This is my end of summer and going into the autumn look. Those if I\'m honest, the day we took these photos felt like we were still in the middle of summer and Autumn was just a distant dream. ⠀
I\'m a little late to the linen dress trend that been filling up my Ig feed this summer. Still better late than never, here\'s a linen \'inspired\' dress from Primark. I say \'inspired\' as I don\'t think its strictly a linen dress and its proberbly some cheap knockoff.⠀
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This is my end of...

With Autumn just around the corner, It got me thinking of September/Autumn fashion and how I\'m looking forward to saying goodbye to my summer dresses and hello to oversize jumpers and cosy cardigan. I\'m trying to reclaim my love for the cardigan, a childhood fave of mine which I have seen to outgrown as I got older. ⠀
Starting with this Sainsbury TU embroidery cardigan which is so lovely to wear. I\'m now looking forward to wearing more cardigan throughout Autumn. Bring it on. ⠀
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With Autumn just around the...

When your husband surprised you with a big bouquet of flowers and your first thoughts is - quick let me put on a pretty dress and take a photo of me holding it!⠀
(The only problem with that - you look tired on photos hence me hiding behind this bouquet.)⠀
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When your husband surprised you...

Now the heatwave is coming to an end (they predicting rain and thunder later on today and I\'m excited!) I can now get back to what I\'m best at - posting pretty pictures while wearing pretty clothes. This was a DKNY dress  I brought from Tk Maxx, retailed originally as $145 - I got it for £10. Bargain! ⠀
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Now the heatwave is coming...

A couple weeks ago, out of nowhere a butterfly flew into our home. This got me all emosh and I was certain it was an omen - a good omen. My husband just wanted it out of the house, but I wanted to keep it.⠀
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This butterfly picture was at London Zoo. ⠀
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A couple weeks ago, out...

Current Mood: could quite happily sleep for the rest of 2020. ⠀
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Being Shy in a Vlogging World

As we move into a video world where video content seems to be the way to get your message across. Why it sucks being shy in a vlogging world.

Here is a bunch of statistics I have come across recently:

  • 82% of Twitter users watch video content on Twitter
  • YouTube has over a billion users, almost one-third of total internet users.
  • 45% of people watch more than an hour of Facebook or YouTube videos a week.
  • More than 500 million hours of videos are viewed on YouTube each day.
  • More video content is uploaded in 30 days than the major U.S. television networks have created in 30 years.
  • 72 Hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every 60 seconds.
  • The 25-34 (millennial) age group watches the most online videos, and men spend 40% more time watching videos on the internet than women.
  • Over 500 million (half a BILLION) people are watching video on Facebook every day (via Forbes).

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Unless you have been living under a rock for the last decade, video content is everywhere. I’m one of those people who now prefer YouTube than watching regular TV. Which for people who grew up in a digital online world, it makes total sense; however, for the older generation it just confuses them and can’t see what all the fuss is about.

(Well, that’s how it is with my family – you might have cooler relatives who totally dig YouTube.)

I love going on Instagram and watching people Instagram stories video (I’m also totally digging the new IGTV.).

For me, who grew up with the world of the online world, a video is very much how I process information faster. I have always been that way – even as a little kid, I would prefer watching a video – than reading a book where it would just confuse the hell out of me.

I can’t be the only one work like this, someone who prefer visual contents then plain text. I read somewhere recently, it very much how our brain can process information.

However, if anyone is reading this – it might be the other way round; someone who prefer text over anything visual.

What I’m ultimately saying is, it’s no surprise that video content is ruling the online world right now.

Which is fantastic – and it also not surprising to see more and more bloggers switching over to vlogging. Or closing their blog and choosing instead to do a video on Instagram or YouTube.

But the thing is – I’m not one of them. Here are why being shy in a vlogging world sucks.

  • I hate the sound of my voice on video. I had a couple of comments on Instagram on why I’m never talking – because I really hate the tone of my voice on video. I sound so nasally and young, and whenever I play a video back, I just cringe so bad.
  • I suck at speaking on video. Too many umm, long pauses and messing up with my words. I get star-struck when placed in front of a camera.
  • I’m timid being in front of a camera. I’m a shy person anyway, but stick a camera in front of me, and I would just hide away or at least runaway.
  • Vlogging isn’t for me. I prefer writing or photography than video. I can think clearly while writing and know what to put down; rather than doing a loads of umm and awkward pauses.

But despite me saying I’m not a vlogger or like appearing on video – I still like the idea of creating some kind of video and uploading it to my Facebook or Instagram page. I know what you guys are thinking, you just told us you all shy and preferred writing it down. Ok, that is entirely true – but I like having a video to look back on.

I experimented with this when we did our Europe Interrail travel, and even now I love looking back at the footage, and I have fond memories of our trip.

I also had a plan to do a short video of when we went to Littlehampton, but the footage was just an epic fail. The sun was glaring into me, I couldn’t see what I was shooting, and it ended up looking a mess.

I think I might have to practice before uploading anything.

So yes, I like memories video and its something I really do want to focus on in the future. But I won’t be appearing or talking.  I will be the one who is working behind the camera, and a lot of my video would most defiantly have a soundtrack playing through it.

It very much like that now with my Instagram, I will be the one who is recording short video clips for my Instagram stories.  I prefer it that way, if I try and get my husband involved –well he gets annoyed by it. So it’s me being more a director than a presenter.

So yes, being shy in a vlogging world does suck – but you can find a way around it. Or at least I’m working around it.

How do you feel about this? Are you also shy in a vlogging world? Would you ever want to create video content for yourself?

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1 Comment
  • Lauretta Wright
    October 15, 2018

    Anna – if it’s any consolation I edit my videos heavily to make them flow much better – all the ‘ums’ and long silences are removed. And when I do insta stories I have to keep recording again and again. Face the fear & do it anyway!!

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