Well, this is my first blog post on my personal website! As I said in the description this personal blog will be more in depth about ME personally than even my Facebook page. Posts on social media are typically brief, but on a blog you have time to think deeply. :-)
I am not looking at the year 2016, which lies ahead of me. I am hopeful that I will make some significant accomplishments this year. My number ONE goal is to earn a living with my business. All throughout history artists of all kinds have starved. My situation is not quite so grim, but it is necessary to be financially successful as well as an artistic success. I do feel some financial pressure, but I am working on that. I am a FIRM believer that you MUST do a job you can reasonably enjoy. If you are not interested in the work or feel stressed or trapped then that is the signal to move on. If you are miserable in your job it WILL affect your health.
Often there are people who train for a certain field just because you can make a lot of money in it. If you do not have a passion for your work you will be no good to your employer and no good to yourself. You will end up sick and miserable with a mound of medical bills. So PLEASE take care of your health and get a job you can enjoy.
I am getting a Youtube channel for my business, Adele Smith Entertainment. This new channel will be more like the old fashioned, traditional TV channel with a variety of programs playing on different days of the week. We will start out slowly with a few regular shows a week and then gradually increase the number of shows to several each day. The two channels I currently have will continue to be the way they are, a haphazard mesh of vlogs, and mini movies. With the business channel we will be focusing on all types of Web series's and building the Adele Smith Entertainment brand.
I have enough ideas for books and stories to last me several lifetimes so I will be publishing more e-books in 2016. I would like to write some nonfiction and get some hard copies printed. Selling a product requires A LOT of marketing and creativity.
We are still working on the goal of getting an IMDB page and getting films submitted to festivals. I am focusing more on one woman shows this year. I really miss my classical acting. I tend to get so busy making the films and keeping the actors happy that I do not get to act much. Acting is my first love, but it tends to get pushed to the side so I want to change that.
Among my major goals for 2016 are:
Start More Blogs,
Start a Patreon Page
Design and Manufacture Products
Distribute Songs with CDBaby
Release a 2D Animated Cartoon
As you can see I have my work cut out for me this year, but I always believe in aiming as high as possible. If some things do not get done, just put them on the schedule for later and you will accomplish them eventually. :-)
I have recently become an admirer of a famous world leader. I surprised myself because I usually admire actors. I am being drawn deeper into politics, which is a good thing. There are many problems in the world and we should all help find the solutions. Well, the world leader, who I admire and have thoroughly researched, is Vladimir Putin. Those of you who know me personally know that I am a Christian and a Conservative with high ideals and traditional moral values. Mr. Putin seems to echo the values that traditional Americans hold dear. Western media still sees Russia as the enemy, but if you do your homework you will find that things have changed. One article went as far as to say that Russia is becoming more Christian than America. Time will tell who is right and who is wrong, but I see in Putin a man of faith, character and integrity. These qualities are rare in the world today and are to be greatly admired wherever they are found.
Adele Celeste Smith