My Blog Struggle, Youtube & The TMI Tag!

Why hello there!!!

I know what you're going to say but before you do, hear me out or rather watch me out #dadjoke



So now that you've watched that, I hope you have more of an insight into what I've been doing and why I've been so absent! 

When I first started blogging way back in 2012 I did so because I liked to write and I wanted a platform to share my experiences on. I wasn’t interested in sharing every aspect of my life online, becoming an ‘Insta-celeb’ or even being paid. And that’s not to knock anyone who does or is any of those things, it takes a lot of work to get to any sort of recognizable level in the blogger world, and I simply just didn’t have the dedication or daresay even the want to do it. So I went from blogging less frequently to not at all. It took me a while to even realize that I had missed it until two very significant things happened.

The first was that I received my first payment from Google - ever! For 60 glorious pounds- lol! When people tell you it takes a long time to get paid for blogging I bet you didn’t think 4 years! But that’s how long it took me and even though I’m not looking at this blog to sustain me financially, it was very exciting! The second thing (which was much more important to me) was my readers started to reach out to me. I received emails, social media comments and a few people even stopped me in person to ask why I didn’t blog anymore. And to be honest I had no reason to give them. I never made a decision to “stop blogging” I just stopped blogging… For a while I guess working as the Assistant Editor at TW Magazine helped to fill my writing void. And once I left TW to focus on running Ajali full time back in September 2015, my life became so consumed with everything Ajali that a lot of things suffered as a result (running a business is hard y’all.) Still, its taken me nearly 6 months to find my rhythm and I’ve slowly re-introduced all the things back into my life that made me feel like me – my friends, exercise, music and now I guess I’ve decided to pick up blogging again but with a little twist! 

I've also always wanted to create video content. I’ve found that there’s something so magical about looking back and watching old videos. You’re instantly taken back to where and what you were doing, and how you felt at the time. So if for no other reason than the fact that I would love to have a video diary of my life to watch when I’m older, I've joined Youtube! I really hope you all enjoy my very first video. It was the first time I've ever recorded myself or edited a video and I honestly had so much fun doing it! For anyone that's nervous about joining Youtube (Lord knows I was/ still am) I'd say just go for it! I really didn't expect to have as much fun as I did with it, and I found learning how to edit to be really intuitive and not as intimidating as I'd expected it to be all thanks to this tutorial I found on (you guessed it!) Youtube lol.

I hope you're looking forward to my new content as much as I am looking forward to creating it for you.

Happy New Year and here's to 2016 – the year of stepping out of my comfort zone lol. 

4 comments:

  1. Yay, just watched it. Very very well done!

    And thanks for the tag!

    Berry Dakara Blog

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  3. Great to have you back. I love the video and may add that your skin really glows and your voice calm. The Ajali shop layout is really inviting.
    Good job sister

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Thank you ♥