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YouTube newcomer

July 16, 2014

Guys, I'm shaking with excitement with my YouTube launch, but I'm going to be very transparent going forth in this post.

The past year I've definitely, and maybe discernibly, lost my interest in blogging. Things seemed stale, and the pressure to look a certain way to be relevant turned me off. I don’t want to sound ungrateful; this has all been an undeniably fruitful experience. But in the face of subjecting myself to criticism and praise, I no longer wanted to feel the detrimental effects of public approval. Since I’m being transparent, this affected me – a lot. Talking to other bloggers, I learned I wasn’t in this alone. So I knew I had to detach.

During the transition of my figuring myself out, I stopped formulating outfits, donated and sold a lot of clothes and accessories, wore less makeup, freed my mind of criticism and just like that, I no longer felt consumed by my blog. This unhealthy habit I've formed stemmed from my innocent love of creating and documenting.

So I picked up a camera and started recording myself. No photoshop, no pretty outfits, just me reminding myself every day to be true to myself and my friends. Now going back on a year’s worth of footage, I can watch myself grow tremendously personally, romantically, professionally, and creatively. I seriously can’t wait to share that all with you.

I hope my candidness about the industry serves as a reminder to everyone starting blogging or has been blogging for a long time to stay true to themselves.. Don’t be swayed by what’s popular and don’t buy into hype. Grow as much as you possibly can, because once I stopped comparing, I found myself growing.

Without further ado, my channel trailer:


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27 responses:

  1. Anonymous

    What an exciting venture! Good luck! Subscribed.

  2. LOVED your trailer! so excited for you in this new venture :) best of luck! I've subscribed.

  3. I completely understand you. I sometimes feel pressured to do what everyone else does, but I know if I stick to who I am, I will achieve success. (hopefully!) And I cannot wait for your movie. Nice to see something raw from a blogger.

  4. I'm sure Jesse is thrilled that this video is finally up ;)

  5. This is TOO awesome! I totally get the whole "when things become stale" situation. But it's our job to go find something else that excites us right?

    The Fashion Reformation

  6. What a lovely video!

  7. Anonymous

    Great video!

  8. wait YES. this is awesome!! I love your style and personality, can't wait to watch your vids :))


  9. Thanks for being real - completely understand where you're coming from. Can't wait to see what you've documented over the last year, all the best! x

  10. SO cool! love the video and can't wait for more!


  11. I love your authenticity! Loved the trailer and can't wait to see more videos from you!


  12. Super cute trailer! Welcome to Youtube. I'm also a newcomer myself. Hope you don't mind checking out my channel (! Would love it if we would support each other on this new journey of creating videos! X

  13. Rachel! I've been such a fan of your blog for years now and I can completely identify with some of the things you've said - the pressure in particular. So excited for you and your new venture, can't wait to see your videos - the trailer looks amazing x

  14. you're absolutely perfect. i cant

  15. Yay I'm so happy for you! I've been following you for a long time (since before you made those videos with Ted!) and it's been nice to see you do your own thing.
    Lots of love!
    Blue Valentine Vintage 

  16. I am so excited!


  17. What a bold move, awesome! Excited to see more.

  18. Aw yay! Ya, I remember your vlogs from way way back. Excited for this project of yours. I've been doing videography that I'm excited about on my blog too. Feel free to check it out! Thanks in advance.

    - Christina

  19. Birllant! So happy for you!!

  20. Are you Vietnamese, Rachel?

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  22. This is great do you have a catologue if so I would love one to share with friends and family.
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