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’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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →