Knees bent and follow through: Shooting my shot

I have always wanted to start a YouTube channel, and that folks is exactly what I did today. There were a lot of obstacles in the way of starting this venture, the biggest being myself. I was my biggest doubter: you aren’t funny enough, you don’t even look good on camera, you sound goofy etc. Whatever reason to postpone shooting a video, I made it!

 

Once I finally got the confidence to get in front of the camera, I faced another challenge. Lack of content. I am on Instagram and usually post short stories about my day. The reception is great! I get a lot of good laughs and feedback which also led me to want to take the same approach on YouTube.

 

Not gonna work…

 

YouTube is just a different beast in its own. My Instagram stories are only 15/20 secs long and my audience consisted of friends who already knew me. Getting in front of a camera and trying to hold an audience for minutes was daunting. I came up with some atrocious ideas to capture an audience.

 

1st idea: Shoot videos shirtless because chicks love abs…. Ive since given up the THOT lifestyle and having attention taken away from my message isn’t the direction I want to go.  Plus these abs aint all that lol.

 

2nd idea: Talk with my Nigerian accent. Basically play into what I see others doing. I’m a conversational funny, not a stand up comedian and this wasn’t playing to my strengths.

 

After shooting a few videos (Ill share if I feel really good one day), I threw all of the out. They were GARBAGE. I prayed to God for direction, took a shower the next day and an internal voice just said “Be yourself.”

 

So that what I did. I cut the camera on with no script and just spoke my mind, the same way I write my blog posts. Check out my 1st video, subscribe to my channel and follow me on Instagram!

  1. Great content! I’m you took The Big Man’s advice and decided to be
    yourself! You have an exuberant personality and I think YouTube is the perfect platform to showcase it. I am definitely looking forward to more videos.

    P.S. I’m trying to cash out so I’ll be staying tuned for those filler words.

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    1. Yeah right!! I ain’t paying you nothing if we dating lmao

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  2. Jonathan williams July 28, 2017 at 7:01 am

    👍🏿 lmbo good one

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  3. So…does this mean you’re actually not a thot now? #Curiouser

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    1. LOL. Im done! Delivertttt

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