Well, this is quite a scary and important post for me. By the way, I hope you're all doing great guys. As you may have read in the title and the description of this blog post, I'm talking about vlogging. I've been a fan of youtube, as a social media + creating content platform, for a very long time, but I've also never contemplated the idea of creating content on YT until a few months ago.
Making yourself a little place in the internet world may seem easy but it's actually hard work and sometimes a pain in the ass. I'll explain why. When I was about 13 years old I decided I wanted to have a website/blog where I could write about things I really like doing and also books I enjoyed reading. It took me a while but I finally managed to create my little internet space in an interval of six months. I poured in there all of my thoughts whenever I wanted and things started to work out really well for me. My teenage mind and heart decided that the best name you could give a website of your own was 'How deep is your love', which is another subject I really want to leave for another time (mind that the name of my blog at that time is now the title of a best selling music single).
Two years went by and my time was consumed by other needs such as growing up and school homework. I decided that my 'blogging hobby' had to come to an end and with it any content I later decided to publish online. It wasn't until three years ago that I decided to give my creative mind another go. I set up another blog called 'Daily Footage' which lasted for another year after I noticed things were going relatively well with it. Then, Things We Didn't Do happened. I discovered Squarespace and my interest in beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogging swiftly increased. This past year of Things We Didn't Do has been a blast. It has been so much fun that I've decided to take things to another level. I'm taking a degree in Journalism which means my mind is constantly working and creating new things. Youtube is the internet place where my mind has been settled for a long time.
I love writing so much that I couldn't give up my blog for a YT channel but I'd also love to change things up a bit. This doesn't mean I'm constantly going to be filming videos, what I'm trying to do is create more content for this site. Makeup tutorials are no longer going to be a massive post replete of products I'm currently using on my face, and all these life plans and trips I'm constantly talking about are no longer going to be posted and documented with images, there're also going to be videos and vlogs about my life.
There's a new kind of movement revolving around the idea of YT channels dying and running out of concept and originality and that's why I don't really want to focus all of my thoughts on a platform. I've never changed the concept or purpose of my blogs and that's why I'm always publishing content about things I like and when I want to do it. I don't apologise for taking a break and going away for a month and neither for rambling about makeup every week. Lucy Moon has been my discovery this past year. She posted a video a few weeks ago about this concept of YT channels dying which explains perfectly what I'm trying to say. She has also put into practise a new way of vlogging that I actually think is what suits me best. She does 168 hours videos which consist of vlogging snippets of her weeks from time to time. In my humble opinion, this is glorious. Being a daily vlogger doesn't mean that the rest of the world have to acknowledge every single movement of your life. Recording your life doesn't make you a public figure and neither it gives the viewers the benefit of opining on what suits you best.
That being said, I've decided I want to film parts of my life and share it with you. Travelling is a pleasure of mine that I would really love to share with everyone and creating content from videos and images I think it could be an enjoyable experience for me. I'm a UNI student and my actual purpose is to learn and past my courses, I'm not in the blogging business to make money. I'm here to have a good time.
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