I would definitely not describe myself as a YouTuber. I am first and foremost a blogger and I know that blogging will always be my preferred way of expressing myself.
But towards the end of 2017 I made a goal: get out of my comfort zone. YouTube instantly came to mind because the idea of publishing a video of myself talking to the camera alone scared the shit out of me. “Well then, that’s perfect!”, I thought. I decided I would give YouTube a shot and I recorded my first video about My Top 10 Favorite WWE Moments of 2017.
After that, I published a video where I talked about all the TV Shows that I love and then my Royal Rumble 2018 Predictions! Now it has been a month since I published my first video and looking back, I realized some things.
1. Man, I talk a lot.
When I was editing my videos I had to go through like an hour’s worth of footage just to cut it down to 15-20 minutes. Writing is so much easier because I am more focused on what I am trying to say, whereas sitting on a chair is super informal so it feels like I am just chatting with a friend… which is why my video clips on my camera were always so long. Heh heh.
2. Blogging is definitely faster.
Taking photos and editing them on my phone takes much less time than editing a video on iMovie. It’s also a lot faster to upload those photos and write/publish a blog post than it is to upload and publish a video.
3. Publishing YouTube vids really isn’t that scary.
Now that I’ve recorded and uploaded 3 videos the fear of being on YouTube has definitely gone away. I think, like most things, taking the first step is the hardest part.
4. It’s fun to verbally express your feelings.
It feels like you’re really talking to a friend, because well, you really are sitting there talking… even though no one is responding, lol. It’s definitely a different vibe than writing out your thoughts on a blogging platform. I do really like that aspect about recording videos.
5. Canva is awesome.
I used to have Adobe Photoshop but I no longer do. When the time came to make a thumbnail I checked out Pic Monkey but was saddened to find that it is no longer free to use. However, I remembered about this other website called Canva and was very pleased that that was still free and they have so many cool templates and easy to use tools!
To be honest, now that I’ve published a few videos I really have no more interest in YouTube, hehe. My goal was never to become a “YouTuber” or to make money from it. I do remember wanting to post weekly videos but that is definitely not going to happen, not with all my school assignments that I need to get done and I would rather read than record, let’s be honest.
Truthfully, I just wanted to show myself that I could do something that scared me so that one day I could (proudly) say: “Hell yeah bitch, I did it!” And well, I’ll end this post with that very statement because hell yeah bitch, I did it!