What I aim for in life

My name is Darren Keenan I will be 48 on August 4th 2017, I was born in the summer of 1969 (now you cant get that song out of your head).

There is so much in life I am grateful for and the main thing is my Vlogging on YouTube this is the most powerful thing I have ever done the confidence I have gained and the skills gained are amazing. So far I have around 180 vlogs I have created and uploaded but there are more challenges I need to face like thinking of new ideas for video, the difference between me and most YouTuber’s is that I have no one to vlog with so its just me but I feel I can do this.  I also have allot of challenges to face in the real world like finding a new place to live and a new job plus finding that women to complete my life (hopefully a woman who will vlog with me).

So there you go a little bit more about me if you are interested that is.

daz

(your friendly neighbourhood Vlogger)

Why I Vlog?

This is a short Vlog on Youtube I made today just explaining why I do what I do and how it helps me in life, and how much it motivates me to create vlogs.

Not everyone can pick up a camera and talk to it, I must admit it takes allot of guts and confidence to do that, and when i started I never had the confidence I just decided that I will have to do it and get used to it.

This Vlog goes into a little bit more detail.

 

 

Back with a Vlog

Sorry I have been a bit quiet the past few weeks been sorting out my life a little and getting back on track with work etc,.

Hope everyone is well??

I have a new vlog up tonight Thursday 8th June 2017 5pm GMT

THURS 8THJUNE

I have changed my style of Vlogging as well now only Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays I upload vlogs, and have calmed down a bit on recording every day which seemed pointless after awhile because I was deleting most of them and it was overtaking things at work think I was getting addicted to pointing the camera at my face lol.

I hope to produce better quality vlogging in the next few months as I have learned allot and not affraid to point the camera and video at different things and places.

If you can please check out my YouTube channel and like or just watch a few videos and see what you think, I did a 24days of christmas last year which was cool but I was still a beginner.

https://goo.gl/g4Fisz

Thank you ..

My Weekly Vlog in one go lol

Mondays vlog this was the day before I was on the IKS EXPLORATION vlog and gained lots more Subscribers.

Tuesdays vlog I was so happy on this day even though at the time I had only gained about 8 Subscribers from being on another vlog.

Wednesday more and more Subscribers joining me which I am so happy about.

Thursday now on 41 Subscribers thats a big jump from me the beginning of the week before i was on the IKS vlog my subscription was at only 18 and now a jump of 23 subscribers, I know this is not much compared to other YouTuber’s but to me its amazing.  This vlog I update you all on the state of the Banksy Picture which has had a few hiccups, More graffiti on it and someone stole a piece of the picture and its on ebay for £3,000 how sad is that.

Friday.. Only just uploaded this to YouTube and within 10mins 2 views which is a shock for one of my vlogs lol. and of course 1 like lol

What makes you happy??

What is it in life that makes us smile when we are feeling so low.

Weather its watching your favourite tv show like Glee, or a movie which makes you chuckle, or even your best friend giving you a hugg we each have our own ways to gain our emotions when it comes to smiling. Depression though is a different kettle of fish, you cant even watch tv or your favourite movie and when it comes to chatting to your best friend and getting a hugg you just want to shut the world out and pretend it will only get worse and there is no end in sight.

When I was going through Depression it was just like that shutting the whole world away, the concept of help didnt even enter my mind. There is lots of help out there Citizes Advice Bureau and the samaritans.

This was going back now 10 yrs and I can look back thinking if only I did this or that then my life would have been on a different path, I might have been pushed up the ladder at Alton Towers as I was gaining lots of respect from the other managers, but we can all look back at a certain point in our lives and say these things. I decided to not look back at what could have been and make the most of how my life is at the moment and I started to feel more positive, I am so greatful for working at Alton Towers for them years 2003 – 2007 and they will always be the best part of my working life and nothing will ever come close to that and I always feel happy looking back at them days without feeling depressed.

Still now in 2017 I struggle some days I tend not to look to far into the future as I get panic attacks and anxiety issues so I mainly look at the day to day but what has helped the most is Vlogging yep putting myself on YouTube for everyone to see is scary and still is but My confidence has grown 1000% in the past year I can face challenges and even though im 47 and not the best looking cookie in the jar lol I am who I am and proud of that, im a nice person, would never hurt anyone because it would upset me more that the person if I did, I was brought up to respect people no matter what, I am not perfect in any way shape or form If you have watched any of my vlogs then you will understand where Im coming from.

I cherish every moment I can film and put onto YouTube even though I do not get many people viewing my vlogs or subscribing its not the point of vlogging its something different and I love doing it, its a good way to express yourself, the true you, the reality of life, sharing what you can and showing you are only Human after all.

Have you evern chatted to someone famous and realise wow they are just normal people, when i was working at Alton Towers I met a few famous people and they were so down to earth just living there lives like anyone else, if they were to vlog there normal lives they they would not be so famous as you would see they are just like you or me, Media can pull the wool over people’s eyes and typecasting people. But at the end of the day they are actors and they have cameras pointing at them just like a vlogger but a vlogger does not have a hollywood script attached to them (well maybe some do).

I am writing this on the spur of the moment, did not plann this what do people say its come from the heart and when you get these moments you have to share because thats when people take notice and appreciate what you have written.

Thank you so much for reading this and please if you can check out my YouTube channel

My London & Brighton Vlogs (Directors Cut) coming soon

I know I dont get many views or followers on here or Youtube but I do intend on Sunday to make a Directors cut of my recent London Vlog and Brighton Vlog even though they are in 3 or 4 parts these ones will be in one part each and at a guess 20 – 30 mins long.

So there will be lots in the vlog that were not in the recent parts. Hoping these will be up and running on Sunday some time so look out for these they will be interesting and worth watching.

Thats all at the moment im still at work so cant leave a long Blog this time.. and one final thing I will create a new Thumbnaill for the YouTube vlog’s

See you soon

daz