Monday, October 24, 2011
X is for.... Xenagogue
Simply (?) defined as a guide or someone who conducts strangers.
I consider myself a little bit of a xenagogue because of the tutorials I put on YouTube. I started on YouTube (YT) several years ago and was opening myself up to give advice. I have done a lot of research in my day and thought I could open the world up to what I knew. That turned into something interesting as it was the driving force behind my going back to school.
While I didn't give direct instruction with my advise, I do think I was loosely considered a xenagogue. As time went on, I received my bachelor's in psychology ..... however, my channel changed. I started putting up more personal vlogs - insight into my home life and the first time I lost a lot of weight. From there, I continued on to school which I am almost ready to graduate with a Masters in Public Health (MPH). But again, my YouTube channel changed. A few months ago I decided to put up a tutorial on crochet. It was well-received.
Since them I have received thousands of views on my videos and several nice comments about how helpful they are - all from people I don't know.
I really am glad I can do this for others - I hope to be able to put as many that are needed out there as time moves forward. You can see all that I have done by clicking on the category for video tutorials (on the right).
In a nutshell - I think I have offered a lot of xenogogue-esque (now that's a word!) behaviors to anyone who came along to that channel.
Image from: http://www.jmeacham.com/
Labels: Rambles and Reflections