YouTube is very much part of our everyday life, wether it’s a tutorial on how to fix a washing machine, a game walkthrough or a simple vlog and beauty haul there is something for everyone.
I made the decision couple of years ago to start a YouTube channel to see if I could do it. I had a lot more time on my hands and wanted a new challenge and I loved it for a while. I was very quickly overwhelmed with the lack of confidence and felt that nobody would want to watch me so decided to stop it. I never really looked at my channel after that but recently kept thinking it might be worth giving it another go. I rewatched some of my old videos and realised that I did have a following and my videos were being watched and the comments were all positive so I decided it was time.
One thing you don’t see with YouTube’s is just how much work goes into just one video. It takes planning on what you going to say, lighting, back grounds and most importantly content. To make it easier on myself I decided to give vlogging a try I mean it’s easy to just talk to yourself isn’t it? I found I actually enjoyed chatting away and just walking people through my everyday life. Of course there is some sit down videos and I have loads of content planned for the coming weeks.
One thing I must say that takes forever is editing! It’s a tedious task and I have had countless computer errors meaning I have lost hours of edited footage! It’s hard to get it all completely right but I find that the more I edit the quicker I become and I know what I am looking for and yes I did loose footage but I recovered a lot of it and managed to work at getting it uploaded.
I must say it is hard keeping to a schedule when you have so much going on, not only do I blog and need to get my content ready for posts but I am studying for a masters, learning to drive and working full time. It’s a wonder I can fit everything in!
I decided not to pressure myself with a schedule I aimed to publish weekly but have already found that schedule hard to keep at times but that’s ok. I realise that I am trying to juggle so many balls that if I don’t post weekly then I am not letting anyone down this is a hobby not a job.
So all in all it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster, I love filming content but trying to juggle the workload as-well has proven difficult but I wouldn’t change it. I love being creative and sharing my life if not just for my viewing.
I will leave the links to all my recent videos below so feel free to check it out you never know might be right up your street.