Last August, The Steampunk Explorer launched The World of Steampunk, a new video series on YouTube. It’s been well-received by our readers and has helped us expand our audience. But now we’ve added a channel on Vimeo to offer an ad-free viewing experience.
We recently pledged that we would avoid use of AI-generated content unless it was to illustrate stories on that topic. But Adobe Stock is now making it difficult to honor that commitment due to the way the company has implemented its AI policies.
We came into this world on March 6, 2018, and much has happened since then: Lots of events, books, games, music, and cosplay, plus a period of hibernation brought on Covid-19. One publication loudly proclaimed that steampunk was dead, a report that proved to be greatly exaggerated.
Our foray into video continued in late September with Episode 2 of The World of Steampunk, our new YouTube series. And once again, the project proved to be a learning experience. Here’s a look behind the scenes.
Announcing the latest move in our quest for (ahem) global media domination, a new video series on YouTube. The first episode premiered this week, featuring a news report and profiles. Here’s a look at how and why we did it.
It’s been four trips around the sun since the site launched on March 6, 2018, and who would have believed back then that we’d still be here? It helps that we had no illusions that this would be a sizable profit-making venture.
We’ve been busy behind the scenes adding new features to the site. We’re calling it Steampunk Explorer 1.5, an ongoing effort to make the website more useful without drastically altering the look and feel. Here’s a rundown.
The Steampunk Explorer now has tags. Previously, you could look up stories in broad categories like Cosplay, Events, People, etc. But now you can also look them up by more-granular topics like Burning Man, Obtainium Works, Watch City Festival, UK Festivals, etc.
Announcing The Steampunk Explorer Online Advertising Design Contest
The Steampunk Explorer is accepting entries for an online advertising design contest. If you have a steampunk-related product, you can submit up to two ads. The prize? We will run your ad on the website for free, for at least two months.
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Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that allows creators of various stripes to collect subscription revenue. We’re hoping to raise funds to cover The Steampunk Explorer’s startup and operating costs.