I’d describe my first vlogging experience as awkward, scary and waaay out of my comfort zone – to say the least! But it can’t have been all bad because, for some mad reason, I decided to pick up the camera and do it all again. And this time, it was in front of a load of other holiday makers on the sunny island of Ibiza! 😬
The camera travelled with me and experienced the vacay food and drink 🍹 beautiful views 🌊 last-minute hotels 🛏 and long conversations with the bathroom mirror 👩🎤.
I thought a holiday food diary would be a great follow-up to the Introducing #ThisGirlEats video, showing a little more of my personality. But it’s also the perfect theme for #ThisGirlEats, because even though we were abroad it was still all about real food – this was just your normal, everyday girl’s holiday on a budget. None of us had much cash to splash, so it was all about enjoying what was on our doorstep and making a great time for ourselves.
YouTube, to me, has always seemed something of a nightmare. Like an internet jungle full of egos, instant fame and incredibly beautiful people with incredibly interesting things to say, it’s a place I definitely never saw myself going.
It’s fucking terrifying a little daunting. But, having dabbled in music, blogging and media for a few years now, I’m obviously aware of how instrumental YouTube has become in getting your work out there and, with the start of a new food blog and a new venture, it seemed like now was as good a time as any to strap on a pair and maybe just dip my toe into the murky waters of vlogging.
Anyone who knows me knows that in front of a video camera is the very last place I want to be. It’s a million miles from my comfort zone. I’d be lying if I said hearing the sound of my own voice played back in the editing process didn’t make me cringe and I won’t pretend I didn’t scrutinise every inch of my appearance until I starting going cross-eyed.
But I decided it was time to open myself up to my own vulnerabilities. I really want #ThisGirlEats to do well because it’s something I’m really passionate about and if that means putting my most self-conscious side out there for all the world to see, then so be it.
So I’ve really pushed myself and, ignoring the fact that I had no idea how to edit, present, read a script, frame a shot, promote myself as a vlogger or make myself look “YouTube beautiful”, I created my very first vlog for #ThisGirlEats.
Please check it out below! If you want to subscribe, comment or just have a little nose at the YouTube channel, you can find it all here.