000 views!

I Wonder if Sandpaper can be Used on Stats to Make Them Look Better?

For those who like numbers here are some of the statistics: 22 videos created; 12 projects – he’s including the unfinished Shoe-Shine Box, get that done will ya; 2,810 subscribers; 59,912 views Medieval Version of YouTube(2636 of those views were by women); 281,356 minutes of video watched; videos seen in 151 countries (there are 196 countries in the world); 2,426 likes and 13 dislikes – you can thank us for yanking the “Shake It Off” video link; and 680 comments.  Not bad for the first year, and all of it is because people (you guys and gals) were interested in seeing what a monk in a woodshop likes to do in his spare time.

And so to everyone who has watched a video or read a blog posting, a sincere and heartfelt thank you for making this past year so great.  And now to the next project.

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Paper Anniversary!  Paper, Really?!?
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Happy Paper Anniversary! Paper, Really?!?
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On the first day of the month of November, in the year of Our Lord, two thousand and thirteen at 1:01pm, central daylight savings time, the first ever MonkWerks video was uploaded to YouTube - and he is still as melodramatic as ever. So Happy Anniversary!
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