I spent the summer of 2011 immersed in "YouTube Video World" via my stint at the YouTube Creator Institute and the subsequent hours I slaved over turning my channel ideas into reality. So then on July 22, 2011, iIMAGINEblank was born! It's been 10 years, 500+ videos, and A LOT of changing, growing, and figuring... Continue Reading →
Normally, I'd be all packed up and heading to California in less than 12 hours for VidCon. It's what I've done every summer for the last 6 years! But 2018 is a little different for me because I'm not attending. In part because of situational reasons (if you've watched my videos lately, you know that the last 6-8 months have been a big ol' bucket of chaos for me!), but mostly because I feel like VidCon isn't meant for me anymore.
Perhaps I've outgrown it? Or maybe it's just outgrown me?
Here I talk about how I think VidCon has changed since 2012 when I first started attending, and what I'd like to see in an online video conference in the future.
I’ve always loved Halloween for its magic and how it inspires me to be creative. It was an excuse to dress up in fun and imaginative costumes that people would actually see (as opposed to just my parents who I gave daily fashion shows of my latest creations), and a time to imagine myself in... Continue Reading →
In 2012 I attended VidCon for the first time and was recognized by Michael Buckley as a “YouTuber on the Rise.” I got to go onto the mainstage while he introduced the promising creators to the crowd and afterward, as I was walking off stage, John and Hank Green (who were co-MCing the morning’s events... Continue Reading →
I’m a little behind on my VidCon recaps (it’s almost been a month already!), but I wanted to bring you something a little different on the blog today: my VidCon notes! I have a little notebook that I bring with me every year and fill up with notes while attending panels, but one of the... Continue Reading →
I had a super stressful weekend when it should have been super amazing and exciting. It’s been a goal of mine and my good friend Alanna’s to make a video together since we now live in the same city. And we’ve been working on said project for the last few weeks. This Saturday was the... Continue Reading →
I had the privilege of seeing one of my favorite YouTubers in concert over the weekend, and it reminded me once again why I love Tessa Violet so much and how she inspires me. So in the spirit of inspiring others, I thought I’d share some of her wisdom with you. Tessa’s a bit of... Continue Reading →
Hey friends! I've been a little overwhelmed this week with work and YouTube and life in general so my glorious plans for a blog didn't work out the way I wanted them to. But I still wanted to post a little something so I thought I'd talk about my experience integrating a brand into a... Continue Reading →