As most of my YouTube subscribers (and a handful of blog followers) know, I was struggling to maintain my vlog channel for the past few years because I never knew what type of videos to upload on to it. Yes it’s a vlog channel where I can upload any video that isn’t beauty or fashion related, but I wanted a goal for it so it wouldn’t turn into a throwaway channel that contained videos that I wasn’t 100% proud of.
Despite the lack of a channel direction, I still filmed and uploaded many vlogs. Sure the majority of them were filled with footage that I’d probably find embarrassing if I watched it today, but it was still content and I didn’t want to abandon the channel completely. I kept on asking myself the same question over and over again: WHY am I filming and uploading blogs? Like I said, I’m a type of person who needs an end goal or a specific direction to head in, so not having one for this channel discouraged me from filming, editing and uploading consistently.
When my Instagram account hit 500 followers, it hit me that I should turn my vlog channel into an online fitness and health diary. I currently use my Instagram account to photo document my fitness progress and the food I consume, so I thought “wow, I should totally do the same on YouTube as well.”
Finally, my vlog channel had a set direction!
On my vlog channel I’ll be filming a series called #JOURNEY2STRONG. To me being strong means having both physical and mental strength, so these vlogs will be a combination of workout footage and sit down reflections. In these videos I’ll be capturing the ups and downs of my health and fitness adventure and tracking my progress to keep myself accountable. They won’t be overly edited because I want to document the process as it is. I’m not looking to turn a profit on this channel, I’m just trying to transform it into another creative outlet. My goal is to become the strongest that I can be both physically and mentally, so follow along my journey and show your support by hitting the subscribe button.