Why I Decided To Start Youtube

Why I Decided To Start Youtube

Hey! So you may or may not have noticed but last week I took the very scary plunge of starting a Youtube channel. Now this decision hasn’t been one I’ve been thinking about making for months on end like my blog. Youtube was more of a spontaneous decision that I just decided one night and knew it was the exact kind of thing I needed to take on in 2018 as one of my new focuses. I thought in today’s post I’d share with you the reasons why I decided to start Youtube and where you can find my channel..

 I want a new adventure

Coming into 2018, I saw so many people taking on new goals and challenges for the year ahead, knowing myself that I wanted to do something amazing this year and work hard at it. It wasn’t until I filmed a video on my boyfriend’s Youtube channel at the start of February that I realised how fun it was and how it may possibly be the thing I’ve been searching for. You guys know how much I love blogging and creating content, but I still felt like I needed another hobby on top of that to gain some more benefits from just like I have with running this little blog. I also wanted to be able to share more of me with you guys and for people to get to know me on a personal level, rather than just from words on a computer screen. 

I want to grow in confidence

I remember how worried I use to be when I would uploaded posts on my blog and also to start those conversations with bloggers on social media. But now I feel more confident and able to spark up a discussion with people online and put my blog out there. Talking in person with people face to face is something I struggle with massively. I’ve always been a shy person, but since having anxiety, I’ve developed social anxiety as well. It’s mainly down to hating my own voice and not having any belief in my ideas in the sense that I fear people will judge me or think I’m being silly. Youtube (I hope) will give me that chance to work on being more confident with my voice and speaking my mind out loud. 

I want to get use to hearing my own voice and be comfortable with almost what feels like to me in my social anxiety mind exposing myself for the world to see. It’s a massive step and a huge risk for me to put myself out there, but one I believe is going to be so beneficial in the long run. 

It’s going to be an extension of my blog

Sometimes when I’m creating posts for my blog, I have this feeling like I wish I could show you how I’m testing a particular product or method, as well as wanting to explain things better and maybe more easier. My youtube channel is going to work as like an extension of my blog, sharing the same kinds of topics, but in more of a demonstration kind of way and with a lot more of my personality thrown into the mix. This obviously does not mean I’m going to neglect my blog. Trust me, I’m going to continue writing three posts a week whilst uploading on my channel, because I love writing so much and this blog is like my baby. So I can promise you it’s going nowhere anytime soon. 

I want to find enjoyment

Life is all about trying new things and finding enjoyment. Starting a Youtube channel is something I want to find enjoyment from. As I said, when I filmed with Matt (my boyfriend) and also my first video, I just felt like it was so much fun even when I felt so uncomfortable and awkward, I still really loved it and after I stopped filming, I just wanted to film more and more. It’s crazy how much of a buzz I got from it, it’s similiar to the buzz I get after writing a good blog post and hitting that publish button. I also want to be able to learn some new skills and keep my learning side of my brain activity, since I’ve not been in education for a good couple of years now. I just want to have fun with the challenge and improve myself as a person, all whilst creating some (hopefully) enjoyable content. 

You can find my Youtube here and watch my first video here. I’d love if you would join me on this new adventure! 

Have you ever wanted to start Youtube?

Lauren x

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  1. Candice Petersen
    February 19, 2018 / 8:32 am

    I totally feel you! I also want to be more confident behind the camera and with my content.Candice | beautycandyloves.co.za

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 19, 2018 / 11:22 am

      I think confidence is a thing that everyone wants to improve on at some point in their lives!xx

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 20, 2018 / 11:35 am

      Thanks so much, Amber!xx

  2. Jasmine Lauren
    February 19, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    I've wanted to start a youtube account for so long now! What puts me off is worrying that I'm coming across as awkward on camera and worrying that the quality isn't good enough because I don't have a fancy camera! Well done you for starting though! One day hopefully I'll do the same xxJasmine | http://jasminelaurenfancy.blogspot.co.uk

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 20, 2018 / 11:36 am

      You should so go for it, Jasmine! Confidence is so hard for me too. I'm so nervous and awkward on camera, but sometimes you just have to wing it and pretend you are. Thanks so much. I'd definitely subscribe to you when you're ready xx

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 20, 2018 / 11:37 am

      Thanks so much, lovely xx

  3. Emily bennett
    February 19, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    I've always wanted to start a YouTube but I am definitely not confident enough in front of a camera which is why I started blogging. Best of luck with your channelEmilywww.ambitiouslyemily.blogspot.co.uk

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 20, 2018 / 11:37 am

      Me too! But one day I just took the plunge and it's already taught me so much. I'd say go for it! Thanks so much xx

  4. Diana Maria
    February 19, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    I think that starting a youtube channel is so brave, and will help immensely with your confidence! Blogging helps so much with that alone, so I think this will be great for your growth. Looking forward to watching your journey through youtube!Sending light & love your way,My Lovelier Days

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 20, 2018 / 11:38 am

      Aww thanks so much, Diana! You're so kind. Thank you xx

  5. leighannesheila
    February 19, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    You did extremely well in your first video lovely, your a natural. Thank you for answering my question too. You inspire me to overcome my fears a little, which is talking to an audience or a camera. I actually hate it as it makes me so anxious. My anxiety flares up but knowing anything is possible makes it much more worthwhile….can't wait to see your youtube journey xx

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 20, 2018 / 11:40 am

      Ohh thank you so much, Leigh Anne! I'm so glad you feel inspired. That means so much. I'm honestly the exact same. I'm terrified, but I want to improve my confidence so bad. Thanks so much xx

  6. Zoë Ware
    February 20, 2018 / 11:54 am

    I actually have a youtube channel! I think it is the most fun thing ever! Good luck, and enjoy!! xxhttps://zoe-ware.blogspot.ca

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 21, 2018 / 2:00 pm

      It has been so much fun so far!! Aww thanks so much. I subscribed to you lovely xx

  7. Spring Lilies
    February 20, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    I really admire people that blog and have a youtube chanel, its a lot of hard work and very time consuming. Congratulations on your new adventure!Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 21, 2018 / 2:01 pm

      Aww thanks so much!! It is has been a lot of work and very time consuming, but also so much fun and a great experience xx

  8. Elizabeth
    February 21, 2018 / 9:19 am

    Ooooh Awesome news! Seriously! It takes a lot of courage to put yourself in front of the cameraCan't wait to see your videosxxLizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 21, 2018 / 2:01 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Lizzie! I'm hoping it will help a lot in my confidence xx

  9. Flo la vita
    February 21, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    This was such an interesting post. I don't have a youtube channel but I know that blogging has really helped me to grow as a person and also made me a lot more confident xxwww.flolavita.co.uk

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 22, 2018 / 12:09 pm

      Aw thanks so much!! Blogging and Youtube are great ways to improve your confidence xx

  10. Katie Leask - La Coco Noire
    February 21, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    ahhh good luck girl! i dont think ill ever have the balls (or editing capabilities) to start youtube, have so much respect for people that do! katie. xx lacoconoire.com

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 22, 2018 / 12:11 pm

      Thanks so much, Katie!! You should definitely give it a go. I found editing so hard, but now really enjoy it xx

  11. Katie Harding
    February 21, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    I started with YouTube, and while my success over there has been a lot more limited than with my blog… it's really helped with my confidence! I've also made some great friends over there!Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

    • Lauren Victoria
      February 22, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Aww that's amazing to hear!! I hope I can achieve the same xx

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