Hello everybody, hope you are all going super well!
Yesterday I launched a YouTube channel!!! A crazy and exciting thing to do, but something I have been dwelling on for a really, really long time. You can check out the channel and subscribe to it by clicking HERE. It would mean the world to me if you gave it as much love as you give my blog ❤ ❤ ❤
So, why even start a YouTube channel?
I am so passionate about writing and keeping this blog full of my thoughts and feelings and life lessons. It’s my main, number one bae (after food) so don’t you worry, My Name In Bold is not going anywhere. Last year though, in the midst of my thesis, I started watching and subscribing to a myriad of YouTubers, a lot with blogging backgrounds, as their positive outlooks, quick videos and generally fun little snippets of their daily lives made me calm; if only for a small moment during my day.
I so thought that my obsession with YouTube was just a temporary symptom of my thesis year, but as the year ended and I started my first year out of university, the obsession continued and deepened. A part of me wanted to be like these seemingly happy, inspiring and talented creators. Eventually I thought, hey, maybe I could make a video? I write blogs and people seem to like them, why not make something more visual?
This little thought has been ticking away in the background for the past 6 months, but I was never brave enough to act on it. That little devil that is anxiety took over; what if I’m not good enough? What if nobody likes me? But, then I realised, it really doesn’t matter what people think of me. I started this blog purely for my own journey and my love of writing, eventually over 200 people followed along; because you all like what I write about and how I write about it. That’s amazing! I am so proud of this little space and I always get so overwhelmed with emotion when people follow me, write me comments, send me messages and make me smile (the feels!). Making a video is not that different, right?
So, I bit the bullet.
I have a little confession to make, last week I made two videos and uploaded them to my channel, but quickly made them private. They were makeup tutorials and although I had so much fun making them and editing them, they didn’t sit well with me because I felt like I was acting, and like I was trying to be someone that I’m not. As much as I like watching those types of videos, that’s not what I want my videos to be. I scratched them and thought more about my “voice”.
I tend to write about me, my experiences, my thoughts and feelings and random little creative outbursts where I try something new like a film review or a “what I ate in a day” post. I’m an expert at talking about mental health issues, university, healthy eating, architecture, art and design, creativity and feelings – because they all relate back to me and my experiences. I decided that my channel is just going to be a different medium to express the things I write about on here. A chance for me to get creative, be a bit more outwardly positive, and experiment with a new media format. Once I decided that, I got really excited and made my first video.
It’s just a cute little introduction into who I am. Give it a watch; you get to see my silly and “bouncy” personality that doesn’t translate too well in writing.. and my dance moves.
I am beyond excited. I’ve been in a bit of a rut lately and have needed to inject a new project into my life so that I can fall back in love with all the other things I do too. This YouTube channel is going to be good for me, and I hope that it will connect with you in the way that this blog does.
Just to end on another high note, I’ve decided to get back into a more regular blogging routine, so you can expect a new post here every Wednesday and Sunday, and a new video every Tuesday. Yay!
You are the best followers ever and I’m so glad that you can share in this new journey with me!
PS If you want to keep track of everything to do with this blog and the new channel, go over and like my Facebook page. I’m aiming to get 100 likes by My Name In Bold’s second birthday at the end of the month – I KNOW! Two years of blogging. Amazing. ❤