Reaching 1k subscribers on YouTube!

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Life has a funny way of surprising all of us when we least expect it sometimes and last week was a perfect example of that for me. After 1 year and 2 weeks of creating videos over on YouTube, my channel reached 1,000 subscribers! This magic little number is a serious milestone for any YouTube creator. To be honest, whenever I hit “publish” on a video, I have no idea of how it will be received by other people. What I’m particularly proud of though is the discipline and perseverance I’ve proven to myself by trying to be consistent, considering there were so many times I felt simply like giving up.

I decided to start a YouTube channel a few years before I actually took the plunge. To be honest, I came up with a variety of excuses for delaying starting it. What actually pushed me to go ahead and finally start, was the fact that it was becoming more uncomfortable for me not having started the channel – in comparison to the original discomfort I felt when I was coming up with excuses for why I couldn’t start it yet. Taking action, being willing to be a complete novice, making mistakes and learning from those, are some of the best ways to learn how to improve. Which over time naturally leads to an increase in your ability, skills and, hopefully, your confidence.

Finding a community is a great way to feel part of something greater than yourself and to hopefully give back some value. That’s how I see my channel over on YouTube. Everyone who likes and/or comments on one of my videos, each person who chooses to subscribe to the channel, is as important as the person appearing in the videos. I’m not perfect and I don’t have all the answers. I have a lot to learn and I love to share what I’ve learnt so far… as well as sharing my mistakes, to help others potentially avoid making the same ones I have done.

What inspires someone to choose to support a complete stranger? This is a question I’ve spent a fair amount of time pondering. We’re all different with varying interests, attention spans and motivations. Time is valuable and in today’s instant gratification focused world, we’re used to consuming content (and sometimes, getting what we want) at increasingly faster speeds. This is why when I see someone has chosen to take time out of their day to click that “thumbs up” button, or to thoughtfully share their feedback in the comments, I’m surprised and grateful. For a stranger to devote a few seconds or minutes of their life to me is a blessing and something I never want to take for granted.

This is why to celebrate reaching 1k, I’ve decided to share a giveaway, as a way to give back and say thank you. I reviewed my recent videos and given my channel is primarily focused on style and fashion, it seemed only right that the giveaway be fashion related. I noticed that the Sézane review and try-on videos seemed to be enjoyed by others on my channel, in comparison to some of the other brands I’ve reviewed. I’m giving away an e-gift voucher from Sézane worth $350USD on my channel to one winner as a way to say thank you for your support! If you want to participate in the giveaway, then I will link that video below and the giveaway entry details are in the video description. I hope you can enter the giveaway, whether for yourself or for someone who you feel might enjoy the prize. Good luck and thank you again for your love and support!


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  1. September 14, 2021 / 8:18 pm

    Congratulations Dear Lauren; and, just today, it turned to 2000+ subscribers. So fascinating.
    And yes, Your question, what Your followers would like to watch in future videos, makes a lot of sense.
    Also my answer is now under the YouTube video.
    By the way, I ordered a new (well, it`s my first) gimbal (DJI OM 5 Gimbal). So, I am not always saving:) It will need a while to arrive. I hope, I will be able to handle it (for videos). Best wishes Dear Lauren 🌹❤️✨

    • September 15, 2021 / 3:50 am

      Hi Marcel,
      Thank you – I think a couple of videos were enjoyed by others and received more views than usual for my channel average, which is nice to see.
      Glad you liked the giveaway question, I want to gain more of an understanding of what people would find useful, so I can incorporate that into future videos.
      I will check out your comment soon, just working through them gradually, thank you for entering and wish you good luck!
      Look forward to hearing your thoughts on it and experience once you’ve used it as well – hope it arrives for you soon.
      A new camera is always exciting!
      Thanks, Lauren

      • September 15, 2021 / 2:02 pm

        Hi Dear Lauren; well the DJI OM 5 Gimbal is “just” an add on: “Enhanced gimbal stabilization makes sure your phone stays where it needs to be, even during dynamic movements and when using larger smartphones…. ”

        And so great, that Your channel on YouTube is so successful.
        Thank You; best wishes 🌹❤️✨

        • September 17, 2021 / 12:07 am

          Ah I understand now – it sounded like a fancy new camera! I’m sure I’ve heard of DJI brand…I think the stabilization is a great thing to invest in, I will be interested to hear your thoughts after you’ve used it for a while, so keep us updated. And thank you for your support, I’m really enjoying creating the videos over on YouTube! Wishing you a happy Friday!

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