The ups and down of YouTube life (part 1) The DOWNSIDES

 Hey guys! As we move into a SECOND lockdown here in the UK, I just want to let you know to HANG. IN THERE! I promise, it will NOT be as bad as the first, and I know you\’ll all get through it, I love you all thank you so much for being my amazing supportive fans! ❤ 

Ok, back to this blog 🙂 So I wanted to share with you the… not so great, parts about being a YouTuber, as for some reason most people seem to think that being able to film yourself and broadcast it to millions of people out there is a luxury, a perfect alternate reality and that really doesn\’t exist. Sure, having an audience at the drop of a hat is amazing, but it\’s not always like that! There are some wonderful parts to being a YouTuber, of course, but there\’s already enough of that out there, about the fame, glitz and glamour. There isn\’t enough of THIS.

I spend hours on a weekly basis filming and editing videos writing, blogs, filming podcasts and things for TV appearances… or even going live on air once in a while! Just trying to get myself noticed and out-there, basically. I\’m not complaining, I mean this IS my CHOICE, after all. I knew it wouldn\’t be easy, and personally, I\’m fine with that!  My life isn\’t glitz and glamour. Especially at times like these. In a 2 week self-isolation along with my year, during a global pandemic.  Sometimes, it\’s more than easy to give up. Like when the path ahead is hardly visible and you begin to question every decision you\’ve EVER made. 

Hey, just ask the 11-year-old me -At the point in my life where I had to choose between a whole new future or a secure one- I had the opportunity to go to an Amazing school, but only if I got a scholarship. Was it worth it? To pursue my own dreams by going to this school, leaving everyone I knew from primary behind, and work on something I barely just dug through the surface of and put myself in a really good position for my future? Or go to a place where I\’d have friends from day 1, a good enough future and something to fall back on. 

the only downside is I\’d regret it later on, thinking What IF I did that? and never really knowing for sure.

Wow, when you put it like that it seems an almost impossible decision, but I bet you can guess what I chose. 

ANNNYWAY, what I\’m saying is Being a youtube is about determination, sacrifices and tough decisions. 

But, sorry I do seem to be dragging on a bit this post, aren\’t I?

So I\’ll do it in 2 separate parts! Save you from getting through the rest. So what can I say? Stay tuned for part 2, hopefully, a way more positive blog! 🙂

Infinite xoxo

Pleasing everyone.

Ok, so I know a LOT of bloggers have different types of content, like me, for example, Gaming, vlogging, Pokemon, harry potter series, and Max & Harvey…Possibly even more! I\’m into loads of stuff, which seems great…. Until You have that dilemma of pleasing every single person/fan with your content.

There\’s nothing WRONG with posting all those kinds of content because I LOVE every single one of the things mentioned in the list! However, it\’s pretty obvious, and again, there\’s nothing wrong with this, not everyone does. Not everyone is into the exact same things I am. The point is

We\’re all different. 
but that\’s where it becomes complicated.

To put it simply, people follow and subscribe to you because of your content. a specific type of content, to be exact. Maybe they\’re into your gaming videos or harry potter series, rather than Max and Harvey or Pokemon. SO, that\’s what makes finding something to post really difficult. Because some people, including myself, are the type of person who wants to please everyone. To keep people happy and to keep followers, I can\’t be the only one who feels a little downhearted when your follower count goes from 410 to 409.  I feel like: I was a 410, why do I need to go backwards? Down? Then I worry every time I post if someone will unfollow me. So I try to please everyone again. -It\’s a vicious cycle.

But the thing is you can\’t please everyone.

If every time I post or upload a photo, or maybe a vlog, or basically every single type of video I love and try get every franchise I like in there all in one go, or even try to mention them all in a single video, that would be exhausting. I\’d just end up hating everything I\’m supposed to \”Like\” -Imagine wearing harry potter clothes, whilst drawing pokemon, talking about Max and Harvey. It\’d be a mess! It suddenly becomes a lot of effort to please everyone, and if I do say so myself, a lot of WASTED effort. It wouldn\’t bring me the happiness YouTube does anymore because I\’d spend my time with this worry of pleasing everyone. Every hate comment would send me into this downward spiral. And I\’d feel useless. Then it happens All over again 

Surely I\’m not the only one, here! 

But my advice is this: Don\’t worry about pleasing EVERYONE, please yourself first and foremost, Think: Would this make ME happy?  Why do I like this? If so, then that should be good enough for people who truly care about you, and your content. And if that doesn\’t help: 

Another thing is to treat every unfollow as what it is. Finding the people who like YOU, just for YOU! If you feel a little down-hearted about the numbers decreasing, (who wouldn\’t?!) Just get into the habit of thinking. \”Hey, That\’s one less person I have to please!\” Even if it doesn\’t get you that follow back, it should keep the fire going to drive you to create the best content for YOU, that everyone who cares will enjoy. 

