I have a confession to make; I get major FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) when I watch Youtube vloggers. Yes, most people do but I envy Youtubers because of their boundless confidence and the fact that their job is to inspire and to influence. I have personally always wanted to start a channel of my own and recently I have felt more and more of a draw towards the platform. I know that it isn’t what it was and that I might be a little late to jump on the bandwagon but I would love to give it a go. This post is going to be about why I haven’t started a Youtube channel and my inspirations. With this being my second post that WordPress deleted and my second attempt at articulating my feelings, I really hope that this post doesn’t come across as tired or lacklustre. I did write more or less a full speech about inspiration and working with an anxious personality but hey… let’s give this thing another shot!
So vlogging and getting into Youtube has always been a goal for me but I never seem to get around to doing it. Honestly, I make excuse after excuse… I can’t afford a camera… I’m not comfortable in front of the camera… Yeah, weak excuses at best but I’ve used them both and more to procrastinate and put off doing it which is ridiculous because it’s something that I actually WANT to do. I love that the internet is full of personality and creativity, unfortunately there has been a bit of a dark cloud over the community so it’s difficult to know when to attempt a breakthrough. I know I’m a bit late to the bandwagon but I know that I would enjoy creating such content, I take a lot of inspiration from a single website at the moment.
Recently I have watched a lot of videos from Refinery29, a cutting edge website all about female empowerment and inspiring young women. Personally, I feel like the website does this for me and as such I have started to watch their channel avidly. I really believe in the message that they put out and each and every one of their influencers are super talented and you can tell that they believe in what they are saying. Their honest approach to their topics is refreshing and I don’t think that any of it is just a job to them, it’s a genuine interest. I’ve taken a particular liking to the series “Try Living With Lucie”, a series run by Lucie Fink (this woman has my dream job!). The series features 5 day challenges based around lifestyle and they different ways in which people can enrich their lives.
Whilst I still have no immediate plans to start a channel, I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on the matter. I still think vlogging is in my future, I just don’t know how to go about it in a low budget way. As always, your input is always more than welcome!