These days I do enjoy YouTube a lot, so much so that I hardly watch television anymore. In fact, to be fair, I do watch tv but what I do watch on tv is YouTube. I am drawn to many youtubers: bloggers and vloggers. The ones I am particularly drawn to fit into a number of categories: Those who are funny, those who teach important skills, those who are intriguing and those who are lightheartedly silly. I also like watching some, particularly from Jamaica because I just want to give my support to my country men and women.
As little stress as possible – That has become our new mantra since we decided to leave the teaching profession. So we spend a good deal of time in pursuit of light-hearted stuff and that includes bloggers/vloggers who put out funny content. Naturally, we laugh a lot anyway, and having laughter from some of our favourite bloggers adds to the fun. Those who look on the lighter side of even serious situations amuse us. Those who pull pranks, not life-threatening ones, we like. Those who just look funny or have a strange-looking demeanor we like too.
Bloggers who Teach Important Skills
Although we are up in age, relatively speaking, we are not partial to learning a few new things. We enjoy watching DIY videos that encourage you and that make you feel like surely you should be able to do it too! So for that reason, I enjoy watching those bloggers who are good at their craft, not necessarily those who are actual tradesmen. In fact, in particular, I like to watch some females who show, step by step how to do things previously considered men’s jobs. Trust me! They know what they are doing and I rate them highly!
Some bloggers possess the knack for sharing things with you and being really nice about it. I don’t quite know how to explain it. But it is not that they are funny, they just have a nice light-hearted way about them. Some are lifestyle bloggers, some are DIY enthusiasts, some ask probing questions of the public and some just have a mix of content but I do like it when they present their stuff in a pleasing way.
Lending my Support
My birth country is Jamaica. It is a place I truly love! Even though I do not live there anymore, if ever the thought of going on holiday comes up, it is always Jamaica that I think of first. The country, like most, has its fair share of challenges, and poverty is just one of them. As you know, with poverty come a lot of other ills. I need to do what little I can to help the country out of poverty. So I support a lot of Jamaican bloggers and vloggers.
Many Jamaican young people (and older ones too) have started Youtube channels and I find this admirable. There is so much more out there that is a lure for them and so I respect them if they choose to share content with us rather than head into the area of violence. I do respect that a lot. Sometimes, to be perfectly honest, the content is not good, in that it might be poorly filmed, the lighting might be bad or the video quality itself might also be poor. Sometimes the spelling used when editing the video is atrocious, but I endure and watch it because I want to lend my support.
Some time ago, I heard a young Jamaican man expressing his delight that someone from his village had started a Youtube channel as, according to him, he thought only Americans could have Youtube channels. Bless him! Youtube is a big stage, a very big platform and I think by now every country on the globe is represented there. I do watch lots of Youtube from all over, but the Jamaican ones are my favourite!
Here’s a video of a brief interview we did with three Youtubers when they were younger, shy and inexperienced. They have come a long way now and we are so pleased to watch them get better and better each week.
So those are my favourite bloggers. Who are some of yours? And what type of content do you like to watch on YouTube, particularly in the Autumn months?