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Why I Will (Probably) Never Become a YouTuber

Never say never and all that jazz but yeah, I will never be a YouTuber. I admire YouTubers. I admire anyone who can sit there and talk to a camera, alone, for hours without feeling hella awks. I’ve tried it in the past – in fact I filmed a wholeeee video, get me. I showed one person and that was it, it was never to be seen again. I’m liking watching YouTuber’s more and more recently and I now have a handful who I enjoy watching regularly but it just isn’t for me. Here’s why.

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I’m too insecure

A pretty lame excuse I hear you say? Making YouTube videos may increase your confidence, allow yourself to work on your flaws and bad habits and explore a new thing that will help you become a better person? Yeah… no. I cannot bare to watch myself on camera. I rarely even take selfies for crying out loud. That one, miserable time I did make a video, I re-filmed it roughly seven hundred times because I always looked stupid or the camera was at the wrong angle and made me look like a potato or my voice sounded like a man. And then the thought of actually having to spend hours watching myself, over and over again during the editing process. Holy cow, no, get me outta here.

I can’t edit

Which brings me onto this point. Once I’ve spend 40 days and nights filming myself and re-filming myself, changing clothes every 10 minutes to see what looks most flattering and talking in a variety of different tones and accents to attempt to mask my unnaturally butch, Essex / cockney whatever the hell accent I have – I have to edit. And I can’t do that. I don’t have the software or the programmes. I wouldn’t know where to start so you’d just end up with one, long, boring video, mistakes and all. I hate editing blog posts at the best of times so editing a video sounds like my idea of hell.

I like to focus on one thing

And on a more serious note, I’ve never had a desire to make YouTube videos. I’ve always loved writing and I’m good with words – in writing. In general, I’m quite an awkward speaker but writing, I am boss (sort of). Blogging has always stolen my heart and I love to put all my focus and energy into that and the different aspects of it. If I decided to start making YouTube videos, I would find it very difficult to keep both things afloat. Call me lazy or whatever, but when I have multiple projects to work on, almost always one of them gets put on the backburner. I wouldn’t want to neglect my blog and I wouldn’t be prepared for something to get in the way of that happening.

Are you a YouTuber? Do you enjoy it? Are you an aspiring YouTuber? What’s stopping you starting? What made you want to start in the first place? Let me know in the comments!

 

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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

60 Comments

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  4. I personally think that I am not photogenic at all. I hate looking at pictures of myself, I don’t know why. Also, my voice in videos always sound so weird, but I hope that’s not how my voice sounds to other people! I think that blogging is for me, and I’ll be sticking to that for a good while.

    1. I’m in the same boat! Especially about my voice – ugh, I hate it!

      1. Finally someone who agrees with me! To me, my voice sounds decent. On camera, it’s terrible!

  5. I am a newbie youtuber and still doing it.

  6. thisblogofmine says:

    AIN’T THAT THE TRUTH SISTER
    I’ve always wanted to become a YouTuber, but I’m too awkward and nervous! I know how to edit out the awkward pauses, how to get ok lighting, and I’m very good with words – but I just choke! I started my blog so I can (at least) have it a bit easier without the sweating and the voice cracking and the shaking, but one day I believe that I’ll buck up and start actively making videos – because I even bought a video camera for YouTube for goodness’ sake! My point is, do things like no one’s watching but take your time. You can do it!

  7. i would love to become a youtuber. i do public speaking and basically love speaking to people. my one problem is that i do not want to make a channel because i am afraid of my friends finding it, that was my main problem with creating a blog too. i dont want people i know seeing it!

  8. lifeofkrishnasai says:

    Its OK to accept that u cant YouTube,.still give it a shot! And ya I’m a YouTuber since 2008. And I’ve enjoyed every bit of it! Good luck

  9. Never say never , you don’t know how your life will turn next moment.

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