Screencast of Adding Patreon Widget to Blog (GHD043)

Wednesday 6AM! I spent a bunch of hours setting up Open Broadcaster Studio on the Macintosh, and then tried recording myself creating a new “support me on patreon” widget graphic. It took 30 minutes, which seems like a long time to just add a graphic, but that’s how long it took!

The video is about 30 minutes long, and shows me fumbling around Photoshop and WordPress trying to remember how the heck I did this before. You can see the actual widget on the blog page.

Stuff Learned and GHDR Points Earned

Originally I was just going to make the badge and be done with it, but ramping up the screencasting software AND making some overlay graphics took up additional time.

PTS DESCRIPTION
50 Shared something I know (how to add a widget graphic to a sidebar)
10 Makes a future result (live streaming on Mac) possible!
10 Makes a future result (multi-source video capture on Mac) possible!
10 Makes a future result (made graphics overlays for screencasts) possible!
3 Overcame resistance (learning some new software) to advance!
2 Posted words on this website!

Around 85 points. Not bad.


About this Article Series

For my 2016 Groundhog Day Resolutions, I'm challenging myself to make something goal-related every day from February 2nd through December 12. All the related posts (and more!) are gathered on the Challenge Page.