1 Year On Youtube… What I’ve Learnt


ft photographs taken in Llangollen
Photography by Me



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.




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.


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.



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!


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!