Friday, July 17, 2020

J-Dubb's Theatre Consolidated

 Tim is moving the J-Dubb's Theatre archives, to be shipped from YouTube to the J-Dubb's Theatre headquarters

This past week, I did something that I should have done a long time ago. If only I'd known, years ago, that I could backdate blog posts. (Assuming I actually could backdate blog posts, years ago. A lot has changed.)

Many years ago, after I had been blogging for a couple years, I expanded J-Dubb's Theatre into the fledgling world of YouTube. Five years later, the written blog began to wane, in favor of of the video element of J-Dubb's Theatre. In 2011, it came to a point where all I posted to this blog were my YouTube videos. No more written posts, no more Superstar of the Week, no Nosferatu part VII for Halloween. Then, by the end of that year, I stopped posting even my videos to this blog. After seven years, this blog became an idle blog.

In 2012, after more than a year, I decided to officially end the blogging portion of J-Dubb's Theatre. Then, remembering how I enjoyed writing in this blog, I redacted my decision to end it, within that same blog post. I decided, instead, to leave the blog open for the occasion where I would suddenly decide to post. And that's what happened. Every once in a while, over the years, I've decided to post something.

J-Dubb's Theatre videos pretty much divorced themselves from the blog of origin, and my YouTube channel replaced the blog as the central hub of J-Dubb's Theatre. I uploaded videos for five more years, until new life priorities brought an end to that era. Since then, J-Dubb's Theatre has continued to exist quietly within it's original blog form, as a place to occasionally reminisce.

Recently, I decided to post all my YouTube videos and collaborations to this blog, starting from where I had left off in 2011, and backdating each post to the date when I had originally uploaded the video to YouTube. It makes sense to have all of  J-Dubb's Theatre posted to this blog, as this blog is J-Dubb's Theatre, after all. It's interesting, after all these years, mentioning the J-Dubbles, and VidCon in this blog. They're integral parts of J-Dubb's Theatre, but they've never actually been mentioned in the classic blog posts. I also wrote the descriptions for Halloween videos in red text, giving them the feel of my classic Halloween posts.

Overall, it gave this blog a sense of continuity between where I left off in 2011, and the few scattered blog posts I've written since then. What was really interesting, was posting my videos from the final two years, 2016 and 2017. Even though I didn't realize it at the time, in retrospect, I can tell I was getting ready, at least subconsciously, to end my video foray. There was a lot of reminiscing and talk about change in those final videos.

That said, enjoy the full and complete J-Dubb's Theatre experience, right here on the classic J-Dubb’s Theatre blog.


Jonny J D said...

Ok I get that you want to do what you just wrote about but what if you went back in time and convinced yourself to not do it?

J-Dubb said...

Do I go into your home and insult your family’s gods!?

... that may have been an over reaction. I apologize.