Greetings my lovelies!
Like many of you, I spend countless of hours on Youtube. I watch a mix of music videos, nostalgia cartoons, and to learn stuff. I’m a visual and kinetic learner which means that I have to see and do it in order for a skill to set in. Plus, it’s entertaining. As a writer it’s quite easy to get lost navigating the literal thousands of vlogers out there. And in case you’ve been living under a rock, a vloger is a person who blogs with videos. I have the utmost respect and admiration for these people. I can plan an entire series in a three days but I can’t edit a 5 min video. It turns me into a fire breathing bitch queen.
So here are my 5 ish all time favorite vlogers.
5. Try Guys/Ladylike
I can hear you guys now….”These guys are really vlogers or writers” I know, but hear me out. The Try Guys and Ladylike are my go to when I’m feeling fried. After days of planning or hammering through a bought of writer’s block I need to reset my brain and these guys are the best. Their videos are entertaining and they make my brain switch gears. Now I set a limit as to how many videos I watch (usually 3). This keeps me from falling down the rabbit hole. To check them out for yourself, click the links below.
4. Sea Lemon
Again, not a writer, but Sea Lemon is an artist. Watching her work keeps me going. It’s hard to not watch her make these and not want to create yourself. Creation feeds creation people! She’s also supper bubbly and sweet! Check her out below.
3. Amy Landino
Her vlog Amy Tv is the newest addition to my list. I stumbled across it one day and instantly fell in love. I haven’t had a chance to see all her posts but from what I’ve seen she is the Queen of motivation. Her vlog is about how to become and maintain success. She as posts about habits that she’s adopted and how they’ve helped her, how to overcome things like self doubt and embarrassment. Honestly, just check out and see for yourself.
2. Derek Murphy
I found Derek right when I needed him most. I am an indie author, which means that I have to take care of everything if I want my books to be published. I’ve used Createspace and Ingram Spark. They have their templates that you can use for your books interior, but I’ve never been 100% happy with them. Fonts don’t always come out right. They can sometimes look cheap. Sigh. I had no idea how to make the interior of my books just as engaging as the outside. Honestly, a little effort inside goes a long way. Well that’s where Derek comes in. He’s all about helping some indie writers get their shit together and his videos on formatting book interiors are easy to follow. They’ve helped me out a lot and I keep going back to him.
1. Jenna Moreci
ALL HAIL THE CYBORG QUEEN! I love Jenna. I mean seriously. I have yet to met a vloger that I love as much as her. She’s hilarious and incredibly kind. She encourages everyone to go out there and get some shit done. Her videos have helped me as a writer and given me a laugh or two. Her post include topics on story structure, outlining, and the darkest aspect of publishing….marketing….shudder. But she also loves sharing with her audience and clearly appreciates every once of support she gets. She’s who I want to be when I grow up. But in all seriousness, check out her and see for yourself.