1 Year On Youtube… What I’ve Learnt

MY YOUTUBE EXPERIENCE

ft photographs taken in Llangollen
Photography by Me

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I know I’m a little late writing this blog post. However – better late than never, right? Anyways, it’s been just over a year since I uploaded my first Youtube video. A whole year?! The time has flown by. I actually created my Youtube channel itself back in 2015, created a header, uploaded a profile picture… yanno, all that stuff. It wasn’t until August 2016 that I uploaded my first actual video and since then I have learnt a lot in that short space of time. Creating a Youtube channel was something I had wanted to do for a long time. Even before I actually created the channel itself, there was a long period of time where I wanted to do it but just didn’t have the courage.
I believe it was Jake who actually help me build up enough courage to launch my channel – he had launched one himself a good six months (ish) before and eventually helped me to as well! Today I thought I’d share with you a bunch of the things I learnt during my time on the site, and some of the things I’m looking to improve on too. Obviously I’m no Youtube guru, these are all just things that I have picked up or experienced personally and don’t necessarily describe the Youtube experience as a whole, or how it is for everyone who runs their own channel.

 

 

CREATING GOOD CONTENT IS HARD WORK

Youtube is a place for expressing creativity, it’s a place for ideas, expression and for this to be done effectively it requires a bit of hard work. I’ve never been one of those types of people to just set up the camera and film. When I create a Youtube video I try to plan what I’m going to say, what I’m going to include, any extra clips I want to add in etc…. However it makes me so happy to create content and to see a finished video uploaded and on my channel, so it definitley pays off.

IT CAN BE TIME CONSUMING

During the last year, it’s safe to say I haven’t been consistent with my Youtube content. I’ve been busy with college work, I’ve been busy with my job… Over this time I have definitely gained a new respect for people who upload every day / week. It takes a long time to film, edit and upload a video – longer than what I imagined it to be in the first place.

 

GETTING VIEWS AND SUBSCRIBERS ISN’T EASY

Not that it is the most important aspect… It isn’t by far. However, when you put something out into the world, something that you’ve spent quite a bit of time creating – you do want it to be seen. When I created my channel I never imagined it would be soooo hard to build up subscribers. It is hard work, but rewarding!

YOU CAN MEET SOME OF THE NICEST PEOPLE

This is probably my favourite thing I have learnt over the last year. Youtube allows you to connect with so many amazing people, I’ve met and spoke to lots of subscribers who I’ve grown to know and cherish as a great part of my life.



These are just a few of the things I’ve learnt over the last year! It’s been an amazing experience and I have enjoyed every second of it, creating content and sharing it with you all…. Here’s to many more years!

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  • We seem to have a similar story! I’ve always wanted to have my own channel, ever since I started watching YouTube when I was 12 and only got the courage to do so a couple years ago, but still I haven’t uploaded a thing 😬 I think I’m too much of a perfectionist and am scared I will never like what I upload… maybe I’ll make it a new years resolution to post something?
    Lovely photography by the way, what camera do you use?

    Coco ♡

    • Aw it’s definitely something worth doing (if you want to obvs.) I never post anything on my channel unless I’m 100% happy with it and proud of it, so I know what you mean about being a perfectionist!
      Alsooo thank you so much! I actually just use my iPhone 7 Plus for blog photographs, haven’t managed to buy a camera yet & a phone is sooooo portable! x