Welcome back to the Never Ending Backlog!
What is it? I still haven't decided. It has gone through many revisions in its life. It started as a blog, went to a podcast, moved to long-format YouTube, migrated to YouTube Shorts, then went to a Giide, and now we're at Notion?
Needless to say, NEB will probably go through many transitions in its lifetime. It has always been an adventure to conquer my backlog and showcase the many qualities of games out there, and highlight the effort that developers put into their games, while also allowing me to experiment with the many marketing technology (martech) tools out there, on a budget.
Over time, I realized that the Never Ending Backlog was a training tool to experiment with new technologies in the marketing industry, where I work.
Since starting this adventure, I have used the following tools/services:
3rd Party Tools
- Apple Final Cut Pro
- Streamlabs OBS
- Nvidia Broadcast
- YouTube Studio
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- OBS Studio
I may have missed a few in this list, but each of them played a role in the development of the Never Ending Backlog. It has been a fun adventure. I took a name that no one was using and was able to play a lot of games, learn a lot of things, and meet some amazing developers along the way. Honestly, I look forward to this next chapter.
So, how will the Never Ending Backlog continue?
I enjoy simple copywriting, gif screenshots, and shorter written pieces. I think this is the sweet spot for me. I don't want to spend months developing a website. I want to take screenshots/gifs of games, and ultimately, I just want to share my experience. Notion seems to fit that bill. I also hate seeing myself on camera, and I'm not a fan of my voice. Plus, I'm not the highlight of the show; the games are.
Now, there might be some technical limitations along the way.
- Notion is traditionally used for note-taking, product/project management, work stuff, etc. Although it can be a standalone tool, it may not be the best option for a content-driven site like NEB. We'll see, though.
- Domain setup will be interesting. I have found some tutorials. Then again, if you're reading this, I have successfully checked off task #2. ✔️
- Notion is still really new to me (and to the world). I'm picking it up as I go along. There are going to be a lot of limitations, especially with integrations, SEO, any type of paid advertising, etc. All will be much more complex.
But it's an adventure, a journey, a new path, and there will be some hiccups. I have prattled on enough. It's time to start notioning the Never Ending Backlog!