Michelle Carey

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Yeah I’m done 🥺

I see sawed back and forth about going back to my YouTube channel or starting a new one.  🤷🏽‍♀️ I’ve said this in lots of blogs posts about how long I’ve been on YouTube, but I’ve also said how much I’ve come to not like what YouTube has become. 😔  Reminds me of Facebook.  As a YouTube viewer, it’s good shit.  I can find a lot of videos on a wide variety of topics for learning or opinions.  But as a content creator, bring out the sharp knifes and get ready to be cutthroat.  👀🔪

I’ve now made my decision about what I’m going to do. 👏🏽🙌🏽👏🏽🙌🏽👏🏽🙌🏽👏🏽🙌🏽

🥁****DRUM ROLL PLEASE****🥁

I’m ditching my YouTube Channel or building a new YouTube channel for starting a new IGTV channel.  🤯😳

IGTV will be a year old on June 18th and despite I’ve been reluctant to dip my video chops into the IGTV waters, I’ve been keeping an eye on the medium.  Now I can say I got in on the platform before it was a year old. 😂 Semantics, I know.  But still true! 🙃

The previous interface of IGTV wasn’t pleasant because I struggled with how I’d bring traffic to my channel.  I felt like it was too much work, like YouTube.  Trying to get people subscribe.  A positive of IGTV is my audience is build in because it’s already being streamed to my followers.  My IGTV videos are posted in my feed.  Plus I have the use of hashtags to help allow people to find my content even more.  #winning 🤩

I also like the fact that IGTV isn’t monetized…as of yet.  So everyone who is posting videos on their channels are truly there for the content and not to make money from the site.  They can be making money from sponsorship deals but that’s not in direct competition with the IGTV platform.  The platform is there for the content creators.  🌎🌍🌏

In addition, I like using vertical video.  It’s simple and easy to use.  I can record on my camera just like I would if I was looking it and I don’t have be concerned how close my face is to the camera in horizontal aspect.

I don’t feel like I’m in competition with anyone on IGTV.  I have my videos that I post my channel, that show up in my feed for my followers and that’s it.  If people find my content through my feed, then they follow, then they have access to my videos.  EASY.  No fuss. 

I feel like I’m back in balance.  I love doing videos.  I loved doing my videos for my YouTube channel, but I felt I wasn’t in balance because I didn’t have the subscribers to grow and finding those are difficult.  I know.  I watch people all the time on YouTube and don’t sub to their channel.  It’s like a competition to get subs.  And YouTube bases so many of its features on how many subs a channel has.  You get this when you get this many subs.  And I don’t think that’s fair when you have people who’ve been on the site and using it before Google came along to purchase it.  I can go on and on about this, but you guys get it.

So now you can find my videos on IGTV.  I have two channels.  👇🏽

@michellescarey - this was really my author channel, but I’ve seem to allow it focus more on bowling and highlighting my daughter’s bowling.  I do also highlight my other daughter’s musical talents.  Sometimes, I will highlight my books.  I will also showcase my life from time to time.

@michellecareywrites - this is now my author and writing channel.  I don’t feature anything about bowling or anything about my children’s endeavors.  This is strictly about me being an author, writing and my life.

Look me up and follow. 👈🏽  I’m looking forward to building content and sharing information! ✌🏽

Be Free….

~MC

It's been a week and I'm already trippin'! 🤦🏽‍♀️

Remember I said I was going to start my 90 Day Summer Challenge.  My three things were -  finish one of my WIPs, eat less sugar and post on my IGTV. 🥺

It’s been a week. 🙃

I think it’s funny that the WIP I selected to finish isn’t the one I’ve been excited about writing in the last few days. 😂  Go figure.  Today, however, I’m going to focus. ✍🏽  I don’t have far to go.  I need to feel the burn and pull through the last one third of this WIP! I can do it!  🌟

I knew trying to eat less sugar was going to be difficult. 🤯  I didn’t realize how many things I ate that were sugar laced or sugar bound or just plain sugar.  As a society we are surrounded by sugar.  I have to give up my morning fruit. 😭 I only eat it when I’m in the office and that’s two days.  I’m fine when I’m at home.  But it’s the dessert thing after dinner that’s killing the mood with this less sugar thing. 🎂🍰🧁🥧🍦🍩🍪🍫🍯🍭🍮🍨🍧

The best thing I’ve done is learn how to use the Spark Camera app and post my IGTV video. 👏🏽 Let me tell you about me and Spark.  I do this allllll the time.  I did it with Snapchat.  A new app will drop, no one is remotely interested in it, I will download it, don’t know how to use it…get frustrated with it and then not use it.  Others will come along see the greatness that I saw months, or a year prior, use it and then I have to go back to learn to use it just so I can say “yeah I use it.”  That’s what happened with me and Spark Camera. 😒 They use to have two apps, I downloaded both.  I couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to use the apps, so it sat in a folder on my phone for months. Then I eventually deleted them.  Then I also went back some time later and re-downloaded it.  Now it was just one app. And now they’ve re-branded it as a way to do vertical video and edit for IGTV or IG Stories.  And because I want to dive into IGTV more than YouTube, I had to learn to use the app.  Of which I did, and I posted a video yesterday to my IGTV.  I’m way proud of myself.  I’m also kicking myself. Damn if the app isn’t easy to use.  Now, I need to think of some video ideas. 🧠

First seven days down.  And I’m making some progress.  The next seven days I’m going to focus more on my WIP.  The sugar thing…well that’s the sugar thing.

