Yep. After a long hiatus of over 9 months I’m relaunching my Rosalilium lifestyle channel. Hoorah!
It’s been something I’ve been mulling over what to do with this channel for some time and there was a point where I was ready to quit it all together.
You see, I was a bit lost. I wasn’t sure what kind of content I wanted to share. I hadn’t found my style. And I just wasn’t sure if I was confident enough to put myself out there on Youtube. I mean, Youtube can be a bit of a scary place. Have you seen some of the comments on there? People can be harsh. And I’m used to the loveliness and general positivity here on my cosy little blog.
So yes… I knew I wanted to share more video content and I was determined to challenge myself with learning how to create videos.
So when we embarked on our winter away in Thailand I threw myself into making daily vlogs, a rather mammoth task that was a hell of a lot harder than it looks (how do daily vloggers do it?!).
But the challenge taught me a lot; I improved my filming and editing skills (still a work in progress, mind you) as well as started to feel more confident speaking to the camera.
Now back in the UK (for an undefined amount of time) and after a good long mull I feel like I have a good idea of the direction and the kind of content I want for my Youtube channel.
I think for a long time I was comparing myself to the so-called ‘bigger Youtubers’ and most of them are in the early 20s. I felt a kind of disconnect. And whilst I admire them and do watch their videos sometimes, I did feel like they weren’t speaking to me.
I began to wonder if there was a place for me on Youtube. Is Youtube even for the 30+ year olds?
That’s when I felt a moment of clarity. Why don’t I create the kind of content I want to watch? If I want to watch videos that speak to women in their 30s why not start creating them?
So that’s the plan!
In all of my training, public speaking, coaching and e-courses I always say “I believe in abundance. There is room for everyone.”
So whilst I may not be catering to the biggest demographic on Youtube, I can create content that is authentic and true to my experience. It’s about going back to why I started blogging in the first place, to share my experience and connect with likeminded people. And I believe there is a space for me to do the same with video as well.
Do watch the video above to find out more about the types of videos I plan to create.