I am finally back to my blogging life. I’ve been away because, oh you know, IT’S BEEN SO DAM HOT I CAN’T BREATHE. (Jokes) Anyways, I am back and ready to start 2016!
I am so grateful to know this girl, Theo… She has a great view on life and I am learning so much with her. Lucky me, she accepted to do an interview and share some of her views with you guys about life, more specifically about Social Media. Let me know what you think in the comments!
Thank you, Bootleggers for the great background and thank you Theo for being such a natural!
‘ don’t make videos for the views, make them for the fun ‘
1. Who is Theodora Lee?
I am a lot of things – a daydreamer, a coffee drinker, a running enthusiast and a bit of an awkward turtle.
Currently, I post weekly videos on YouTube, I’m a copywriter for Society (part of King James Group) and I am also working on my own writing project.
2. Tell us more about your youtube page and what’s your main goal with your videos?
Currently, I post weekly videos on YouTube that aim to uplift and educate people on coming-of-age topics. I like to chat openly about stuff we all go through so that people can feel less alone and find ways to get through their issues and be the happiest they can be.
3. What is like to be a YouTuber?
It is exciting and stressful, it’s ridiculously fun yet hard work and it’s ALL consuming! Being a YouTuber isn’t just like having a hobby. It takes time and effort to nurture – a lot of trial and error, and it’s never ending (a week goes by much faster than you think!)
4. We know you have another job besides being a Youtuber. How can you manage your time?
Being me takes stamina, but ‘doing it all’ helps me stay motivated. Plenty sleep and exercise help to keep me going. I do as much as I can when I can and then when I’m all worked out I take a break. Tomorrow is another day!
5. What is your advice for all the people wanting to start a youtube page?
Choose something that you are passionate about and not just what you think works on YouTube. People will know immediately if you’re not being yourself. And don’t make videos for the views, make them for the fun and if views come – well that’s fantastic!
6. With all the new debating of social media I feel that I need to ask you what’s your opinion about it.
I like that it’s being brought to attention. It’s true, people are either tricked into believing (or just want to believe) what they see on social media is real. But I think the audience needs to realise it’s NOT real – it’s created to be entertaining/escapist/likeable – BUT it shouldn’t be the creators obligation to explain this every single time. I think instead, the creator needs to be open about their work. For example, telling their audience that the post is advertorial.
The way I keep things real (well, as real as I can) is by replying to people who comment things like, “You have the perfect life.” I tell them, “No, today was really shitty for me, actually. I just happened to take this picture when I was happy yesterday! Don’t be fooled! Have a lovely day.”
Theo’s SOCIAL MEDIA:
Once again, thank you so much, Theodora Lee. 🙂
Photos by me.