So, lately I’ve been feeling very sad and.. well, like a total mess. I was already writing about it in the previous blogpost, so I’m not going to repeat myself. But today I watched some of my favourite youtoubers after a long time. I guess I haven’t been to youtube for like.. four months or so. I mean, I watched some videos from time to time, but really just a few. And today I finally found time for spending an hour on that website.
It seems to me that people are divided into two groups – one of them likes or loves youtube, watches youtube and has their favourite youtubers. The second one hates and insults youtubers. And of course, there are some people in the middle who just don’t care, but I think there aren’t so many.
And unfortunately, I’m surrounded by people who genuinely hate youtubers and everytime there’s something going on with youtube, they just start saying bad things about it and mockingly laughing. I mean, most of the people I’m in contact with have something to do with theatre. And they just don’t like youtubers because they’re doing this sort of thing that kind of resembles to acting but it’s not acting and it’s just boring and an useless crap. And come on, there are better things to do with your life than to watch Zoella and envy her.
Well, I do watch Zoella. I don’t watch all of her videos because I’m not interested in many of them and sometimes they’re just too long – but I watch some. I like her. I like her humour and I like what she does. I watch Marzia and sometimes I watch Pewdiepie, I watch Dan and Phil.
And frankly? Today, when I watched them after a long time, I finally felt like I was getting out of the ‘depression’ that had held me down. Really. And now I’ll try to explain why.
I don’t envy Zoella. I don’t envy any of them. But I’m inspired by them. In the past few months I’ve been trying to be less materialistic, but I still like buying some things. I like fashion (although I shop only in second-hand shops), I like homeware, I like fun (and that’s exactly what Dan and Phil are doing). And today I watched a video by Zoella which was about relaxing and meditation and I FINALLY MANAGED TO CLEAN MY FREAKING ROOM. I really agree with Zoe that when you clean your room, you feel better and you can work better and you feel more organised. And I love being organised.
Youtubers are just very inspiring, that’s what I’m trying to say. And it doesn’t matter if their videos are about their awkward experiences or about make-up or about books. If you watch something you care about, you always like it. And you can always see the things from another angle, you can learn new things, you can get motivated and finally force yourself to get to work on something you were too lazy to do. And you can have fun, you can laugh, you can make your day better.
Youtubers are not celebrities. I hate those people who scream and cry when they meet some youtuber. I actually hate it even when they meet real celebrities. Youtubers are people. People who share something with you and who are not afraid to share it, people who can talk about problems that you’re dealing with and who can make you feel like you’re not alone. Of course that the real friends and the real life are more important but I don’t find it bad to watch some videos on youtube from time to time. I find it helpful and good. And I really don’t like it that people are SO judgemental. Like come on, people. You don’t even watch youtubers and you already hate them. What the heck.
So if you’re someone who doesn’t watch youtube and doesn’t like youtube and says that youtube is shit – please, either try to watch it or don’t insult it. It’s not worth it.