Category Archives: Captain’s Log

CAPTAINS LOG: 014 – DIVERSE UPDATE

You may have noticed quite a few updates around here lately. A few actually broke the site for a while there, I believe I got all that sorted out tho.

As always I have been busy creating art and building out the infrastructure here and on my other sites and platforms, some new things here and a few things I’m currently working on, include;

  • I have updated the Dopely Enlightened Section, as well as added some posts to the forum. 
  • I have updated the EME Store as well as the normal store.
  • I have updated the Creative Retainer page.
  • I am working on finishing my Photoshop Pack that will include overlay textures, presets, and actions.
  • I am working on a big asset pack for video game creators that will include free for commercial use designs for bg assets.

Content for the neglected Divisions and brands is indeed coming, I have been capturing quite a bit of content for a few different things in the works. Stay Tuned For that…

 

Captains Log: 013 – Upgrades

Been super busy around here, been awhile since I reported in to the captains log.

Been a lot of updates around here, we finally got around to giving all the brand pages a face lift, we have added a lot of features and such around the site, too many to list off, so maybe you should check em out for yourself.

We are continuing investing in crypto thru cyberworkz, making money, pretty good money, its bittersweet, cuz you could always be making more. BUT, we are making really good money day trading, so im still happy.

We added some new content to Digital Clinic page as well, having to do with scams in the NFT and crypto industry.

I have a lot of things for Evan reviews everything back logged and many more things planned, so things are coming out of that house very soon.

I have finally gotten around to giving wizardmmd.com a face lift, much needed, and it feels good to have that house in order lol.

There are many exciting things im working on as usual lol, one of the most exciting things I will share is the prospect of adding Hawaiian shirts to Dopely Threaded catalog, if I can make this happen, this will be a game changer.

I have been slacking on the YT content compared to usual, but its coming.

One feature you may be interested in, is the specific subscribe feature I implemented for the site, because I have so many brands and content under one roof, I wanted to give the choice for users to subscribe to the specific content they wanted and not have to see all the shit they didn’t. You can learn more about that here.

As always, I appreciated those who hang around, I see you!

Much love
-Evan

Captains Log: 012 – Lots of Things Happening Here

Hello, Hello!

Its been a good few months since my last log so I figured id let y’all know whats going on around here, if your one of the awesome few who frequent the site you may have noticed some things changing. I have tidied up quite a bit, some spring cleaning and organizing, as well as adding new things to the site.

Ive reworked the site map/hierarchy/navigation of the site, it is much better organized now. I’ve Updated the About Me, Twitch Portfolio, Videos, and Blog pages design wise as well as adding new content there. I added an easy “Pay Me” link under the contact tab.

I’ve created the page, Art Projects, to showcase different projects I’m working on, expect more to be added soon.

I have started working on adding a centralized store here on my site that offers all the products available through out my various stores. You will see products slowly being added the next few weeks, lots to add. For now, we have some graphic packages in there, and we also have set a free page, that will be home to some wonderful things for you, so far you can go download a free PS action pack! Its pretty cool if I do say so myself!

I plan to update and rework everything so stay tuned!

Thanks

-Evan

Captains Log 011: 2021 Gonna Be The Year

I have a lot of things planned for next year, and if the coronavirus chills the fuck out, imma have a lot a lot coming out in 2021, its gonna be my busiest year yet.

Artist Connect is back up and running, I am working hard on getting black book going the way I want it, its going to take time.

Evan Reviews Everything has been uploading some videos exclusively to Facebook first for at least a day and then uploaded to my Dopely Diverse Youtube Channel a few days later.

I am working on the 2021 face lift for the ERE page as well as other pages, expect new stuff!

I have been picking up clients more and more so I been busy behind the scenes without producing as much as my own content as I would like to. But hey if we making money, we happy, lol.

We just dropped more merchandise in the all the shops; ex, ex, ex.

I have so much in the pipeline that I cant wait to share.

Peace and much love in these worrisome times.

Captains Log: 010 – Timers are helping me

Things are still crazy here in 2020, the election still has people anxious. Personally, I have kept my head down and stayed in doors since theres nothing to do.

The current covid situation has given me time to draw more, and trust me when I say I could use the practice. Its hard to set time aside normally for such things, but I always forget how much you can actually get done in a short amount of time. Even if I set a timer for 5 min, 10 min, 20 min, and just go I’m always surprised how much I can accomplish.

