YouTube vs Blogging | AbiSays

Hey everyone, welcome back.

Recently I’ve been thinking about the differences I’ve noticed between blogging and creating YouTube videos, and people think the difference in the amount of work put into the two of them is different, when in all reality, they are incredibly similar.

It is now coming up to almost a year when I posted my first blog post. This post was about my daily makeup routine, which I titled ‘The Daily Face – 29th April’ (click to read) . I loved that post as did a lot of people, so I was motivated to start blogging again properly. However, because of exams, I couldn’t stick to it which was honestly something I regret because I love writing about things I love or have strong opinions of.

Looking back on my YouTube life, I had been creating videos since at least 2011 / 2012 and I had started with a few collab channels, and a few joint channels with friends until deciding to launch my own channel which started as FloralLegacy, then LowDefintion, until I finally decided on AbiSays. My first video was posted on the same day I started my channel which was May 1st 2014. The first video I posted was ‘The Cup Song’ and this got about 5,000 views in about a month which I was incredibly happy with. I didn’t actually like the video because you could hear me mess up and hear family in the background so I took it down, but after that month of posting the first video, I had already managed to bag myself around 100 subscribers.
Starting out with YouTube is so much harder I think than starting up a blog, especially today. Today there are a lot of younger teenagers and people wanting to start YouTube and they’re all heading down the same route. Beauty.

When I say I think starting YouTube is harder than starting blogging, I think people are trying to get their videos out there but because of the amount of people and competition of new YouTubers, people’s videos and content isn’t being seen and they aren’t getting the audience and feedback as easy as they  used to be able.

In all honesty, I thought it was going to be hard to set up a blog and try and gain viewers / readers to my blog, but its honestly so much easier than what I thought and people like you my readers are seeing my content and I have gained followers much faster than what I thought I would.

Despite having my channel for almost 3 years, subscribers just don’t appear despite how much effort I put into editing and uploading and filming my videos. For me this is mainly the reason I came to blogging. I’m purely going to use my channel for my own use now of uploading small videos that are like vlogs or just little segments of my day like the ‘My Day in 48.5 Seconds’ videos. 

When it comes to the effort of uploading a blog post, you have to think of your ideas and generate them and try and think of something people haven’t read before or seen in a while. As well as that, you also have the featured image which is optional. You have to make this featured image look attractive to drag viewers and readers to your content on your blog, very much like a YouTube thumbnail. 

My point of this post is that blogging and youtube are very similar and if you want to start on one of these platforms, I would suggest starting are blog first. Readers come much faster than subscribers and viewers. – but that’s just my opinion.

I apologise for not uploading in such aren’t long time, but I’ll be back and trying to upload a post 3 times a week, which might be a challenge but I’m not going to know if I don’t try.
Until next time, 

~Abi♡

Products I Have Tried That Haven’t Worked For Me | Blogmas Day 20

Hello everyone welcome back,

Today I have a short post about products I have purchased which really haven’t worked well for me. I have one product for everything so we’ll start with face primers.

The first product is the Maybelline Baby Pore Eraser Primer. This product was £7.99 from Superdrug (Click here) and this primer for me is so greasy and really doesn’t contribute to keeping your makeup on all day because it genuinely makes my makeup slide off my face. After applying the primer my face feels greasy and really doesn’t feel nice at all. I wouldn’t recommend this primer as it was so hyped about on Youtube but it really isn’t worth the hype for me.

The second product is the Rimmel BB Cream. (Click here) This was £6.99 from Superdrug. My first point is that the colour range is awful and really doesn’t offer much for the skin. I know BB creams are supposed to be light coverage for your face, but the shade I got (I can’t remember what it was because I threw it out because it just didn’t work) was really bad. At first, the colour matched me but soon after it began to turn more and more orange and just didn’t suit my skin at all. The formula began to turn quite watery and I just hated the product even more. It might just have been mine, but I really disliked this product.

The next product is the MUA Hide & Conceal Concealer. This was £1 and it was the stick formulation. I didn’t like this because stick concealers anyway for me are really cakey and everything cakes up on my skin and this is something I really don’t like because it looks like I’m really crap at makeup when in all honesty I don’t think I’m that bad at it! (Loads of people are better than me obviously). For £1 I really don’t think its worth getting this product.

Fortunately, I haven’t found a blush, bronzer or highlight that hasn’t worked for me but I have found an eyebrow product I don’t like which is the Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil which is generally quite chalky and the pencil is either too chunky or too thin. I bought mine in the shade 004 Black / Brown because it was the closest colour to my hair colour. Click here to find it. Some people might like it but I just don’t. the only good thing about this product is the price because they’re only £2.99 on the Superdrug site.

 

Those are all the products I have to talk about today. Let me know some products you have tried which haven’t worked out for you.
Thank you very much for reading and we have hit 80 followers so thank you all for following, reading and liking and commenting!

Till next time,

~Abi <3

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