A few months in to this year, I decided to finally take the leap and start my YouTube channel.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t start calling myself a YouTuber – but I have posted a few videos over on my channel to give it a try. A few of my friends kept giving me pep talks on why I should do it and I finally bit the bullet, recorded a First Impressions video and clicked submit.
I was so nervous about the responses and what people thought of me. It is easy to try and be yourself why you are sitting behind a computer screen and you just type away. No one can see what you are wearing; what your make up looks like; if you have washed your hair that day or not. Easy. Whereas, when I film my videos I feel the need to double check that my hair looks fine on camera and that my make up looks okay. One thing I don’t mind about showing is my personality.
I love to think that I have a good sense of humour with a sarcastic nature – blame my father - and I try to apply that to my writing. Sometimes I worry that I might come across as rude in my writing, so by filming videos for YouTube I can show my personality a little more.
The responses that I have had so far have been so lovely. Comments saying that they love how down to earth or real I am. I really appreciate that because that is what I am trying to do. Be me.
Whilst editing the footage I always laugh at myself. I am aware of how animated I am when I talk because I use my hands a lot. What I didn’t realise is that I pull some very unusual faces when I am talking. Jesus. Scary stuff. Yet, I do not feel pressured to remove those moments or edit out mistakes too much because I want to be real and connect with others on a personal level.
I am enjoying it and I want to do more. So stay tuned for more and don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out.
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