So, I’ve been thinking about starting a YouTube channel for ages now and I just keep putting it off. Having seen other bloggers I admire taking the plunge, I feel like it is within reach but I’ve had some time to think about what excuses I keep throwing at myself every time I consider it and realised most of them are pretty ridiculous…
Time is limited as it is for me and I wouldn’t want to neglect my blog in favour of posting videos. I know plenty of people do and I wouldn’t have to put too much pressure on myself but this is quite a big obstacle for me at the minute.
I’m sure some of you will be amused by this one but it is a genuine reason! As a blogger, I don’t have to worry about tricky brand names as I can just make sure I’ve spelt it right. As a YouTuber, there’s more pressure to say it correctly.
Lack of quality equipment
I know not everyone starts out with a fancy camera for recording but I know I personally tend to prefer the high quality, well-edited videos to watch over the lower quality uploads. That reason alone feels like I would be investing a lot of my time and not getting many people watching my videos.
I see a lot of YouTubers who make being clumsy look adorable, but I’m honestly not sure I could pull that off when I’m dropping my makeup all over the place in the middle of filming. While I’m not that clumsy in everyday situations, doing makeup in a filming setup is a lot more awkward.
Do I have anything new to offer?
There are thousands of beauty YouTubers who all do it very well and I feel like it would be a struggle to get my content out there if someone else is already doing the same thing. If I felt like YouTube was missing a channel like mine, it would be different but there’s so much amazing content on there already.
I’ve seen a fair few YouTubers open up about their struggles with anxiety and other mental health issues and discuss how YouTube has helped them, so I kind of see this one as a positive too as I think it might help me with my personal struggles. But as someone just starting out, I still feel like I lack confidence and would come across incredibly awkwardly on camera.
Those are all my reasons (so far!) What do you think? If you have a YouTube channel, do you have any tips for me? I’m inspired by so many great people on YouTube so I’d love to hear what you think!