Why I am not afraid to point a camera at my face

OK so here goes as you may already know for about a year I have been Vlogging and Blogging which gets confusing at times but that’s my life and I am not going to change a thing.

VLOGGING TO ME IS (1)

I created this to show people the real reason why I spend every day Vlogging as well as keeping up a normal 9 to 5 job which is not easy.

There comes a time when you just want to quit editing and creating vlogs but then a second later you give yourself a slap, but the editing and creating is the most amazing thing as you can change a vlog in so many ways just by editing.

My Vlogs might not be up to scratch like other vloggers but then my life style is completely different and im a lot older lol.

Im still here

Hey there you good peeps.

Yep its been a week or so since I have written a blog about anything well here is the reason why.

8 years ago my mother passed away just before my 40th Birthday and every year for 2 weeks I get rather upset and want to keep away from everyone which is tricky when I work in the retail sector lol..

But now my 48th Birthday has passed (was on aug 4th) I can get on with my life well until next year. I have managed to upload some vlogs o my youtube channel which were tricky to film but managed it.  Also my work has changed a little, the shop I was supervisor for is going to be closing in January and for the last few months someone else has taken over just to see what they can do with it.  So now I am working in other shops and its a bit strange after being in one shop for 18 months.

I have also been creative recently which will be seen in future blogs on here and first thing I would like to post on here is a QR Barcode which links to my YouTube Channel.

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So hope everyone is ok and if you are following my channel on here and YouTube I thank you sooooooooooooooooooo much it would be nice to get to 100 subscribers on YouTube yep I am not one of those fully paid YT just a beginner trying to find his feet

 

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.

 

 

What I have learned from Vlogging

Hi there finally I manage to type up this Blog for a change lol. I have been planning this for a few weeks but have been busy panning a new style of vlog, well new to me but others have done the same but better lol..

So about a year ago I started vlogging but only once a week or maybe every few weeks but my confidence was pretty weak so I did struggle allot especially when editing the vlogs, I have always had a keen interest in video editing, I have filmed lots of things before I vlogged I filmed lots of locations when I went on Holiday like Paris and trips out but I was never in the videos, was always the one holding the camera.

what got me interested in Vlogging was when I was put as a Supervisor of the Charity shop in dover for Emmaus, I was doing a daily diary where I would get into work and then video me chatting to my mobile this was only for my keeping so I could look back on how it started and I could see a big improvement in my learning because I was keeping track of the work. this got me thinking more about becoming a Vlogger, the only YouTubers I was following were Olan Rogers and a few gaming vlogs.

I accidentally came across Joe Suggs vlogs from varied random searches on YouTube and I was hooked lol and then found out that his sister was a vlogger Zoella then I started getting hooked on her vlogs and then lol her boyfriend was also a Vlogger Alfie Deyes and I started getting hooked on his vlogs, this then gave me the confidence to go ahead and film myself chatting complete nonsence and uploading and seeing what happens, I think for a few months I was on about 3 subscribers but I never gave up, I changed my style more times that I can think and slowly and i mean slowly I started to get more confident even to the point where I gave Vlogmas 2016 a go and managed to do all 24 days inc xmas day so I was well pleased. Vlogmas was only 6 months ago and since then I have grown with vlogging or should I say Evolved I look back at the Vlogmas I did and I am not really happy with most of it, I could have put more effort into it, the only good thing was the christmas tree lol but this year I plan on doing it all again but allot better.

Back to the title of this vlog, What I have learned from Vlogging….

  1. its a full time job
  2. editing can take more time than filming
  3. having a busy day and filming lots can get confusing when editing
  4. changing the style of vlogging there is more to it than that
  5. you have to have a passion for vlogging or it does not show in your vlogs
  6. every day is different even though the scenery can be the same
  7. very tricky when its just me and no group of mates
  8. trying to please everyone
  9. keeping your subscribers from unsubscribing
  10. social media is a brilliant way to get yourself known
  11. finding other vloggers to collaberate with
  12. the thrill of another famous vlogger answering one of your messages.
  13. theres lots more lol…
  14. BIGGGGEEESSSTTT thing is your confidence and communication skills improve so much that everyone around you notices..
  15. vlogging in public is the scariest thing i have ever done.

If you are one of the bloggers who wants to try vlogging give it a try, one good thing about youtube is that you can upload a video and keep it hidden until you feel confident to make it public.

I hope this Blog has not been to boring for you all. I just wanted to share with you why I vlog and how it can boost confidence.

Thank you for reading this and hope you come back soon, I do leave links here to my Vlogs on YouTube.

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

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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 ..