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Tin Hat Ranch to return in 2019

That’s right folks, after an absence of almost a year, the Tin Hat Ranch is gearing up for 2019. Returning to the Ranch is something I’ve struggled with since the beginning of 2018. A LOT of time was spent researching, writing, and shooting the BIG DATA series…and before I complain, let me thank the loyal viewers who watched. That is YOU reading this right now. Other than you, nobody watched. Either YouTube changed something or maybe I’d lost the knack to create interesting videos, or the subject matter just wasn’t that interesting. To me, I don’t know how people wouldn’t be interested in finding out how their lives would fundamentally change, but that’s just me I guess.

Still, I enjoyed making the series, I enjoy making videos. I’m going to press forward. Besides, I’ve invested tens of thousands of dollars into this channel to bring you the best that I can from the standpoint of my abilities and the technical abilities available to me. Frankly, from a YouTube creator’s standpoint, I enjoy the fact that I help people, their reactions, comments, and especially folks that follow along with the projects (solar, radio, bug out vehicle, etc…).

Be forewarned, though, there are going to be a bunch of changes. If this channel is ever going to enjoy true success some tweaks have to be made.

First, YouTube requires consistent uploads. In the times I was able to comply, the channel was a rising star, when I couldn’t, it was stagnant or waning. For this reason alone, I am going to have to write, shoot, and produce a bunch of videos before the first release. It might be as many as 26…because that is how many would get me through six months of consistent release on a weekly basis, or 13 weeks bi-weekly. I frankly don’t know how long that will take, hopefully less than six months.

Second, many of you know the Tin Hat Ranch as a channel in the emergency preparedness niche. There have been countless times I’ve wanted to make videos on other subjects but didn’t, because they didn’t follow the channel formula. In my opinion, this stagnates creativity. I don’t always have ideas in Emergency Preparedness that people would watch. I do, however, feel that I have years worth of ideas in other genres when combining EP and other subjects. From this point forward I am going to make videos on whatever subjects and interests come to mind. From here forward, the videos will be on all sorts of subjects. I won’t abandon the topics you’ve become accustom to, and I’m sure a lot of you will view these videos when they show up in your feed.

Lastly, I’d appreciate your comments on what you would like to see, both in emergency preparedness and other genres. What are you interested in seeing? What other types of videos do you watch? It would be great if you could reply. You can email me directly at mikek@tinhatranch.com, leave a comment below, or you can hop on over to this facebook post to let me know.

I look forward to being with all of you in 2019!

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  1. Clare Burke

    Hello Mike, At this time i have switched over to watching more Homesteading videos, but hey isn’t prepping and homesteading one in the same. I am looking forward to watching your videos again, because they have always be informative and educational. Thanks for coming back.

    Clare Burke

  2. Todd Jones

    A children’s series featuring Short Hairs!

  3. Sandra

    Hey Mike, good to see you again.

    Both fb and YouTube were messing with pages. I wasn’t getting any notifications.

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