By day my name is Brian Schuster, but when gaming on my PC or PS3, I am known as goochpicker. In reality, it was a name I came up with a couple of years ago when setting up my steam and games for windows live accounts. Not only was the gooch a term I used a lot, but the name itself is humerus and gross, two things I enjoy! At first I went by the gooch, but of course that was taken most places online.
After I started using the alias goochpicker more and more, I realized that it was unique because it was one that was not used anywhere. I guess most people think that it is disgusting, but that just makes it more amusing to me. I registered goochpicker.com not really knowing what I was going to do with it. At first, I had it setup with a rather distasteful graphic that I used for my screen name icon, leaving up a coming soon construction image. Of course, I never go around to finishing the site, mainly because I didn’t know what I wanted.
After a while, the website literally just fell out of my mind, and I went on living my life. Then, during this past Christmas shopping season, I managed to get a hold of an old Macintosh Classic II on eBay for a respectable price. When it arrived, I all of a sudden thought it would be a good idea to do a YouTube video of the item and its unboxing. I filmed it and edited it on my computer. When creating the opener, I was originally going to use goochpicker, but I had already dedicated that alias to gaming and my mobile activites. So, as an arm of goochpicker, I created the Techgooch name.
At first I was going to keep the Techgooch a YouTube only thing and just do tech reviews. Of course, this was before I really got into doing the reviews, but then I started getting people watching the videos and commenting. I realized that it was something that I not only enjoy, but could help others with things that I had already learned. Am I an expert in doing these reviews, no, but I do enjoy doing it and try to do them in an unbiased way. The next step was to figure out how to expand content so I could post updates as needed and provide content aside from the YouTube videos, this is where the website comes in.
While techgooch.com is already registered and not affiliated with me whatsoever, I thought this was the perfect union for goochpicker.com and my new formed content. I registered the Techgooch twitter account shortly afterward and am currently trying to get more content.
So that is my story. Of course it is not everything, but it paints a pretty good picture of how the Techgooch came to being. I am currently working on expanding the grasp of goochpicker.com into realms I didn’t even imagine. Of course, there is always room for improvement, and I am always interested in others helping out. If you are interested in becoming a part of goochpicker.com, please send me your information using the contact link.
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the site, I made it especially for you!
Brian Schuster – the gooch