I hope I have the energy and time to make videos regularly. It's taking a lot more time than I thought, with this first video coming a little over a month since I first started thinking about seriously YouTubing. Even beyond the initial logistics and technical stuff, just the act of editing takes so long. My previous editing efforts have just been music videos, trailers for game tournaments, and birthday or wedding slideshows, which typically don't involve dialogue, so those generally go by quicker, or at least more steadily. This, not so quick.
Coincidentally, there were no VGMaps submissions during the time it took to put this together. Funny time for a drought; perhaps it was a sign that I was meant to get that first video done in time. I know I can't expect that to always be the case in the future, so let's hope I can manage my time so that anyone who's waiting for updates here or on my YouTube channel won't think any delay is because of the other. I still have a full-time job on top of these efforts, too. And I still need time for family, friends, church, and of course, playing games (I am already so behind as it is).
Despite what you said, I am actually not "pretty comfortable" in front of the camera, but thanks to the "magic" of editing, I take the best take out of several, which significantly cuts down on flub-ups, awkward pauses, nervous blabber ("uh", "um", "so like"), etc. As I get more used to it I'll need fewer takes and then editing will hopefully be quicker. Also, as part of personal development, I would think it should increase my comfort level with public speaking, and even improve techniques like projecting my voice to be heard and to assert confidence, etc. I can tell that I'm still stiff in some places, but I guess since most of you guys haven't had much opportunity to interact with me in person, you probably couldn't tell.
I have a lot of books (my library just keeps growing, I just received Pat Contri's Ultimate Nintendo Guide To The NES Library last night!), and I won't always be talking about books, let alone six-year-old books, but I figured, and thankfully the timing was right for its 127th birthday, that as a Nintendo fan my first video should probably be about that. I will also do gameplay and vlogging, both of which might show a more natural side of me.
But yes, please Like, share, subscribe, buy a Nintendo Quest DVD, etc., if you like it!