ANNOUNCEMENT: For those of you that are subbed to my YouTube channel, I have renamed the channel tooooo….
The new name has been on my mind for a while. Months, actually. ToomIgnite has a rather nice, catchy ring to it.
(“But Corey! Why’d you choose the word ‘Ignite’???? Are you an arsonist now????”)
I have this Four Elements theme going on with all my creative projects. For those who never watched Xiaolin Showdown on Kid’s WB in the early 2000’s, the Four Elements are Fire, Earth, Wind, and Water.
Similar to the Astrological Zodiac, some people believe each element represents different personality traits. Fire is tempermental and aggressive. Earth is sturdy and stoic. Wind is calm and rational, and Water is free-flowing and friendly.
And, like I do with the Zodiac, I believe every person is a combination of these elements/traits. It behooves us to strike a balance and channel different traits depending on the situation. (i.e. Be the sturdy Earth when dealing with a rude customer. Showing your Fire will only lead to regret and suffering,)
There is supposedly a FIFTH element (plasma?). They made a movie starring Bruce Willis one time. I never found out what the so-called “fifth element” was because I’ve yet to watch it in its entirety.
Okay, I’m getting off topic. Back to it.
So far, I have ToomStone (this blog), ToomWind (the podcast), and now ToomIgnite (YouTube channel). Basically, Stone is earth, Wind is wind, and Ignite is fire.
(“But Corey! You’re missing water! Are you going to start something called ‘ToomFalls’?”)
I’m still figuring that part out. ToomStream? ToomRain?
I don’t know yet. I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it and then it’ll be…
…Water under the bridge.
I’m real excited to be solidifying my own brand. Everything’s a process, as cliche as that sounds. When you’re starting your journey in content creation, you don’t have to have all the answers right away. Take it one day at a time and the answers to your questions, and improvements in your content, will come naturally. Until then…
Let the fire burn.
Let the earth sleep.
Let the wind blow.
And let the water flow.
Everything comes with time. 🙂