YouTube is more than just a place to upload videos. To me, YouTube has been a community that’s really shaped my life into what it is today. Let’s rewind a bit.
I’ve been creating YouTube content since 2009. I’m not sure what first attracted me to filming myself and uploading it online but it feels natural to me. Blogging was a hobby of mine well before I started creating video content, so making videos seemed like a natural next step. Instead of writing, I’m talking.
From that first video, I discovered a community that had a sense of comradery when it came to YouTube content. I made friends, both on and offline. I went to events and meetups just to hang out with other YouTube lovers. I also identified my favorite big time YouTubers as celebrities. I even accidentally met my husband through YouTube.