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Re: Quitting Your Job, Sailing Away... Is it always rosey?

watched a few.... lost interest... Better to do than to watch... meh.... vlogs are an outgrowth of the social media thing where you intentionally live in a goldfish bowl. Obviously this sort of "exposure" appeals to certain types.... not us.
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......Better to do than to watch..........
I've watched many from the salon at anchor.

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.....I also like Drake Paragons videos...
I'm a fan as well. However, now that you can tap the right side of a tablet screen and jump 10 seconds ahead, I find myself doing it frequently with their vids. For my taste, they take too long to cover a very small amount of subject matter. Maybe I'm channeling my impatient millennial children.

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I watched their entire Bahamas series, with all its horrible editing. Their learning experiences and lack of knowledge made me think of myself at their age and wishing I had done what they were doing. Good for them!

I dropped my subscription when they started doing land vids and asking for money to buy them a new boat. I'm not buying someone else a boat too. I might throw them a couple of bucks for the entertainment of a vid, once they film one on it.

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I do find LaVagabonde a little irritating to watch sometimes.
Agreed. Riley is naked every once in a while, albeit, private stuff obscured. Elaina is singing more. I'm really just interested in the sailing and adventure. I did hear/read somewhere, however, that Outremer google searches went up exponentially when SLV started talking about getting a new boat. There will be a commerical impact on these vlogs, I'm sure of it.
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watched a few.... lost interest... Better to do than to watch... meh.... vlogs are an outgrowth of the social media thing where you intentionally live in a goldfish bowl. Obviously this sort of "exposure" appeals to certain types.... not us.
Thanks to today's tech and You Tube anyone can be a modern day Gardner McKay with their own "Adventures in Paradise". Of course some do it better than others. I agree better to get out there yourself. I mostly watch a couple over the winter in between taking sailing charters to warm places and waiting for spring. Though I do think they can be inspiring and can help the learning experiences for a lot of young people today like the McKay show might have been an inspiration to the first TV generation. Though they are proliferating at faster rate these days. You need to pick and choose carefully.

There are also some interesting folks doing some interesting boat projects that are very educational as well. Like S/V DreamChaser
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Re: Quitting Your Job, Sailing Away... Is it always rosey?

Maybe it's the fact that I'm getting old(er), but I find most of the popular sailing vlogs to be closer to soft porn in a boat. Lots of flashes of skin, with some inane babble, lovely sailing and anchorage shots, along with a few anchoring and swishing sailing scenes. After a while they all kinda look the same -- except perhaps Drake. None of them hold my interest for long.

I get the value of doing these things: they make money for some. If I looked good in a bikini I'd give it a try. Hmmm, maybe I could make money by threatening to make videos in a bikini ;-)
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That is a dire threat.

Yeah, I noticed the shift to bikinis ( and generally a fan )) at the expense of credibility and sailing content. I still watch but they have figured out that bikini time - high view count. to wit-

female concert pianist 675 views


bikini slip and slide 4.8M views
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Re: Quitting Your Job, Sailing Away... Is it always rosey?

There are some channels, where they are intentionally exploiting the skin. Two Afloat Sailing is one, who actually did an entire episode of the wife washing the boat in a bikini, camera zoomed in on her butt. Nothing sailing or travel related at all. Sort of hard to think of adults their age doing so intentionally. I don't think Delos is one of them. In the tropics, that's simply what one wears, no?

If, on the other hand, one's perspective has changed to rejecting the sight of a bikini, that would be a good excuse to go see your doctor.
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That is a dire threat.

Yeah, I noticed the shift to bikinis ( and generally a fan )) at the expense of credibility and sailing content. I still watch but they have figured out that bikini time - high view count. to wit-

female concert pianist 675 views

445 - FEMALE CLASSICAL PIANIST - YouTube

bikini slip and slide 4.8M views
Slip and Slide, a 50 Year Old Farm Girl & a Bottle of Wine! - YouTube
Your post makes me sad. That we would devote so much attention to a no-talent on a slip 'n slide, but ignore the skill and beauty of a classically trained woman on the piano, just because she's not showing enough skin, makes me cringe.

I dated a Russian professional harpist for a little while. She was beautiful and incredibly passionate as many artists are, and she made beautiful music. She even played for Mikhail Gorbachev once.

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Re: Quitting Your Job, Sailing Away... Is it always rosey?

Don't get it. Usually struggling to to get sufficient band width. Either when hotspotting a local phone or using the Wave not going on these sites. Have different priorities as when those magic moments occur as I'm going to be downloading YouTube vids showing me how to fix/maintain stuff on the boat. Yes wife says put those binocs down or get in the ding and invite her over more than once so the female form is still of some interest. But otherwise can't see the point of the activity when there's a world out there. As the the song says ain't nothing like the real thing baby and don't find much real content in those vlogs.
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Re: Quitting Your Job, Sailing Away... Is it always rosey?

I'm lost, did a couple of threads get merged?

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