Life is a weird thing. In one moment you can be sitting on your couch at home, doing absolutely nothing with your life and then in another you find something that sparks your drive; your drive to do something greater. Something greater than anyone else around you has done. I don’t know exactly when I found my drive. It wasn’t something I woke up and decided to go looking for. It just kind of happened.
YouTube was created by Chad Hurley, He and partner Steve Chen sold YouTube to Google in 2005 for $1.65 billion. He created the website to let people around the world share videos of their interests. YouTube now consists of many content creators who create original videos. YouTube has many communities; there’s the ‘book tubers’ who create videos based around their interest of reading. There are comedians who make parody videos (like Shane Dawson). YouTube also has a beauty community in which makeup tutorials and fashion related videos are shared.
I started making videos in the summer of 2014 and never stopped. I began posting beauty videos under the username ‘AngelinaSerenaXO’.
It’s really interesting to see how a group of individuals can bond over a common interest. It’s a little strange that a person who lives on the complete opposite side of the world can watch your videos and actually care about what you have to say.
YouTube has opened so many opportunities from making new friends to working with companies! I currently have almost 2.3K subscribers and over 150,000 views. It’s crazy to think that something as simple as posting videos on the Internet can change your life. YouTube has changed the way I look at the world. For example, many people think that making a video is a simple task but until you actually start editing and filming videos you realize it’s not as easy as it seems. There is a lot more to the world then you think. A simple video can have different meanings to the creator and the viewer! It’s all about perspective.
Written by Angelina Hamid.