Why I’m Not Going to Vidcon

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.

Turtles All The Way Down Book Tour with John & Hank Green

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 →

Do You Have Nerve? // Movie Review + GIVEAWAY!

I had the wonderful chance to check out Emma Roberts' and Dave Franco's new film "Nerve" early at Vidcon this year.  It was such a fun experience being in room full of teenagers freaking out and every intended beat. (Imagine the squeals when Dave Franco shows up on screen for the first time. Oh goodness!)... Continue Reading →

When You Have No Internet at an Internet Conference | VidCon 2016

VidCon is one of my all-time favorite experiences. Its 7th conference in 2016 was my 5th time attending, and I can’t see myself changing my annual West Coast excursion anytime soon. And while I could recount all the crazy, amazing, and thought-provoking things I experienced on the blog for you, I thought I’d give you... Continue Reading →

I’m a 2016 YouTube NextUp Winner!

I have wonderful news IMAGINE-Nation Friends! Can you guess where I’ll be going the week after my birthday? New York City! For a fun and hard-working week at YouTube Spaces NY because I was selected as a 2016 YouTube NextUp winner! Now, you might ask, what’s YouTube NextUp? What’s YouTube Spaces? What is all this... Continue Reading →

Don’t Sleep Yet, Follow Your Dreams Instead!

VidCon 2015 was amazing! I actually went into the weekend and conference thinking that this might be my last one. I was feeling really stale in my content and discouraged by the last few years of ever increasing fangirl mania so I wondered if this would be a massive waste of time and money. I... Continue Reading →

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

  When you’re reading this blog, I’ll be on my way to Anaheim, California for my fourth year of VidCon. I’m excited and nervous as always, but this year holds some even new adventures for this VidCon veteran. For the past three years, I’ve always gotten a hotel room to myself because I go alone... Continue Reading →

Novel Writing: Month 9, Chapter 9 – Does Having An Outline Help?

  BAM!!! Another month done! If you remember from last month’s blog post, my goal for September was to write a little in my novel every day. And now, you’re probably wondering if I accomplished this goal? Well… Yes! And…no. I started off really well. September 1st was Labor Day and filled with family fun... Continue Reading →

Is Writing Every Day Beneficial? (Novel Writing: Month 8, Chapter 8)

  Well, writing chapter eight for my novel didn’t exactly go as planned. Or even as hoped. Although again I did finish! (Hallelujah!) It’s just that I’m finding it hard to devote as much time as I want to writing. I imagine this is the problem that most amateur writers have. Writing takes creativity. And... Continue Reading →

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