I’ve managed to keep the blog posting streak alive for the last 2.5 years, but almost slipped today. I really miss the part of the pandemic where I would wake up every day, meditate, read, and write. I hope things will settle down a bit more for me once I hire people to help run the shows at The Eureka Room. Polly has been a big help at taking things off my plate. Hiring Alex from Ukraine to help update TouchDesigner was also a good decision.
Today was a good example of a busy day. My 7am producers club meeting was canceled, so I got to sleep in another hour. In theory. My brain keeps track of both the time and days of week and sees fit to wake me at 6:30 on Tuesdays (just Tuesdays). But I got out of bed at 7:30. I managed to meditate, but I scarfed down some food and coffee and got out the door without a walk in order to get to the Eureka Room with enough time to work on the new TouchDesigner file Alex sent me. We had a schedule meeting for 9:30. After that, I had to run back home to pick up my grocery order. Then I scarfed down lunch and went back to the ER where I started on work for the calendar meeting tonight at 7pm. In the meantime an opportunity to interview someone appeared so I threw that together at 3pm. Shortly after that Mackenzie came by with the calendar proofs (a time is of the essence task) and reviewed them. After she left I had 45 minutes to get home, eat and start my 7pm conference call with her and Charles on the calendars. That lasted 1.5 hours or so. Meanwhile emails just keep piling up and the progress I was making on the programs ground to a halt.
This Thursday I have a big class from UT’s Immersive Program coming over and I’ve had a couple of other midweek requests for showings I’ve had to say no to or just ignore outright. You know it’s bad when you don’t have time for customers.
Last weekend was really slow. Mainly because I shut down all the ads so that I could see what kind of traffic and purchases we get organically. I had 31 visitors, versus 81 the prior week. This week I already have 8 bookings and 31 visitors. So as many as last week and it’s just TUESDAY. Plus I have the equivalent of 16 visitors for the big UT class on Thursday, so that puts me at 47 already.
I’ve got House of Psych updated an improved. Also the waiting room video was updated. I feel so much better about them now.
One strange thing I noticed. I changed the waiting room video from “shout what you are invited to say” to “yell what you are invited to say”, I put the word yell on the screen at a bigger than normal font and I emphasized it a little in the voiceover. I always thought the idea of shouting was buried in the last video.
Well I may have gone overboard. The groups I’ve had since then have been SCREAMING. Like bloody murder screaming. I’m going to run the video this weekend and see if it is just a coincidence or not. I think they are too loud now and maybe it’s off-putting to the other people in the room. I know I feel that way and I’m not even in the room with them.
I will be ecstatic if a couple weeks from now:
- I have someone else running the shows on the weekends.
- I have the new touchdesigner file going.
- The new transitions are awesome and replace Color Color, giving the whole experience a better energy arc.