A New Year means new adventures to look forward to! And I have a feeling it’s going to be a busy one…
So, what do I (and my brother Oakley) have in store in 2018?
- The Crusoe Show. As you’ll see below, I’m starting a Facebook Watch series, which is a way of continuing my blog writing through video. Episodes will be posted to Facebook and here on my blog.
- My Second Book. I am super excited for this one. Will be all about my worldly adventures at home and abroad.
- My Second TOUR. With the launch of my second book, I’ll be going on tour to meet all my fans.
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The Crusoe Show:
If you’ve been following me on social media then you’ve likely heard about this new show I’ve been working on. It’s a Facebook Watch Series, which is a new tool Facebook is introducing to distribute longer-format, more series-oriented videos. And I am pleased to have been invited by Facebook to join this beta program and start our own little show through my Facebook Page! This is still just a “for-fun” project I am doing for my fans (I look at it as the next evolution of our content), but I’m hoping it might lead to bigger things 😉
My episodes will begin releasing sometime in January, every week, for 8 episodes, and will be about 4-5 minutes long for now.
So, without further ado, here is my official trailer, and below find more about what it will be about.
“It’s finally here! Presenting my official TRAILER for THE CRUSOE SHOW. Starting in January 2018, I will release weekly “episodes” about 4-5 minutes in length. But don’t worry, I will still post my daily pics and shorter videos as usual though!”
Whatcha think?! I know it might be a bit of a shock to hear my voice for the first time, but I’m sure it’ll win you over 😉
Posted by Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund on Thursday, December 21, 2017
Hope you liked it! So, you may find it interesting to hear a bit more about how my parents and myself see the show, and why we’re doing this…
Why a Show?
To be completely honest, I have sort of neglected writing my blog the past few months. With so much happening on social media, I find myself devoting more time to the little video skits and whatnot (which people DO really love). But, I also love writing a blog… So, I’ve always wondered if there might be a way to bridge the two, and I think a “show” idea does just that. By finally giving myself a “voice” in videos, I can now write and speak to you like I would in the blog, but now through video instead of photos.
Of course, I have never been given a voice before, and expectantly, everyone has their own idea in their imagination of what I would sound like. I asked my fans in my fan group for how they would describe their idea of my voice at the start of this process, and after a long time of searching and testing different samples, we finally came to the one that hear in the video. It’s a little reminiscent of Wishbone, but a little sexier/manlier, and maybe a little more troublesome, too. 😉
Just to give you an idea of how hard it was to find a voice, here are some of the suggestions we received from fans for the voice:
- He needs a German accent since he’s a German dog!
- He needs a French accent since he’s French Canadian!
- He needs a British accent since he’s so refined and gentlemanly!
- It should be childlike and winsome since he’s like a kid!
- It should be deep and sophisticated like James Bond or Barry White!
- It should be your Dad’s cutesy doggy voice!
So… yeah. That’s a lot of very different suggestions. We did our best to really think hard on what the voice should be, taking into consideration everyone’s feedback, and in the end I think we found the perfect mix that really suits me.
So, Does This Mean You’re ONLY Doing Episodes?
Nope, I will still do my regular little videos and skits and photos on social media. On top of all that, I will do a weekly episode starting in January. So if for some reason you really don’t like my show (which is crazy!) then you can still enjoy all my other regular content, like this picture of Oakley and I waiting for the ‘apres-ski’ party 😉
Hope you like it! Let me know what you think!