In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.YouTube vlogs.
My collection of shared moments and memories.
Creating content on YouTube has been a hobby of mine since 2015. When I first started I had practically no clue what I was doing – and, even now, I find myself making most of it up as I go.
It has been an interesting experience so far; from learning to shoot and edit video, to being able to look back on amazing memories and special moments.
While creating videos has no real financial benefit for me (most people don’t get rich vlogging), documenting my life and sharing it with the world has become an important part of who I am.
Weekly vlogging has made me more confident, more adventurous and more likely to get out and do something at the weekend.
The New Year’s resolution.
Why do I vlog?
Do you ever just sit back and think about how great a certain year was? 2014 was one of those years for me. Jade and I had moved to Bangkok and were discovering the amazing things the city had to offer. New experiences, lot’s of travel, weekends exploring the city… life was pretty awesome.
It was one of those special years where you think to yourself ‘my life has never been better than it has right now‘ and you want to hang on to every memory. My problem? I have the worst memory!
I wished that I could replay some of the moments over again.
Sure, I had taken a whole bunch of photos but I have always been behind the camera and never really in front of it. I had tonnes of photos of Jade (my girlfriend) but barely any of me. So I decided that 2015 would not only be better than 2014, but this time I would document it all as well.
For Christmas that year I asked Jade for a little Canon point & shoot (a Canon S120) and decided that my New Year’s resolution would be to make one new video every week during 2015. And so, that’s just what I did.
Open, honest, and positive.
About my videos.
‘Vlog’ is a funny term isn’t it? It used to mean ‘video-blog’, which meant that instead of writing thoughts down in a blog post people would just record a video of themselves. But these days vlogs and vlogging means so much more.
There are vlogs for virtually every topic now and they are shot in a variety of ways. People vlog about travel, beauty, cooking, tech, gaming… the list goes on! So where do my videos fit?
I think of my videos as lifestyle vlogs; short videos that mainly focus around my day-to-day life and how I live. There’s no script, no real planning and no one else behind the scenes producing the content. Each vlog typically follows a week of my life and may include travel, work, leisure, important milestones, personal achievements and the occasional health-related freakout.
I don’t want to be famous.
Why do I vlog?
I don’t do challenges, follow the latest trends, offer shout-outs or try to get the most views for my videos (otherwise I’d be click-baiting like crazy). I’m not on YouTube to get famous, be a star or make a tonne of money. I’m just a guy who wants to record moments of his life to look back on.
By sharing my experiences with you I hope to inspire you to do more, see more and live more – whatever that means to you.
I believe that everyone who watches my videos is a friend, not a fan, and I hope you feel the same. I do my best to reply to all comments (even criticisms – but I’ll ignore or delete ones that are toxic) so feel free to reach out anytime. Thank you for following along, I can’t wait to get to know you.