I legitimately feel as though I’ve been EVERYWHERE on the Internet in the last hour. Like, seriously.
I just did my (very late at night) photo shoot for the day (we’re still going strong, you guys!!!), filmed and EDITED and UPLOADED (that’s a big DEAL) a video and am now in such a different mood than earlier that I want to take a moment, this moment, to blog about having a Youtube channel.
It should come as no surprise that writing is my forte. Blogging has increased my level of self-expression and I’m very glad that I decided to make this platform for both myself and for you!
Youtube though? I….I just have frequent doubts about it.
Maybe it’s because I have 16 subscribers that I don’t often hear much from or when I do it’s off-topic to the video (although, aren’t most Youtube comments?) but Youtube is my most lacking place of social media-ness.
Which, like all platforms really, just needs time and patience and perseverance and luck to grow and love.
I’ve spent the majority of my life aware and on Youtube without ACTUALLY having an account to comment or do anything with.
I’m still very much a newbie to the whole experience. I use my webcam pretty much all the time whenever I do film (and I mean, it does get the job done, but the quality could be so much better, unfortunately) It’s just….convenient and I’ve now become associated with the webcam enough that I use it as my go-to whenever I do go to film.
I think I could get better at filming, and it’s worth a shot to try and keep the channel around (by the way, it’s RecoverytoWellness, pretty easy, right?) so that I can fulfill that, but still I just have these doubts.
Maybe it’s because I’m not sure what I’m trying to achieve with my Youtube channel. It’s harder to make content for a Youtube video than a blog post, again, because my natural state is text based (probably since 2010 for the duration of time I’ve been on DeviantART) and video is under-served at the moment. I did find a 2015 video spree (like 4) on my 32GB SD card on my camera where I mentioned the novice idea of creating a place about mental health awareness (remember, this was pre-blog era) and spreading recovery to wellness sorts of things.
The quality though, even for less than a minute of footage, was soooooo freakin’ good. I plan to feature it in my upcoming video-ness.
So, I suppose, I need to work this week on going through some of my SD cards to make room for the possibility of continuous future footage.
I was pretty happy with where my channel was over the summer. I like being a mental health awareness, artsy, stationery centered vlog place. I guess I have to keep in mind more what my mission statement is (speaking of, I should totes make one!). I don’t want to become “Youtube famous” or “viral” with my content. Hell, even if I have 20 subscribers who are pretty frequent in chatting with me, I’ll be glad. I don’t want to have thousands of people, again, 20 who are active? Sounds good to me!
Maybe I will take up the challenge to work on exploring my own thoughts about having a Youtube channel and what I aim to use it for in preparation to re-editing and revising my mission in the About me section (of DA, Twitter, Youtube, this blog). I think I need to continue to do some self-reflection and think about what I want to put out into the world. What do people need more of? (I think it’s love and positivity, to be fair).
Anywho, that’s enough out of me!
Time to merrily go along.
Also, I don’t tend to self-promote (surprisingly) my channel or my Twitter but I’ll mention again, “RecoverytoWellness” on Youtube and Recovery Raquel on Twitter. You can find me pretty easily 😉
Thank you for reading, peeps!!
(I’m hoping that before the end of the year I get more active in the blogging community again AKA Being an active follower). ❤ ❤ ❤