I've been creating online since I was 18.
A few years ago I started a Youtube channel. Everyone was vlogging at the time and it was THE platform to be on. Over a year I filmed and published over 60 vlogs, including a 30 day period of vlogging every day.
I learned so much. How to be comfortable on camera, how to film in public, how to edit videos. I met incredible people. I built up a library of videos on my channel.
But ultimately I gave it up.
I loved the process of creating & sharing my thoughts. But vlogging takes over your life. It's time-consuming AF. If you think writing an atomic essay is every day is hard. Try vlogging.
I knew video was a powerful medium as a creator, but it wasn't my medium.
Here's why I gave up Youtube for writing
Does that mean I'll never go back to Youtube. Nope. I plan on finding a cadence that works for me. Because words, voice and video are all powerful mediums and bring a different level of connection with your audience.
But words will always be my first medium.