For now….

BE FREE….

~MC

 

Good 👏🏽 Grief...

Why is it that EVERY time I think about going back to my YouTube channel or starting a new one, I get totally flustered and bummed? 🤔  Like I really want to do it again, but my soul says no you don’t. 😩

I love watching YouTube as a medium, but I can’t help but thinking it’s a depressing place for the creator. 🤐 I’ve been a creator.  I know what it’s like to want subs.  For people to like your videos….ah yes the light bulb moment 💡 -  it’s validation. UGH!  And the INTJ in me doesn’t like to seek validation. 🤔

Begging people to like, comment, share and subscribe.  That’s what I feel like it is BEGGING.  And I don’t like begging. 🤲🏽

’m also kicking myself in the ass because I’ve been on YouTube since 2006 and I could have had a booming channel if I stuck with it, I was a YTP.  I had the opportunities and I flushed it. 😂

My bad, my INTJism wouldn’t allow for me to feel that yucky.  Plus, my INTJism keeps me a private person, so I’m not about to spill my guts and emotions to the general public just because.  Really not one of those people.  There is nothing wrong with it, it’s just not me. 💯

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Check out my podcast - Introverted with Michelle Carey.  I talk about different topics of from INTJ perspective.  🙃  Podcast is on Apple, Google, and Stitcher and on my website. 💋

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Keep ya head up! 🥰

Be Free….

~MC

 

🗣 Restoration of the YouTube Beauty Community

Let’s here it for the adults in the room.  👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Despite the fact we all want the tea, I think it was brave and a necessary move on the part of Jeffree Star and Tati Westbrook to say hey were the adults in the room, let’s stop this drama and the craziness.  Kudos to them. 🤔

It doesn’t mean that James Charles was right. 🥺 Nor does it mean he checked them.  It just means they see how destructive this behavior is and it wasn’t worth the effort to continue to go back and forth. 😩 This could have went on for weeks! 🤦🏽‍♀️

We all know James Charles is a lair. 🤭  He’s 19.  What 19 year old doesn’t lie? We also know he has some serious mental issues he’s going to need to work out.  There were warning signs, things everyone saw and chose to ignore.  The price of MONEY, FAME and NOTORIETY.  It can float to anyone’s head, and it could certainly float to a 19 year old kid who has NEVER had anything.  Especially ATTENTION. 🙃

Well that said, now maybe the Beauty Community can now heal and get back to the business of doing what they do best.  💄💋

Whew!  What an interesting year 2019 has been… 🤯

What’s next? 🤐

Be Free….

~MC

😳 And 👏🏽 the 👏🏽 DRAMA 👏🏽CONTINUES!!!! YouTube Beauty Community is a SOAP OPERA 🤦🏽‍♀️

Tati said this.

James said that.

Jeffree is gonna say what?????

This isn’t about makeup anymore.  It’s about money.  It’s about fame.  It’s about subscribers.  It’s a fight for YouTube territory. 🤔

It’s a fight for belief.   Who to believe? Who not to believe?  😒

Me, personally…they ALL have issues.  😂

🗣 Tati is the oldest.  She needs to upload a makeup video and not be bothered about what a silly little 19 year old boy is doing.  James won’t be 20 until next week.   She needs to walk away from this. 🚶🏽‍♀️ Like leave it alone.  She also needs to walk away from Jeffree.  Just stick to the makeup.  Don’t ruin the brand over this crap that is landing at the front door.  Girl, you are married.  🧖🏽‍♀️ Gotta whole husband and y’all out here dealing with this mess with a 19 year old CHILD, KID 👶🏼….that’s what he is to someone her age.

THIS IS HIGH SCHOOL BULLSHIT! 💯 He said, she said.

Jeffree stays in some kind of drama.  He thrives off of it.  It keeps his name in the spotlight.  He got himself involved.  Somewhere in there he wanted to cancel James.  What is Jeffree’s REAL motive? 🤯   We will find out tomorrow what Jeffree has to say about all this.

James is in a literal online fight with two 30+ adults.  GOOT LAWD! 🙃

Stay tuned!  The shit will continue! 😂😂😂😂😂

Be Free….

~MC