Utilizing timers is something I have found to be very beneficial to me, sometimes I think of tasks as taking longer than they actually do, I think “aw man I gotta write this blog, thats gonna take hours” which is absurd, cuz it doesn’t take that long, I mean it could but you get my drift. Never the less, I have found these absurd thoughts are perhaps my excuse to procrastinate. So I have found Its much easier, for me at least, it seems, to set small pockets of time aside and set the timer. I find if I set a 5 min timer and just write away for a blog I almost have the thing done, then I’m like shit, just another 5 mins.

It gives me a different more realistic time management and understanding for these tasks. Just something I wanted to share, im always doing 100 tasks at once, so some times its nice to dedicate small amounts of time to certain tasks so you can be sure everything that needs to be done is getting done.

Not much is new on the site here. I have launched new product in my dopely threaded store, it would be dope of you to go and buy some drip lol.

Make sure to follow the YouTube, im always adding content there. Been working on a lot of video content, for myself and others, love to get your thoughts on it!

Still working away on all my brands, working on getting artist connect back up and running, but it takes a lot of work, but its something I really believe in, so im getting it going, should be back up very soon.

Thanks for checking in fam, hope you all are well.

Reporting in after the coronavirus lockdown

2020 has been one hell of a ride, and it’s not even over yet, but soon my friends. As with everything, this too shall pass.

I remember at the beginning of the year I had so many things I wanted to do, traveling, new food spots, festivals, all sorts of things, and then coronavirus came and shit all over that for me and everyone else.

So since march I’ve held my head down, rarely left my house, got a little fatter, enjoyed some awesome new shows, tidy some files up, continued on client work, got new clients, played video games, and organized the studio with some new upgrades.

Not too much has changed for me, working from home is a luxury that I appreciate everyday, but even more so in all of this coronavirus nonsense. But I hate that everything is closed down, nothing to do but keep your head down and get some work done, what ever that may be.

I been trying to get back into everything of sorts lol. Been drawing more, ive been working on more abstract digital artwork again which I have always loved but took a bit of a break from it.

Im starting to write more even if it wasn’t evident from this blog, working on a few new stories and creative projects, but take this post as a sign of more to come thanks to me taking a few extra min to sit down and write.

Starting to write scenes for a cartoon I want to eventually create. Who knows when that will come to fruition, could be some time.

I just posted a new episode of the podcast to the YouTube channel, New videos are always being uploaded so make sure you subscribe to the page so you dont miss anything!

I will be updating the Evan reviews everything page very soon, as well as uploading the new reviews you can only find on Facebook right now to the YouTube page.

As always lots happening working on lots in the background, trying to get artist connect back up and running, really need to push for it. Had some set backs when I tried to laugh blackbook, I think I need to take it back to the roots for now until I figure out how to deal with all the spam users. stay tuned for that.

As always stay tuned for everything, thanks for following, thanks for reading, evdog out.

2020 IS A BUST

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I just realized there hasn’t been a new post on here for a while, and when I come to check when the last CAPTAINS LOG I typed out was at the beginning of 2020, and my oh my, how much optimism I had for this year.

By now, we all know this year is a bust. Dont get me wrong, its perfect for me, I work from home anyway, but still, everything cancelled and shutdown, it really blows.

Ive pretty much wrapped up this whole year as a bust.

But again, I suppose its nice to have this time to hunker down and get shit done on my super long checklist.

Ive been slowly and steadily upgrading my studio, once the next few items come in ill be done with the upgrades for this year so I will make a 2021 Studio Walkthrough video even though the year isn’t over.

I haven’t been able to crank out many EVAN REVIEWS EVERYTHING cuz as we have stated everything is closed down! It really sucks, I want some food!! I will be updating the EVAN REVIEWS EVERYTHING homepage very soon here…

More content is constantly coming to the YouTube channel, make sure you are following me there!

Ive updated a few pages around here, my twitch portfolio for one, go check it out!

In the meantime, im working on all my content, and my sites, including this one, getting ready to revamp ARTIST CONNECT, cant wait!

Stay Tuned,

Evan Beale

*THANKS FOR FOLLOWING AND READING

Captain’s Log: 007 – 2020 is Here

2020 is upon us, and I couldn’t be more excited. I have so much planned for this upcoming year and I’m grateful to share it with those who are interested! I have been doing a lot over at youtube, consolidating all of my channels into one and posting new content, I hope you all are already following, but if not, click here.

I have many new series planned for the channel so your really wanna be subscribed, theres a lot going on over there.

