Monday, May 11, 2015

Reflection

My ultimate experience with creating my YouTube channel has been a blast. It really showed me who I am, not only as a person to myself, but how I come off to others as well. Throughout the many ups and downs of my project, all the endless support and the mass amount of love that I have received from everyone in doing this 20 time project/YouTube channel is unbelievable. In all honesty though, I didn't get as far as I'd hoped. With so many different bumps in the road and not having a "mentor",  it's really hard to kind of figure things out on your own. And with creating a YouTube channel that's kind of what I had to do. Everything I did was mostly me. With the help of my family buying me my starter camera, I had bought my own laptop to edit videos, I bought my own tripod to film with, I make my own banners, I make my own thumbnails, I film everything myself, nearly everything that has shown up on my YouTube channel is me. And although that's one of the things that I like about this project, The fact that if you're a caring person you could do something generous or if you're an adventurous person you could do something risky, it doesn't really mean anything if you can't share the moment with someone else. Like the time I posted my very first video. It was such an amazing, yet nerve wrecking feeling that I don't think anyone would have understood unless they had been with me through the many challenges I had to face just to get that one video up. The waiting to save up money to buy certain materials, the long nights of editing, possibly talking too loud or too low in a video, not being able to get the sound work, the computer having a virus, etc.. There are so many things that can go wrong with doing a simple project, but when you finally get it right, it's a breathtaking experience. An experience that you wish you had someone to share with. And although I did have other people being happy for me, I wanted to have someone to be happy with me! You know how that saying goes "we're re not laughing at you we're laughing with you." It would be nice to have someone to laugh with. Besides all of this though, I really enjoyed doing this. YouTube is my thing and I like it and so I did it. And that's what 20 time to me is about: having an interest in something, making a reality of it, and working some magic to achieve a goal. Thank you to anyone and everyone who's kept up with me on both my YouTube page and my blog. I appreciate you so much. Lots of love!
-Zaria