When Youtube was founded in 2005 I can’t say I was really interested. Then a few years later when I got my first cat I went looking online for information and tips. BIG mistake. At first it started off with a harmless funny cat video. Cats chasing mops, cats chasing laser beams, cats even chasing themselves through a mirror. But then one video became two, two became three and so on. What began as a three minute cat video became twenty minute compilation videos, and pretty soon I’d seen all manner of cats on Youtube, but I still wanted more.
As I was browsing the many videos of Youtube one person in particular caught my eye. This person was Marcus Butler. Now in the beginning of his career the main videos on his channel were challenges, comedy chats and his take on music videos. As the years went on we (his viewers) were introduced to other people who he knew on Youtube who later became his best friends. These were Alfie Deyes, Sam Pepper, Caspar Lee, Joe Sugg, Zoe Sugg, Louise Watson, Louis Cole, Jack and Finn Harries,Tyler Oakley, Jim Chapman, Tanya Burr, Joey Graceffa, Conor Franta, Sawyer Hartman. The list goes on. Not to mention my later find on YouTube ‘The Shaytards’. Who are now a part of my daily routine!
As my passion for drama and acting grew so did my need to start my own YouTube channel. I brainstormed what content I would have, what topics I would cover and even what viewers would be interested. This is still something to begin, and after all this time I still have no idea where to start. Maybe my plan to travel will be the start of my YouTube channel. Only time will tell…
“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” – Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie.