It’s YouTuber confession time!
I’m getting extra real and raw today to share the biggest challenge that I’ve been facing lately as a YouTube content creator.
I’ve been struggling as a vlogger lately with creativity.
I’ve found myself in a bit of a creative lull.
The YouTuber Struggle:
I’ve been struggling to find the resources – time, money, creativity – to step up my game on YouTube.
I love the community that exists on YouTube. It’s supportive; motivating and friendly.
My love of YouTube has only grown in the years that I’ve been creating content.
I really enjoy being a player on this platform, but I’ve been having a hard time lately.
I know that I could step up my game and make better videos, but I haven’t been taking the time necessary in order to do that.
As a result, I’ve felt some shame.
The perfectionist part of me has been getting the best of me, which isn’t great.
I know that my videos could be better; I could be honing my craft as a storyteller and video editor more.
I mean, I don’t do nearly enough community building and I do no color-correction.
There are things that I don’t do because I just don’t have the time. YouTube is my side hustle, after all.
Not letting perfectionism take over:
I wanted to talk about this topic because I think that mental health is so important.
Perfectionism is a real thing that stops people from making progress or continuing with projects.
Beating myself up about my lack of progress will only hurt my headspace and make it harder for me to find the motivation to do the work.
I’m committed to not letting perfectionism take over and allow me to doubt myself.
My goal right now is to show up authentically on camera and create a connection through my content.
If my video touches just one person and makes that person feel less alone, I view that as a win.
I’m committed to showing up and sharing what I’m working on with you guys.
I’m not where I want to be on YouTube yet; it’s going to take time and work to grow.
That doesn’t mean that I’m stopping. I’m going to keep showing up because I know that doing the work every day is the best way to get to my desired destination.
I learn from each video that I make; I’m constantly improving.
However, I think it’s easy to beat ourselves up and default to negative self-talk when we aren’t growing at the rate that we wished.
Well, I’m here to remind you that I’m in the same boat as you! We aren’t alone!
I’m done with the mental self-sabotage. I’m focused on staying positive. I’m getting ready to step my game up.
In the meantime, stay subscribed, will you? It surely means a lot!