Why I’m Not on YouTube

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Welcome back, Beauties! I’m going to finally answer one of the questions I get asked the most and tell you why I don’t do YouTube videos. 

Almost every single day, someone asks me why I’m not on YouTube. Given my journalistic and broadcasting background, you would think that it’s a no brainer, right? Well, it’s not as simple as that for me. I’m huge on doing what I feel I’m suited for, and YouTube isn’t that for me.

One huge reason that I’m passing on YouTube, at least for now, is logistics. I live in a small apartment with my boyfriend, son and cat. Where am I going to film with the space and privacy I need? Who knows? I don’t have a camera or backdrops either, which are both huge investments if you want to create quality content. Sure, I have an iMac with a camera built into it and could easily get a sheet thrown up there for a background, but I don’t have the physical space in my bedroom that I would be able to film in without disturbing my boyfriend.

Another reason I don’t do YouTube is my comfort level when it comes to being on camera. I have never really been one to jump in a video, unless it’s a quick one on IG or Snapchat. Now, it should be stated that I have interviewed people on camera for blogs, so it’s not about never having done it. When I did those interviews, I was with another person. I wasn’t basically talking to myself for the world to see. I need someone to interact with on camera. At least, that’s what I’ve convinced myself that I need anyway.

The final reason is just plain old lack of confidence. I question and am super critical of myself when I create anything that I know I’ll make myself crazy over-analyzing every single nanosecond of each video. Oh, and let’s not forget that I have zero patience or tolerance for ignorance, and we all know how mean people on the internet can be. I’d be dragging people in the comments that were rude for hours.

All in all, I’m happy doing what I’m doing now. I’ve alwasy been a writer, so this is my comfort zone. Will I change my mind and branch out to doing videos? Maybe, maybe not. I won’t completely write it off. We’ll see.

Until next time, Beauties! xoxo

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