I am going to treat this page like a legit diary. Why? Because I can. LOL. So, there may be typos and imperfections to it and that's okay. In my opinion, it's what makes it perfect.
So, my friend is thinking about starting a YouTube Beauty Channel and she is very nervous about it. She is her own worst critic as most of us are to ourselves. She confides in me with it and I can't help but feel so hurt for her that she has be this hard on her self. She measures herself to others including my own channel and it got me wondering.... is perfection really perfect?
Why do we, as creators, believe that our channels HAVE to be a certain way to be deemed perfect? Why do we have to have that Cannon t5i, the Alexx 9 drawers, the candles in the background, the Diva Ring Lights, and the 100% beat face to be deemed as perfection? In a world that is all about beauty and loving ourselves and art, why do we feel we have to follow one path to perfection? Is art always drawn one way? If it was, would DaVinci be as popular as he is or have made it as an artist? What about any other artists? I thought, it was all about what that one individual brought out of themselves. Their unique and beautiful version of art and the people who saw that too, followed. Am I wrong?
I've never been a follower. It's not in me. I've never possessed it. I may have too much pride or I may just find it boring to do what everyone else is doing. I grew up deaf, only hearing like I was under water and it meant me being alone most of my childhood. I learned to do things MY way and how it made ME happy. People beat that into you as a child as well. To be unique and make your own path yet, once your an adult, its all about following the rules and doing what everyone else is doing, only better, to be a success. I see that on YouTube is a big way and its heart breaking. Viewers are drawn to channels that have those "perfect" things and are a certain way because being anything other than THEIR kind of perfect is not perfection. Why?
I personally do not think that good equipment, and lighting, and "skills" makes a great beauty channel. I think the person in that video is what makes a perfect beauty channel. Their unique and beautifully perfect imperfections are their own and THAT'S what makes someone a success.
Remember, no matter what you do in life... Your imperfections are beautiful and you should own them!
I am a 31 year old, stay at home mother with a Beauty Channel on YouTube. I will never be "proper" or professional on Youtube so sometimes, I need to vent!