This post has no actual purpose and I have no idea where its going to go, but I feel like I need a catch up and a ramble so grab a cuppa and have a read…
I’ve not really been on my blogging/YouTube game over the last two weeks. I was stuck for ideas and motivation and ended up posting on both platforms sporadically which I hate doing. I’ve wrote so many posts that I can’t keep up with the ‘behind the scenes’ of them e.g. photography, promotion etc… so I feel like some of them are half done. It also doesn’t help that I’ve not been making the most out of my days. Staying in the house all day everyday since leaving college two months ago hasn’t done me any good; I’ve been sleeping in, feeling lethargic and not getting the things I set out to do done. Today I woke up at 8.30am sharp on a Monday morning and got to work writing this blog post at 9am sharp, so I suppose I’m making progress.
Recently, I’ve binged watched all of channel notes’ videos and they’ve really got me thinking about the quality of my blog and channel. Her whole aesthetic is so put together, her channels informative and has a strong niche and I’ve realised I’m missing all of those things from mine. I’m at a loss of how to find my individual style, particularly on YouTube, and have been thinking a lot about how to niche down. The problem was, a couple of weeks ago my whole life was uncertain because I had no idea whether I was going to go to university or not, so I couldn’t plan ahead what I was going to be posting about. Now I’ve decided I’m definitely going to be taking a gap year, I’ve decided to make it, and everything I do in it, my niche, starting with a gap year mini series for the next two weeks on both my blog and YouTube channel. I still don’t have any solid plans for my gap year, but I know that I’m going to be focusing on my blog and YouTube and booking some bucket lost trips so whatever happens it’ll be exciting. For now, I’m going to focus on my blog and channel branding and niching down to make the best posts I possibly can.
Another thing thats been throwing me off apart from lack of direction and motivation has been A level results. Last week was one big build up to Thursday, and after Thurdsday was over, I completely lost track of days. My results were pretty average and what I was expecting, I got a D in literature, a C in Language and a B in photography, so I’m not really disappointed in them. I think up until the results were in my hand there was a very real chance of me going to university this year instead of next, but now the build up and big day is over and I know my situation better, I can focus more on my blog and YouTube and actually get stuff done.
I hope this wasn’t too rambly or confusing, I just wanted to write a little update and tell you about whats coming in the future! Megan x
P.S are any of you taking a gap year? If so, what are you doing with it?