I have a few more resources planned for Digital Clinic that I will be dropping a few months into 2020.

I have some upgrades to the studio arriving today, 2020 is already looking good lol. For now im still grinding and planning and executing all at once, getting the rest when I can lol. I hope you guys like the content!

New to the Site

>New Blog – https://escapingfinlandia.com/2020/01/03/is-gordon-ramsay-a-bad-dad/
>New Youtube Channel Content – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFuyOlc-iqYgTnpWy5n9QZA
>New Media on site – https://escapingfinlandia.com/videos/
>ERE Update – https://www.facebook.com/EvanReviewsEverything/

As Always, Stay Tuned for more…

-Evan 2020

Captain’s Log: 006 – Restructuring for 2020

Trying to get back on schedule, I’ve been working on so many different things that my time management sort of went out the window. I’ve been restructuring the framework of all my brands yet again, and sort of rethinking what all my brands mean and stand for… in the beginning I sort of published everything together. Then I was afraid of diluting one brands image with another. So I split everything up, created separate pages, websites, and social medias for all these brands.

It was nice keeping everything organized but posting and trying to maintain so many different channels, and grow them, much harder than if you were to just focus on one. I’ve kind of come to the conclusion that I don’t need to split my content into niches and keep them separated. I am the niche. If people have a problem with any content I create, thats their problem. I create content on a wide array of different subjects, that’s what I love to do. Im not going to worry anymore about whether or not one category of my content will turn people away from another category of my content.

To further clarify just to paint the picture, I create content about marketing and helpful tutorials, and other things that may not mesh well with other areas of my content, like Dopely Diverse, my umbrella company in which I publish all my creative outlets under. There lies another example, if your a frequent user of this site, you for sure know I create content around marketing, but you may have never heard of Dopely Diverse. That wasn’t by accident. I tried keeping any brand one could see as “counter-culture” far away from my brands that reside in a more corporate and professional setting.

But to me you can be professional, and real, and the real ones see that, and thats the only people I want to work with anyway, you know what I mean?

So what does this mean?

As far as social media goes, for youtube, I will be moving the Evan Review’s Everything, Digital Clinic, and Escaping Finlandia Youtube Channels and all the respected content over to the Dopely Diverse youtube page and that is where all future content will be posted.

As for Instagram, Content for the brands listed above will now be posted on Dopely Diverse’s Instagram page.

As for Facebook Pages, All brands will keep their individual pages with Dopely Diverse facebook page reposting most of the content from individual pages.

As for the site, much more content will be posted to this site, which is what Ive always wanted, more of everything I do, no censoring, thats why I bought the url: evansworld.digital cuz thats what this site it. Its not just escaping Finlandia anymore, which originally started as a travel blog and grew into all of this. I just love to document everything I do and I know I would regret having to look back at this period and not doing exactly what I wanted for some fear of dumb shit I shouldn’t be worried about in the first place.

This sites gonna go from 100% real to 500% real. Just wait. 2020 Gonna be an amazing year!

-Evan

ps. Thanks for the subscribers and reoccurring users, I see you, thanks for supporting the site

Captain’s Log: 005 – Things Are Moving Fast

I have not done a captains log for a while so I figured I would to let you guys know what’s been going on. Things are moving fast and I’m super excited for what the rest of this year has in store for us.

The newest thing added to the site is the Content Roster & Schedule page, its to help me stay on track with all my content, you can go there to see when you should expect things to drop.

The ERE YouTube page has been launched and 2 new reviews have been uploaded with more always on the way check the content schedule to see when.

A new Digital Clinic article has been posted, its the 1st of a series featuring the worst problem on each social media.

I CREATED A SOCIAL NETWORK. I never thought I would get to say those words, although I did it with plugins I still think its a cool feat, as well as for a good cause, it is a social networking platform exclusively for artists. It’s called Blackbook running through Artist Connect.

Wizard continues to pick up clients and keep me busy, lots of logos, always check out the portfolio section of my site to see my latest designs and please leave feedback it means the world to me to hear that stuff.

Some interesting things are going to be coming out of wizard very soon, so keep an eye out. Its going to be a guidance program of sorts.

New video content is always coming to the youtube channels so make sure to subscribe, you can click the buttons to the left in the sidebar.

New gaming content is also coming. But I mean all sorts of new content is always coming. Constantly designing editing or capturing.

I thank you all for supporting me and sharing his wild experience with me, love you if your reading.

-Evan