Daily Archives: May 13, 2017

My Youtube Experience So Far #YTFFPH

It’s Saturday today, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to edit the vlog that I filmed for this weekend because I didn’t have a laptop. 🙁 I really thought I could be consistent with my weekly videos, but instead of giving myself a hard time about it, I’ll just take it as a reason to pause and write again.

Besides, I don’t like how my last few entries have all been about promoting my videos on Youtube. (But yeah, subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already LOL).

I decided early on that this blog will still be my main portal, and that means I have to keep on writing.

It’s a little challenging because I’m back to work in the hospital again. That means I don’t have a lot of free time to make videos AND write, but oh well! Now I understand – this is a lot of hard work, and (not but!) I like it!

I actually look forward to shooting, editing, and sharing my med school related content in this new format, and to just be my wordy introspective self in this blog. I wonder to what direction this will take me, but I promised myself I will put my newfound influence to good use, so this is what I’m doing.

Speaking of influence..

Youtube Fan Fest PH #YTFFPH

Last night, I attended the Youtube Fanfest in Manila, not really knowing what to expect. When I got there – wooooow – I didn’t know Youtube fans were that solid!

It was my first time to meet avid viewers in person, and the biggest surprise for me was realizing most of them were actually kids and teens!

When I was their age, I remember being so impressionable and excited about everything, and I didn’t even have Youtube back then! Growing up, I was a super fan of Hilary Duff, but she was way too far-fetched that I never felt like I could do the things she did. (Sing to me Paolo!!)

I wonder what it’s like to be in these kids’ shoes. At least Youtubers today are relatable, reachable, and real people that they can aspire to be. I wasn’t surprised that at least ten kids came up to me and said “Ate Aura, say hi to my vlog!!”

Of course they have a vlog!!!

Why not, right? Once upon a time, even Alex Wassabi and LaurDIY had their own hesitations, but they uploaded their first videos anyway. Now they have this modern platform to inspire others to just be themselves.

One day, as much as everyone has a favorite color, a favorite movie, and a favorite actress – we will all have a favorite Youtuber!

Who’s yours? Comment down below and share the good vibes!

P.S. Here’s just some of mine:
Itsjudyslife – I’ve been watching for years and I want to cry I think it’s time for a baby boy!
Anna Akana – my kind of comedy!!
TheStriveToFit – for med students like me
ChannelNotes – for those who want to start a Youtube channel
Christina Grimmie – I love you, RIP.