So I’ve been asked to write a little piece about the channel for someone and when doing that I went back to my first review to see what it was all about, and I wanted to share it with you guys for a reason…
If you’re thinking about starting something on YouTube (and it doesn’t have to be about vaping), but you want to share something with the world, or you want to focus on creating something positive to draw your attention away from depression or illness, or even just because you’re passionate about something and want to teach yourself new skills, setting yourself goals, and creating something in the digital world is something that I’ve personally found incredibly useful, challenging, and rewarding.
Hopefully seeing this video will show that you don’t have to come out of the gate being professional, or with expensive cameras, or even pricey products, just a will to make something and be able to ‘put yourself out there’ is enough.
For me, it’s helped with both physical (Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia) and mental challenges (depression) over the last couple of years, and to be honest without it times would have been a lot harder.
Any hobby costs money, and getting into reviewing or whatever to receive freebies will always end in disaster, but I’m more than happy to trade going out for a night getting drunk at the pub for buying something I can create something with, something to be proud of, something where I can set a goal and achieve it more often than not. The result may not be to everyone’s taste, but I’ll have done something I’m proud of, and that my friends – especially in harder times – is worth it’s weight in gold.
Recorded with the crappy laptop camera, and edited with free software, this is where it all began for me, and I hope in some way it inspires someone else to challenge themselves, create something, and be proud. Also, go and check out your favourite YouTubers and how they started, from small acorns do oak trees grow
Feel free to take the piss out of the shiney dome 😉