Today I sit down and write about somebody I consider to be an inspiration. I am here to write about a person that inspires me to do what I do. That person would be Ray William Johnson.
Ray Williams Johnson was the host of =3(Equals 3), the lead singer for the former YouTube animated band Your Favorite Martian, and currently does independent work as a rapper, comedian, director, writer and producer. One of his most recent affiliations was with Epic Rap Battles of History (which I should also write a review about at some point) as Goku and Boba Fett. The range is amazing.
As well I like how Johnson handles how he wants to govern his career. In the last episode of =3 hosted by Johnson, Johnson mentions that he must keep moving forward, and keep being creative, or he gets depressed. I feel he implies that if he gets bored with the project he will hate that project and it would affect the work. This was a major lesson to me when I heard this. I can get bored, it is a possibility. But I have to find a way to keep it interesting so that I don’t get bored. I don’t want to hate what I talk or write about. Johnson still does media, but covers a range of mediums in media. I want to have an umbrella item that lets me maneuver around as I feel. Johnson does it with videos and I would like to do the same, but I’ll start with a website. This website to be exact.
I think Ray William Johnson is a great person to gain inspiration from. This man was the first person to have a channel on YouTube get past 5 million subscribers. For some time his channel was the most subscribed to on YouTube. Looking at the most subscribed, one could easily see where my inspiration comes from in the topics. These channels followed the same methods Johnson did to get where he did with YouTube, some even collaborating with him before surpassing him.
He looks like he is very happy with what he produces, and I think that is a key factor in making material that others would be willing to interact with. If he’s not happy, he definitely does a good job of hiding it in his work. Here’s to you Ray, may you keep on producing what you feel as an artist.
I invite everyone that has a favorite moment of Ray’s Work they would like to mention, to do so in the comments below.