VidCon 2017 Notes

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 →

My Life: One Year Later

This time last year I opened Gmail to find a truly mind blowing arrival. An email from the YouTube staff letting me know that I had been chosen for YouTube NextUp NY’s inaugural class. The email was sent on March 31st, and it basically had to say “This isn’t an early April Fool’s joke! You... Continue Reading →

When You Hate the Things You Love

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 →

Make Me a Robot

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 →

Working with Brands on Youtube

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 →

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 →

Josh Sundquist is Getting Married! (And Other Thoughts on YouTuber Romance and “Ships”)

There have been a lot of YouTube relationship revelations this year—most of them having a very unhappy ending with all the break-ups and abuse accusations (both sexual and emotional). In fact, before 2014, I didn’t pay much attention to who the YouTubers I watched regularly dated. Usually I would notice simply because there would be... Continue Reading →

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