Recipes, reviews & lifestyle

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

First week of vlogging

So you guys may or may not know that I've recently started sharing more of my life than I normally do, by vlogging. 
It didn't mean to end up like this but I'm happy it has.

This is the title of my most recent vlog (see below)

The background story 
It all began in late 2014 where I became more interested in Youtube and following certain Youtubers, rather than just browsing for random videos now and then. I saw how much fun it looked and thought, I want to join in! However, I had a pastry course to attend at Le Cordon Bleu in London, which I was very much looking forward to, and of which I graduated in June 2015. 
During this course is when it all began. I needed an outlet to distract myself, procrastinate if you will. I began with making the most common, but also the most popular video of all.. yes, a Primark Haul! After a few weeks I was surprised to see that had over 300 views, so that spurred me on to do more (despite my low subscriber count)
I thought why not make some food related videos. I tried one where I baked cookies, and my Husband filmed it for me, which made it a lot easier. However that one wasn't so successful, and I can see why! 
So I experimented and did a totally different type of cooking video (along with a few other random ones), which turned out to get a lot more views. I'm not offended if it's because it didn't feature me! Haha!
I actually really enjoyed making that, despite that I remember it being a quick job before going off to catch the train to London for class! 

I sort of slowed down with the whole Youtube thing towards the summer. I did one more video (another Primark haul - I do enjoy them!) and then stopped. We moved. We got married. SO many things happened. And then a few weeks ago I was inspired again to start doing something Youtube related. I think it was because my friend Rachel spoke about being interested in vlogging, and I had toyed with the idea for a while. I really loved the idea of being able to look back on just an ordinary, or perhaps one of the best days, when  you're 90 odd. Something to show the Grandkids! 
That's why I'm doing. For the memories. And also for the support. Youtube has such a good community in the right places. You just need to know where to look. I've met some friendly people so far, despite the distance, it feels like I actually know them! Probably because some of them are vloggers too! 

My first week
Well I've been doing it for 12 days now, and I've enjoyed every minute! It makes the day just that tiny bit more interesting. When you know that you are going to have an audience, you are sort of more inclined to do something a bit more out of the ordinary that you usually would. I mean, Ive started eating breakfast more often since beginning my videos with clips of me making it, when I used to just have a coffee. 
The editing process is my favourite part. I really do love it. I love the way you can cut things when you sound like poo, or are babbling on (a lot of the time!) Also the way you can speed things up or reverse it. I'm learning all the time; another reason to love it. I've literally taught myself (with a tiny bit of help from Google) how to edit on Adobe Premiere. I'm very proud of myself! *pats on back*
I also love the laughs it has brought to our house, such as when showing my Husband back clips that I've filmed, some of which are sometimes too hilarious to share! 
I literally cannot think of one thing I don't like. The only teeny tiny thing is when you lose footage, but hey ho, that's life!

That's why I encourage you people to try it if you haven't! Maybe don't upload it to Youtube at first but keep it for your own personal memories. Or maybe don't daily vlog at first, but just once a week. It really is good fun. Let me know if you do!

My most recent vlog (March 16th)

FYI - I have also started doing other lifestyle videos, and plan to do more cooking tutorials. Stay posted!

Jess xoxo



  1. Aww Jess, love this post! It's great to see you so enthusiastic :)! And thanks for the mention :D! Xxx


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