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I really enjoyed Christmas and the more lifestyle-based content that came with it. Vlogmas was really fun, and who'd have ever thought they'd see a routine on my channel?! But now it's over, and I'm super excited all over again, because let me tell you - the content is changing in a big way.
2016 was really about figuring what what I wanted to create, or 'realising stuff' as Kylie Jenner so eloquently predicted. I slowly started introducing some of my new ideas towards the end of the year, whilst keeping a lot of the old ones as well. This helped me to suss out what I enjoy filming, what you guys enjoy watching, and what I'm actually pretty good at filming. I have learnt the hard way that sometimes what you enjoy watching and doing, doesn't necessarily translate well into video - DIYs were my biggest realisation and I have so much new-found respect for the Sorry Girls and all other DIY queens and kings, for being able to balance tripods overhead, whilst having the patience to literally watch paint dry and create something amazing for the beauty of a three minute video.
Now though, after much trial and error, I really feel as though I'm in a place to fully put my ideas in to action, and that's super exciting for me.
People often ask me 'Why do YouTube?', and it's really difficult to explain. I'm of the age group that just missed out on YouTube growing up, it didn't exist, and therefore many people still don't get it. They just can't fathom why I would waste my time filming, editing, promoting - all just in a bid to get people listen to me talk to myself.
But here's the deal, I do YouTube because of the feeling I have right now. Because as weird as it might sound, YouTube gets me excited. I love sharing my thoughts, feelings, views and messages with a very small percentage of the world, and I love the response I get from that. I love that I get to be creative and make whatever I want to make, in a world that requires me to work five days a week doing a similar thing every day.
So there's the answer - that's where the channel will be heading. I will be talking about what I love, and getting my teeth into as many creative projects if I can. I'll talk about positivity, empowerment, women, mental health, and anything that holds a stigma. Overall though, I'll talk about what I feel like talking about and what excites me; and that's pretty exciting.
It all starts next Friday.