Top 5: Content Creators

Content is important. Youtube is now, full of people trying to make it. The ratio of creators to viewers in the early years meant that anyone and anything would get a considerable amounts of views. All you had to do was make an account, film a video on your webcam and wait for the thousands to watch.

Youtubers continuing to make simple, small content based video do well only if they have acquired a large fan base following in the early years. Competition in the early years was low therefore easier to gain a following through content that was at a low quality. Zoella is successful due to her image and her appeal to her niche audience. Zoella was the lucky one and got in early, Youtubers in 2016 have to be content creators.

This blog post was inspired by YouTubers that I have come across in the past few months. For me, at 20 years old, I look for people that are going to inspire, motivate and encourage me to follow a journey. Individuals that create content that truly inspires and motivates through visual. Here are my top 5…

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  1. Casey Neistat | Theme: Travel/ Lifestyle | Youtube: Casey Neistat
    Vlogging brought to another level. Beautiful filming, beautiful location. Casey lives in New York city but is constantly jetting from one country to another. Always doing something, somewhere and seems to never sleep. maxresdefault (1)
  2. Ben Brown | Theme: Travel/Lifestyle | Youtube: Mr Ben Brown
    Ben is a typical British chap living most of his life between Cape town, South Africa and Surrey, England. Enjoyable to watch due to his down to earth nature, goes through life with a ‘can do’ attitude, nothing seems to phase him.
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  3. Hazel Hayes | Theme: Films/Lifestyle | Youtube: Chewing Sand
    An actress, film maker and a YouTuber, Hazel is pretty fabulous. A very strong lady who uploads films, vlogs and my personal favourite #TOTM (Time of the Month) vlogs. These are monthly vlogs about monthly events which are beautifully raw, beautifully filmed and beautifully truthful. An inspiring lady doing what she loves in the big city and aspiring to be only great even in the tough times.
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  4. Jenn Im | Theme: Fashion | Youtube: ClothesEncounters
    Fashion in a different way. Jen is fashion forward, trendy and cool. A pretty lady living in L.A with a positive and smiley attitude to life. Her Youtube theme is fashion but also dabbles in a lifestyle vlogging occasionally. Her content is stylish, elegant and interesting to watch. Effort and time has gone into the creation of this channel. Great to watch if you are having a bad day and want to see a smiley face.
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  5. Louis Cole | Theme: Travel/Lifestyle | Youtube: FunForLouis
    Always looking for an adventure. If you want to see parts of the world you didn’t know existed? This is your man. In a forest in New Zealand, on top of a mountain, camel riding in Morocco and constantly on a plane. His life is an adventure but Louis himself seems to be grounded and chilled. His content is always exciting and gives you a sense of motivation to see the world.

There you go! These are truly my top five individuals that motivate myself to live my journey and inspire me to dream big. Producing great content, great success and great inspiration.

New Years Resolutions // 2016

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  1. Limit technology. 
    Lately, I’ve noticed I am always on my phone or laptop. Whether I’m watching television, doing work or even spending time with friends and family, I am at some point distracted by technology. In lectures, a five minute break is code for “complete silence in the room as everyone checks their phones to see the latest updates”. As a society we are always multitasking and most of the time are not completely present. This year I want to make sure I am present in everything. The world has developed incredibly the past decade in technology and life seems to run around it. Hey, don’t take this the the wrong way I love a good Apple product as much as the next person but not knowing about an Instagram picture my mate just put up of their breakfast won’t kill me. This year, I will live through myself rather than a screen, limit my time on my phone/laptop and keep that five minute lecture break full of face-to-face communication.
  2. Enjoy.
    If you know me, you know I worry, stress and am an all over control freak (hey, I’m not afraid to admit it). This year, I’m setting myself a challenge to not stress and take everything good or bad as a part of a journey. I tend to look at bad experiences, news or situations as negatives in fact they most always have a lesson. I want to enjoy everything this year spending time with friends, going out, trips away and living the life I have worked so hard to get too. Recently, I have been reminded life is short, precious and something that should be enjoyed.
  3. Look after myself.
    I know what you’re thinking – “New year, new me”. Well yes, but I’m not going on an all liquid diet, getting a gym membership that I will never use or trying out a new health tea. I simply want to look after my body in a simple way, in what I consume, how I think and how I am active. I have never liked fitness, P.E in school for me was nothing short of hell and running up the stairs is what I call my ‘daily work out’. I have become lazy this year actively but more importantly I have noticed my mind becoming lazy. This year my aim is too make an effort in food, in positivity of my mind and looking after my body.

They always say ‘writing things down, makes them happen’ and putting them on my online blog for the world to see surely will help someway towards that. Usually, New Years resolutions can span up to a page long (I know mine did in past years). This year I wanted to keep it simple and limited. Listing 3 things which were going to fulfill, help and encourage myself to live a happy and healthy life.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. Here is to a successful 2016!