Someone else\’s success is NOT your failure.

Hey guys, no, there is actually NO intro today…Well, I\’ll just jump in and explain what triggered this post, so in a nutshell

-We had an achievement assembly, which is all fun and games for people. Not really. I still did get an award, but it was still a pain watching everyone else walk up and get awards that I personally should have been included in, I mean, I\’ve worked my socks off! Has NOBODY even noticed?!

OK, first of all, I apologize for being so angry, but I am! I always do my best in lessons, contributing, putting in extra effort, In year 7, I even gave in my homework BEFORE IT WAS SET! (Not a lie!) So, how come I never get awarded for all this? It\’s so frustrating and it feels like I\’ve failed, and that there really is no point in trying because what\’s the point in doing all that if I don\’t get anything in return. Another time, I got a super high grade in my science test for my age, (about a B average in GCSE grades?) which I worked SUPER hard for, and yet the boy behind me gets the same grade who DIDN\’T EVEN REVISE. I mean, come on! What do I have to do to be better than someone for once around here?! (Plus, he got 1% higher than me In last year\’s End of year Exams. I never forgave him for that..)

So, as you can see. It\’s simple to become the green-eyed monster. But after screaming into a bath full of water (It works, you can scream AND nobody hears you!) I finally realized that, Yes, someone did get the same grade as me, Someone got the award I deserved, Yes, someone got 82% and I got 81%, BUT for me, getting that award, that B, that 81% at my age is really good and it\’s nothing that I should get angry about because so what if someone\’s better? Someone\’s always going to be worse than you, as well as better. So instead of caring that someone\’s better, I should be happy about what I achieved because it\’s ME who did it, and at the end of that day, that\’s all that matters. It\’s always good to have a competition to drive you further, but don\’t lose track of your own progress.

So focus on your own lane, and look straight ahead, Don\’t let someone else\’s success hold you back, focus on you, and then you\’ll go places 🙂

Infinite xoxo

P.S I have full intentions to beat that boy in my English this year! ahaha 🙂

How to build an online profile

Hello guys! only 24 sleeps till Christmas -Whoop whoop!! Sorry i haven\’t been active, but i will try write more! x

I also just want to say that i\’ll write blogs on online profiles for each individual social media in the future 🙂 Anyways, ENJOY!

So, today i\’m going to talk about something that I know when I was starting out YouTube I would of LOVED to get some tips on, Building an Online profile. It\’s so hard, and no walk in the park.. When you start out, nobody (except a handful of people) know who you are. So most people agree that building an online profile is definitely important, but not only that, it\’s hard to find tips on how to actually do it. So, today i\’m trying to change that:

1) Social media. -Social media is a powerful tool on getting noticed, Instagram, Twitter -you know the drill. Having an account on these is a good way to reach new people and drive traffic towards your main platforms, plus, when people google your name, your social media profiles come up with it. Don\’t forget Fill in relevant details and use the features on offer to you (like Instagram business)

2) Have a searchable name, It\’s hard to be noticed if you use a name like \’Joe Blogs\’ -if you use a unique yet memorable name YOUR profiles, videos and images are MUCH more likely to be top of google\’s search results, instead of someone else\’s.

3) use analytics. It sounds super boring, but you can find some cool info from google analytics. You can tag your YouTube and within in a few days you can find out things like: Where are my audience, what device do they use? and though this isn\’t a MAJOR thing, knowing things like this will help you create better content and improving your online profile. Though it sounds like something geeks like me would do, it\’s not -it\’s presented in a super clear way, so give it a shot.

4) Posts. They are a HUGE part in your online profile -what you post is super important, so think before you post -where else will this image be? if you hit delete, it won\’t be deleted on other platforms so it\’s better just to post relevant things to you, right now. if it isn\’t… hit delete. Sometimes, less it more! (I also did a blog on posts, if you want to check it out :D)

I hope you enjoy my tips, I\’d love to hear yours in the comments below! See you soon 🙂

infinite xoxo

2,600,000 Edits and counting..

Hey guys!! So, today -as a sequel to my video tips, i thought i\’d A) be more active by posting the next day, and B) post some editing tips..! Let\’s go! 🙂

When your editing…

Always, always, ALWAYS watch the whole video once done to make sure everything works and does what you want it to do! Nobody wants to watch a video that\’s out of sync and things like that. (No, infinite\’s NOT going to say that your the biggest critique on yourself… aghhh she just did!)

Make sure your editing actually works with the video, again, no rose petals at a car chase. Just keep it in mind, seriously, you\’d be surprised… 

Make sure that it isn\’t \”over the top\” It just makes the video loose quality in the long run. By over the top I mean 10 different effects for one scene. 

What to use: 

There are free apps out there that you can edit with, and yes i do admit they aren\’t as good as the ones you need to pay for, but it\’s great for when you start out. The editors all have different PRO\’s and CON\’s, some are easier, some have better features.. it\’s just finding one that does what you need in a straightforward matter.

Why you should edit:
In the long-run, edited videos have more views -they look more appealing. They are also shorter as all the unnecessary scenes are often cut out. you can emphasize certain parts of the video and in general edited videos are way, WAY better than non-edited ones 🙂

So, if your on the fence if you should edit -YES, you should! It\’s free and it\’s worth it! infinite xoxo

Fame?

Hey guys! We\’ve reached 200 views guys¬ whoop WHOOP! Thank you all who\’ve stuck around so far 😉

So, i want to discuss the concept of \”fame\” well -who ELSE wants to know, when, if ever, they become famous? similar to that movie i\’ve seen the trailer for -the one about the app that tells you when somethings going to happen for you? -just less creepy. For me, I really REALLY want to be famous. (see? I only do that when i really care about something) It\’s been my dream since i can remember. I\’ve been told about my \”star-potential\” but i wish people\’d be more specific. In WHAT exactly? Academic studies? singing? dancing? Blogging? -I hope i\’m one of those insanely lucky humans who shoots off to fame at 13 or 14, for example. I can imagine how cool it\’d be -to have millions of followers online, people asking for photos and autographs, people screaming your name.. Yeeah, typical fangirling. It\’s not just that though, it\’s just you matter so much MORE in the world, there are 7 BILLION humans on the planet -It\’s really hard to be heard and noticed -But if you famous, that changes immediately. It\’s the sad reality of it, your opinion suddenly matters more because of your \”fame\” and we all know what happens then. 

However, as with everything in the world, there\’s a downside. Fame is no different, apart from all the cool and amazing things with fame, there\’s a huge amount of problems it causes -The problem is fame doesn\’t have an OFF/ON button. Sometimes you do need alone time, when people aren\’t expecting you to put on a show. You can\’t have that if your famous -you have to work INSANELY hard, keep a startling amount of people happy and your private life could possibly be jeopardized. Papparazi go to EXTREME lengths to get a story -ANY story- on you (Even what\’s in your trash… Hm…)

So yeah. I still want to be famous -and maybe one day i WILL, but until then, i\’ll be living a slightly less than normal but still regular every-day life, school.. homework.. my GCSE\’s are starting so so all that stuff. Speaking of homework, i have an assignment to do -Laters! 

infinite xoxo