Big, exciting, edge of your seat news: I started another YouTube channel! Alright...that was totally anticlimactic. This is the third channel I've started since 2014. I deleted my first out of disgust and discouragement. I started a second channel last year but left it to wither and die in a dry, dusty corner of the… Continue reading To YouTube, or Not to YouTube
Over the past few months, I've heard several snarky comments from celebrities and even people in my own life who believe that personal YouTube channels are basically the ultimate display of vanity and narcissism. As someone who not only watches a good deal of YouTube but who also has a (quite unsuccessful) YouTube channel, I must… Continue reading YouTube Equals Narcissism?
I recently posted a video entitled "My Authentic Self" on my tiny YouTube channel. The video was "inspired" by the recent influx of tearful and emotional coming out/update videos posted by various YouTube stars. In these videos the common theme, apart from the obvious, seemed to be "just be yourself" and "don't be ashamed of who you are." So I… Continue reading If I Stop Talking, Maybe I’ll Find My Authentic Christian Self
In my post Keep Your Warped Perfection, I mentioned that I watch a lot of beauty guru videos on YouTube. Though I don't wear much makeup myself, I still enjoy these videos and have learned a few helpful hints about cosmetics and skin care in general. In addition to tutorials, many gurus post product reviews and "what's new" updates. This… Continue reading Don’t We All Need Purple Lipstick (or the perils of watching too much YouTube)
As I read the hateful comments left by keyboard cowards on other websites and videos, I wonder who are these people? What is going on in their lives that leads them to spread the hate? Do I have the strength to continue on with the intended purpose of this blog if I ever find myself on the receiving end of such hatred?