To vlog or not to vlog?

January 13, 2019

I think I first started watching videos on YouTube when I was about 16 years old (10 years ago!). I’ve done the rounds of watching beauty vloggers, hauls, daily vlogs, weekly vlogs, challenge videos, gaming videos … and the list goes on. I would honestly rather sit and watch YouTube videos than I would watch the television. It’s real life and I find it more interesting.

I started my blog in May 2017 as I’ve never had the confidence to put myself out there on YouTube even though I’ve wanted to for years. I saw blogging as another outlet that I could be creative and share my passions. I’ve always been a quiet and reserved person so figured that YouTube probably isn’t for me. Don’t get me wrong I love my blog, but I find it hard to share some of my passions.

Disney vlogs 

My current obsession (and honestly this has been my obsession for years) is watching Disney Vlogs. I’ve visited Disney World 8 times and I’m returning this year for my 9th visit. Disney is my happy place, it’s the place that puts the biggest smile on my face and I have so many amazing memories from my trips. I get so much enjoyment out of watching other people’s Disney Vlogs because I just really bloody love Disney World!

Now I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this post … I’m really considering vlogging my Disney World trip this year. Not because I want to be a YouTube star; but because I want to be able to watch back my memories instead of just looking at photos. Let’s be honest you can relive the magic more through video than you can through photographs. At first, I was scared to approach Shaun with the idea as he doesn’t watch YouTube and I didn’t think he’d be keen on me constantly getting a camera out around him … but to my surprise, he’s said it doesn’t bother him in the slightest! 😀

Getting over the fear 

Now I think pretty much everyone I watch on YouTube has mentioned how filming videos out in public were scary at first. You feel like everyone is staring at you and just feel pretty stupid. And that’s exactly how I feel. I keep asking myself if I’m confident enough or will I just be awkward in front of the camera?! I guess it’s like with anything that the more you practice the better you get. I’m currently trying to persuade myself that vlogging my Disney trip is a good idea and it’ll also be so amazing to be able to watch the holiday back once I’m home.

Oh, also my other dilemma …. How do people always look so good in Disney World vlogs? Whenever I go to Disney I’m a sweaty mess wearing absolutely no makeup because it just runs off my face!

If you have any tips on starting off with vlogging then please leave me a comment below. Any advice will be really appreciated!

Charlotte xx

One response to “To vlog or not to vlog?”

  1. Hayley says:

    Definitely Vlog! Even if you don’t share it with anyone else it will be your memories for years to come =) x
    Hayley |

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