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.
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!