Because at the end of the day. If YOU\’RE not Happy, NOBODY\’S happy! 

and Remember, Your content is what you should care about! Just do YOU! 

Infinite xoxo

Top 3 Why people might unfollow you

Hey, guys! 
Today we\’re talking about followers.

Ok, so first I have to put my hand up to being slightly disheartened when my follower count goes down even by 1 or 2, so that is the point of this mini blog post. WHY people might unfollow you!

The first thing to remember is not to take it to heart, think of it when you unfollow someone, you don\’t mean it out of spite (well, mostly!) You don\’t want to cause any drama, and neither do they. Now, with that in mind, here is a list of reasons why people might unfollow you…

1) Your content isn\’t what they want. it\’s nothing personal at all! Let me put it this way, say you used to be really into sport, so that was your Instagram feed. Someone else sporty follows you for that kind of content, and then you get into some else, say… fashion, the sporty person might unfollow you because they couldn\’t care less about cuts and patterns. You have every right to have your feed the way you want too, but it\’s the same with everything: if you put yourself out there, don\’t expect everyone to like what you\’re doing!

2) Spam we\’ve all had that person who goes on holiday and posts 1,000 photos in a row of their luxury getaway, or posts masses of photos on the daily, first of all. #jealous and secondly, of course, your holiday was amazing, but do we need to see every moment? At 1000 different angles? It just means people have to scroll through every single post before actually getting to something new. And anyway, surely if all you did was take selfies, it couldn\’t have been much of a holiday… the point is, Just be wary of how often you post and don\’t be surprised if your following might decrease with constant spam.

3) Way too many photos of you, ok, another place I put my hand up. I love the odd selfie marathon, but I don\’t go and post them all to Instagram, I pick maybe 3 max that I love and share them, this means that\’s it\’s a win-win, I get likes and sweet comments, and others can scroll past easily, no fuss. So what would happen if I DID post all 100 of my selfies? Well, it would get boring, who wants to scroll through pictures of somebody else\’s face 24/7 especially if they\’re a stranger.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to comment some more reasons below, I\’d love to hear them 🙂

infinite xoxo

How to deal with an overwhelming amount of notifications.

Spam, likes, comments, new fans? We all get loads of notifications on the daily, from all angles. Social media, texts, even google! But what happens when we get too many? That\’s where these tips come in! 🙂

1) Block notifications you don\’t want, like ones from Google, the ones from Tiktok you don\’t need, etc. This is a great way to organise your notifications.

2) Check your social media settings, in most social media, there is an option in settings for what notifications you want to receive, turn off the ones you don\’t want -this also works for Email too! Handy 🙂

3) There\’s a do not disturb button for a reason! That\’s a pretty good way of silencing your once non-annoying notification bell 👍

sorry, this was so short, I hope you are all staying well 🙂

Clean up after yourself! *Social Media Tips!*

Hey guys! Sorry, it\’s been too long… but today, I\’m here with advice on how to make your profile look that tiny bit better.  It\’s simple, yet so effective. 

I call it… cleaning up after yourself! -Ok, it sounds like something more real-life based, BUT, the point I\’m trying to express is: If a video, post, comment or ANYTHING in your digital footprint ISN\’T representing YOU, right now, then consider deleting it! Things like Closing accounts that you don\’t use, and deleting all posts that are old and irrelevant. It may not seem like a significant thing, but it helps your profile look fresh and up-to-date, plus, it\’s less likely for people to stumble upon your old maybe less flattering posts, if, when they google you, it\’s flooded with new, positive results.

It\’s super easy to do this, open up your youtube, Instagram, even Twitter feed, and simply read, watch or looks at what\’s there. Then decide if it still represents you. Though it may feel a bit tedious, it really is worth it in end

Here are some tips on what to delete:

-Posts that just aren\’t You. Nothing really to say about this one, clues in the name. 

-Things that you can\’t finish watching yourself. -This is a great tip, if you want to click off the video before it\’s finished, it\’s best to think why, and private or delete it

-Things that WERE a joke, but now just look bad. -This is A MUST for Twitter, those tweets from 5 years ago you thought were funny? Maybe it\’s best to delete them now…

-Old accounts you had when you were younger. We\’ve all had accounts we post embarrassing things on, if you can find them, it\’s best to delete them. 

I do this regularly, with all social media, and I found It does help! You don\’t have to do it as a daily thing I myself only do it once or twice a month, but if you have time -Definitely something to consider!

Hope you enjoyed my tips! Hopefully, I can write back soon 🙂 See you!

infinite xoxo

Instagram -What to post and When!

Hey guys! I\’m back with the tips 🙂 🙂 Today, I\’m going to discuss Instagram -I\’m certain a lot of are advised of all the features you can use, such as IGTV, stories as well as regular posts. However today I\’m going to give you some advice so you can maintain your followers, keep your profile active, but, at the same time, not look like a social media addict.

So, how often should I post what? 

Weekly, I recommend posting 2 to 3 posts to your profile. Plus about 3 stories a week, these are an important part of your followers\’ engagement. Doing so means that people are also prone to check out your page. I also think posting 1 IGTV video a week is a reliable idea.

If you want me to cover the other socials, you know what to do! Until then, my readers 🙂

infinite xoxo

2020\’s Infinite Exclusives

Heya guys, whoa it\’s been a while! If you haven\’t noticed I haven\’t posted a new entry here in a while. So I guess I owe you guys an explanation…I\’ve been super busy lately, -getting all my homework done extra early, working on videos, coming up with fresh new content ideas, getting my new social media hub up and running! Boy, it\’s been a hectic month!! But don\’t worry, I haven\’t forgotten about you guys 🙂 This entry is going to be a bit on the short side, but never fear, next month is going to be JAM PACKED with new content, and I\’m BURSTING to give you the low-down, and now I can!! Welcome to infinite\’s exclusives :3

Some cool YOUTUBE videos to look forward too:
1)I\’m going to be going to see Max and Harvey\’s Tour!! -VIP package! Expect footage from the soundcheck, meet and greets, the event AND Jenna Raine will be there 🙂 This is definitely a video you don\’t want to miss!
2) I\’m doing a room tour! -I\’ve wanted to do this video for soo long! You guys, for the first time EVER, will get a full tour of my room 🙂 I can\’t wait to get filming!
3) My first videos being reacted too! This is also a SUPER fun video coming your way. The cringe, the Collabs -I\’m watching some of the very first videos that I posted online

and obviously, the blog…

Expect more social media hacks, news, tips -AND the new update landing very soon 🙂
oh and of course, more infinite exclusives :3

\’Till next time! 🙂 infinite xoxo

Tips for people Online on the Go!

Heya guys! Happy Friday 👍 you know what maybe I should come up with a name for you guys… Comment below suggestions? Anyways, onto today\’s blog!

Today\’s blog is about being on the go. This counts especially if your a YouTuber and blogger wanting to keep posted in the middle of a car journey… or you have so much to do you can\’t slave away for hours on your desktop. So how can you do it when your just so busy that being at home isn\’t enough? 
1) Social media management. I\’m not talking agencies… I\’m talking websites such as Hootsuite or tweet deck that you can schedule posts on. If you don\’t have a budget -don\’t worry! There are free websites 🙂 They\’re really useful for keeping fans updated when you feel your activity is running a little low.
2) use your time sensibly! Maybe when you\’re in the car to school you could finish a blog, for example! Any appropriate time is good. When you\’re not doing anything important, you can use it to boost your engagement. -But don\’t forget to unplug from time to time! This brings me on to…
3) Organisation! It\’s no secret that you definitely need to be on top of things to keep your audience hooked, so how to get organised? Well… ok, it\’s not so simple. The only tips I can really pass on are Use reminders on your phone, set up a schedule, use a to-do list to keep track of progress, even bribery for yourself! Whatever helps you keep everything in check! 
And there you go, one journey and one blog complete! Hope it was worth the wait!
Keep active! Infinite xoxo

Discoverability and New viewers!

OK, something -VERY- difficult for people starting out in the YouTube world is getting new people to watch, is it me, or do you feel stuck in a loophole because the same people are watching, commenting and liking your videos, which is great, but what some people really want to know is how to get new people to visit your channel, and how to get them to actually notice you?

So I went to the best place for answers -GOOGLE- and found so many different ways. But you know what? I decided to write about it right here because the best information comes from those who have the first-hand experience, right? I\’m happy to report I have some top-notch tips for getting that online world to see you, you\’ll never need to ask google again! Enough rambling, let\’s get on with the Tips!!

1) Tags! tag your videos in the description with everything you can think of to do with that video. This will help people when searching for these things, they\’re more likely to find your video. Tag the makeup you used in a tutorial, for example. This is ALSO a good tip for Instagram 🙂

2) Social media: Instagram, Twitter -You know it! There\’s tons of traffic on these sites, so set up a profile and link your channel in your BIO. Don\’t forget you can link your social media from your YouTube too. The more sites your on, the higher your discoverability. However, don\’t join every social network, choose up to 3 and really work on your profile before beginning a new one.

and my final tip for this blog.. 3) Post content regularly! Not only will your channel grow, but you\’ll also get new viewers and subscribers too! Another good tip is to post on a certain day so your followers know when to expect a new upload, every Friday, for example!

AAAAND that\’s all 🙂 Hope you enjoyed this blog, and as always if YOU have any tips don\’t forget to comment below! Ba-bye

infinite xoxo